I know, I know, it’s been almost 3 weeks since I’ve posted.
I keep telling myself that I’ll post “when I have time” or “when I have a free evening” or “when I can collect my thoughts and actually make sense”; when, when, when. I give up! Because I am determined to keep this blog going, I am refusing to let the “whens” get in my way. I have decided that (at least for today) a post of all the randomness of the last few weeks is better than no post at all. So here goes:
*my baby brother turned 13 last week:
*Work has been craaaaaazy. Nearly half of our department has been taking turns at being sick, which means a lot more work for all of us (and we were already short-staffed to begin with). Did I mention that I currently am the only person fully trained as a back-up for most of that work? Yeah. Good times. I’ve been coming home exhausted every night, feeling like I just ran a marathon.
*Psalm 16 has been my lifeline lately. Especially verse 8: “I have set the Lord continually before me, because He is at my right hand I will not be shaken.” This is one of those Psalms that I’ve read a thousand times, but it has been brand new the last 3 weeks; I can’t get enough of it.
*If you didn’t know, my [older] brother and sister-in-law are in the process of adopting from Africa; the whole process is an emotional roller coaster in general, but lately it seems to be even more so. Here’s the latest update on that.
*I’m turning into one of those crazy, all-natural food people. (Okay, not really, I did have Burger King for dinner). Seriously though, when you take the time to actually read the labels on the food you buy – and do the research – it’s appalling. I attempted to buy frozen sausage a week or two ago and happened to notice “BHA” and “BHT” on the label. I had never heard of those two, so I looked them up. What did I find? “petroleum-derivative, known to cause cancer, banned in 3 states and by McDonald’s”. Um, I might not be the healthiest person out there, but I consider McDonald’s the bottom of the food chain and if they’ve banned it I’m certainly not eating it! That being said, I am now looking into bulk canning and freezing. I would love to eat only from-scratch, all-natural, healthy meals, but the last thing I want to do after an 8 hour work day is spend another 2 hours in the kitchen cooking! We do a lot better when I’m able to plan and prep ahead of time. So that’s where that’s at. I made a big batch of burritos yesterday that I tossed in the freezer for lunches (thanks Pinterest!); I have yet to try them though so we shall see.
*One of my dear friends [and her hubby] had their first baby last week:
*Another of my dear friends got engaged a couple of weeks ago. ‘Tis the season for love and babies apparently.
*I think all of the Hunger Games madness is ridiculous. I refuse to jump on the bandwagon until everyone chills out a bit. Oh, I’m sure I’ll get there, but I like to take my time.
*I currently have a stack of books waiting to be read, but as you can see from all of the above, I haven’t made the time for that either…
*I have tons more running through my head (and people wonder why I can’t sleep at night…), but I will leave it at this for tonight. There could quite possibly be a part 2 to this post in the near future, then again, maybe not. Either way, I’ll leave you with this:
how’s that for random? 🙂