Sunday, August 3, 2008

Arizona (Almost) and a Little Hammer

Yesterday morning, hanging out at home, Casey said he wanted to go on a drive, so I hopped in the shower and we took off. About an hour into it, the girls contented and quiet, He turned to me and asked "Wanna go to Arizona?" I was taken by surprise, and immediately thought of all the reasons it was an absolutely impossible thing: we were "fish-sitting," we had no extra diapers, clothes, or toothbrushes, we'd left the air conditioning on in our house, Casey was supposed to read the Bible at Church tomorrow, and where exactly would we go, and where would we stay? For every reason I gave, he gave a solution. That was when I realized he had been completely serious, after we had already turned onto a road that would bring us back around; had I said "yes," he would've done it. I felt really badly that I'd killed his idea, and kept saying, "Well, then, let's go ahead and do it."

While stopping for lunch at a 50's diner, I said once again that we should do it. Casey said it wouldn't be spontaneous if we did it now--we'd been talking about it for over 1/2 an hour. I told him that it would still count as spontaneous, because we left home not planning on being gone overnight. He said, "Yeah, but it's a little overanalyzed now." What?!?! Me?!?! Overanalyze?!?!

So, we decided to come back home and I'd say yes next time he suggested such a ridiculous idea. I kept thinking how much more "doable" it is to be spontaneous when it's just the two of you. There aren't really the same concerns or difficulties to encounter when only adults are involved. A couple we know at church told us they had gone to AZ spontaneously this weekend, and she didn't even have shoes! That's spontaneous!

On the way home, Ruby got a headache. She told us her head hurt and that God was hammering in her head with a little hammer.


  1. Sarah! Thanks so much for commenting. I didn't realize you were updating your blog now. I'm very excited about that. And was so glad to see pictures of all three of your beautiful girls! Ruby look the most changed to me. So old! Do you feel a little more adjusted to three? Thanks for your sweet comments on the non-shower thing. I really find "getting ready" is getting lower and lower on the priority list these days. But that's okay-it's just that stage of life. And I certainly feel less that "put together" on most days!! I can't imagine a mom with young kids not feeling that way. When I have more time I want to go back and read all your blog entries!! Good to keep in touch.

  2. Hey, Ann! Okay, so I don't know what the protocol is about responding to questions in a comment--do I respond in a comment on my blog or your blog, or just e-mail you? I'm going to just comment here for now.

    I don't know if many people know that I'm posting to my blog regularly. I haven't officially announced it (on purpose--too much pressure!) so if someone accidentally gets on, they're usually surprised.

    Hmm. Adjusted to three? Physically, I guess so. Mentally and emotionally, still figuring things out. My theory is that the more sin natures you introduce into a situation, the more clashing and trouble there is. No wonder there are church splits so often, if my family can hardly hold it together with the 5 of us!

    My HOPE is that God is chisling deeper and deeper into my sin, exposing more and more and growing me. My IMPRESSION, however, is that my sin is out-of-control and getting worse. Children (even very young ones) sure know how to push your buttons, don't they?