Oh, and if you have a few extra prayers, some of my friends could really use some right now.
Lori's hubby is having complications from his cancer-eradicating surgery...and Sara has one sick little girl. Both are in the hospital...send them some love.
Nathan and I spoke in church on Sunday. It has been a WAY long time since we had to do that. I was nervous as all get out. We've had a bumpy road over the last few years as far as church is concerned, but things are starting to smooth out. We both spoke on the Atonement...we've known we were going to be speaking for about a month. It was nice to have thoughts of Easter/Christ/Atonement in the back of my mind for that time. I was amazed after we gave our talks how many people came up to introduce themselves to us. I'm hoping this will be a good segway into meeting and becoming friends with more people at church. It can make all the difference...that is one of the reasons Newport was so great for us - we had an AWESOME church family.
I was blog-hopping the other day and I came across a blog with a woman in a similar position as myself. She is a hopeful mother (doing infertility treatments and pursuing adoption), pet-mommy, and stay at home...er, well...nothing. That's what she called herself. A stay at home nothing. I immediately sympathized. I stay at home...because of lack of employment...and although I am a mommy to Winston and Besta, they could really care less if I'm here or not. I would like to be working, but I have not been successful in finding employment. I have found myself getting bummed and depressed...until I read her post. She listed off things she is thankful for that are a direct result of her being a stay at home nothing. So I looked around today and noticed some things I am thankful for too. Like having dishes always done, and laundry always washed and pets fed and cuddled and time to finish craft projects and read and blog and daydream about the future. I am going to try and keep a more positive attitude about my current stay at home situation. Some day I won't be so lucky to have as much free time. (Although if the reason was because I had babies around, I'd gladly change my free time for poopy diapers and spit-up)
We have some pigeons who have decided that the space under our BBQ grill is perfect for a nest. We've dissembled it once, but they keep coming back. Winston and Besta aren't complaining...they love all the bird watching they get to do.