a list about sleep and the past 5 days:
- 6= the average number of hours i have been getting this past week.
- 10= the number of hours i need to feel non-monstrous.
- 1=the number of nights the toddler has slept through the night.
- 1=the number of days the toddler has taken a nap.
- 3= the average number of cups of coffee being consumed by me.
a list of things i have received in the past week from people i have a). never met in real life or b). just met for the first time:
- lip balm
- very special chocolate
- the most beautiful necklace in the world
- washable markers (for the kid)
- gorgeous clothes (for the kid)
- an annie dillard book
- the complete sermons of walter brueggemann
- fair trade chocolate bars
- hand lotion
- corduroy book+bear (for the kid)
- reeses peanut butter cups
a list of pleasant children’s music that both the child and i agree upon to listen to in the car:
a list of coping mechanisms, unedited:
- peppermint mocha creamer (don’t judge, portland people)
- call the midwife
- re-reading harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone
- reading really old O! magazines that i got for .25 cents at the thrift store
- walking in the leaves
- being very honest in my prayers
the number of days until the husband comes home:
- but who’s counting?
i would dearly love to continue in making lists but it is tedious and i don’t have the brain capacity (or the luxury of a nap time) for any more. sorry.
but: here is an update for all of you who have been holding us up this week:
the husband is still in japan visiting his sister, who was in a car accident. thank you to all who have been in praying. her recovery has been nothing short of miraculous (she is awake, talking, has a sense of humor, got off her ventilator and feeding tube in record time, and is now being prepped to be moved to a rehabilitation center). i can’t thank you enough for your outpouring of prayers and well-wishes, the chocolates and the phone calls. it is truly humbling to watch a miracle take place, and to see how the body of christ responds to carry those who don’t have the strength.