Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Daybook

Outside:  is Tennessee.  After 3 years, I'm still struggling with this.  Earnestly seeking new peace about this, or a change if that's what God has in mind!

Thinking: About too many things.  None of which I can share, really, and I hate this because I truly enjoy being an open-book-type person. 
Thankful:  That today is Friday, that Marty is home, that I can share some of the child-watching so I can get to some of the chores that have piled up since the contents of our car exploded in our foyer and kitchen when we arrived home on Monday night.  Hopefully tomorrow I can say "I'm thankful for a clean house."  Fingers crossed.

From the kitchen:  I made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies this week and while they were good, they weren't great.  They're just missing...something!  Don't know what.  I would welcome a good recipe!

Going:  Outside at some point this weekend.  Lucy is teething and Will is acting under the weather, and I'm pretty tired, too, so we haven't ventured out.  And I'm going a bit stir-crazy.

Reading: Elizabeth Berg's Escaping into the Open, her book on writing.  The more I read about the craft of writing, the more I wonder if I'm cut out for it?  Seems to be more punishing than rewarding, and that has been my personal experience with it thus far, to be sure.

Shopping: Still compiling a list of Christmas gift ideas from online shopping.  To stay in-budget, I need to spread out the purchasing over the next few months and I want to be done well before time, too!
Hoping:  Against hope.

Hearing:  "Blessings" by Laura Story on my Christian radio station.  This song moves me to tears, even when (especially when?) I don't feel like having a cry!

A favorite thing:  The smiles on my babies' faces when I go to retrieve them in the mornings.  Just priceless.


Anonymous said...

Please don't give up on your writing, Wormie. You are such a natural and gifted writer, and you have the uncanny (and extremely enviable) ability to establish a strong rapport with your readers. From a purely selfish standpoint, I urge you to keep at it. I know you have great books in you! -Katie

Kate said...

I have a great idea that will help you figure out if you're cut out for writing.... :)

Becky said...

@Kate: Don't tell me, let me guess, er...go ahead and write? Do I get a prize? ;)

Becky said...

@my sister: Thank you enormously for those words of encouragement. Lately I haven't felt that connection so hopefully you're right and I'm just off my game a bit? I love you!

Kristen said...

I truly believe that God designs us with these deep-down desires to do things - like writing or painting or running a marathon (heaven help those people) or sewing, etc. - because he's also designed us with the gifts to do those things. You desire to write, Becky. I'm of the kind who doesn't believe that's just a whim. I find, in my life, that the struggle to bring those gifts into the light is often burried in the things in my life that God doesn't intend for me to be distracted by/with. Maybe if you do an inventory (yeah, one of THOSE) and seek out what you can truly cut out, you'll find that the gift comes naturally and easily to the surface. Personally, I'm with Katie - you were born to write, my friend!