For the last six months, I’ve been wonderfully basking in the fact that I don’t get sick. When everybody else is coughing, using up all the tissues Walmart has to offer, taking Airborne every other second, and constantly swallowing vitamin C, I skip along cause I’m not sick. When everybody is sick. Not just two or three people; EVERYBODY. The last time I remember actually having a cold was two years ago. And when I do get sick, it is super-duper bad.
Like today. (Could you tell? Could you tell that the confession that I’m actually sick was coming? Well, it was.)
I’m slowly but surely going about my daily duties here at home with the hopes that if I carry on like I’m not about to stop breathing cause of my cough, I’ll somehow miraculously get better. We’ll see if it works.
On days that I’m not feeling my best (a.k.a. feeling my absolute worst), I wear some of my favorite clothes. So I’m wearing the strange combination of light gray tights, striped socks, a black and white polka dot skirt, a black and white striped shirt, and a pink, cream, and green argyle sweater. Yeah. You should read that one again. It’s a little bit crazy. As Mrs. Hull would say, “Uh, Liana? You don’t match.” Yep, yep, I don’t.
So that’s today: my day of hopefully getting better so I can go away for the weekend.
Time for history. Later, y’alls.
C just reminded me so kindly that its my day to post. Because she was so kind, I’ll post about her.
You see- sometimes, when she gets tired, she gets a “little” bit emotional. We cant always tell if she’s laughing, crying, or both. A laugh unexpectedly turns into a flow of tears, or vise versa. So – monday night was “one of those nights.” The reason why it was so dumb?
This is why she was crying.
I’m supposed to post today – well, rephrase – I am posting today, and I couldn’t figure out what I should post on. So ya know what? When I don’t know what to talk about I always decide that it’s a day to post some photos, whether they be serious, beautiful, or just plain awkward and silly.
I decided it was a day to go with the “awkward and silly” photos, ’cause I think they’re the best – but that’s just MY personal opinion.
Here we go!
1. Note the fact that J is on her toes and I am just standing there awkwardly wondering when I can be done making this very strange pose. And let me tell ya, it was definitely a tad awkward.
2. L is special. Yep. She sure is!
3. Only J would actually take a picture of herself eating food.
4. Sometimes when we’re bored we take pictures like this. Normally sister #4 starts it though – she likes silly photos A LOT. And note that J is covering her chin and tilting her head up – not cool.
5. Don’t worry. J doesn’t actually look like this.
6. You haven’t lived yet if you haven’t seen L or I in a plastic bag. HA. You think we’re insane, I know. But it was raining and the only way to stay somewhat dry was to wear plastic bags! You’re jealous, I just know it.
7. And I guess I hadn’t fully put on the plastic bag – I was bein’ silly I ‘spose.
8. I said L was special right?
9. J is sometimes very strange and surprises us with her choice of snack. For instance, icicles. Who knew they were the next big food/frozen liquid to enjoy. I sure didn’t.
10. Here are a few of all of us. We are such goofs. Or as nephew Jameson would say, “you’re a doof”.
Much like C, I’m feeling quite a bit under the weather today. But don’t worry. It’s nothing water, vitamin C and a couple doses of Nyquil won’t take care of.
At breakfast this morning, we three girls of the seafoam cavern had to hand in little bit of homework. The requirement: study Ephesians 4:29 and write a short paragraph – or two – on something that stands out to us. Since we all did a great job (I’m oh-so-humble) and I’m not feeling very creative right now, I thought that it would be a good (and convenient) opportunity to share them with you. So here are our paragraphs and a look into a portion of our home schooling world.
BTW: we were instructed by our papa that we should use blueletterbible.org and it was super helpful! I fully recommend it to anyone who is studying portions of the Bible.
My family has been memorizing Ephesians 4:29 together and also researching the Greek within this specific verse. We have already dissected this scripture in many ways, but while I was reading through it again by myself I decided to search out the word “hearers” and see what Blue Letter Bible had to say about it more in depth. We had already as a family discussed this specific part of the verse and at first it seemed silly that I even search out this one word, but as I was reading the different definitions Blue Letter Bible had on hearers or hear, it seemed to impact me again.
Blue Letter Bible Lexicon Results under the Outline of Biblical Usage
(3) To hear something; (b) to get by hearing learn; (c) a thing comes to one’s ears, to find out, learn
When we hear something ourselves it can impact our lives, and I think we forget that the words we speak are being taken in as a teaching of some sort and being learned from. Whether the learning is their view changing of our person or the learning being them taking in our words and changing according to those words, it is changing something inside of them.
The words we speak are not only changing others, but are changing who we will become.
Ephesians 4:29, NKJV, “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.”
I find it quite interesting that in the authorized text, the verse says “communication” instead of “word” in the first phrase. As someone who has grown up with the NKJV version of this verse memorized, I find that the idea of bad communication rather than words a little more applicable. A single word by itself is usually not bad, discouraging, or unedifying but it is the string of words which the single word is put with that creates the discouraging affect. A focus on what kind of communication is created is something I can relate to and work on in my own life.
Imparting. What is that? We’ll another way to say it is “to minister to” or “to give” someone something. How do we give grace? What does grace even mean? How about favour, love, joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, kindness. Sounds almost like the fruit of the spirit to me!
So – next time you say something think about it first. Are you giving kindness with your words? Are you imparting grace?
It’s morning time in the cavern. Last night was full of snoring from both L & C. Most of the time we hear little brothers snoring from across the hall too. It’s petty exciting. Are you wondering how we could be so cruel? That’s not cruel. This is cruel:
Sorry L ;)
The mornings are pretty interesting around here.
Big Sister 4 is up getting read for work. She makes a smoothy every morning. She must be in the kitchin consuming that pink smoothy right now. I can hear her chattering from up the tower in my bed (You read that correctly – I still haven’t moved from my bed).
L is standing in the closet picking out close. She’ll pick out her clothes. Then I’ll kindly ask her to pick out mine. And she will. Even though I just posted that lovely picture of her. She’ll pick out my whole outfit, and I’ll say something along the lines of, “thanks girl” and put it on. Then, slowly, I’ll completely change into something else and say something like, “it just doesn’t feel like what I want to wear today.” But still – she picks out my outfit about once a week and we go through the same routine.
Little brother must be getting dressed right now. He’s singing as he moves from his bedroom to the bathroom. He’s always singing. I can here Mums helping him pick his shirt out.
Big Brother is generally pretty quiet in the mornings. Sometimes he leaves to go work out his man-muscles. But sometimes we wake up to see him doing pull ups right outside our door.
Mornings are sometimes fun, sometimes they come way to soon, and they are always unpredictable. But each morning, there is something that never changes. He is sill God. He is always still God. We never have to wake up and wonder if He’s still going to be around. He will be. He always will be.
Isn’t that nice?
Did you hear?! Did you hear?! I recently was given TWO new chauffeurs! (cha-chang)
No. It’s not my birthday. Sorry to disappoint. I mean, you can say happy birthday if you want, but really — I wouldn’t want you to waste your breath.
Nope. No special holiday.
I just happen to share a room with two girly-girls that just passed their drivers test… That’s all.
Whoops. Are you scared now? ‘Cause I didn’t mean to scare you.
They’re completely safe…I think. Then again, I’m not so sure I would feel safe knowing that these creature-people-things were driving on the road…
(NOTE: They’re more normal than they appear. You don’t believe me??? HA. Didn’t expect THAT one comin’!)
But – we think this is funny – and if you appreciate the average “fashion” blog, you will too.
Last night we sat around the kitchen talking. At one point, I remembered that I had to post something “dumb” tomorrow and voiced my need to think of something dumb. C replied, “Well, that shouldn’t be hard,” quite jokingly but less than 5 minutes later, I got one of my feet stuck in the back of the chair.
Yep. I found my “that’s dumb”.
In the evening, when the sun goes down, we head up to The Tower (that happens to be what I call the upstairs) and into our aqua bedroom. We plug in our twinkle lights and light an assortment of smelly candles. Then C says something along the lines of, “our room smells like a tropical island and Christmas!” Just when we thought it couldn’t get better we turn on some mood setting tunes. Last night it was Dave Matthews Band. The one with black bird on it, ya know? The night before it was Frankie Sinatra. Sometimes it’s the Jamie Cullum Pandora station. It’s really wonderful. Really. It is.
Here is just a wee peek into our evening time cozy cavern.
Now imagine that with Frankie singing to you softly in the background. Beautiful.
On a side note: My Shoes came in!
I’m really only posting that to tease you. Later we’re going to do a whole entire post about our shoes. Seriously. By looking at someones shoes you get a glimpse of their soul. Ha – get it, soul? Sole.
Yesterday after church we went out to eat with a friend at our favorite place, The Hometown. It’s this amazing diner that has THE BEST burgers — I think so anyway, and our friend thought they were quite de-lish (it was his first time there….unbelievable, right???)
Best part? It’s right down the road from our home. Oh yeah. You heard me! So any time that we feel like stuffing ourselves with massive burgers, we just walk right down the road to get one. It’s AMAZING.
Here is a picture of our little group. J on the right, myself, L, and friend — we’ll call him T because his name starts with a T, and since we’re doing the whole initial thing! – why not? Oh, and this is us smiling for the camera when really we were accidentally being recorded.
After filling our stomachs with heavenly goodness, T came over to watch a favorite musical with us — Into The Woods. Amazing music. Amazing acting. Amazing sets…. You get the picture. I mean, Bernadette Peters was in it, so how could it not be amazing?
We then took a walk…. It was a tad chilly, but we have neighbors that will drive around the same block just to drive past us making silly faces multiple times so all in all, it was a really enjoyable stroll in the neighborhood.
Once we got inside, we got lazy again so we watched Singing In The Rain — one of my absolute favorites! If you haven’t seen it, WATCH IT. And that’s an order from C herself…You better be scared.
This here, is Gene Kelly singing and dancing in the rain. Go to the 45 second mark, because that’s where he starts singing and dancing and it’s wonderful.