i think i've mentioned that i sometimes struggle with insomnia. well, last night was one of those nights. at least now, when i do have it, i'm calm and not upset. i just get up and read or pray. i think one of the reasons i have problems with insomnia, is because my mind is overstimulated about upcoming shoots. last night i was thinking a lot about the wedding tomorrow night and the 6 shoots i have coming up in the next 7 days! i should have a bunch of fun images to share! so this morning, i don't feel as energetic as usual, but that's okay, maybe i needed a slow morning? i've been chatting online with cara (whenever i say or type this, it makes me think of napoleon dynamite), drinking coffee, straightening the house and generally putzing around. i feel so disoriented with the holiday on monday and then tom going out of town; my mind can't figure out what day it is or what i should be doing!
last night, the bagels came over and we ate dinner together and just hung out. i can't believe i didn't take a single photo! we were too busy just being....and eating! it was a very laidback night, no fuss, which was just what i needed. next time we'll take photos!
yesterday, i received a very fun box in the mail from erika. the little box was filled with button rings and bracelets!
she definitely needs an etsy shop, right? if you are interested in a ring or bracelet, email me and i can hook you up! the rings are $10 and the bracelets are $20. i just adore them!
several of you commented and emailed asking where the quote by stephen arterburn was from. it's from the book *more jesus, less religion*. so insightful and dead-on. i read it a few years ago and then recently reread it. it just confirms everything i've been thinking lately. i really do feel like i have a new paradigm as far as my faith goes. so free and encouraging...and hopefully much more effective! i'm only sharing bits and pieces of it here, and i really should journal about it, so that i can express it clearly. but in my mind, it's clear and makes perfect sense. i love what each of you are sharing, thanks for taking the time! and i love the church theme "a place where mercy triumphs over judgement" i hope i don't sound like i am not aware of sin and the fact that sin has to be dealt with, but i think i used to be more aware of sin, than of God's grace.
so, it's already the weekend again! yeah. tom will be home this afternoon, so since the sun is out and it's a gorgeous day, i'm going to get my work done, so i can relax with him later. i would be happy just to sit outside all evening!
God bless your day!