A Day with Denver Dan
Okay, so I didn’t really meet Denver Dan but Erin, Jenny and I did get to visit his apple farm which was really fun. Back up– so the girls came to visit me last weekend because Jenny is actually living within driving distance right now. I don’t get to see my girls very often so the weekend was very filling for me in so many ways. I love having friends that can visit and not make me feel like I need to clean my house or put food in the fridge. We simply laid on my bed and talked, and talked, and talked. If you’re reading this girls– I LOVE YOU and I’m so excited I get to see you again next weekend.
So, it’s mid-October. I have 2.5 months to finish all my goals for 2007 and it ain’t going to happen. Sigh. I wanted to get published again and I can barely get myself motivated to write. So, I’m bummed about that… I’m struggling because I feel like I really want to write great articles that inspire people to love Jesus more or see Him in a new way (through travel or friends or romance or whatever…) But regardless, I want Him a part of my writing. And, to be honest, I’m not making much time for reading the Bible right now and seeking truth and wisdom. It’s hard to write amazing, motivating works about God when I’m ignoring Him. Can anyone relate on the struggle?
Tonight I’m sitting in the Kiely’s big bed-in-a-bag (don’t ask) in front of my fireplace. Jonathan is studying away and I’m blowing my nose and thinking about the pumpkin spice cookies I bought that are just inches away. I could be writing but I’m not. I think I’m going to…right after I eat one of those cookies. (Can’t wait!!)
Another goal this year was to read the Bible in a year and unless I turbo speed it, that isn’t going to happen either. Anyone want to commit to trying it with me for 2008? I could use a partner.
And finally, another goal (although certainly not the last) is to run another half marathon and beat my last year’s time. I’m training right now for the SB Half and it’s not looking good. In my attempt to pick up the pace, I’ve apparently been taking too long of strides and have injured my BUTT!! Painful and rather embarrassing to explain to people… anyway… I’m having trouble training (and simply walking for that matter) and I’m bummed about it. I’m not throwing in the towel yet though…
So, if you wouldn’t mind– please be praying for Jonathan’s direction in the upcoming months as he looks for next summer’s job. Although it seems early, his future summer position will actually very likely determine where he takes his first job. It doesn’t seem right that we’ve only been here a year and are already deciding where to go next. Advice?