Life Update

~I am back from my trip to CA to see my grandmother, safe and sound. My mother and I listened to two sermons by John MacArthur in a series on the Lord’s return to pass the time… and that of course, was wonderful. My two youngest slept through at least half of the trip and were very pleasant for the rest. My morning sickness was present, my leg cramped and my butt was sore… but I was very proud of myself for pushing through it. I’ve been laying around the house for so long, I was happy to get out and do something productive 🙂

~I have decided not to perm my hair, but I am going to try putting it in some funky curler things, and will post a fun picture when I do if it comes out looking at all decent.

~I am still really enjoying The Baronet’s Song by George MacDonald. A little angsty at the lack of the sort of dialogue that I’m used to, but his writing is so beautiful. It’s not so much that he describes “things” beautifully (with long or lengthy descriptions), but that most every sentence he writes is written beautifully, if that makes sense. Has anyone else enjoyed any books by him? If so, what was your favorite?

~I had a doctor’s appointment today and am 13 weeks… I didn’t have an ultrasound, but did hear the very lovely sound of a heart beat! So my mamma heart is blessed, and I was able to tell my eldest that, yes, we are (Lord willing) past the first trimester danger zone. I am now going to try and submit a trial blog to a baby blogging site that a friend told me about. They want people who are in their first or early second trimester to blog their way through their pregnancy. Hopefully, this blogging experience has helped prepare me for that. I hope I qualify.

~Last, but not least, I am trying to build up the mental energy to really start my prologue and epilogue for book 2. I’ve been thinking about it for weeks…trying to play out different story lines. I have a rough idea of what I want to happen, but as of yet, no surge of inspiration. Sir Makaias and Sir Britton are late comers to the novels…not really entering the direct story line until book 3. I need them to be just as likable and rooted for as any of my other main characters, so how I write these two chapters for book 2 is of the utmost importance to me… and perhaps the reason for my procrastination. I want them to be perfect! Okay, I’m going to start a rough draft tomorrow!!! Please someone remind me, haha.

Anyone else out there building up the mental energy to get to a project? Any goals for finishing it yet, and/or what’s your next move to getting it done?

Happy Monday, everyone.cropped-cropped-games-4.jpg

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4 thoughts on “Life Update”

  1. Yay for baby!!
    I thought you had curly hair? a friend of ours got a perm recently and it looks gorgeous. (:
    i am sort of making some goals. loose goals. Is that alright? (: I want to make sure I make time for creativity every single day. That might sound like a tall order, but I don’t think it has to be. Some days make art and some days rearrange the furniture or fold all of the towels differently. (:

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  2. So glad that you had a good appointment!

    We are just finishing a wild week of VBS here. 1000 elementary kids. 100 preschoolers and 50+ babies. It’s always a stressful but wonderful week. To see everyone band together to make it work, and kids enjoyment. I’m trying to talk myself into starting school next Monday. That’s my goal. Ekkk. Summer was over much too soon =(

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    1. You are so brave, Deanna. I don’t know that I could handle being in the same building with that many children, lol. I’m glad to hear everything went so well. I bet Silas and Isaac loved it! Kiss all your sweeties for me. So what did you decide about school with the kids on Monday? Are you ready? 🙂


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