if i only made myself look around and leave my shell once in a while, i would be able to see the strong, beautiful, creative women around me and really live life with them.
i was reading Proverbs 31 this morning, and i noticed that she never let herself get caught up in the things around her. she was so busy living the life that she was created for that she didn't have time for envying others. if i could only get over what i wasn't made for (but kinda want) i could be so much more of a wife, mother, daughter, neighbor, friend... the list is never ending.
i let myself use a personality type as a crutch. how pathetic is that?
i wasn't made the way i am to keep to myself all of the time. what kind of example will my children have? how could they "rise up and call me blessed" if i can't even see myself that way?
this is going to be hard. this is going to frustrating, exhausting and scary. but i fully believe that living the life i was made for will be the best blessing i could possibly receive other than salvation.
this is not a caffeine free kind of weekend...
the top picture is the front, and the bottom picture is the front and a peak at the backing. like i said, we'll see how this actually turns out...
this is exactly why i need stephen to finish the sewing room soon...
we put in an application, and have our fingers crossed that he'll make his way over to our house sometime this weekend. his current name is "Stank"... that just doesn't do it for me... so, Hank is pretty much the new name.
in other news:
i am addicted to embroidery. this handy handbook has been filling my evenings with fun little projects to keep my mind and hands busy (not that i couldn't fill my time with something else, but this is actually fun for me)
also, baby names are making my head hurt. girl names are easy. i have a hundred girl names that are wonderful and just waiting for a little lass to be made useful...
boy names are tricky. i am really tempted to just throw some names in a hat, and let fate take it's course. oh well, good thing i have a tiny bit more time to let it simmer.
tonight i think that chili and tapioca pudding are on the menu. hot soup and hot pudding are just the thing to make cold, fall days seem a little bit brighter.