Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Saturday 7

You'd think I'd have a lot to share since I haven't done one of these in ages, but I've been fighting through a lot of depression and don't have anything real enlightening to say.

1. I've been watching Friends on Netflix. It's so weird to see shots of the World Trade center in their "skyline fly-overs." And it's weird to think these people are in their 20s. In the episode I just watched, Monica said she's 27. Were they really that age when they filmed the show? They seem older to me, but probably just because I know them as older now.

2. Books I read the past two weeks:  Love Finds You in Nazareth, Pennsylvania (Melanie Dobson), Tidewater Inn (Colleen Coble), The Bride Backfire (Kelly Eileen Hake), Rosemary Cottage (Colleen Coble), and The Wonder of You (Susan May Warren). The Pennsylvania one had some interesting history. It was about a sect of Christians in the 1700s called Moravians. They were incredibly mission oriented. They got married by lot instead of choosing their spouses, then they lived in separate quarters - married women's housing and married men's housing. (They were allowed one hour in the couples' bedchamber once a week.) When they had babies, the baby would stay with the mom for one year while breastfeeding, then moved to the "nursery" where nannies took care of all the children. How awful is that?!

3. Even though it's been a dismally cold summer, Lucy's been spending a ton of time in the pool. She doesn't care that it's like 50* and green. She loves it. She's getting the hang of swimming. By the end of this summer, she's going to be a pro. Lena, on the other hand, refuses to get in the water unless I go with her, and I don't get in the pool until the water's at least 70*. Haha. 

4. We got free tickets to a Whitecaps game on Wednesday. I was worried it was going to be cold, but it was actually a really nice night. The girls were a little fidgety, but that's to be expected.

Not much baseball was actually watched. Lucy did a lot of this:
Thanks, Cara, for the Usborne sticker books! They arrived just in time! :-)
By about 9:00, Lena was doing a lot of this:

And they both did a lot of this:
Amazingly, neither of them crashed into the bars at the end. Haha.

Lucy even got on the big screen showing off some of her sweet dance moves! Haha. And they loved the fireworks. I thought they'd be terrified of the loud noises, but they thought it was awesome.

5. I had something written about the SCOTUS gay marriage ruling last week. (First of all, can I just say how much I hate the acronym SCOTUS? Ew.) But I didn't publish it because it was a little bit angry. Haha. And honestly, the world doesn't need any more opinions about it. The next day, I read this in my devotions:
Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. (2 Timothy 2:23-24) 
6. I made Lucy's tuition payment this week. And then the electrical system in Justin's car went haywire. And then we got the credit card bill with the charges from getting 4 new brakes for my car. Moral of the story: we'll be eating a lot of rice and beans for the rest of the summer.

7. It dawned on me this week that Lucy is starting school in less than 2 months. (Her school starts before Labor Day.) Up until now, I've been really excited for her to go to school. But I'm starting to get a tiny bit sad. I realized that it's the beginning of the end. Unless by some crazy twist of fate I end up homeschooling her, she will never be home with me full-time again. She's starting off slow this year with just 3 full days. But next year it will be all day every day. And then she'll be in high school. And then she'll really leave me and go off to college. Whoa. How did this happen?

Well my family is coming over in an hour and a half and I haven't showered, made food, or cleaned the house yet, so I better get movin'. Happy 4th, everyone. Have a great week!

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