This week our family was hit by some type of stomach virus. While Liz & I got a touch of it, our kids each got hit. It started with a “not very much night of sleep” with Méabh on Sunday. Then went to Erin, Hannah, and eventually made its way to Brenna. That doesn’t make us that much different from how stuff like that works in most families. Here’s what does.
While I am officially on vacation (and will be until the end of June), this clearly feels different. Usually Saturday night I review my message for Sunday...not this week. On Monday I get up thinking about the week ahead, and while I'm doing that, my week looks quite different, as it involves packing, support raising and figuring how to sell our stuff...and has nothing to do with the next steps in the life of our church. Just weird.
In 2008 I made a goal of reading an average of one book per week for the whole year. Since I'm not a natural speed reader like my oldest daughter, it took some time, but it was worth it. I repeated the goal in 2009 & 2010, but didn't get anywhere close for a number of reasons. This year we're giving it another shot.
Let me start by saying, that I am really looking forward to closing our house next week. While paying a mortgage & rent at the same time not what you'd call fun, having a house that you don't live in, but still have to work on (packing, cleaning, laundry, etc) is a bit of a drain.
This Friday's data dump is a bit different than normal, basically because Elizabeth & I have shifted our sabbath this weekend. Rather that Saturday, we'll be enjoying our sabbath on Sunday this weekend. We made the shift for a couple of reasons...the big one being that we are still not totally moved out of our old house yet.