Barbara (my neighbor/friend) and her girls came over for lunch, and then after I fed Jonah and they went home for nap time, Jonah and I went and spent some time out on the deck. It was probably too hot to be out there, but we both needed it. I thought it felt good, but I didn't have three layers of bandages on. Our deck is completely covered, with two ceiling fans (my favorite part of the house), so it's significantly cooler there than in the yard.
He promptly took off crawling... "Hey, what's that?" ...
Eco Rangers Moose and Zee would be so proud.
Jonah attempted blowing bubbles for the first time today...
This is not the greatest photo in the world, but check out those dirty bandages... eewww.
It was so great to be outside for both of us though. I got some time to start this...
I love this book already. I'm reading it with a group of nine or ten other ladies and we're meeting once a week to discuss it and how God is working on us. I am going to have LOTS to say about it, so just prepare yourself now. It's revealing a lot of ugly truths about me (and I'd dare say, all of us), and I'm only in chapter two! I can't wait. The title says it all. I am desperately thirsty. I am so low. I'm tired, beat down, worn out, discontent, lifeless. I'm in "just survival" mode, and I hate it. I can't wait to read this, dig back into my Bible (which is collecting dust on my bedside table), and really learn to worship with MY LIFE. I want to be challenged, pushed, made uncomfortable. I don't want to be okay with how things are. I am so ready.
So back to Jonah... he got DIRTY. It took me 20 minutes when we got back in to carefully wet wipe his hands and change all six pieces of Tubifast, his shorts, and his shirt. It was completely worth it though. We both had fun. And it also makes me know that my deck seriously needs to be power washed. (Says sweetly in pathetic girly voice while batting eye lashes) "Daaaaaaaady...". (Ahem.)
Tonight Matt and I went to a local produce market that just opened up down the street, ran by Target, and then picked up some dinner to bring home. It's been a good day.
If you are in the habit of praying for me along with Jonah, please pray for me as I start this book and Bible study. I feel like I'm on the brink of something amazing. God, I hope so. I can't wait!