Random Thought Thursday

This morning, I posted “Passion & Pain.”
Then, I realized it’s Thursday.
So, “Passion & Pain” will be posted at 9 am tomorrow.
In keeping with the new RTT tradition.

Random Thought Thursday

on Home
We’re {hopefully} getting our new dresser today.
I’m so grateful we saved some of our gift cards from the wedding.
{They’re coming in handy as we take on new projects & make home more homey.}

on Age
I realized today that I’m only 23.

{BIG shocker, I know. You’d think that my last birthday would’ve tipped me off.}
23 feels really young to me to be having a baby.

on Charity
I’ve started to have a harder & harder time doing what we do at Nomsa. 
Because many of the people who come to serve miss the point –  that it’s never about the food. 
Food, clothes, & shelter don’t even begin to solve the problem of poverty or homelessness. 
It’s a heart thing, it’s a community thing.
The disconnect between my heart & vision for Nomsa and what becomes the ‘norm’

{Because of the indifference of our consumer capitalist culture} 
creates in me a restless discontentment with the way things are.

Here’s a GREAT video on that:

on Community
I talked on the phone with an awesome new friend for nearly two hours yesterday.
I didn’t multitask, I focused on conversation.
And it was fantastic.{Normally, I hate talking on the phone.}
Later when I realized I still had a LOT on my to-do-list, I didn’t feel I’d been unproductive.
I felt I’d been productive, I felt that conversation comforted and restored my soul a bit.
I love how Jesus uses community to restore our hearts like that.

on Pregnancy
Most days I feel huge with this growing belly.
Today, I woke up & forgot, for just a moment, that I had this baby bump.
We found out that our insurance covers home birth. Interesting discovery.
I’m carefully considering the folks that I’d like to present at the time of Baby Roque’s arrival.
{Where ever, whenever that might be.}

on Dreams

I keep having strange dreams.
About sharks swallowing John whole & then his escape through their lungs
{No, I haven’t been watching shark week. We don’t have cable.}
About plays where I’m a main character whose role is switched at the last moment, lines & scenes I’m not familiar with, a costume that I’ve never worn.
About random people I haven’t seen in a long time.
About being in a shower full of spiders.

I’ll end there.
A shower full of spiders is about as random as it gets.

First things, first.

This week was a week of firsts.
Let’s list:

First batch of kombucha that’s double fermenting on my counter, ready to drink on Sunday!
Thanks, Jen for giving me the scoby so this could happen!

First jar of kefir that’s fermented overnight, ready to drink for breakfast in the morning!
(Thanks again to Jen who donated grains for me to start my little ‘pet’ kefir!)

First time making my next batch of kombucha!
Can’t wait to drink more of this delicious stuff!

First time registering for any baby items.
So much fun, it’s really setting in that we’re going to be parents!

First time drinking Fermented Cod Liver Oil (in case you’re curious, it was the cinnamon tingle blend).
Surprisingly not as bad as I expected. Chased it with Simply Orange & Mango juice.
In the future, I think I’ll chase it with kombucha.

First time trying on maternity clothes.

First time going shopping for groceries/household needs more than once/week.

First time experimenting with cooking.

First time I talked to myself, out loud, in public.
I’ve been cooped up in the house alone too much since we’ve lived in Lakeland. Seriously.

First time I wrote about ways we want to raise Baby Roque.

First time I really looked pregnant, fully clothed. (Added by John).