My mind/blog/life has been a bit scattered lately, as evidenced by my nightstand:
Keith joked that he didn’t know our house was the new town library. There are more books on the floor.
From the top, and why:
1- The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman- our anniversary was the week I took this photo and we thought we’d read up on one another’s love language again 🙂
2- What to Expect the First Year– what first time mom doesn’t have this one in reach?
3- The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren- Keith and I led a small group study on this book many moons ago and my brother, who works for Obama *, needed a synopsis of the book before the big Saddleback event that took place in August. Why yes, little bro, I will write some cliffnotes for you to write a memo for a presidential candidate.
4- Busy Woman’s Guide to Prayer, by Cheri Fuller- somebody lent this to me but I think I’m giving it back. I haven’t even looked at it other than the bright pink cover.
5- The Nursing Mother’s Companion, by Kathleen Huggins- great book if you are new to the whole nursing deal and don’t have a close friend or relative to ask those “stupid” questions. I loved it but then again, there were some sections and opinions that you just have to take with a grain of salt (like every parenting/ child book). I think I pulled this out again after I got, um, bit. Teething is not fun!
6- Building Your Mate’s Self Esteem, by Barbara & Dennis Rainey- another anniversary type mindset thing on growing and building up your spouse…
7- Your Baby and Child- a hand-me-down gift that I have barely skimmed.
8- Getting Stronger, by Bill Pearl- weight training manual because I. AM. A. MACHINE. AT. THE. GYM. yeah! Actually, Keith bought this a loooooong time ago and I busted it out this year when I got serious at the gym 🙂
9- The Purpose Driven Life Journal– see #3. I never wrote in it, so if you want it, let me know. Its just collecting dust.
10- Streams in the Desert Journal– love love love love love this devotional.
11- My calendar/agenda- I used this calendar to keep track of when Sweet Pea nursed, slept, etc in those early months.I got it out again to show a friend that she was not alone in the chaos of taking care of a newborn. One line in particular I shared was “Oh my word, she has nursed for the better part of an hour and is hungry AGAIN? I JUST WANT A SHOWER!!!!”
12- Some random photo box
13- Morning and Evening, by Spurgeon- love love love love this devo too. This is the kind of writing that you have to chew on for a while 🙂
14- Mount Vernon Love Story, by Mary Higgins Clark- a fictionalized account of George & Martha Washington’s love story. Keith and I take turns reading aloud before bed. I know. We’re cheesy.
15-My old journal & random MOPS stuff
So yeah. Not a knitting book in sight. I’m hopeful that I’ll be back in the groove soon. It’s all good.
* Yes, my bro works for the guy but I’m not endorsing either way. I just wanted to help my brother do his job well!