i have cold hands. that thought isn’t related to anything, except the fact that winter is coming & i have cold hands really often in winter. the worst thing for my hands is when i wash them. i’m the most impatient person you’ll ever meet [even going to the bathroom is an inconvenience in my time schedule] so i hate waiting for the water to heat up. i turn on the tap and wash for fifteen seconds. usually the first ten seconds of that was freezing cold water. once my hands get cold, they don’t get warm for about an hour or two. when i’m driving beside my brother, sometimes i’ll reach over and put my palms on the back of his neck. he’s always warmer than me. i get away with a few seconds of that, then he’ll shove my arm away. then i put my palms in my armpits. i bet you his armpits are warmer than mine. i’d have to be pretty dang cold before i’d attempt that maneuver.
i’ve had a nice week so far. we are having beautiful weather. beautiful, sunny weather. i enjoy the autumn/winter sun. the summer sun gets old real fast, but these foggy, cold, sunrise-filled mornings are glorious. i have been spending a lot of time reading the bible, writing out my brain in a word document, slowly chipping away at two papers for my bible college class, drinking lots of coffee [typical!] and running. yesterday i ran twelve kilometres. i haven’t run that far since last january. it was a lovely feeling. a lovely, exhausted feeling. i’ve decided to run the fort langley half-marathon this february. i tried to run last year. my feet and knees and hips killed me & i had to stop. this year, i have new shoes, a sports physiotherapist’s number, a renewed motivation and dangnabbit, jamie’s crossing that finish line after 13.1 miles. smiling.
thank you all so much for the encouraging, uplifting comments, emails, facebook replies after my last post. you are all so wonderful to me. i loved especially a few people who don’t believe in what i believe but encouraged me for sharing it regardless. i think that’s awesome. that made me really happy. just to let you know, every single prayer request i got i have prayed over. specific things. i love it. i hope you feel encouraged this week! i don’t have any photos to share, but i wanted to give you some random links to check out.
THINGS I’M LOVIN’
music to my ears: zaac pick
rad cross-country roadtrips documented beautifully: the solars
a short film i love: postcards from italy
a cool couple. a great read: taza & husband
the book i’m reading: gap creek