Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer of Seven

Yeah, I know, it's Count Me Accountable Thursday but I am in no fit mood to even look at that stupid scale this week and as gracious and kind friends, you will all understand and forgive me for jumping ship today. There are greater things afoot.

Another of my favorite blogs, Amy in Wanderland, has joined up in a summer challenge, The Summer of Seven, based on Jen Hatmaker's new book, "7-An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess". Each week of summer will focus on eliminating or reducing excess in seven different areas of our lives: food, stress, possessions, media, clothes, spending, and waste. And it's a blog hop--you know how I love to link up to other blogs...

But seriously--every day I'm sitting here stewing, getting angrier, more depressed, more frustrated with our situation of being stuck here in PA waiting for this house to sell. It's harder and harder for me to get out of bed in the morning. Every day I cry, either missing my husband or just out of a little self-pity party while my prayers for a buyer seem to fall on deaf ears. And I need something to pull me out of this mire. I need a different perspective. I need something that will draw my attention back to the God who works everything to our good because every day I feel like I'm falling farther and farther away...

So--I had to laugh that to begin this challenge of less, I have to go buy one more of something that I already have entirely too much of, another book. But, to compensate for that expense I am returning a couple unopened packs of pens I had bought for Zentangle, and using that money to pay for the book. Considering I have about as many pens as I do books, this only seemed justified...

And I'm jumping in on the first food week challenge--to eat only what we have in the house for a week. No trips to the grocery store (okay, I will be stopping at Walmart this morning for milk and celery, Kool-aid, and Skinny Cow truffle bars--but that's it!!! Oh, and dog treats...) The challenge officially begins tomorrow anyway...And I have to run to the mall to buy the book (yeah, I already checked the online catalog for the library and they don't have it...) after I stop at Staples and return the pens.

If you're as intrigued as I am, you can jump on over to Katrina's blog-The Poorganic Life (which I'm already in love with and am now following on my Google reader!!) and maybe join in the insanity?


  1. Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! If I could come to PA and hug your neck, I would. Thanks for joining us and for being so honest. It's going to be a fun ride. Also, I wanted to let you know that you can have the HOP HERE on your blog just by copying the code. Let me know if you need more info of how to do that. ;)

  2. I got it Katrina--ooo, I should've posted the button for Poorganic, too! I'll snag that next post! =0)

  3. Glad you are joining us! It will so be a cray cray kind of summer, but I'm thinking God has something for us all up His sleeve. Can't wait to read more.

    1. Okay--everything is tingling now...God is definitely up to something. So excited!!


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