In case you were wondering, no, I have not dropped off the edge of the earth. With the holidays and visits from friends and family, I haven’t been doing much posting. As a family, we spent a good bit of time chillaxin’ and celebrating.
“Celebrating what?” you say.
My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary! Wow. So we went as a family to a nice little getaway. Check it out.
We enjoyed lots of family time without interruptions (a rare commodity).
I also scaled back a lot on book reading. I know, how crazy is that. This coming from the person who is typically working through 3 books at a time.
Besides reading my Bible, I just took a break for a bit. I am hoping to jump into a HUGE stack of biblical counseling books in the next few months here. I have been meaning to get around to it for a while (as the stack grows larger), but now is certainly the time. I read a lot on this particular area in college and mostly in seminary. But now is the time to fill in the gaps (at least that’s how it feels to me). Maybe sometime soon I will share a little of what I am reading and learning.
The last thing I have been spending my time doing is picking up a new hobby. My sister recently had a baby and she asked if I would make her something. . .that’s how it all started, a baby blanket.
First I relearned how to crochet. Well, I learned how to crochet a scarf a long time ago and that was the extent of my crocheting skills. So I went back and learned enough of the basics to do a few projects.
But then, I wanted to try something that I have always told myself I probably wouldn’t be able to figure out. Knitting. I checked out a book from the library and got a bit frustrated. Then I found a great DVD on knitting from the library and took off from there.
This is the dishcloth I am working on right now. I love the colors and the texture of this particular yarn a lot.
So it has been nice to just put the “to do” list aside and spend time just enjoying simpler things. We have had plenty of snow around here too, which is always a great reminder to me of the need to slow down.
I hope your new year is starting off well and that you got the chance you needed to reset — for whatever God brings in your life in 2014.