2.28.2009

some things i've been learning...

... jon & i are capable of making important decisions without basing our choices on what WE want or what WE think is best. it turns out that once again we can bring ourselves to trust God with our future. we REALLY want to purchase our first home right now. but we have a lot of things that we need to focus on right now that don't include owning a home. after much thought & prayer we have decided to wait at least another year.

... i sound like an idiot when i try to talk about politics. i enjoy reading about and listening to what is going on, and when it came time to vote i spent a lot of time studying and reading and trying to make an informed decision and i am happy with what my final choice was. however, when i try to talk about it i sound stupid, and so i am from here on out vowing to just keep my mouth closed.

... i had no idea that i could get so attached to a couple of little kittens (who really aren't that little anymore). i really am attached to them. i think they are the cutest little guys and even when they are whining all night long i don't seem to get exasperated with them. hopefully i will have the same disposition when we have children.

... i found out tonight that my nephews & niece by marriage really DO like me. for someone who has always wanted to be an aunt (almost as much as i want to be a mom someday) this is very good news. i got to hold my sleeping 2-month old nephew for about 2 hours straight while simultaneously reading stories to his 2 year old sister and 4 year old brother. their 5 year old brother has always liked Aunt Jess. it doesn't get much better than that.

... i can whip up an awesome meal of chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy and steamed broccoli in less than an hour and it tastes *almost* as good as my mom's. the gravy needs a little work.
 
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