Happy Shrove Tuesday, everyone! The only thing I really know about Shrove Tuesday—besides the whole Mardi Gras thing, obvs—is that you are supposed to eat pancakes. So guess what I’m having for dinner?
The big news for this week is that The Cloven Heart has launched! Tami’s blog and Etsy store is a compendium of wonderful things. The styling and design are to die for and there are lots of wonderful treasures in the shop worth buying.
I credit Tami for any tiny hint of stylishness I may have. This is the woman who found me a bad-ass leather jacket and then convinced me I could pull it off. Any time I have had a fancy event to go to I stop by to shop her closet and she has had a hand in making me feel beautiful on many occasions. She’s one of my bestest friends so I’m a tiny bit biased, but she is honestly one of the most stylish and creative ladies I know. I am so proud and so excited to see all her hard work come to fruition.
I don’t usually observe Lent. I think once in high school or the year after I tried to give up television. It lasted until the first hockey game. If I wasn’t already doing the year-long bible reading plan I’d be very tempted to try this ambitious New Testament in 40 Days one. Do it. You will be so ready for Easter!
Check it out! Marc Ross on Television!
On Saturday, we did a ½ the Bridesmaids trip down to the USA for dress shopping. We left at 8am and did not return home until after 10 pm, so it was a looooong day. But it was totally worth it in the end because not only did I find a beautiful dress but I found new shoes (not for the wedding, but still) and an awesome purse and we had hours and hours of gabbing in the car. I hadn’t bought new clothes since November (this is probably a record for me). I missed shopping. First world problems, I know. Let’s just assume that since I’m not living in Africa all my problems are first world problems, shall we?
Ok kids, that’s all I’ve got for today. This past week has been really hard, and I’m sick, sick, sick. How about I leave you with the past few pictures from February Photo a Day?
February 15th- Phone
February 16th- Something New
A new song. There’s a bit of a story behind this one. I have been having a really hard time sleeping the last few weeks. Bad dreams, not being able to shut my mind off, you name it. On this particular night I woke up at around 2:30am and could not fall back asleep. I was nearly crying in frustration because I knew I was exhausted and still I could not.stop.
thinking.worrying. And I very clearly heard the voice of God tell me to “sing about it”. So I did, and I wrote a chorus that is probably my most favorite thing I’ve ever written. Pretty much immediately after I fell back asleep.
February 17th- Time
February 18th – Drink
February 19th – Something You Hate to Do
I hate sore throats. And I also hate this tea. It tastes super gross. But it is also the only thing that I’ve found that seems to work when you have to lead worship for a bunch of ladies and your throat feels like you accidentally swallowed razor blades.
February 20th – Handwriting
My handwriting. Romans 8.
February 21st – A Favorite Photo of You
Me and Dad, circa 1986. I wish I still had those red pants.