I don't do a lot of personal blogging, honestly. I post about crafty things and adore how quickly I can post a tiny snippet of life on Instagram to be a little bit social. But when my girl Stephanie posts a Blog Your Heart missive, I often feel compelled to join in.
- We haven't had a very hot summer this year (our second with an above-ground pool), nor did we have one last year. I've been in twice this year and my spouse not at all; I had envisioned it would be something we could all enjoy together. My husband despairs of keeping the chemistry where it should be -- it is not simple. But our girlie enjoys the pool a lot, so it's still worthwhile to have it.
- I recently applied for a new job, which I had not done in over a decade. It would have been a significant upgrade in many aspects. I didn't get it and it's probably for the best, since it would have been mostly things I am less good at and very little of things I excel at, but I was still kind of bummed out that it wasn't offered. I decided that it's partially because at this stage in my life there are few really big things that I can (or want) to change. I don't want to move or have a different spouse, and am too old to have any more children. Now I feel like I will probably stay in my current job until I retire, which is a very long way in the future. So, in some ways I don't like change, but maybe I still want something exciting and different to happen. What will that be? A new hobby? Write a book? Take some classes?
- I'm trying to maintain closeness with my little girl who, at age eleven, is almost as tall as me and is navigating changes that she is not welcoming. Need to pray and breathe deeply.
- I'm grateful for my many blessings and the special people in my life. Maybe I should have made this number one. :-)