1. We are having people over for dinner tomorrow. It has been too long since we’ve had people over for dinner, and I’m really excited about it. We are grilling out, and I’m making this apple dessert that I love.
2. I had a list of people to talk to at church on Wednesday night. I always had a “list of people to talk to” about various church projects while in South Carolina. This was my first time to have that list in Tennessee. For me, that means I’m starting to get plugged it, really plugged in to the church here. It’s a good feeling.
3. Also, I’m really excited about our church’s future. There is just something in the air right now, and I can’t wait to see what happens.
4. I only have a week of teaching left. As much as I loved teaching, I cannot tell you how happy this makes me.
5. I plan on spending my “teaching” time in May catching up on Project Life and working on some projects for church. I can’t wait to get started on them.
6. I feel incredible peace about homeschooling. The more I think abot it, the more excited I get.
7. My morning plans got canceled today, which allowed me to put a cleanin’ on the kitchen–and I mean, big time. It was therapeutic.
8. Then, Anna and I went to the zoo for a toddler class and a picnic lunch. We had a blast, and she kept a smile on my face.
9. The weather was beautiful today. That has been a trend lately. I am still not used to the beauty of Nashville in the spring.
10. It was so beautiful that once we picked up Luke, we took him back to the zoo. We went to see the new dinosaur exhibit, and the kids loved it.
11. Then, we went to see the elephants, and they were eating hay and spraying themselves with water and dirt. It was utterly fascinating. I could have watched them all day.
12. That night, when I asked Luke what his favorite part of the zoo was, he listed all the animals we saw instead of the Dinotrek, even though he insisted he loved the huge, robotic dinosaurs. As he explained it, “It’s just that God made all those animals, and people made those dinosaurs. I liked God’s stuff better.”
13. I have an idea for my next “Citizenship 101” blog, and I”m excited to hash it out.
14. We have been reading some really good library books recently, thanks to some online recommendations I’ve found.
15. I thought of most of this list tonight while laying down with my adorable, four-year-old daughter, my arms wrapped around her and my face in her hair. After a long while, I lifted my head up and gave her some kisses, which is the sign that I’m about to have to go. SHe smiled and wrapped her two little arms tightly around my one, in order to get me to stay longer. I obediently buried my face back in her air and stayed awhile longer. I wish I could have stayed forever.