Thursday, October 21, 2010

I know this much is true

1. I have come to terms with the fact that I am quite possibly the worst blogger out there. Ever! And I should not be surprised if people aren't even stopping by anymore. I didn't mean to let it get this bad, it just kind of did. And I'm sorry.

2. But if you know me, like really know me, then you know it's my tendency to shut down when "stuff" happens. Not the good kind of stuff. But the undesirable kind of stuff life tends to throw at us every now and then. We're currently dealing with some personal "undesirable stuff" right now. Everything will be OK. This I know, for the Bible tells me so. We're just right smack in the middle of the painful and not so fun getting-through-it stage right now.

3. But it's not all bad. We have been very blessed with some REALLY good things lately as well. Things that we have been working on for a very long time have finally come to fruition. And we are so happy. And free!

4. My reading obsession is still going strong. I'm currently reading, and totally into, Still Missing by Chevy Stevens, which was recommended by my friend Ellen. For whatever reason, I keep landing on these dark, intense, and emotional reads. But they have been great. I highly recommend: The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain, The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf, and Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock. 

5. Speaking of books, have you ever read the book from which I borrowed my post title, I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb? I read it as soon as Oprah selected it for her book club. Back in 1998. It's phenomenal. Again, not lighthearted AT ALL, but a wonderful book never the less. And if you like it, you may want to read She's Come Undone, also by Wally Lamb. I loved that one too!

6. I am determined to get all of my Christmas shopping done before December 1st this year. All of it! I've made this declaration before. And it has not always been met with the highest degree of success. But this year will be different! I just know it will.

7. I've lost a total of 11 lbs since starting Weight Watchers. I feel like the pounds are literally c  r  a  w  l  i  n  g off me with slug-like speed. But motivation is definitely not at all time high these days, and since it's a loss,  I think I'll go ahead and take it without too much complaining.

8. I am really looking forward to visiting my brother for Thanksgiving and celebrating our parents' 40th anniversary. All of us. Together. I can't wait!

9. Isabella's love affair with soccer is over. She says she has to run too much and it sucks up all her energy. That girl cracks me up! Anyway, she's ready to move on to something new. We gave her the option of trying gymnastics or art next. Without any hesitation, she chose art. We're looking into some classes. I wonder how she'll like art when it's in a more structured environment.

10. Sam's talking has really taken off here lately. And he says the cutest things. Things like: "No me know how" instead of "I don't know how", which makes me laugh every single time.


Jessica said...

Well Lizy.....I know you didn't think about me when you wrote this post, because I thought I was the worst blogger EVER!!! (Which I'm working on, to get better)
But I do have to say I miss your post. I read your post and picked up the phone and called you, I hope your feeling better since last time we talked. I hope your "stuff" get better soon, don't like to read your shut down, a veces nos pasa a todos, espero que recarges baterias rapido!! Sabes, que te queremos mucho por aca!!

Anonymous said...

I still read your blog, every time you post it in FB :) just so you know someone is "following" you jiji. I hope everything that is making u "miserable" if that is the right word, goes away. And Yes God is in control. So awesome about your parents 40th anniversary! God is amazing! : )

Anonymous said...

What a handsome little nephew I have!
Uncle Howie

alison said...

if you hang in there with me and my sporadic blogging....i'll hang in there with you! ;)

Krystle said...

You're definitely not the worst blogger ever! I am! Ha! Sorry to hear you're having icky life stuff going on. It's never fun but I hope it goes by for you quick =) Stay strong girl! Those pics of your babies are adorable!!

11 POUNDS is awesome!!!!! Good job! It may seem like it's taking forever but it'll be worth it in the end =)

Anonymous said...

You are a great blogger!! I look forward to reading everything you have to say! I am praying for you all the time and I know God is watching over you. He has a great plan for you and your family because you are his child and he loves you and I do too!!