Friday, May 14, 2010

Quick Friday Thoughts

I have a couple of great quotes that I want to share from a new book I'm reading called What Did You Expect: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage, but not right now. I'm going to blame my lack of motivation on pregnancy. Every pregnancy's different: you can't tell me I *can't* blame it on le bebe in my belly!

Anyway, here are a few quick Friday thoughts for you:
  • What Did You Expect really is a great book. You should read it. Except if you haven't been married for more than, say, 5 or 7 years, I'd recommend that you read Dave Harvey's When Sinners Say I Do. It's still my #1 marriage book.
  • Speaking of Dave Harvey, he has a new book out called Rescuing Ambition. I ordered it yesterday and can't wait to dive into it. I think HH will particularly like it and would have saved it to give him for Father's Day, but he won't be here.
  • Speaking of HH, he has several links on his blog to some Tim Keller sermons that he's really been appreciating. I'm going to add them to my ipod when I get the motivation :p
  • I am listening to right now and really liking it. You pick a mood, and they pick your playlist. Right now, I'm listening to "melancholy."
  • My parents have a houseful of guests right now! They are still in the process of finishing their basement, and they are already welcoming people into it (and they've filled the upstairs with as many parties as I can count on my fingers in the few months that they've lived there). I'm so blessed by their generosity and their example.
  • Did I ever mention that my parents lived with us for several months last fall while they were in transition? Yep, 4 adults and 5 dogs under our roof. You know what? It was great. Again, I'm ridiculously blessed to be able to enjoy living with my parents at my ripe old age, and that I have a husband who also enjoyed it.
  • Okay, so, all the cliches about pregnancy? They're true. The uber-sensitive sense of smell (when was the last time I opened my fridge and didn't gag? Before Easter), the myriad of gastrointestinal issues (I'll let you google specifics, but basically if you can imagine a stomach-related malady, it's a pregnancy side effect), the hormonal mood swings, the total exhaustion. If I had the energy and the motivation, I'd write the blog post that's been bumping around in my head about I'm seeing a grumbling/complaining side of myself that I hadn't quite realized was lurking beneath the surface of my mostly-comfortable life. I suspect this bit of self-discovery is just the beginning.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this video of a mama bear rescuing her cub from a tree. May you enjoy it, too, and have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Addie said...

Grumbling underneath the so-far-comfiness: totally resonates with me. And I'm not even pregnant. :) And it's nice that one of my closest friends now understands the super-sensitive nose thing. Hardly anyone believes me that my nose is still so highly tuned. Here's hoping things get better soon, now that you're about 12 weeks along (right?).