I used to be good about posting "Random Tuesday" ramblings, in which I did fun little quizzes or reveals about myself or memes that have traveled through blogosphere.
So, even though it's not Tuesday (it's already Thursday; can you believe that??), I thought I'd do something similar today.
Here's just some fun "what's going on in my life lately" questions. Feel free to share your own answers in my comments section, or post on your own blog (and let us know you did it, so we can go check it out).
1. Eaten anything good lately?
I could mention the incredible stuffed grape leaves, and feta cheese spread, and cheesecake I tried this week with a friend at a brand new Greek restaurant...but I'm going with my favorite Easter candies instead. Once Valentine's Day candies are off of the shelves, I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of Easter packaged goodness. And my favorites? Those Cadbury Mini Eggs with the candy-coated shell. I bought a bag of them a few days ago and I can't keep my hands off of them. (By the way, I'm also a big fan of the Cadbury creme eggs and Peeps. March and April are dangerous for me!)
2. Traveled anywhere good lately?
Unless you count travels to and from Delaney's middle school softball games and tournaments, we haven't gone anywhere exciting lately. But...we are heading to Disney World in four days. We are all quite excited!
3. Read anything good lately?
I'm currently reading The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield. It is a totally engrossing, fascinating tale that is gothic and mysterious and full of literary references. I haven't had much time for reading lately, so I'm glad I've found a book that's drawn me in so much.
4. Celebrated anything good lately?
I'd have to go with Sydney (and Coach Gary) winning their first softball game of the season. Their team, The Stray Cats, are having so much fun together (they are 4- through 6-year-olds) and are really learning how to play well. You all know how much we love softball in our family, so it's great to have another child enjoying it.
5. Watched anything good lately?
You all know how obsessed I am with "Lost," so really? Could there be any other answer to this question. This season--which is the final season, for all of you who might not be keeping up--has been absolutely wonderful so far. There is so much to see within each episode (it's truly more than a story; there is symbolism and deeper meaning and real character developments ), and the theme this season for me has been "redemption." This week's episode just turned me into a sobbing, blubbering mess, because of the redemption arc that was created.
6. Heard anything good lately?
Instead of an ode to my favorite music right now, I'm gonna have to tell you that I heard the best news this morning when I heard from an old friend. Debby (she and I were cheerleaders and youth group members together waaay back in junior high; a whole lifetime away!) lives in Texas now and I haven't seen her in years, but I get regular email updats from her. She has been battling cancer for more than ten years now and has been faced with very grim diagnoses over the years, but the latest update I got today was that the cancer-free diagnosis she got eight months ago is still holding on. In July, she will be cancer-free for a year. This is amazing news and literally, absolutely made my day. (She began her message with the words, "Praise God from whom all blessings flow!" and Debby is a shining example of faith in the midst of trials. She is an inspiration!)
7. Learned anything good lately?
I am constantly learning and growing and striving. So, yes, I'm always learning something new and good.
My latest "revelations"...I really don't like rain for a week non-stop; you have to be One Tough Cookie sometimes as a mother; sleep is highly overrated; God's still working on me (and all of us); and life is filled with so. much. good.
(Thanks for stopping by. Steal these questions away and comment or use on your own blog as you will. Have a fantastic day!!)