Like a spaceship, only quieter. And less smoke.

on August 10, 2009 in (in)courage with 4 comments by

It’s LAUNCH DAY over at (in)courage!

I cannot WAIT for y’all to read the beautiful posts that are already up. Sheesh. I’m running with some writing big dawgs, that is for sure.

So hop on over to And what I find particularly helpful is that there is a place to subscribe to their posts, so you don’t forget. [Especially because, oh I don’t know, your blogista here might possibly have a post going up tomorrow.]

Today, I personally have to deal with a lot of things that are full. And some that are empty.

My inbox is full. Time to reply to some of the sweetest blog comments ever. And my friends. And the spam [and by “reply”, I mean hitting delete with a scowl on my face because spam? It is of the devil].

My YouBlog queue is full. So it’s time for me to do some post writing. Mainly about you. [As always, you can sign up by emailing me. The queue will only be full for about 9 more minutes. Then empty, and ready for your bloggy self to jump in there.]

My purse is full of receipts. My personal method of finance is, “just don’t look and it will take care of itself”, which, you may already know, is a ridiculously stupid plan. So it’s time to balance ye old checkbook.

The word document that should be full of words is, alas, empty. I’m still learning how to do this freelance writer life thingy, and it comes with its fair share of challenges. Like, oh, maybe, no boss to boss me? And my personal lack of discipline in other areas is spilling over into my writing.

[That’s a sentence that will make a mama proud.]

But I’m working on it. Seriously. I am.

We aren’t even going to deal with the parts of my heart that feel full and empty. I only let you see my guts once a week or so, and I still haven’t recovered from Friday’s guts post. 🙂

Also empty (praise the Lord!): my laundry basket, the dishwasher, the trash cans, and my DVR. It was a productive Sunday.

So today, I’m continuing the Sunday trend and taking the things that are full and emptying them. I’m also taking that which is empty and *hopefully* filling it.

And probably eating a burrito for dinner.

That’s my Monday.



  1. posted on Aug 10, 2009 at 1:48 PM  |  reply

    I love that an empty DVR is indicative of a productive Sunday!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I just wanted to give you a big hug. I don’t even know why. I sat behind you in one of the session at SheSpeaks, and I wanted to hug you then, too. I thought it might worry you, however, if a complete and total stranger (who had never even read your blog) came up to you and hugged you. So, I refrained.

    Today, especially, I think simply knowing that there are empty parts of your heart makes me want to hug you. And not because empty parts are bad…just because I wish they weren’t there. I want to hug you and fill ’em right on up.

    Instead, I’ll be praying that the Ultimate Re-Fill will be pouring Himself into your heart…making the full parts overflow and bringing the empty parts up to the brim.

    Be blessed today, sweet sister! Wishing you lots of words for the pesky empty word doc.


  2. posted on Aug 11, 2009 at 2:02 PM  |  reply

    Can I tell my hubs that someone else uses my finance method? Puh-lease? Do you think it will get me anywhere?
    You did a great job filling up that word document! 🙂

  3. posted on Aug 11, 2009 at 2:14 PM  |  reply

    I am totally impressed that your laundry basket is empty. I dont know if that has ever happened to me. Ever.

  4. posted on Aug 12, 2009 at 7:38 PM  |  reply

    Just checked out the InCourage site. Way awewome! I’m going to post a link on Facebook. What a great thing to be selected to be part of that team! I read your post on courage – – you were quite brave. It is a brave thing to go some place new where you know no one. It is also liberating too. A great way to reinvent oneself.

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