I am a sight to see right now…perched between the two captain seats in my mom’s old school green minivan. I am wearing Shawn’s sweatshirt, boots with no socks, not a stitch of make up, my hair tossed into a messy ponytail. Cohen is asleep in the seat behind me. The car is running so we don’t freeze to death here in bitterly cold Ohio. And..to top it off (drum roll, please) we are parked in McDonald’s parking lot. I went in and bought a coffee so as to not feel bad about taking advantage of the free wifi from the car.
Such is the life of Kate these days.
I think I need to make some new years resolutions…like maybe, ‘start everyday off with a shower’ or ‘don’t go out in public with no make up AND no socks’ or some other practical stuff like that.
But I do have an 8 month old son who just learned to crawl and sometimes showering before noon or putting on make up just takes backseat to grocery shopping and having a few moments of quiet to myself (even if its in the car). I had thought I’d get up early this morning leave Cohen in bed with Shawn, and skip out to spend some time trying to catch up on email and bills and such. But when I woke at 6am I couldn’t convince myself that any of those things mattered more than a little more shut eye.
I have been SO tired. And I am sleeping…not sure what the deal is.
Anyway, I feel like I haven’t blogged in forever. These last few days I have been on the internet a ton, working on the Engage the Journey 08 site…uploading bios, uploading studies, reading comments, commenting… whew! Its SO GOOD to have people reading and discovering the Word anew together. I am so glad for the participation! Its very encouraging. Its just the first weeks are so full of working out the kinks and responding to new people that it can be a little daunting. Its a good thing Cohen likes to entertain himself or I’d wouldn’t have as much done as I do.
The holidays are winding down and I am glad. We’ve done a lot of running and it feels good to go back to ‘normal’ life. I think Shawn feels a little bored already since everyone has left and evenings are back to simple things…as a mom, I can’t tell you have happy I am to put my baby to bed at 7:30 and have little more to do than wipe down the counters, sweep the floor, feed the dogs, and catch up on the news. I used to think my mom was crazy when she said she loved evenings with nothing to do, now I understand it more.
I mean the most exciting thing that happened yesterday for us was that we found a store that sells surplus non-perishable foods for cents on the dollar. Little by little, I am turning Shawn into a cheap person..its taken some time, but we are getting there! *grin* We were like kids in a candy store… I found Kashi cereal and crackers for $0.89 a box and Shawn found lots of Real Thai soups for $0.49. We got a whole load of food…I mean like a cart overflowing…for less than $50! This could revolutionize our grocery bill people…and let’s be honest, its the only bill you can really affect. … So yeah, that was our excitement for the day…and it suited me just fine!
I am working on a blog called “Everything is Spiritual”… Awhile back, Caroline asked me about my theology and I am working on answering her.. I think a lot of people don’t want to get specific about what they believe or what they don’t for fear of alienating anyone. I kind of had to check myself and see if I wanted to be that vulnerable on my blog, but in the end I decided I do. I have no desire to argue or push away those who may see some things different than I do. But I do want to share who I am. I mean, I post on here and some of you read these ramblings on a regular basis and I feel responsible to you to be real.
So that’s a-coming, friends. It will be good for us to share what we believe. I mean, what is more powerful than a deeply rooted, passionately held belief? My prayer is that as we dig into it, we come to respect each other’s difference and find that discussing things about God can be an intimate and bonding experience rather than a platform for arguments.
Should have it completed in a day or two!