Friday, March 13, 2009

Who am I kidding?

I could make some effort at an excuse -- something like "I've been trying to focus on my flesh-and-blood daily life," but the reality is that I've rarely been a consistent blogger. I love reading all of your blogs -- everything from the mommy blogs to the ministry blogs to the make-me-think blogs. They're all fantastic!

Somehow, though, I don't feel like there's that much exciting in my life to write about. I'm not surrounded by fascinating children and the fun stuff they do every day. I'm not in a foreign land or working in the trenches with people in crisis, and I don't even have time to make myself think, let alone come up with deep thoughts that would spur someone else on to a higher plane!

So my blog sits empty more often than not.

In the attempt of keeping up, here's a peek into my recent life (sans pictures because I never did find my camera, but I'm buying a new one soon.)
  1. I was blessed to help plan and speak at Harding's WINGS conference which was held the last weekend in February. Stephanie also spoke and has written about it some on her blog. I spoke about the current inundation of pop culture via the media and the effect it is having on women under the age of 25. Some of my Twilight rant was included.
  2. I love knitting. Have I mentioned that? I really, really do. I've decided to challenge myself and do some "next level" projects. I just finished my first hat and have also learned to knit in the round. Why didn't I do this sooner? Probably my perfectionism. New things that may result in failure scare me to death.
  3. I'm having a grand time reading for fun! I just finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and highly recommend it. It was one of those rare books that made me want to laugh out loud, cry, and learn more about its topic. Lots of fun but lots of heart. Go find it and read it.
  4. I also taught a beginner's knitting class in Harding's continuing ed program. It was lots of fun and in true female fashion, we took a road trip to Hobby Lobby the last week. Shopping is a necessity, you know. I'm going to do another one in the fall if they'll let me do it on Tuesdays instead of Mondays. Monday was a TERRIBLE day for me to add one more thing.
  5. I turned 41 last Friday. Why in the world do people think of 40 as anything that resembles old? Why is there so much drama attached to it? I am absolutely loving life and being who I am SO much more than I did at 20 or 30.
That's about all I can come up with. I'm very excited about the impending camera purchase. I'm using the money from the knitting class to buy one. Once I start being able to post more pictures, I'll probably write more too.

Or maybe not. . . who am I kidding? :-)


Stephanie said...

I loved Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, too! It was wonderful. And I laughed out loud, too. Wouldn't that be a great Book Club read?

Sheila said...

I love that you are knitting, too. Can't wait to inaugurate the dishcloths you gave me today. :-)

Lawrence Underwood said...

Are you knitting in the round with DP needles or are you cheating? ;)

lisa b said...

My dear brother, I am only halfway cheating. I'm using circular needles when the piece is big enough and then switching to double-pointed when it's smaller.

I suppose it's the knitting version of taking a cake mix and jazzing it up by adding sour cream or chocolate chips. It may be a shortcut, but if it makes the difference in actually getting it done, then I'll take the shortcut.

I'm going to try some slippers soon (I have three projects going right now) and I want to try some socks too. Scary thought, but I think I could do it if I take my time!