Church Friends

Many people know that I’ve struggled with my faith over the past year or so.  It’s one of those things I didn’t really feel like going on about.  It’s embarrassing, to be someone as connected with church as I was.  I volunteered for years on the production team at church.  I volunteered in the pre-K on Sunday mornings.  Amanda and I led small groups for about eight years.  Most of the friends I made in Wilmington were people I met through church.  A number of my clients are avid believers as well. Given all that, it was, and still kind of is, a little hard to be very public about my struggle. I’m still not totally sure where I stand with …

Catch Up

I have been so, so slack on here. I haven’t even been making notes like I usually do when I get behind. I blame it on a few things. First, I was sick Milly and I both were, but she was for longer. She even had a night where she threw up. It seems like until recently we didn’t have a week go by this year yet where everyone was healthy. Secondly, I blame it on the Walking Dead video game. I was addicted to it, so I had to go ahead and beat it. I was like Heavy Rain, where it’s more like you’re playing out a movie than playing a game. It actually had some touching moments in …

Milly’s First Dental Appointment

It wasn’t really a dental appointment for her.  Amanda and I were scheduled at 3:00 and 2:00 respectively, so I took Milly to Barry’s office and Amanda met us out there.  Throughout my entire dental cleaning Milly kept asking when it would be her turn.  Barry examined her teeth after Amanda’s appointment I think.  I wasn’t there because I’d forgotten my phone at home so I couldn’t check messages or email and I was getting antsy (for no real reason, it turned out).  Barry does it just to help kids get comfortable with seeing a dentist.  When she got home I asked Milly about it and she baed her teeth for me and told me that B had said she …

Home Alone

We’ve had a long-standing issue where the valve for the water spigot out front is hard to turn off because the handle broke off and it requires a wrench to turn off, so the nub I need to turn to turn it off or on is a bit stripped.  It was leaking a while back, so I got a valve to hook onto that.  I discovered today that the valve is good enough that I can leave it on and the hose won’t drip.  I can’t describe how happy that discovery made me. After a lot of busy-ness with sales lately, I’m now sitting back and waiting for things to start.  Good thing it wasn’t today though, because Milly hardly let …

New Small Group Direction

Busy finishing and starting new projects. Milly peed during naptime, woke up crying and said she was scared.  Wondered if she had a bad dream.  Finished her nap in our bed- first time she’s slept there. Amanda said Callie told Milly there were monsters in her room today, probably not helpful. We had to scramble to find a babysitter for Milly tonight and got the Sawyers (from small group, not my sister’s family, who lives four hours away) to do it.  Sounded like Milly and Isaac had a good time together.  Played outside, drank chocolate milk, had a bath. The reason for we needed a sitter was for the leaders meeting tonight.  New direction for the church this summer with …