Lauren at Baseballs and Bows
Sisterlisa at Apples of Gold
Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie!
Laura, I have your address, since you won the Beth Moore bag (that I still haven't mailed), but if Lauren and Sisterlisa could send your addresses to me at jennifer (DOT) snapshot (AT) yahoo (DOT) com that would be great.
I am in the midst of trying to make a big change in myself (a very superficial external change, but I'll give more info when the time is right). I used to think that I liked change and accepted it well. I've decided that I'm actually somewhat resistant. I find myself saying things like, "I liked it better before." For example, when I first heard about the new ipod nano with video, I thought that although the price is great, and the video is great, I like the feel of mine 2nd generation nano (not as wide). However, now I'm okay with it, although I don't think I'll be getting a new one anytime soon, since Terry surprised me with mine at Christmas.
When Terry got his new Explorer, the turn signal is way high (at 2pm on the steering wheel). I thought, "That's just not right," even though it actually makes much more sense than having it in the middle. A change yes, but a change for the better (just like the ipod).
Coming from someone who has criss-crossed the United States and lived in five homes, four cities, and three states in fifteen years, it sounds a bit odd to say that I find change hard. I think it's like a lot of things in my life. I'm okay with making big changes. It's the small things that I fight.
Anyway, this superficial change is something that I've felt coming on for a while, but it will take some effort to execute and to maintain.
Fall is finally here in Connecticut (this week anyway), and I've enjoyed curling up with a good book or three (I'm always reading more than one). I was happy to take Amanda to a birthday party across down and sit at Starbucks and read for the hour and a half. It was a great break--almost like a mini-retreat. Good reviews to come here and at 5 Minutes for Books.