a couple up-dates:
moving to Step Two this week. it's been a refreshing two weeks working under the umbrella of Step One but it's time to move on. sanity awaits...
this week has been such a delightful one, filled with friends, children, struggles and celebrations. i feel as though God is beginning to take control of things again. i'm beginning to feel so much more free to live! yesterday i stopped by target in running our errands to try on fancy skirts because i shaved my legs for the first time in months. it was then that i realized that i'm still not okay, but i'm not crying every time i walk into a department store and i haven't gone back to where i was in 2002. i'm at peace with this - progress, not perfection. if there just wasn't so much chocolate and so many plastic eggs... too much stimulation.
in other new:
jake went on a man date yesterday and came home muddy.
the reason i love saturday mornings in chicago:
movie and some tea.
went and spent close to an hour and a half here, touching, smelling, strolling and enjoying.
our congregation has been featured two times in the recent weeks.
this. while there it was such a delight to take my time a touch the fabrics, wrap the ribbons and watch a class of four women and one old man learn how to knit in a sponsored knitting class.
having some "never-met-but-feel-kindred-already" friends over this afternoon for some tea & muffins. this is seeming to be a trend lately in our home and i feel as though it's a healthy one.
we cannot stop breaking our fasts here.
and lastly - our breakfast nook
i bought these (tulips) from an amazing garden blooming (in Home Depot) where i spent at least twenty minutes touching tulip, daffodil, and hyacinth pedals and smooth, rigid, prickly leaves and stems. it's spring! Thanks Rachel & Diana/Ruben for the other life giving clippings.
as we are making cookies for our dinner with some neighbors this later afternoon, i quote jake, "my favorite things all together: pretzels with peanut butter, chocolate chip, dark chocolate M&M cookie dough! Yummmmm!"