It's so quiet in the blogosphere. Everyone is feeling sluggish and relaxed and none one has that itchy angst that keeps the posts coming. Oh well. It's what holidays are for, I guess. So here's some randomness from the last couple of weeks at our house:
1. We went on a trip to see the family. A few days beforehand, Honey suffered a deep gash to a back paw. So we went with a sad dog with a neatly bandaged paw and had to ring ahead to book a Christmas Eve slot at a vet near our destination to have the bandaged changed at the correct time. It's nearly healed now and it didn't seem to bother her too much apart from the sorrow of not being allowed to go on her daily runs. She didn't need to wear a collar because she didn't attack her bandage. She was so cooperative at the vet that he declared her to be "a very civilised piece of equipment". We agree.
2. Lego and Nerf weaponry were the main Christmas presents in our house. We also treated ourselves to Finska. It's a Finnish outdoor game. It's been lots of fun.
4. I'm currently reading Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer. One of those "I've always meant to read that" books. And it's very readable. What's striking me most are the passages that relate to my own understanding of salvation.
5. At some point, I've got to think about the year ahead. I feel like my life is currently in the same state as my kitchen cupboards. Everything's working, and dinner is still getting made, but it's disorganized and inefficient. I'm not sure what needs to stay or go or be rearranged in my priorities but I do know I need to sit down and sift through before the year hits that frantic pace again. Maybe that's going on in background of my mind as I fiddle around the house doing this and that. Or maybe I need to just sit and stare at a wall for an hour or two and see if I can figure it all out.
Well, thanks for checking up on me. Hope you'll stick around to chat further in 2014. Cheerio, Deb.