Friday, January 18, 2008

My brain is goo

It's just about 1 a.m. and I can't think of anything much to write about. I've had another doozy of a week at work (which is why I'm up now - just finished working). But I've also been trying hard this week NOT to work at night (except for tonight). I've left my computer at work, had time to read for fun, and gone to bed at reasonable times. It's been very nice.

On Monday, we had a good old-fashioned snow day. My office closed (although everyone was required to work from home) and R's school closed, too. A and R and I had fun running around in the snow, watching a movie, and taking a walk to the corner donut shop for hot chocolate and donuts.

Oh, on Sunday, my best friend came to church with me! It was SO nice! I wasn't even going to go because we were having her and her husband over that morning for breakfast and I needed to get the house ready, but she called me up to see if I wanted to go to my church's early service. My friend really enjoyed the service, and who knows? Maybe she'll come with me again. It was a refreshing change for me to not have to go by myself. And that continues this week: I'm going to church this Sunday with Lynette who's in town for a visit, Trish, and my best friend - woohoo! (We're going to Trish's church, which Lynette and my friend used to attend before Lynette became a Texan.)

I've been reading a book that my mom sent me: Captivating: Unveiling the Mysteries of a Woman's Soul. The title and cover are really hokey, and I'll admit that I was extremely skeptical, but I really enjoyed reading it and am actually re-reading it now. I was reading it the first time and thinking, "Interesting, but none of this applies to me," and then all of a sudden, WHAM. There was a part that really resonated with me (about feeling like an invisible teenager as an adult), and the authors' interpretation of Eve and her importance and what she (and women in general) tell us about God is very interesting. It's already making a positive difference in my life - maybe I'll write more on that later when my brain is functioning properly. But now I should head to bed.

Sweet dreams!


sandwhichisthere said...

Dear Kristen,
if your brain is goo, what about the rest of us poor slobs?
Your brain is like a Stradivarius, crafted of the highest quality components, finely tuned, and capable of incredible output. The rest of us are playing kazoos.
Invisible teenager? I don't know about other people but it is my experience that that is the way you will feel throughout life. In a world of adults, you feel like an imposter with a constant worry about being exposed. There is nothing wrong with being a teenager. They are young, strong, innocent, and have an optimistic view of life. It is the only reason we keep plodding through life, the constant feeling that things are going to get better. Nurture your inner teenager. If she is still the marvel I remember, you are blessed.
all of my love, always, daddy

LEstes65 said...

I'm just catching up on everyone's blogs. This post is from my pukey day. I'm so glad I got to see you guys!