I haven't posted much lately. I can't think of anything interesting going on other than the coming baby. My days are busy, but not fodder for blogging. Let's see...
I've been doing a bit of cleaning and organizing. I am not obsessive, regardless of what LeLe might think, it's just that we are expecting the termite inspector any time now. I hate to think he has to push junk and dust out of the way to inspect inside the house. One of my closets resembled the cartoon where you open the door and everything falls out. I had to get that taken care of. And I find that the older I get, the less I can deal with chaos and clutter.
As I have mentioned before, I've been reading The Purpose Driven Life every day. One chapter a day for 40 days. I'm on day 29. There are so many truths in this book. If you haven't read it, I highly suggest it. It seems to be giving me at least one wake up call every chapter. Something applies to my personal issues in every chapter. God sure knows what He's doing. The hard part is applying that truth and following through.
Is it too soon to act like fall is here? I know it officially begins on September 22, but it seems like the leaves are beginning to turn early this year. With such a mild summer, everyone has been speculating on a cooler fall, but the local weatherman says there's no indication of that. I did put out my fall flag yesterday, and am anxious to bring out the autumn decorations.
I'm having to reign in my exuberance for all things baby. It's only the 6th week of LeLe's pregnancy and I am having to hold myself back. Sure don't want to make her mad at me, and it really is too soon to be buying much. She seems to be feeling pretty good all things considered. I hope and pray it holds for the duration.
Football season has begun and I miss going to the games to watch J play. Fortunately, I was able to go watch one of my nephews play a scrimmage game recently. Another of my nephews will be playing in Sheridan on the 17th and he's asked me to come watch. Of course I'll be there. How could I not?!
I've been transcribing a book for the Cleveland County USGenweb site. It is a book of minutes of an old church. I had several ancestors listed in the book. Not the least of which are two gr-great aunts who were thrown out of church for dancing and not being sorry for it. How funny. From what I have read in this book, that little church and those folks were very intolerant of anything they perceived as "unchristianlike behavior."
Anyone who is interested in family history would be delighted to see listings of names and important dates, in reference to so many of their ancestors. My Bell, Bearden and Wilson kin are all listed in this particular book. I was blessed to have been given access to it.
I haven't done any sewing or painting in the last couple of weeks, but intend to get back to it shortly. I plan to go to Hobby Lobby on Monday and find some fabric. I have plans to make some personalized Christmas gifts and I need to get a move on.
I've continued to go to the gym and work out. I am definitely able to see results in how I look and feel, if not in how much weight I've lost. According to the scale, not much has changed, but in looking in the mirror, I can see a difference.Everyone keeps telling me muscle weighs more than fat, so I'm holding on to that. There's no way I will ever be small again, without starving all the time and working out till I'm exhausted. So, I've have to focus on just eating healthy, (as I've been working on for the last year or so) and getting enough cardio activity to strengthen my body. It has helped my attitude as well. That's always a plus.
And that has been my life for the last little while.