Happy Sunday, friends!
I kind of ducked out on y'all at the end of last week, but with good reason. Laura and I are thisclose to finishing our first round of book edits. All of my time, energy, thought, and attention has gone into the book for the past few days, but I'm happy to say we are feeling SO GOOD about how the manuscript is shaping up. Our editor, Jonathan, is fantastic and once again we feel so incredibly blessed to be part of the Civitas Family.
Now, on to my Instagram shots from my #janphotoaday project (created by fatmumslim):
9. daily routine: mine is coffee and a calendar first thing in the morning
10. childhood: One thing I love about this challenge is that so much of it is open to interpretation. Many people chose shots of themselves from when they were children, while others posted pics that exemplified childhood for them. I chose a shot of an organic cheddar bunny I found when I was making our bed that morning. We don't eat in our bed and the girls certainly aren't allowed to either. And yet, there he was. It made me smile a little bit though because isn't that what living in the midst of childhood is? Crackers where there should be no crackers?
11. where you sleep: but y'all already know that
12. close-up: little girl nails
13. in your bag: I confess that I didn't take this shot until this morning. I didn't open Instagram once while I was in the writing zone. But I'm determined to finish this challenge, so better late than never!
14. something you're reading: I JUST started Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. So many people have told me it's their favorite from the series and I cannot wait to get really into it. In the meantime, however, I'm reading my review copy Julia's Child: A Novel by Sarah Pinneo. From the cover: "A delectable comedy for every woman who's ever wondered if buying that six-dollar box of organic crackers makes her a hero or a sucker." Hee! Full review coming soon!
Other notables from the week:
My friend Ed Cyzewski released an e-book that I hope to dig into soon: Divided We Unite: Practical Christian Unity
Has anyone used activated charcoal for teeth whitening? As you can imagine, I have seriously stained teeth from the ridiculous amounts of coffee I drink. Wellness Mama posted about using activated charcoal to whiten teeth and I'm tempted to try it. Thoughts?
Civitas announced a new community project called Finding Church. I LOVE the topic, and I can't wait to see how this collection comes together. Perhaps you have an essay to contribute?
As soon as I hit publish on my post, I'm going to fill out my nomination ballot for the 2012 Bloggies. This award has been around for a long time and I think the process is one of the most democratic approaches out there. I've found some amazing new blogs through the award winners!
Later this afternoon, I've got a book review and giveaway to share. Stay tuned!