Sunday, June 29, 2008

breakfast in the bathroom

What a day this has been

It started at 5:30 AM with a flurry of getting ready, that somehow enabled us to make it to church early. Indeed despite being up so early, the only way I was able to find time to eat was to have breakfast in the bathroom while the boys bathed.

I know my life is quite glamorous.

The reason we had to be to church early is that Paul is currently taking pictures to make a church pictorial directory. This is quite the endeavor. He took seven families' pictures today. And he has edited to of them. He took out the ugly church wall background and inserted them over a picture of our backyard.

It's sort of funny to think that we'll have lots pictures of people standing in our yard.

I have been in a major sorting and rearranging mood lately. I think I may be driving Paul nuts. I keep wanting to get rid of things that we don't really need. Which it turns out is just about everything. I'm trying to simplify my life. I don't want my possessions to be in charge of me.

So if I get rid of a gift you gave me, or a toy you gave one of my children, please understand it's not that I didn't like it. It's just really hard to have so many nice things while there are people eating mud in Haiti.

And I won't throw the things away, I am either selling or donating them.

The house is starting to seem a lot bigger.


jg said...

Oops...I suppose I shouldn't have given you all those books yesterday!


Anonymous said...

They are safe. Shaelin's Grandma is reading them now. She will definitely find a place for them. Mom O'Neil