Our children seem to have a radar getting bad injuries on Sunday nights, after 6pm.
Urgent Care is closed.
Doctor’s offices are closed.
And thus, the ER is the only option.
Coupled with the highest co-pay.
This time it was Alex that had a weird injury—
I had taken the trash bag out of the can in preparation for Monday’s trash pick up.
He had run toward the bag to put some dinner leftovers inside and a can lid collided with his toe.
Cue: blood, tears & parental confusion.
After some TLC in the ER, 2 stitches & Cinderella in the exam room, Alex was much better.
One of his favorite Christmas gifts was a hospital LEGO set from his aunt, uncle and cousin.
And well…..it seems a little prophetic that is was the current centerpiece on our dining room table!
So we have had lots of LEGO building, laying around and trying to force him to take it easy today.
Auntie Elena comes for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day—-so it’s time to rest up and prepare!
I also decided to document the books I read this year. I know I’ve missed some for sure, but it was fun to look back and remember the ways I was stretched and grew through the amazing words and ideas of others.
On “Simple Living”:
Almost Amish by Nancy Sleeth
Obsessive Consumption by Kate Bingaman-Burt
Living More with Less (not pictured) by Doris Janzen Longacre
Get Yourself Organized Project by Kathi Lipp
Young House Love by John and Sherry Petersik
Kate Spade: New York Things We Love (“simple living” because it was about looking at expensive things in a library book vs. buying them!) by Kate Spade New York and Deborah Lloyd
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor
A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily Freeman
Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott
Carry On, Warrior. Thoughts on Life Unarmed by Glennon Doyle Melton
A Homemade Year by Jerusalem Greer
Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist
The In Between by Jeff Goins
Jesus, Feminist (not pictured) by Sarah Bessey
Minimalist Parenting by Christine Koh & Asha Dornfest
Some of the “Kid” Read Aloud Favorites:
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Charlotte’s Web (plus Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan), by E.B. White
The Secret Garden (not pictured) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Every book by Beverly Cleary
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Sparkly, Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn by Melanie Shankle
Lit by Mary Karr
A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book by Elsie Larson & Emma Chapman
Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman
Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach
and….lots of magazines!
Hoping to read a LOT in 2014.
Looking forward to:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Stitches by Anne Lamott
A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans
Pastrix by Nadia Boltz-Weber
Talking Taboo by Erin Lane (and lots of other amazing ladies!!)
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
And still to come out this year…
Found: A Story of Questions, Grace & Everyday Prayer by Micha Boyett (!!!!!!!!!!!)
Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider
Surprised by Motherhood by Lisa-Jo Baker