So apparently another month has pretty much gone by?
I wouldn’t say it was the greatest month ever, but it definitely was not the worst month ever. It was just kind of a neutral month, I guess. February can be that way sometimes. I can’t believe I was born in February. It has to be one of the blah-est months of the year.
But it definitely had its bright moments, and I am here to share those with you. =) It’s a big, happy end of month post! I haven’t done one of these for a long time!
I actually took some pictures this month, so we’ll start out with those.
Renee took that picture for me. That kid knows how to drive a hard bargain. She wouldn’t take the picture until I had agreed to post two pictures of her on here as well.
So here are the two pictures of Renee:
Neither of these pictures is actually accurate, due to the fact that she has grown up so much in the past few months! But on Saturday, I am planning on taking some pictures of her and one her friends, so I will possibly have some of those photos to share, and then you can see her awesome new glasses. I have a feeling that this little photo shoot is going to be full of giggles and inside jokes, cause Renee and Kerra are just that kind of friends. =)
And there was some funny, odd conversations that happened around this house in February. There is nothing unusual about that. What’s unusual is that I wrote so many of them down. So here we go.
Random Conversations That Happened Around Our House:
Me: “I want you to leave this room right now, Renee.” Renee: “See, that’s hard, because I’m running on a fake treadmill right now.”
Then there was the time that I thought someone knocked on my bedroom door. I opened the door, and there was no one there, so I was like, “Did anyone knock on my door?” And Mom was like “No?” And I was like “Really? I thought I heard someone knock.” And Mom said, “I don’t think anyone did… but if you hear it again, just say ‘Lord, I’m listening.'” That made me laugh.
One time, I was going into my room just as Renee was leaving it. (Yeah… she is in my room frequently.) And so I said, “Renee, what were you doing in my room?” And apparently, she was in there waiting to scare me, but I just wasn’t coming, and she finally got sick of waiting. Ha. Sorry bout that. =)
There was one Sunday lunch when apparently all of us kids were in a crazy mood, and were talking and laughing, and Renee was finally like, “Mom, are we being annoying?” and Mom said, “You and him (Kenton) are…. and you (pointing at me)- you are borderline because you’re egging them on.” So yeah. I’m an egg-er on-er. At least I’m not annoying. Not like some people in this family. 😉
“Please pass the beer. Beef. I mean beef.” -Renee
Renee and Kenton comparing who is sicker: Renee says, “Have you been having migraines?” And Kenton’s like, “I’ve been having mild heart attacks actually.” Me: “Kenton is sicker than Renee.” And Kenton: “Yeah. If you have two mild heart attacks, they cancel eachother out. That’s how I know I’ve been having them. Because I feel perfectly fine.” Yup. Makes sense to me.
“I like pepper, okay?” -Nathaniel, explaining the peppery scrambled eggs.
Things That Happened in February:
We planned a youth retreat. We went to a youth retreat.
At work, the picture on the calendar for February was baby penguins. And Amber told me about a youtube video about penguins flying to a rainforest for the winter instead of struggling to survive the harsh conditions of the Arctic. There was much discussion on the accuracy of this, but after researching it, we concluded that it was just a spoof. Also, in Europe, people chase wheels of cheese down steep hills. They really do. It’s quite ridiculous.
We went tubing.
Trish had her wisdom teeth taken out.
Not a whole lot happened in February, to be honest. I’m really not a fan of February. I actually can’t think of any month that I love less. I still like February. It’s just that there is things that I absolutely love about all the other months, and February is just lacking that. I guess there is my birthday. But that’s not that exciting. If I was a Gilmore Girl, it would be. And actually, I have some friends who are pretty good at birthdays, so I do like my birthday.
I did learn some stuff though.
I learned about planning youth retreats. I almost wish I could do another one next year, because I would actually be a bit more qualified to do it.
And I learned that sometimes, even though I love how Psalms talks about God’s steadfast love so often, I will not be able to bring myself to pick up my Bible and read the words that I usually find so encouraging. Because sometimes, I just don’t want to have to try to believe that God loves me like that. It just seems too hard. And then I feel like the ultimate failure, because I’m failing at everything I try to do, and then I fail to believe in the one thing that is true and unconditional and has the power to make me better and stronger and more confident. But then I remember that verse I read that one time (from Psalms, of course) that said, “Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!” And I realize how very often I go astray after a lie and that I am technically proud, even when I am beating myself up, because when I refuse to believe truth, it’s like I’m telling God that I know better than He does. And I want to change that, but it’s so much harder than just allowing myself to feel what comes so automatically to me. And then I wonder if it’s normal to have trouble believing that, or if I am the only one who struggles with choosing the truth over my self talk. I think I know what my problem is. I think it’s laziness. This is a hard thing to explain.
I learned more about journalism. I learned from my mistakes. A humbling learning method, but most definitely an effective one.
So yeah… February was okay, but not great, and not particularly exciting. May March be more eventful. Easter is in March. I do love Easter. =)