Use what you have until you can replace it with something better.
I didn’t just look at these pants in the store and think they were cool, I tried them on and bought them! To take it a step further I bought the cool pants and wore them! I’m sure I’m not the only person who buys something they liked in the store but chickens out every time they want to wear it out of the house! I’ve been developing my use of color and patterns in my wardrobe for almost two years now, and I can honestly say I’m so much happier for taking the fashion risks!
I read some articles, responded to some articles, and then sent in those responses to some articles.
[Our church does leadership assignments every month. You read a book, or half a book, write a response , and then you read two articles and respond to those. Responding to the books and articles has been very difficult for me in the past, but God is helping me to do it all!]
[I also sunbathed with Jay Gatsby.]
I fell asleep before I posted my DD yesterday, but this one is related. I sent out another batch of happy mail on Friday, so it was only proper that I take the time to organize my new card boxes. For several years I’ve been keeping birthday cards, anniversary cards, thank you card, and other kind notes from friends and family in one ugly shoe box. Since I’ve gotten married this box had exploded! To solve this, I bought a box for my cards, Adam’s cards and then a box apiece for our little notes we write each other. It was crazy to look back and find cards from my 13th birthday, THAT WAS 10 YEARS AGO!!! It made my heart happy to see how loved I am.
I always thought my parents were an anomaly for a variety of reasons, but mostly because they’ve always worked together and want to keep it that way. Most married couples can’t even stand the thought of working together, and to be honest, I wasn’t sure I could ever work with Adam. Tonight was a real turning point in that thinking for me because I got the secret my parents figured out 23 years ago: work in your strengths and trust the other to work in their strength. BOOM! With this fresh revelation Adam and I worked harmoniously, and I CANNOT WAIT to see what Team Cook 3.0 can accomplish!
You don’t realize how precious time spent at home chillin’ with your spouse is until you almost never have time to do so. I’m a mover and a doer, so I’m not big on this whole “relax” thing people rave about. However, when given the opportunity, and with a lot of help, I really love a quiet night at home. Working on balancing rest with productivity…
[My roses from last week really tried to hang on longer than I thought they would.]
Adam and I took a little day trip up to see one of his uncles today. As we were coming home I was reminded of Proverbs 25:25 – “Like a cool drink of water when you’re worn out and weary is a letter from a long-lost friend.”. Even though we didn’t write a letter [I did that yesterday!], it still does the heart good to visit with people you haven’t see in a while.
[Accidental twin-ing for the win.]