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Inspired by Ali’s post a couple of weeks ago, I thought I’d do a little capture of where I am right now. I guess I’m still in list mode with the blog posts, but today, instead of a list of books or photos, you get a list about me.

1. I am really loving the Mondo Beyondo e-course, which started Monday, hosted by Jen Lemen and Andrea Scher. It’s a five-week class about dreaming, and so far the exercises and stories shared have been powerful. There are some things I will probably share here later, but for now, let’s just say I’m SO glad to be in the course.

2. I am working through a meaty to-do list while Ron (my boss) is on a much-needed vacation. The list isn’t long, but each task on it involves time, focus and other people. I’m trying to tackle one or two projects a day; so far, so good.

3. I am enjoying the early onset of autumn – baking pumpkin-chocolate-chip squares, burning fall candles, wearing scarves and long-sleeved tops and boots. However, I am not enjoying the headaches that come with wildly fluctuating weather, and the chilliness of our house in the morning and at night. (It’s not cold enough to turn the heat on, but it’s still chilly.)

4. I am one week into Ali’s Yesterday and Today class, and loving that, too. We’ve been talking about the stories we want to tell through our scrapbooks; I’m excited to start making some actual layouts this week. Ali is such an inspiration to me, in scrapbooking and in life.

5. I am (well, Jeremiah and I are) trying to plan meals and grocery shop at the beginning of each week. We’re on Week 3 of this and doing pretty well – realizing that we can adapt and switch around meals as we go. We’re trying for variety, health and yumminess in our meals. (Last night’s main course was twice-baked potatoes – mmmm.)

6. I am only getting enough sleep about half the time. It’s hard for me to put down the pen/computer/knitting needles and just go to bed. By the same token, it’s been hard to get up in the morning. I need to get into a better rhythm here.

7. I am rejoicing with Lee and Stephanie, our neighbors, about the birth of their new baby, Liam Pierce Fletcher. (Photos here.) I knitted him a little hat and bib, and they were a hit – with his mama, anyway!

8. I am deep into gift knitting – for babies, Christmas presents, and a just-because scarf for Mom, per her request. I love making gifts for others with my hands, and the way it forces me to look outside myself. (Sometimes I get too wrapped up in knitting pretty things just for me – though that has a place, too.)

9. I am loving my community – or communities. Good talk with the ladies at coffee night on Tuesdays; laughter and prayer with the Lifeteam on Sundays; long talks with Bethany; and all the fun and informative stuff in the blogosphere and on Twitter.

10. I am looking forward to spending some time with family soon – my sister is coming in next weekend (and maybe bringing my mom); we’re going down to Kerrville soon to visit my grandparents; and we’re planning to go visit my dad’s family for Thanksgiving. The older I get and the longer I’m married, the more precious I find my family to be.

That’s it for the moment. Where are you right now?


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