It’s hard to imagine that we had a day without rain, but I think we did. When I was out for a walk with the dogs this afternoon, the sun came out for a couple of minutes. It freaked me out a little.
Little rivulets of water are running downhill everywhere. It fascinates me. Big trees have just fallen over. There was one on our road with the root end just sticking halfway across the road. So far I don’t see any leaning trees on my property.
Today I went to a different church. Is it wrong that a Pinkberry in the vicinity was maybe 10% of the reason I went there?
I don’t think I ever mentioned the first time I went to this church. They put on a conference called Intersections-Faith and the Arts. It was SO GOOD. So good for me to hear other Christian artists talk about their journey. It made me so excited to be retiring soon and be able to spend more consistent time working at my quilting. I met this woman, who does pysanky eggs. Here’s a picture of some of her work. Aren’t they fabulous? I have actually tried this once, so I know how very hard it is to do.
Eggs. That reminds me. I have been loving this eggnog flavored tea that I got at Christmas time. It’s by Bigelow–be sure to look for it next year. I heat up a cup of 1/2 water, 1/2 unsweetened vanilla almond breeze, and steep the teabag in it. Yummy. Very calming in the evening.
I worked two days in a row this week. Granted, one of them was a six hour day. If every work day was only six hours long, I don’t think I would be retiring right now. I love those days. I love the way I feel at the end of the work day. I love the way I feel later that evening. I feel exactly the opposite about the twelve hour days. Sometimes I worry that I am being foolish retiring early when I hear my work friends talk about retiring at sixty to get the maximum pension. But mostly I cannot conceive of working for another 3 1/2 years. Mostly I can’t conceive of working another 23 shifts LOL.
Well, this was a ramble and a half. My main reason for writing today was to announce that I am going to give away one book a week. Gently used books. Books I’ve read, and know I am not going to read again. I don’t actually like mailing things, so I bought five mailer envelopes. Five books are already in the envelopes waiting for the winner’s address. That way they might actually get mailed out in a decent amount of time…
Today’s book is Rethinking Thin. I did a little review of this book here. This book does do a good job of reviewing the history of scientific research about weight loss. And if you remember what I wrote about it before, I have been chewing my food very thoroughly since reading it. If any of you want this book just leave a comment. If more than one of you want the book, I will write your names on scraps of paper and put them in a bowl and have Noah choose one of them. Then I will pry Noah’s mouth open and try to read the name on the scrap of paper. (Noah loves paper. This is actually a daily occurrence in the house…) (p.s. why can’t I EVER spell occurrence correctly?)