Our 4th of July was lovely. Truly it was. My love-for-setting-things-on-fire was interrupted when Hannah got some thing in her eye. I had to rinse her eye out for some time, and missed the fireworks display trying to get her to bed.
Ian stayed outside to lay on a blanket with one of my very best friends, and his comments went a little like this:
Auntie Lisa. Did you know that some times when I am trying to fall asleep at night I hear a pack of wild dogs running down the street?
The first comment that came into my head was: Is that so?
We have also explained to the the children that some fireworks are illegal and should be not be lite off because of the dangers involved. Ian had a comment about THAT as well.
Auntie Lisa.... (as he could see in the sky that some one was firing off illegal fireworks)... I think the people that light off those fireworks don't love Jesus.
My thoughts on that comment?: Um, if you say so, kid.
Now, onto this era of trying to figure out where I fit into blog-sphere. This is what I have figured out, being torn between not wanting to miss out, and making sure I have time for other important things in my life:
A. I need to focus on forging friendships that reach beyond the computer screen. Why? I simply need to. I need to learn to trust more. I need to learn that it is alright to lean on the people that I love. Trust in them so that I can share more of myself, and realize that it is OK to do that. I feel more safe, writing my feelings, then actually talking about them. I need to trust more in the human race.
B. I'm down sizing. Reading less. I was reading about 30 blogs, now I'm only going to read about 15. Putting in the time for those that I feel like my connection has reached beyond blogging alone.
A little of this, a little of that. I think I just might get the hang of this.
I have started my THIRD twenty hour work week. And, it's going alright. Not to mention I got my FIRST paycheck today. My house is clean. I am miserably behind on the laundry. I did start dinner early, though, and there are still a slew of things I need to get to through out this week. Like planning Hannah's baptism, and a meal for the FOURTY plus people that will be attending. I need to call in reinforcements. Care to join me?