Monday, March 23, 2015

Basketball Does Not Interest Me

Okay. This is the week that I get back into my regular blogging routine. I'm certain of it. I've got my head in the game and I have some thoughts to share. COMMENCE WRITING!

1. Confession: I don't love March Madness. I haven't watched a basketball game since the Rockets won their second national championship sometime in the early 90's. I don't love the sport and I certainly don't love several weeks of it. And this is all just going on way too long. It's the brackets and the seeds and the anger and the smack talk that I just get tired of hearing about. But, I hope all of you are having fun. I'm going to continue hanging out under a rock over here.

2. Friday night we went to a party with some friends. About halfway through the party, I started to feel not so great. And it continued to get worse. We left early and I kept telling Grant in the car "I think I'm going down." Sure enough, we got home and I took my temperature and I had a low grade fever. Straight to bed! 

Saturday I stayed in my pajamas the WHOLE DAY. We stayed home and Grant took over Ellie duties and I just rested and took Tylenol and Zyrtec because HI ALLERGIES WELCOME TO MY LIFE THANKS FOR TAKING OVER EVERYTHING AND BRINGING ALL YOUR MISERY WITH YOU and then Grant ordered Chinese food for dinner and I have never loved him more. 

I ate Beef Lo Mein and it was delicious (as usual) and I washed it down with a Diet Coke so pretty much it was just all kinds of awesome.

Sunday I woke up feeling much better (still drowning in kleenex due to the aforementioned allergies) but no fevers and not feeling nearly as bad. A day of rest was just what I needed. With all the activity of the last few weeks, it's like my body was finally just saying NOPE. NO MORE FOR YOU. 

3. Our old house is officially on the market. In the first 24 hours we had 12 showings. Yesterday there was an open house and our realtor texted us yesterday and said that THIRTY-EIGHT FAMILIES attended the open house. We are hoping and praying that we get some action this week. I mean goodness. Thirty-eight families? There was probably 100 people in that house! It kind of gives me anxiety, but I'm thankful!

4. Our friends, Justin and Tiffany, came over yesterday and spent the day with us. It's always such a treat to have them over because no one makes us laugh more. Tiff and I watched "The Little Mermaid" with Ellie as we try our best to educate her in the ways of Disney. She got distracted at one point and wasn't really paying attention. However, "Kiss the Girl" was about to come on and I made her sit and watch. "Ellie, you need to watch this part. This is one of the best songs in Disney movie history. You need to take this in." 

5. As we said goodbye to Justin & Tiff late last night in the driveway, I happened to look up and see a very clear sky full of very bright stars. We all had a ridiculous discussion about which one was the North Star and which way North was. We pointed out the constellations that we knew and I couldn't remember the last time I could see that much of the sky so clearly. After they left, I walked into the backyard and decided to lay down on one of the pool chairs for a few minutes and just look at the sky.

I can't remember the last time I stargazed. I had no idea this house had this kind of view - no trees, no houses in the way, just a big, giant Texas sky. I had no idea. But it's worth every penny we spent on this house. It's my new favorite spot. Grant came and joined me and we just laid there and looked up and I felt very, very small and God felt very, very big. It was so comforting. Laying there, I felt very much in His presence in a very tangible way and I think I'm going to go out there and do that more often. 

Maybe at the end of some long mama days, after a little curly headed girl is asleep and not needing all of the things from me, I'll head outside and lay on that pool chair and recharge. It's nothing short of spectacular. 

I might even bring a blanket. 

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