Friday, July 15, 2011

What I'm doing this Summer

Summer can sometimes tend to be a lazy, laid-back time of the year. And there's certainly nothing wrong with taking a rest now and then. But it's definitely a good thing to keep aiming for something and have some idea of things you want to accomplish in the near future.

So what am I doing this summer?

#1 is pretty much in full swing. I can't tell you how good it feels to be able to blog again! I am so thankful for my new laptop with really fast internet. *sigh of utter bliss* God is so good.

#2 - I have until March to get this afghan done so I'm taking my time and enjoying the process. I think I have about 6 blocks done out of 35... but it'll be so beautiful. It's going to be a wedding present for my cousin and her fiance.

#3 - Yep. I'm writing a book. It's inspired by the works of Jane Austen. I've mentioned it before. I'm surprised how vulnerable my feelings are towards this endeavor... I want people to like it, but am aware that not everybody will. I do, and my family does, so that's good enough for me. :) I have about 280 pages written out of 300+. The end is in sight, so I'm hoping I can finish it before this autumn.

#4 - My poor camera needs to be sent in for repairs, so I'm going to clear off my old camera card and try to use my dinky little Kodak something-or-other for 'emergencies'. :D But one of my goals is to take a lot of pictures this summer, particularly of my family. My brothers are growing and changing and maturing so rapidly that I don't want us to forget what they used to be like at 15 and 17... and I always love looking back at pictures I've taken of past events and reliving the precious memories. You can't have too many pictures! :)

5 & 6 - Pretty simple, after all. I can choose to enjoy my life and everything going on around me, or I can be dissatisfied and discontent, overlooking the many blessings God has given me and my family. I choose to be happy, and enjoy life. :) And I also choose to be a blessing to the people around me.

Sorry today's post was such a shortie. But guess what? I wrote an article over at Meditations of His Love that I think you might like to read. Click here to read it.

And here's a hint of what it's about:
Curious yet? You should read the post. Really. :)

Oh, and I got the cute notebook image from under their 'post freebies' section and added my own text.

Annnnd, if you have not gotten my brand-new blog button yet...'s right over there on the sidebar! :)


  1. Wow, what a wonderful allegory. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I love the way you write! So good!

    I know you will have a great summer! It's already turning out super!

  3. Johan,
    Thanks! I'm very glad you liked it.

    Thank you. :) I love writing - and I find that every time I write something I become more comfortable with words. :)
    And my summer sure is turning out pretty great so far! ;)


  4. What a lovely blog you have! I've really enjoyed getting to know you scrolling through the past posts after I found this from your comment on Ella's blog, All Because of Grace, who is a best friend of mine.

    Your summer to-do list sounds identical to mine...the 7th thing for me, would be "Get a part time job!" LOL But all in our Lord's good timing.


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