It's the start of a long, busy week. I scheduled too much, I know. I have to take Southern Living at Home when it comes, though.
I'm struggling to get through a book that I need to finish. Sadly I wish it would end already so I can get to the rest of the books on my list.
Tomorrow is my last night of Bible study with the girls. I'm going to miss them so much. I'm getting a little weepy just thinking about it. They've asked me to still hang out with them some, and I plan to do just that. I've fallen in love with them and the way they live boldly for Jesus. Several of them are going to Peru with me, which I know will strengthen the bonds we share. God's given me some incredible opportunities to minister to the girls and to others, in the most unexpected ways: an email from a stranger, a phone call from an acquaintance, and several prayer requests from friends. It's a responsibility I'm blessed to carry, and one I don't take lightly.
I'm already looking forward to Friday. R, CJ & I will travel to my alma mater to watch the girls' basketball team. I get a kick out of watching CJ during the game. She really gets into it. I'm hoping our night includes dinner at my favorite deli.
Saturday will be our first full day at home since R's had weekends off. It will be filled with the joy and excitement only cleaning can bring...and that's fine by me. Having him home with us is thrilling all on its own.
Speaking of cleaning...I worked myself into a dither this past Saturday, and still don't feel like I got much accomplished. It's probably because I'm famous for putting off cleaning my bathroom for as long as I can. Then it takes a good chunk of my day to restore order. When R was working weekends, I was at the mercy of his erratic sleep schedule. Now, I have no excuse. Which led me to my new cleaning plan. I'm really tired of being overwhelmed by all the cleaning, cleaning, cleaning! I'm learning the practicality of God, and of giving even the mundane tasks to Him. (I'll keep you posted, because I'm sure you be waiting with bated breath for my updates.)
That's all I've got for now. Not exactly gripping news, just the ebb and flow of life.