There is so much rattling around in my brain lately, that I have no choice but to either 1) Write down all the mundane stuff so as to make room for the big stuff, 2) Turn on some loud music and clean like a maniac, then fall into bed and cry/pray myself to sleep.
So, I’m going to
brain dump write.
I have written many long lists in the past few weeks or so. Two packing lists. A list of things that I would very much like to get done before we head to Oregon. A list of things I need to do for work. A list of priorities. A list of things and people I need to pray for. Grocery lists. Daily to-do lists.
My life is dominated by lists lately!
I’m still transitioning from “Too Busy” to “Busy ONLY With the Work God Has Given Me.” It’s a bigger leap than you might think.
Oh. One more list. It’s my Book List. Not a list of individual books to read. That would be far too long. It’s a list to help me decide what to read next, as I pretty much never stop reading. Ever.
Organizing my reading habits. Nerdy, I know. So, sue me.
- Birth Book –to keep my knowledge growing for work. And because birth is awesome.
- Unread Shelf –I have many books (mostly classics) I have bought at Goodwill or yard sales for pennies, but have not yet read.
- Fiction/Fun –Self-explanatory. This might take the form of the next book in whatever series I’m reading, or a stand-alone. Any genre.
- Non-fiction, topical – Nutrition, nature, maybe some politics, I don’t really know. I just want to learn and grow. No birthy subjects allowed.
- Christian non-fiction, topical – Apologetics, theology, prayer, and whatnot will fall into this category. I have some classics I’d really like to get.
- Unread Kindle – Of course, I have downloaded several free classics, as well as a few selections from favorite blogs. This would also be used if I checked something out from the library on my Kindle.
- Biography – Because I don’t read enough of them. And historical people are cool. Mostly.
- Recommendations – From friends, family, or whomever. Because there are enough bookwormy people telling me that I have to read this book or that series.
So, that was actually a fun list to write, and will probably be fun to keep up with. Unlike all the other lists that are trying to break my back. I know there will likely be another category or two for this one, but I’ll add those as they come.
Okay. I thought there would be more to this post than there is at the moment.
My brain does not feel as empty as I would like it to yet.
There’s a crick in my neck.
The arches of my feet hurt like crazy, for a reason yet unknown to me. Thank goodness I have a chiropractor visit tomorrow, and can hopefully have it addressed.
I had a birth this week that was emotionally rough. For both the parents and myself, though we are all much better now.
I feel relieved not to be on-call.
It didn’t suck. It made me laugh. A little Hollywood-ized, to be sure, but definitely a fun watch. It didn’t mock the natural birth world, or the birth plan writers, and it respected cesareans. It showed adoption in a beautiful light, and made me hurt for a miscarrying mother. It was decent in many ways. Way better than the book.
My favorite part was a conversation between a dad trying to help a childless friend feel better about becoming a dad himself. He said, “When I was young, I thought I was happy. But now I know I’m happy. Exhausted, but happy.”
I feel overwhelmed at the mountainous terrain that is my list of things that need to be done soon.
School is coming up far faster than I want it to, and I still have not had the chance to get some multiplication and addition facts solidified in the minds of my two eldest prodigy. (I like the word “prodigy” a lot. And “eldest,” come to think of it.)
I might finally be figuring out Pinterest. From what I’ve seen, it’s basically another place where I can look at random things and think “Oh cool! I like that. I totally want to try that!” Then I pin it, and forget it. Seems easy enough.
I think too much, and don’t pray enough.
I’m working on that.
I ran out of composition notebooks, and feel like my prayer life is starving because of it. I write out most of my heavy-duty prayers, and not being able to is driving me crazy. I’m making do, but it’s really time to hit up those back-to-school sales.
I think I’m finished here.
In the meantime, this:
How was your weekend?
Grace & Peace,