1. When did it become Tuesday?
2. I’m on Oregon time which means there are still two+ hours left on this Tuesday (when did it become Tuesday again?). My apologies to my East coast friends though — for you this is a ToW post.
3. So, yesterday morning I drove myself to the airport and hopped on a plane out West. As much as I was looking forward to having a little break from my (lovely) kiddos I’ll still admit to a little mini pang of panicky feelings when I actually had to say goodbe. What is up with that?! Biology and the parent-child bond amazes me.
4. Today I got an email from Brent titled “because I don’t want to forget to tell you.” Here’s what was inside:
Overheard at the boat dock yesterday…
Ephraim: Wook! It’s a snail!
Ephraim: White Dayur…a snail.
Sarah: Ephraim, there’s no snail. (and there wasn’t)
Ephraim: Uh-huhhh, dayur’s a snail.
Sarah: Ephraim, you are really, really wrong (said in a gentle, but condescending teenage kind of way)
Ephraim: No Sawah, I not weally, weally, weally wong.
End of conversation. I guess when you are two your comebacks are limited.
5. I read my first novel of 2010 on the plane out here. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks. It’s not my typical read but I knew it would be a quick and easy one and ended up being the perfect length for the flights. (Thanks to Jennifer for lending it to me!). It was enjoyable although slow at times. And I’ll admit that I have beef with Mr. Sparks for the way he pulls out the cheap tricks and waterworks tears at the end of all of his books. Yes, it was a tearjerker and no, I didn’t need to be seen as the crying lady on the airplane.
6. Please don’t judge my lack of literary prowess of late. I used to be an avid reader. Now I’m, well, a Twitterer. Or just a Twit. It’s shameful really.
7. I did read any amazingly thought-provoking book recently though for our Sunday School class – The Irresistable Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical. I would highly recommend it if you’re looking for a book that will stretch your thinking in regards to the question, “what if Jesus really meant all that stuff?”
8. I know the volcano in Iceland is a MAJOR headache/heartache for so many people right now (my friend Jennifer included whose husband is stranded) but for our volcano-obsessed four year old it’s pretty darn exhilerating. Although as she stated so succinctly the other day, “I’m really just interested in volcanoes…but I really don’t want to be near them.” Kind of like me and prisons, outlaw motorcycle gangs and undocumented tribes (have I ever mentioned those three extremely random interests of mine? Undocumented tribes alone got me to subscribe to National Geographic.)
9. It’s officially midnight now in the CST zone too. I better wrap this up.
10. I guess I could end by saying that as much as I miss my kidlets I’m comforted by Sarah’s parting words to me, “I like Daddy better than you.” Awesome. Right back at you my sweet girlie love!