So, I've been a little delinquent in the ol' blogging department lately. I am hanging on to life by the skin of my teeth. Not that it isn't enjoyable, me being the adrenaline junkie that I am.
Here are some catch ups for you all:
*I am stealing myself for Valentine's Day. This house runs the spectrum for love. The 12 year old broke another heart yesterday when he declined a young woman's invitation to 'go out with him.' (this is the one who hopes to become a priest to stay away from the fairer sex.)
Then, there is the 9 year old - I hate to see this kid when his testosterone kicks in! He asked a little girl in his class to marry him. I told him he needed to wait about 15 more years. He didn't listen to me (can you believe it) and continued to pepper her with marriage requests decorated with pictures of baby owls (I don't even want to know what Freud would think of that) all during his catechism class last night. Well, at least she's catholic; he'll marry into the faith. Ha.
The 7 year old? As far as I know he hasn't been employing his oldest brother to write love notes to older women (he was in kindergarten at the time; they were all mature 1st graders) lately. But he could be in stealth mode.
Then, there is the 3 year old, who my nursing friend insists is normal and just a girl; but she is heavily into kissing,.. everything. You, me, the fencepost. I mean literally.
The babe? She'll pingpong between giving you a cute little peck on the cheek to ripping your eyeballs out.
* Hubby and I did a presentation on 'Discipleship' at a Church retreat. It was fun. We talked just a bit about Indonesia and mostly about the road to getting there and how everyone is called to find their inner disciple. It was fun, so far we haven't been fired and will give this again in March. Unlike Teri, I DO NOT like public speaking. I see myself more as a puppetteer - creating the articles and slick marketing materials for others to use in presentations. I've been demonstrating software and talking and singing and playing various instruments and acting in plays since I was a teenager, and I can honestly say that practice does not make it any easier.
* We are travelling back up to Washington State tomorrow for my brother's wedding on Saturday. This time we will be travelling in style on Southworst Airlines, instead of the usual Suburban packed to the gills with living life forms. I don't think the plane will make it any easier or faster.
That's it. Gotta get back to it.