- I'm taking down the "followers" section on the sidebar. It's too depressing. I have conversations all the time that begin with, "I read your blog, and ..." But many who read do not comment, many who comment do not use blogger, and many who use blogger don't need the "followers" section because they use a RSS feeder. I SO have more than 7 followers. I've got a good 10, at least. And the paltry little collection of faces just makes me sad.
- My house has been overrun with holiday sweets. Can I offer you a piece of carrot cake? A brownie? A cookie or 4? I need to wrap them up and drop them off soon, so that I can stop eating them.
- A little clarification on the Santa post: I am not anti-Santa. Nor am I anti-gifts at Christmas. Here is my logic behind our decision: I think people only genuinely, wholly believe in something or someone once. Once we learn that disappointment, like hope, is a part of life, faith becomes a decision. It is no longer a natural response. I have no delusion that I can protect my children from disappointment in life (though if wishing made it so), but I don't want to see them waste their faith on Santa. Learning to submit and trust God is hard enough as it is.
- Asher's birthday party is next Saturday (want to join us? We'd love to have you). I'm excited about it and not at all stressed. As long as it doesn't rain. I have theological issues with praying for weather or, in general, for things to go my way, but I have found myself saying, "Lord, if You see fit, please let Saturday be a pretty day. Or I'm going to have 10 toddlers and umpteen adults INSIDE." If you feel so inclined, please ask God to grace us with a little sunshine next Saturday.
Happy Saturday, everyone.