Give the kids a jump rope and they'll be occupied for hours...whether they'll be safely occupied is a completely different matter. This is so rare for me, but I'm linking up with Stuff and Things since I figure a random thoughts/stories/updates post should be posted approx. once in a blue moon.
-One lazy Sunday afternoon recently, Angel didn't feel like going running, so he got on his computer, signed up for a 10K this month and a half-marathon next month, and then miraculously felt like running. I still felt like having a nap.
- I went out to buy a sewing machine last week. My Mom's desire for me to sew costumes for VBS this year is what has tipped the scales. I'm dreaming of designing dresses and skirts again. The baby sister wants a WonderWoman costume designed for her superhero-themed 10th birthday party. We actually found an appliance store with two sewing machines but they were both out of stock, and they may or may not be on sale in a few weeks, so we'll try again later. That's shopping for you.
I won a giveaway, and Kira drew a cartoon of me--wearing the outfit from this post:
-I was reading a Bible story to the kids, and it was the story of Moses' death. I read from the children's Bible story book, "Moses died, and God buried him somewhere in the plain." Granted, this is a bit of an unusual tale, even as Bible stories go, but I was surprised when Shiloh burst out: "WHY DID GOD BURY MOSES IN AN AIRPLANE?" It took me a while before I understood...plain...plane... and then we talked about what a plain means as a geographical term. And I'm still cracking up about it.
- On Malaysia's Independence Day I had a holiday, and some free time, so I obviously used some of that time to paint a bunch of triangles on the dresser that I painted a pineapple on a few months ago. Can you tell that I only own two colors of paint? I think I'd like to add a sunshine peeking over my triangles that vaguely resemble a bumpy horizon...but that would mean investing in a tube of yellow paint and I'm not sure I need that kind of commitment right now.
-Every time I look in the mirror I think: "Man, I really love my purple hair." Sorry if that seems rude. I've never been great at pretending to lack self-confidence.
-My little sister went on vacation and got engaged at the Grand Canyon. What a coincidence! Now we're talking wedding hair and reception nachos. The Malaysian side of the family is eager to meet her guy. Angel, I, and my parents and siblings have an advantage over the rest of the family here because we actually have met him, and I gave him a haircut a few years ago, which totally gives me almost SIL status already. Because all the people I do hair for these days are either related by blood, marriage, or unofficial adoption.
What's new with you and yours?