I keep meaning to journal or scrapbook at least a few things that happen around here each week, and I keep not doing it. It occured to me that I could use my blog to do this.
(At this point I have to wonder: Exactly how many brain cells did I kill during my college drinking years?)
So if you come here to see cards and would rather not be bothered by any of these random life observations, just skip any post that has a date at the beginning of the title.
Okay! And here's some stuff that happened in my life during this past week....
We had a picnic lunch at Garfield Park on Monday. It was so hot the squirrels were flattening themselves like starfish on the picnic tables (I assume it was the heat that caused this) to try to cool off a bit. I couldn't snap a shot of them on the tables with my phone, but I got this little guy on the ground. The photo's grainy, but you can see his wee back legs spread-eagled. Imagine his front legs doing the same thing (before I tossed him this crust) and his chin resting on the ground, and you'll understand the starfish reference.
Gigi got her first library card (last week, actually). And, of course, the little spud selected a DVD as her first check-out. (My vest buttons are just popping off with that choice.) She gave me a fake smile/crazy look because I think she was embarrassed by her mother's desire to document the occasion. (Just another sign she's getting older, I guess - despite her film choice.)
I started reading Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley and am enjoying it immensely.
My favorite part about this experience so far is that I was able to check it out digitally from the comfort of my own home. Yessiree, I searched my library online, found my title, checked it out, and uploaded it to my Kindle in less than three minutes and without needing a cord of any kind thanks to Whispernet technology. THREE MINUTES, PEOPLE!
Now that's progress. Stick all the men on the moon you want, but when I can get the book I want for free in 180 seconds with no more than a left click....
You had me at Hello.
I've been doing a Bible study on the book of James - not the first time I've studied this book, but last time I did it as a private, inductive study. This time I'm doing it through our church and using a Beth Moore video program with workbook called James: Mercy Triumphs. I highly recommend it - especially if you're a woman who's searching for a new group study.
And now I am off to make a card for the July Card Chain Challenge. I do hope we'll get a few more people to sign up. Sign-up closes tomorrow, and we only have six people. Not that I'm knocking the small number, but the more the merrier!
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed week!