Laundry List

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Where has the time gone? I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted to this blog.

Here'a a quick catch up.

I wrote a book. I'm not sure what to do with it now, but I wrote it.

The Pastor wrote a book too. He knows what he's doing with it. I'll tell you about it as soon as I've read it. Don't tell the Pastor I haven't finished reading it yet.

We moved.

We went to Waco. And Houston. And Cancun. And Galveston. And New Orleans. And Dallas. And Broken Arrow. I'd post pictures, but once I got home I started doing laundry and I don't think I stopped since. It never stops.

Nate went on his first college tour. I began the first in what will no doubt be a series of extended panic attacks about my baby going off to college.

And since this is summer, I have a house full of teenagers and a husband at home, thanks to his college professor job. They seem to all be skilled at simultaneously keeping me from actually accomplishing anything, while at the same time not really spending any time with me. I'm not sure how it works exactly. It's like some mathematical equation I can't solve. I do know that everyone changes clothes a lot, and they want to eat all the time. All. The. Time. And no one sleeps. And you'd think I was a Rap Mogul the way these people ask me for cash. Yes, I'm ready for school to start.

I also discovered Pinterest. What did I do before Pinterst? I guess I blogged. Pinterest is like my private, magical, special world where everything is perfect. Now I spend my days baking tasty treats which are devoured by the teenagers and making my own laundry detergent, evidence of such craziness can be seen in the photo above. I think it's a stretch to say "I made my own laundry detergent" because I didn't harvest animal fat to make lye soap, or however done. I didn't mine baking soda. I don't even know where baking soda comes from. I took ingredients and I assembled them into laundry detergent. I'm not sure exactly what my parents think I'm doing, but my Dad's response? I guess you want your clothes to stink! My Mom's response? I hope you guys don't start getting rashes.

The Pastor is "Filling a Pulpit" at a church an hour and a half away. It's a great church. Every Sunday, someone is clamoring to take us to lunch after church. How could I be unhappy about that?

And today is special. Today marks day 11 of my latest bout with "seasonal allergies." When is it a season and when is it an actual lifestyle? Let's just say it is probably for the best that I haven't been posting under the influence of Benadryl. The Benadryl has helped to dull the pain of the "fun summer" I am having.

I've also been on a diet. I lost 6.6 pounds and how I've gained 1.2 back. I blame the teenagers, the pre-college experience, and most of all Pinterest.

There. You are caught up. I wish I was caught up on anything - especially the laundry.


beckerlady said...

But the big question is, to whom did YOU dedicate your book, too. (I'm going to get in big trouble for that, aren't I??)

beckerlady said...

I meant dedicate to, not too.
Gad, I am an embarrassment to my profession!

Anonymous said...

You sound happier in this post. I was worried about you based on previous posts - hope all is well.

Janie Fox said...

I made the laundry soap too. I have now ceased and gave it back to the experts at Tide. Mine failed to get rid of the sweaty farmer smells.
i did pinterest for a time but all I did was pin and nothing else.
I prefer TV. I can feel less guilty about doing nothing. :)

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

Read your Erma B. win on her website. Congrat! I move alot too, but I'm not married to a pastor. Right now, we're temporarily in Oklahoma but jut until March of next year. Moving isn't fun. It sure plays havoc with the writing. Wishing you the best!

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

Sorry for the typos! I'm sitting in the dark watching Death Wish II. :)

BTW, are you a member of Anerican Christian Fiction Writers? If not, check them out.