Hi! Hey. I'm actually blogging today (whaaaaaaat!) and linking up with A Mama Collective with a few current happenings.
Here we go. Thinking about: Our future family. We traveled to Pittsburgh this weekend so I could run a marathon relay. We stayed with my great-aunt and her family. She has four grown children who are around my age, and they all have massively different personalities. E is the oldest and bossiest, type A to the extreme. K is the oldest boy and is a quiet architect type. M is the youngest girl, has the classic "younger sister" personality, and is gregarious and social. S is the youngest boy and is a mix of K and M. Anyway, it has me thinking of any other children that God might bless us with. It's neat to think of how different our little family might look in just ten years. :)
just after the race. I love thinking of how post-race photos might look in the coming years... God willing, we'll have a gaggle of tongue-sticker-outers :)
Reading: Amy and Isabelle. It's by Elizabeth Strout, who also wrote Olive Kitteridge. Anyway, I'm alllllmost finished with it. Inching along.
Listening to: Margot watching an old school Winnie the Pooh episode.... She's pretty much o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d with Winnie the Pooh, and it's the only media she's allowed. I alternate between thanking Jesus for something to occupy her attention in the morning while I make coffee/blog/acclimate to being awake (you know, the essentials), and feeling extreme mama guilt that my one year old watches any tv at all. #dilemma
Watching: We don't have cable, so I made the executive decision to add a Netflix subscription to our medical school budget a month or two back. Best decision ever. Between Hulu and Netflix streaming (we use Brendan's parents' subscription for that and stream it on our Roku), and this new DVD subscription, I can watch pretty much anything my heart desires. Tonight, I think I'm watching The Descendants.
Thankful for: Having a husband who supports me in all that I do. And a daughter who keeps me laughing. And for a body that can have babies and drink coffee and run. (All good things.) And for our bed, after a weekend of sleeping on a couch pullout bed.
For all the complaining and whining and nagging I do all the livelong day... I'm actually really blessed by those two.
Wishing: To go out on a long walk with Margot every single day. To thoroughly clean our doggone floors. To be more present. And that's it. #aiminglow
"Real love is demanding. I would fail in my mission if I did not tell you so. Love demands a personal commitment to the will of God." ~Pope John Paul II
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them- every day begin the task anew. ~St. Francis de Sales
"You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones." ~St. Augustine
"What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what kind of a person you are." ~C.S. Lewis