This morning I took a break from the moving duties and attended an enrichment training at church. It was pretty great to be in a room with 15 other women who are preparing their minds and hearts to lead small groups of women through a Bible study. I learned a lot and feel like there's a 100% chance that I'm going to learn more this semester than I could possibly ever teach. That's super empowering, knowing that the success of me being a co-leader is not in my own strength, but in His.
Also, I wore one of my cute new dresses today and as I continue trying to be nice to myself, I took a pic to share.
That being said, Miss Eleanor is worn out. I think all the packing and house shuffle is a lot for her to handle. Add that to starting school and the schedule changes that that involves and she's pretty well spent. She just wants to snuggle. Just sit and watch movies and read books and have your constant, calm attention. Poor gal, there is an awful lot going on right now and I'm trying to be patient and understanding of how that feels for her. She cried almost the whole way home from church today and I don't think she even knew why. When we got inside she just kept saying, "Snuggle. Rest. Movie." and motioning for me to sit down with her. She didn't just need me to sit, she needed body contact. So we snuggled and took silly selfies while watching Frozen.
"Dog. Sleeping. Night night." or "Swing. Fun. High. Again." Now she's started saying things like, "I want that!" or "Yes, I am." I gave her a sucker the other day and she took it from me, looked at it and said, "It's not red! No, no, no! It's blue!" My jaw dropped because I couldn't believe she spoke so clearly and use a contraction. It's always such fun to see her discover new skills. She's pretty cool.
Eleanor and I had to get out of the house yesterday afternoon for the inspection, so we splurged and went out for Mexican food. I ate the chips and salsa. I also ate the rice and a tortilla. I couldn't stop eating all the carbs. Give me more carbs! Put salt on the carbs!
Eleanor fell asleep in the truck afterward (MIRACLE!) and I still had time to kill, so I drove through Braums and got a milkshake. That night (and today) I feel fairly rotten. I don't know why I eat like that when I know it makes me feel bad. Lesson learned... until the next time I carb overload and am feel like poo.
In the restaurant... Eleanor's opinion of why they would have televisions that aren't playing a Disney movie. Absurdity! Also, she told the waitress "I love you! Bye! Go to work!"
Eleanor exhaustion: Exhibit A
One journal prompt before I go...
5 Year Journal prompt: August 30
What new TV shows do I refuse to watch? Why?
These aren't new, but I no longer watch anything Bachelor related. I used to watch them, though not openly. I knew it was trashy television, so I called it "The show we do not speak of" and watched it as a guilty pleasure. Now I won't watch it at all. It is fake and often vulgar. That's nothing new. The difference is that I have no interest in filling my brain with that stuff at this point in my life. I also no longer watch The Walking Dead. Violence. So much violence. And not just fictional zombie stuff, but just really hateful, uncomfortable, meanness. Not my thing.