The things kids say. Alternate title: I love my life.

I told Middlest that I would take care of her plate after lunch because I love her.

She replied, "Thank you. That really appreciates me!"



How my daughter sees me

Last night was Family Night at our house. We watched Big Hero 6. Again. :)

In the scene where Honey Lemon is introduced, Oldest looks at me and smiles and says, "She's like you."

So there you go.


New Phones! aka Welcome to the 21st Century!

You know what's awesome? When you've spent a week (because of my little interruptions) working on a catch-all type blog post and then you press a wrong button and BAM! it's gone. Awesome.

This time around, *ahem* instead of trying to squeeze as much as I can in one post, I'm just going to try and finish one short post.


Mr. N and I got new-to-us phones! Hooray! This was our old phone. *blows dust off* You know, the kind with the REAL buttons on it? Do you remember those?

It was well-loved and I eeked out as much of it's life as I could, but it was definitely time to say goodbye. *sniff*

I'm over it.

I had no idea how much I *needed* a smartphone. I mean, how did I even survive before this? Twenty-first century, here I come!

Because of our new phones, I've been able to join Instagram and I love it. It's like facebook. Without the awkwardness. ;) 

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If you're on Instagram, let me know so I can follow you!

I'm also freaking out about being able to listen to podcasts WHENEVER I WANT. I realize I'm a little behind the times here, but I still can't help being so excited about it! ;)


It is better to take refuge in the Lord.

I feel like I've been disappointing people a lot lately. In word and deed.

If there was one thing that I'd want to change about myself (other than a bunch of other things!) it would be that I care too much what people think. I can't stand this about myself! I spend way too much time and head-space worried about what I said or did to so-and-so and if they were offended or not. Ugh.

Some of you, especially the introverts out there(!), are thinking why on earth would you care so much about what other people think?

But as an ENFP (or ENFJ? I can never figure it out. I think I waver between the two.), I care a lot about people in general, and unfortunately, along with that comes caring a lot about what people think about me.

ENFPs don't take things at face value – they look for underlying motives in even the simplest things. It's not uncommon for ENFPs to lose a bit of sleep asking themselves why someone did what they did, what it might mean, and what to do about it.  -16 Personalities

Thankfully, God gave us (me) His Precious Word to remind me of what my real priorities should be. I read this this morning: (impeccable timing, no?)
In my anguish I cried to the Lord,
and he answered by setting me free.
The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
The Lord is with me; he is my helper.
I will look in triumph on my enemies.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord 
than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord 
than to trust in princes. 
-Psalm 118: 5-9

Deep Breath. Ahhh. It feels so good to read that. (again and again and again...)

Now I wouldn't go so far as to say that I have to look at the people in my life I feel like I'm disappointing as "enemies." ;) But I *do* know who my real enemy is (it's the devil, in case you were wondering), and he will try anything to sever relationships! And whether it is him (he?) that is feeding me the constant stream of "you've disappointed so-and-so" or just my own silly self that is telling me that, I know the Truth. And it will set me free.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord. 

Amen and hallelujah. Thank you, Lord for your Word and for reminding me Who's opinion matters the most.