I fully intended to start blogging regularly again on December 1. Several times this week I sat my fanny at the computer to write something thrilling about the last month, but…honestly? I don’t have much to tell and it certainly isn’t thrilling.
I get asked questions about what our lives are like, what we’re up to, and it’s sometimes depressing to reply that there isn’t anything going on, nothing is out of the ordinary, and there isn’t any news. We get up, Karl works, we do school, I cook (or not), Karl comes home, we read books, we sleep. And then we get up and do it all over again. The monotony is broken up by lessons, church, and meetings here and there, but, overall…not much happening. I’m always in motion, but rarely doing anything out-of-the-ordinary. Typical, middle-class, living-the-American-dream life, right?
And now I feel silly for writing that previous paragraph because I’d be the first person to tell a woman like me that raising/homeschooling four children is (potentially) earth-shattering and eternally significant.
Right now, Karl is trying to fix a leaking shower knob.
The US is…lost. That is the best word I can think of to describe it right now. It’s like we’ve forgotten who we are. Government bailouts? Troop deployments withIN the US? Investigating private citizens? President-elect worship? Russia, China and Venezuela? India and Pakistan? I have tried my best not to pay too close attention because the current events just make me furious and a bit fretful.
I don’t know about you, but the images that came out of Mumbai affected me. The news of how the terrorists tortured those people was shocking to me. Then, we received our Voice of the Martyrs publication in the mail the other day. Entire villages in Orissa are being destroyed because so many people are converting to Christianity. Just imagine a gang walking from house to house in your cul-de-sac, destroying property and killing everyone they find, and no one can stop them because they are the police.
We just never know when our mundane, ordinary lives are going to be rocked to their foundations.
It is so strange to me how my heart is burdened to pray about the terrible things happening around the world and in the next second looking forward to a football game. Sad, but true.
The most excitement at our house has been generated by Alabama’s football season. To say that we are having a blast watching college football this year would be an understatement. Bama went undefeated in the regular season and is ranked #1. We did not expect this! While I thoroughly enjoyed our Thanksgiving get-togethers, I have to admit that I wanted to fast-forward life to 2:30 pm Saturday. I couldn’t wait to see Bama beat Auburn, delivering Auburn’s 7th loss of the season and hastening the dismissal of Tuberville. (For the record, I think firing him is a mistake Auburn will regret.) It was football perfection, my friends. Tomorrow Bama plays Florida for the SEC Championship. I AM SO EXCITED! Herbstreet said today, regardless of your personal feelings for Nick Saban, that this year’s team will be the least talented team Bama will have as long as he is our coach. WOO HOO!
So that’s some of what I’ve not been blogging this past month. You can thank me later.
Oh, I almost forgot to give an update on my book (the main reason I took a break from blogging). I actually have two in the works. One is about our church search and the other may be about depression. I’m not sure I have the depth for the second one, but I’m still thinking through it.
What’s next? Lord willing, I hope to get back to daily updates about our lives and what we’re reading. You know, the usual random stuff. Nothing out of the ordinary.