I have had a weird evening tonight. You see, we had our first visitor tonight. Ian's good friend (and one of his groomsmen,) Sam, returned from his travels tonight, and popped on over to say hi and get caught up. So all day long, I was psyched to see someone "from the outside." I am probably going a little stir crazy, but I guess that happens when you stay in your apartment for two weeks with only trips to publix and target to get you out of the house.
So, I baked cookies, and made sure the house didn't smell like bacon from this morning, and was pretty darn excited. Until about 8:15. When I found out Mrs. Angela (close family friend and my ex"babysitter") got a blog. So I quickly jumped over and read her new entries. Cried hysterically when I found out her son, Carter, my ring bearer, had just accepted Jesus into his life, and then quickly began reading the rest of her blog, and began reading her "other blogs."
By the way.. is that okay to do? I mean, is that proper blogging manners? I believe it is because they posted their blogs as public and not private so it's okay, but do you ever feel like you are intruding on someone else's life by reading a stranger's blog?
Again.. I digress.
So I am reading this blog that she had posted, and I am very intrigued by the pictures posted. I start asking Ian if the family looks normal and what was up with the youngest child's picture. So I jump back to the first post and find out their whole story. I get so wrapped up in reading this family's heartbreaking story, that I am sitting in our office crying when our company arrives, sobbing for the next two hours over their trials and lessons they have learned from. I won't tell you all about it....you're gonna have to read it yourself. But my suggestion is to get a glass of milk, some cookies, a ton of tissues, and a quiet room, and just read, starting in January.
Well, our "company," is still playin stratego with my husband so I don't think my wifely presence has been too missed.
Oh yes. Big news. Ian's friend Svein called today. Svein is from Norway. Actually he is from a Norweigan family who raised him in Japan. He then went to college in Egypt and has been traveling the world such as to the Sudan, Jordan, and a myriad of obscure places, before finally deciding to visit all of his pals that he met in Jordan this summer. So... Svein is in the US! And coming to stay with US! lol.
I never would have thought that two weeks into my marriage, a Norweigan would be staying with us for an undisclosed period of time. Talk about a "You, Me, and Dupree," kind of setting.
So, Svein arrives from Miami via a ride with a friend, tonight. It took Ian quite awhile to convince Svein not to hitchhike his way here; that it is not the same as in Jordan.
Long post, I know. Hope this got you up to date... gave you some reading material...and maybe made you smile a little.
The church hunt continues tomorrow with Norweigan in tow. Then we are all headed out to a spring for some swimming in the afternoon. My husband and I....and his two pals. Weird.
I miss my girls!!!!