WARNING: Long and random post that follows. I'm not even going to review it, even though I probably should. Feel free to skip to the end, leave a comment, and I'll never know you didn't read the whole thing. :)
(Yes, I do love the :) . Especially in text messages. That and the ;) . Because it never feels like a text conversation ends, so often it ends with a little happy or winky face. Sort of an "over and out" kind of a thing. Yes, it makes me feel like I'm 14, but somehow I can't stop. Don't want to stop. Was just telling--ahem, texting--a friend here the other day that it's a good thing I have unlimited text messaging on my phone. Because I love to text. And, yep, I bet I ended the comment with a happy face.)
I'm feeling like I need to review what I already know before moving on to new verses to memorize. Review what I've learned and let it sink in a little deeper. Review what I know and let it change my heart.
What the first one will be? Well, I have no idea. It's not quite six on a Monday morning and I'm already feeling a little scattered. Maybe I'll come back and leave a comment later.
(And you can leave a comment too. I'm sorry I left you hanging last week on a Memory Monday post.)
This need to review is from God, I think. Because now that my summer involves an unexpected (by me, not God) and unplanned (by me, not God) move, and because I'm feeling all topsy turvy upside down and inside out (though I had an awful, ugly, not at all pretty cry yesterday that ended up helpng me feel better and then looked at the calendar and thought, Well, no wonder, hello, PMS), I find that even simple truths I've known for years are suddenly feeling new and fresh. So I'm just going to go with it.
Not sure that made any sense whatsoever to anyone but me. Oh well.
And thank you for your comments on the moving post. And your prayers. I made Toben--well, I asked him to go read all of them yesterday. Because so many of your words were exactly what I needed to hear, echoed other things I've heard God say through all kinds of voices, and were clearly straight from him to me. So thank you. I'm working my way through responding.
In other news, we sold Toben's car! To a girl new to Phoenix who grew up in our neighborhood in Denver--right around the corner from our house, no less. Weird, huh?
We've talked (okay, to be honest, I've talked) about being a one-car family from time to time. It's never been something that's made it past a conversation until now. And it's definitely something we're doing out of necessity. But I'm kind of excited about it.
Yes, I suspect it may be inconvenient at times. But so is not having a television. And we've loved that. (Toben said the other day that he definitely wants to continue our tv-free life in Denver.) After all, who says you have to have a television (or five) and a car for every person in the house with a driver's license? Or a cell phone, for that matter.
I'm off for a run. I don't run on the weekends much. Though I slept hard last night and my hair is looking very strange. Have to do something about that before heading out. No, I won't plug in the flat iron and get out the hairspray, but I will grab a spray bottle and at least make it look like merely a bad case of bed head rather than like I stuck my finger in a socket.
The girls and I are going to jump back into school this morning. We have some things to wrap up and then all we'll have going is math and spelling. Trying to figure out how to motivate them to finish and finish strong.
Wow. Random and long. Thanks for sticking with me. So here's what I want to know--and you don't have to answer all three, just curious.
What's one thing you want to do this summer?
What's your favorite summer memory?
What's your best moving/packing/unpacking tip?
And if you're a one-car family, tell me about it.