The thought may have crossed your mind that I finally threw in the towel and abandoned blogging for good, seeing as how sporadic my posting has been throughout this year. (If so, I wouldn’t blame you!) Over the past several months, I have wondered if I should just give up, too. I haven't posted in months, and I haven't posted consistently in years! But, like a boomerang, and ever full of surprises and optimism, I’m back!
In my absence, I have begun writing approximately 70 bajillion new posts (in my head), spotted more random shoes than I can remember (but not as many as previous years, yay!), travelled to Orlando (for The Gospel Coalition 2013 conference), gone on and off a carb-cycling diet, started learning how to play from chords on the piano (up ‘til now my training has been exclusively how to read music), visited Starbucks more times than I care to admit,
not killed grown a tomato plant indoors on our window sill (the
first tomato is still ripening – so excited to eat it!), taken a family
vacation to New England (Boston and Maine), enjoyed barbequing on the outdoor
patio, reconnected with an old friend, slept in as much as humanly possible,
visited friends in Belleville and Port Colborne, gone to the dentist after an
embarrassingly long time, and resumed my ministry involvement at church (primarily:
working with university and college students).
It was a good “sabbatical year” that I had, but I was growing very restless towards the end (ie. over the spring and summer, especially June and July) and it is good to be busy again. I was technically “busy” taking care of myself during my break from serving at church, but ironically enough the lack of structure was making it tough to stick to a regular routine. I am really hopeful that I can do better at that now… but I guess that remains to be seen! Regular workouts resume next week (last week I had a cold, we were on retreat with our church over the long weekend, and this week was my time of the month to be crampy and incapacitated), as does meal-planning and (hopefully) getting into a healthy sleep routine. Nothing like the beginning of a new school year to put the wind in your sails when it comes to such matters!
I hope all is well with you, and I hope to spend more time writing during what is left of 2013. (Gulp! We’re not going to go there, but HOW IS IT SEPTEMBER ALREADY?!?!) What is on your horizon for the fall?
P.S. This probably shouldn’t be written as an afterthought, but I figure I should record it here anyways (for posterity?). Wilson and I have been attending some natural family planning classes, and we’re hoping for a 2014 baby! We will see what the Lord has in store for us (hopefully parenthood!), but I’m pretty excited that after much waiting, we’re finally confident that this is the right time to start trying to expand our family. J
P.P.S. Yes, even though I'm not yet pregnant we more or less have our baby names picked out already. This is a surprise to no one, right?!