I seem to talk about this calendar it seems. And really, it totally deserves it.
Look at the giant-square awesomeness. Ahhh.
Especially for those of us that don’t have teeny-tiny engineer handwriting.
I just wish I could get my oh-so-lovely-with-giant-squares calendar to add on the menu planning dealie that’s on the bottom of this one. Then it would be totally perfect for me. Shall try emailing them and seeing what they can do in the future….
Today I got some free books for the kids.
Borders has a Double Dog Dare book challenge this year for kids under 12yo.
Um, my kids have definitely read more than a dozen books this summer. Quite a bit more.
And here they are “playing.” No formal or rigid structured [math] lessons yet though. When you give them casserole dishes of navy beans (I had them in the pantry, they’re subbing for lentils for a while – it happens), you have to let them touch and play to get it out of their system.
And on a pretty note… Taken while driving to the next town over to have dinner with hubby at a fancy restaurant.
You know, lately I’ve been struggling with spirituality/religion. I can’t make myself join a church just to make friends, when I’d rather not sit through boring services/lectures that really don’t do much for me. That kind of thing is just too fake feeling for me – joining to worship is one thing, solely joining for finding friends seems off, but again, that’s just me. Plus Sundays are one of our few family days. We like spending time together as a family, and really, we don’t have a lot of family time nowadays anyway, at least time that includes hubby. Sometimes I envy people that just are all-out believers and have zero doubts and this that and the other. But really, I like my place in life despite the insane challenges as of late.
Anyway. I know there’s something/someone out there. Is it God or Buddha or Zeus? I couldn’t tell you, but my gut feeling is that it’s probably the same being just interpreted differently. I’ve had at least two experiences where I’ve actually had some sort of run-in with God…
One was at church camp when I was 15 or 16yo. It was a quiet prayer time where we all went off to alone spots in the camp, and I was sitting on this one giant boulder out behind some cabins. Was praying about something, and all of a sudden, this giant weight was literally lifted from my shoulders (think how much lighter you feel after a good haircut – multiply that, but on the shoulders). I cannot truly explain it, but honest to goodness, I felt it and it was real. Very trippy at the time I have to say.
The other one was quite recent – a year and a half ago. I was driving down the highway on my way to somewhere. All of a sudden, something popped in my head. Like someone wanted to know what to do with my dad – like a heaven/hell kind of thing. My response thought was like “don’t knock yourself out or bend over backwards for him, but be sorta/a little nice to him.” He wasn’t that particularly nice to me throughout the years, but eh, I’m not super evil (usually). Not a few minutes later, hubby calls me on my cell phone. With the news that my dad had just died. Coincidence? I kinda doubt that.
And after my issues as of late, I see that sunset while going to meet up with hubby. Think I needed that reminder. 🙂