Monday, June 11, 2012

Status Report - June

Hello! Yes, it’s been a while. Life has gotten in the way of blogging, as it should be. And since I appear to have lost every molecule of creativity lately, I’m borrowing this “Status Report” format from my long-time blogging friend, Lisa. I’ve always liked how she does this, and I’m hoping that maybe by just writing I can kick-start my blog again. Hang in there with me, will you?

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Sitting . . . on my back porch enjoying early morning sounds of squawking squirrels and singing birds.

Loving . . . the summertime weather and lack of humidity we’ve had lately. Perfection!

Drinking . . . coffee. Strong and black. Much-needed.

Recovering . . . from a late-night wedding last night of the daughter of some friends in our small group. Laughter and dancing and so much fun!

Thinking . . . about the week ahead. Lots to do, as always, but not as much as in the past few weeks. Thankful for the respite this morning.

Remembering . . . the wonderfully blessed times we’ve had over the past two weeks: two graduations, one huge party, ten house guests (at various times), countless meals.

Reminiscing . . . with my college friend, Colette, who stayed with me last week, about our trip to England together in 1984. Her daughter is staying here for two weeks before she takes off on the same trip. So excited for her!

Preparing . . . for my trip to Italy at the end of the month. I’ll have more on that soon.

Missing . . . Kate. She’s taking classes and counseling at a camp this summer. Gone for almost a month already, and I need a hug.

Dreading . . . Wednesday. Wisdom teeth extraction. Yes, that’s right, I’ve finally been forced to have them removed. People can’t believe that someone my age (read: “this old”) would a) still have all of their wisdom teeth and b) have to have them removed. Prayers appreciated.

So there you go. A mini-update that gives you just a sense of what I’ve been doing these past couple of weeks. I’m hoping that this week will allow me the space to write a little more. Stay tuned . . .

How about you? What have YOU been up to?



  1. Thanks for the update. I'll be thinking of you on Wednesday.

  2. I still have my wisdom teeth and thought I'd be in the clear from here on out. So sorry you have to deal with that!

  3. I'll be praying Wedmesday. I still have mine also. The kids make it look easy but they don't have to make dinner. I hope you are spoiled by your family!

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  5. I've missed you! I've done the wisdom teeth lots of yogurt & take the pharmaceuticals! You can feel sorry for me...we're in the middle of a big cleanup after a blocked water line to our fridge....drywall & ceilings as well as 1,000 square feet of hardwood all to be replaced. If I was going to Italy, I'd check out the flagship store of Valextea purses - so gorgeously retro! If you could find the factory & score a great deal, even better!! Yes, I know, a little shallow. I'll say it so nobody else has to!! ;)

  6. Sorry, that was Valextra purses. :)

  7. My husband and I are thinking about a trip to Italy to celebrate our 15th anniversary next summer. Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

  8. Italy?! Yay! That is so exciting and I can't WAIT to hear more!

    Wisdom teeth, though - UGH. Praying the whole thing is simple and as painless as can be. :)

  9. Thanks, everyone! I'm headed out now, so prayers are much appreciated.