Thursday, August 18, 2011
As of Late: August 2011
Everybody knows I hate August, right? I've made no bones about this in the past. August is a month to just endure and get through, and I've come to accept this. The only thing that can get me out of my "let's skip August altogether" mantra is my very favorite meme, As of Late, hosted by the delightful Critty Joy. So beyond the fact that I can't stand this ugly, ugly month of summer heat, let's pick up with what else is going on with me as of late, shall we?
Lately I have been in a writing/blogging drought. As evidenced by the lack of posts this summer. I hope the love of writing returns soon. My prediction is somewhere around the time the 100+ degree temperatures leave for more than three days.
Lately I am in the throws of planning my first fall retreat at church. It is in a month and I am excited/terrified. Praying everything flows smoothly and the women of the church are blessed.
Lately I've been painfully reminded of how much it is impossible to control other people's lives. Crazy, I know. And don't ask me why it's taken 34 years to slowly figure this one out.
Lately I've immersed myself in Arrested Development for my nightly escape from the heat. Laughter is like October, I say. Cool and refreshing.
Lately I'm pleased at the results of attending Weight Watchers this summer. 27lbs down since June 7th!! And my mom has lost 22 lbs since June 14th!! This is the most successful I've been on WW since I first started in 2003.
Lately I've been asking God to rekindle a passion inside of me for Him and His word. The drought in my heart hasn't been limited just to writing this summer.
Lately I wish there were things in my heart and mind that would just be settled already. Have you ever felt that way?
Lately, my summer music love has been Mat Kearney. His new album Young Love is awesome.
So bloggy friends, what's new with you? Are you enduring the heat any better than I have? Any words of encouragement?
And go check out the rest of the As of Late's over at Critty Joy while your at it!