Well, so far I've only read through Book II. I'm not very good at keeping up with and reading his blog, so I don't even know where everyone else is at. Here's a quote that I loved from page 50:
"That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended - civilisations are built up - excellent institutions devised, but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and cruel people to the top and it all slides back into misery and ruin."
Hmm . . . just something to think about.
I have been slacking on my memory verses as well:( I need to practice them.
So I started teaching. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to keep doing it, because I'm finding it difficult to keep up with my job at the church. But I really like it. A lot. It ended up not paying as much as I orginally thought it was going to, so that's a bummer as well. If my mom wasn't babysitting for free one class a week; it wouldn't be worth it at all.
I have also learned how to make an awesome chai tea latte. Something else I really like. A lot. I told Richard that if we ever need health insurance I can work at Starbucks!
I always have so much that I think about writing about and then I forget it all. That's called momnesia. It's no wonder more women than men get alzheimers . . . it starts as momnesia!
Working out, sleep, health, ministry, career options, scrapbooking, economy: have all been things running through my mind lately. Maybe I'll say a few sentences about each.
Working out: I'm trying to 'get my body back.' I want to feel sexy again. I also like working out and would rather do it than diet:) I've really gotten into kickboxing. It's incredibly empowering.
Sleep: My girls are all sleeping well . . . for now! I deserve it after 3+ years of not sleeping through the night.
Health: I'm pretty sure that collostrum supplements are the best thing ever!
Ministry: Some exciting things are going on at my church. I'll write more about them later:)
Career options: I'm liking the Belmont Tech thing, but it doesn't pay as well as I thought it would. So I've been thinking of other things that I'm good at: photography. With the current economy, I've considered starting a photography business where I do events for $400-$500 and then just give people CD's with their pics. Yoga: I could get certified to be a yoga instructor and do private sessions . . . but that might not go well with the economy since private excercise lessons are one of the first things people would cut. A con to the photography would be working a lot of Saturdays. I've also considered running for school board.
Scrapbooking: I've been trying to organize our family photos so I can start scrapbooking for the girls. I started a book for Evelyn that doesn't even have her whole first year. I've been doing a little bit each day in an attempt to catch up.
Economy: I worry a lot about Richard's job. Mine isn't secure either, but Richard's job is commission so we see the effects of the staggering economy on his paychecks. Which sucks . . . hence the reason I'm working more and considering other career options. I wish that the whole world (or just country) would listen to me when I say this:
WE got ourselves into this mess. Wall Street helped, but we did it. We opted for cheap imported goods instead of standing up and saying "I'll pay more if it means keeping jobs in the U.S." (We also bought a lot of houses that we couldn't afford). So why don't we turn the economy around and start buying "MADE IN USA." We need to become the change we can believe in!