I wanted to mention this great musical experience we had on Sunday at church. Andrew McKnight did most of the service through his music, and it was very moving. If you get a chance to pick up one of his CD's, you should.
We're debating whether we should try installing laminate flooring in our basement on our own. After much indecision, it seems like an affordable flooring solution, with reasonable longevity. Nonetheless, with Darren's already exhausting schedule, and current health concerns, I'm afraid that once this project gets underway, it may end up being a crash course in laminate floor installation for me. I guess that wouldn't be an entirely bad thing, but it may end up being a long process.
I'm going to plan ahead this year for the holidays, and get most of my gift shopping for the kids done in the next month. We're aiming for a simple and meaningful holiday, so I'm just looking for a couple nice quality items for each of them, and then a few activities we can do, as well, to celebrate the season in our own way. I hate the pre-Christmas gift-giving anxiety I usually have. I think many of us feel that way. We have limited financial resources for gift-giving, and we want to make the most of them, by giving gifts that have value and significance. This is often difficult if it's done the week before Christmas, in the midst of the holiday rush.
Joseph has been under the weather the past few days. I think he caught what Darren has. The past few nights, I've been kept awake by a symphony of coughing. I certainly hope this is short-lived and they're both feeling better soon.
A friend of mine gave me a book titled "Sinner" by Tess Gerritsen. I'm only a few chapters in, but it's been a nice diversion the past couple days. I've been so busy running around or just being exhausted lately, that I haven't read a novel in awhile, and I forgot how much I miss being engrossed in a book.
On that note… off to read myself to sleep… Good night!