I confess that my vacation is over and I would like to petition the world for one more week. I was just starting to get into a rhythm that I think was restorative. I confess that the thing I will miss the most from vacation is the opportunity to constantly hear my children in the other room… smacking each other & whining; actually, most of the time they are laughing uncontrollably and being silly.
I confess that silliness is something I need to foster in my life. Silliness is quite helpful in terms of having a happy life. It is the perfect antidote to taking ourselves too seriously.
Speaking of taking yourself seriously, I confess that I have been watching the Olympics nearly every night. I confess that I felt like theU.S.had enough gold medals already, so I cheered for the Jamaicans in the 100m dash.Jamaicahas had relatively little to cheer about lately, so I was pulling for them. I confess that I absolutely love to watch Usain Bolt run. It is a thing of beauty.
I confess that my favorite Olympic name thus far is the name of the woman from theNetherlandswho won the 50m free in a new Olympic record time: Ranomi Kromowidjojo (Chrome-oh Widge-oh-yo). I confess that I think her last name is incredibly fun to say. I confess that if we ever get a new pet, it is likely Kromowidjojo will be in the running for a name.
I confess that I will lay off NBC’s coverage of the games, even though I agree with most of the criticism.
I confess that our family went to the Omaha Zoo during our vacation time. I learned that peacocks are only the name of the males of the species. They are actually referred to as peafowl, and there are peacocks, peahens, and peachicks. I confess that I have heard of chick peas, but not peachicks.
I confess that I’m still not completely finished with the boys study room. I confess that the setback is entirely due to my struggles with polyurethane. I confess that if the guy at the story wouldn’t have told me to use a foam brush, I would have just used a regular brush. Hence I wouldn’t have had any problems and would be done with the project now. I confess that I am way too deferential to people who wear orange aprons.
I confess that I think I have a stress fracture in my lower leg & so I will be taking about six weeks off from running. I confess that this will have an adverse impact on my well-being & I’m really bummed about it.
I confess that I know this day and this week will take a lot of effort. The first days back from vacation are always tough for me. I confess that I’m grateful for those who pray for me.
Okay – I made my confession. Now you make yours!