September is over.
It’s been a whirlwind month and now that the cooler weather has arrived, I feel like I can stop and smell the….well…dead leaves. Here in south Texas we pretty much go straight from green to brown.
Since I have been busy finishing up edits on my next book (released in Feb 2017…woohoo!) I have only been posting here on the blog once a week. There are only so many hours in the day and I can’t write a book, 2 blog posts a week and keep up with homeschooling and my Netflix marathons. Something has to give.
But I miss y’all when I don’t get to connect. I wonder what you’re up to and so many of you will reach out to me and ask how I am if I don’t post as often. You’re just the sweetest and I wish we could all have an afternoon sitting on my front porch and drinking oil infused water over Sonic ice. Oh I get all goose-bumpy just thinking about it.
Since I adore you all so much I came up with a fun new way to connect with you. I have a new service for sending you texts and I am so excited about it! I mean, I only have 160 characters in the text so it’s short and sweet. And I am sending them out only once a week, so it won’t use up your data or time.
Also, in case you’re not subscribed, I do have a newsletter. Just look to the left and sign up at the bottom of my sidebar on the blog. I only send out a newsletter about every 6-8 weeks because I am too tired. But they’re fun and full of bonus info, so be sure you’re subscribed.
When they make space phone for the people living on Mars I will find a way to send you a message that bounces off the moon. I can’t live without you.
I have a peaceful weekend planned. I am going to read some books, watch some Netflix, hang out with friends and, unlike last weekend, NOT get 78 mosquito bites on my ankles. I didn’t even realize I was getting bit until I woke up scratching like a flea covered dog at 3:00 in the morning. I had just gotten a new bottle of Purification and don’t think I didn’t sleep with it under my pillow. Not because it would give me sweet dreams, but because I am too lazy to get up twice so I wanted it to be within reach in case I woke up scratching again. The only thing that can get me up more than once during the night is my bladder. Occasionally it gets mad at me and we argue about who is in charge. That’s when I grab a bottle of K&B (a little talked about Young Living product) and put it under my pillow too. (y’all, seriously, K&B is amazing for telling your bladder who’s in charge!)
Now, I am not recommending putting bottles under your pillow. That’s what bedside tables are for. But I had a traumatic incident once that keeps me from using my table during the night. A few ears ago I groped for something on the bedside table in a half asleep stupor, knocked it onto the floor, reached down to the floor between my bed and table to find it, then felt something touch my hand.
I screamed, it ran off and I have never used my bedside table since. Now its only use is holding a lamp and other things I never need between 11:00pm and 6:00am.
Kids, don’t ask Aunt Lisa if there are really monsters under your bed because she will shout “YES!” and run away crying.
Now that we have that story out of the way, be sure to go get your phone while you’re thinking about it and text the word “pennington” to the number 31996. I promise not to text you any scary stories like the one I just shared. I will send be fun things about God loving us and being joyful in any situation (like when a mouse touches your hand, just as an example) and good news. You’ll love it!!
Have a great weekend!
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