It's hard for me to believe it's been two months since we arrived home to California. In so many ways, it feels like it's been a day...and in so many ways, I can hardly remember what it was like to live in Florida. I think we're finally feeling really settled, though I'm really struggling to find a good creative place and time for writing and working on my eBay listings.
So what's going on around here?
- The baby chicks are no longer babies. They've definitely entered that awkward adolescent phase. They'll be moving out to the coop soon. The layers are finally laying regularly - we're getting two to three eggs a day from them. By the time the chicks start laying, we could be getting a dozen every two days, and I think I need to start researching some frittata recipes!
- Caleb is all about baseball right now. He's playing Little League for the very first time and loves it. Yesterday was supposed to be his first game, but he was just about in tears when he found out this week's games were rescheduled due to the rainy weather we've been having.
- Hanna's been busy with school and has had several chapters of a story she's working on published on Teen Ink ( I'll link it in if it's okay with her later). She got her part for the drama club production last week. She is constantly busy with something.
- I've been down for the past week with a stomach virus that just seems to keep hanging on, but I was finally able to get back to the gym today for a short workout. Trying to get work done, trying to find time to write and generally feeling frustrated the lack of success in both.
- Tom's still slogging through this semester's classes pile of work. I don't think he's ever had this much work for classes before, and I'm thankful he has the time to focus on them right now. He's preaching this Sunday at a church here in Dos Palos, and we're all praying about a possible opportunity that could be related to that.
Not terribly exciting, but life has found a rhythm again after so many months of stress and upheaval. We're still waiting to see God's plan unfold for us, and still holding to these words of Elisabeth Elliot's:
God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to.