Someday I will have a lot more time to write. When that day comes will I have as much to say? Between college classes, a kid in school, and extra kid (in a different school), a trip to the Florida Theatre Conference, Madi's trip to Indianapolis and the National Catholic Youth Conference, our family trip to CT and New York City, even our normal days haven't been normal. Today though I've had my two teenagers here plugging along on a little virtual school while I attempt to put the house back together after having the carpets cleaned. After our fourth or fifth time of dropping all we were trying to do to have deep conversations about Advent and our Catholic faith, or less deep conversations about Disney and Christmas presents, I was reminded that this is my favorite part of "normal life". In those interrupted conversations, part of me gets all stressed because there are educational things that need to be checked off. Another part of me knows that these conversations are what real education is all about. At one point Jonathan told me I need to write some of this stuff down. That sounds a little like a compliment and a lot like a challenge. Mike has been saying for years that I should write a book, but my immediate reaction is that I'm not even the best writer that I know. Like somehow I could only begin writing something after said best writer writes her book. (interestingly that best writer is also one of my very few readers) I'm not sure where I'm going with this because it most definitely is not some kind of a kooky way of saying I'm going to write a book (cause I'm not). It's more like my way of reminding myself that I should at least attempt to blog a little bit more. If my 18 year old son thinks that what I have to say is noteworthy, maybe it is.
So I may be on a slow journey back into blogging on a semi-regular basis. How's that for commitment? Of course last week I told Madi I planned to go to the gym twice that week, and two weeks later, I haven't even been in the parking lot. On the other hand, I have been beating myself up for not being consistent with my daily readings and prayers, but I had a revelation in the shower this morning (at noon), I take at least one shower every single day. Yesterday I did so at 7:30am, and today it was lunchtime. Guess what, I still get clean. This is a huge revelation for me as far as prayers go. I am doing the daily readings most days, I just don't have a set quiet time in which to do them. That's just my personality and my phase of life. There's not some unwritten rule that says quiet time has to be first thing in the morning. As for getting to the gym, that's a whole other story!
I have never been a talk radio person, but I am currently obsessed with the Catholic Channel on satellite radio. This morning I stayed in the car much longer than normal because
Jennifer Fulwiler was on there!! As a blog groupie I sorta feel like I know her, so that was cool. Sometimes I want to blog more just so I can do more link ups with the "in crowd".