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Today's Juggling Act



When I sat down to blog tonight I thought,"this is a hodge podge of stuff that doesn't really go together...it's all over the place." But truthfully? That's what my life is like some days. It's a crazy conglomeration -- as I JUGGLE from church to home to job coaching to writing to drinking dark roast coffee and dreaming about changing the world. 

There's still a lot to get ready for Easter at the church as well as in our home.  Larry and I still do Easter baskets for ALL of our kids. (Yes even the 22 and 23 year old). I tell him we will do this FOR LIFE and every year he gives me a lecture on the ridiculousness of doing Easter baskets for grown kids. This will be interesting when next year he will give me a lecture on the ridiculousness of doing a basket for a 23, 24 and 16 year old. Ha ha! Shhhhhh! What Larry doesn't know won't hurt him. Every year I can make him think this is the last year we're doing baskets.

In other news:


CQT Media and Publishing is releasing the book, The Lost Daughters, at the APRC Conference in November 2013. As a Lost Daughters blogger I have the privilege of being a contributor to the book. I am so honored to be a part of this project. The depth of meaning for me cannot even be adequately expressed in words. (And words are my thing!) Suffice it to say I'm super excited, and just submitted my contribution! It's done! Yay! Now I can just wait for the glorious day of the book release and bask in what has been accomplished by all of my Lost Daughters sisters. Together we are strong, and as a team we are changing the world!


At our house, we're also getting things ready for a very special young lady's 16th birthday. Our Savanna Rose has almost reached this milestone. She's been expressing that she wants rose bushes planted at the house in preparation for her birthday party. Today was the day for me to get moving on that goal.   She picked them out and I'll plant them tomorrow.  Could she be any more gorgeous than she is? Nope. Now you know one reason why our family does not support gun control.

It has been unusually cold here in Tampa, with temperatures being in the 40's.  Larry refuses to turn on the heat in our house. He's kind of frugal. I don't think he was all that thrilled about me sleeping in fuzzy leopard pajama pants, a matching t-shirt,a sweatshirt and thick socks, last night. All this under a down comforter AND a quilt. Yes, I was that cold. If he has any interest in me taking any of it off he can go adjust the thermostat. Ha!

 I'm looking forward to the festivities this weekend and perhaps more than anything I am dreaming of sitting around a fire on our back patio, drinking coffee and talking with loved ones.  Maybe it will be an equally exciting weekend for Larry as he adjusts the thermostat. 

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