Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tea today: Harney & Sons green with citrus
Monday, October 27, 2008
I absolutely did not innocently crouch down in front of a standing patient to look at what he told me was an infected leg wound (thinking he meant lower leg) and have him DROP HIS PANTS so when I looked straight ahead, all I saw was "Jockey" ...and shadows of "the brothers." I did not nearly die of embarrassment. And this did not happen in front of a room full of patients. Jaws were dropping a-plenty at the sight of the whitie-tighties. I did not maintain a perfectly professional demeanor (35 years of practice!) and get those pants back up as quickly as possible - then die laughing when the coast was clear. Whoa.
I did not eat an entire container of chipotle hummus with pita chips in one sitting. I called it a "healthy meal," just to justify it. Oink.
I did not tearfully grieve the loss of a dear friend this week; the gentle man who gave Ron Burgundy his first real job. His work remains here on earth through all the lives he touched personally and professionally; his soul is with our Lord. Heaven in Hi-Def, and cameras in His Courts.
I did not maintain my composure on the outside (but bubble like a total groupie on the inside) when I got to visit with Tom Brokaw this week while they were airing "Meet the Press." Just another guy who puts his pants on one leg at a time...oh yeah. And his dog is so well-behaved. Gotta love a guy who loves his dog.
I did not stay up waaayyy after a normal bed time last night doing the Law and Order marathon because I am on vacation, and for the first time in many months have absolutely no reason to get up before noon. And I did not pop a Benadryl, just to prolong the the blessed sleep. And I did not wake up at 0700, only to be bright-eyed and bushy tailed (ok, I'm half right) and not be able to get back to sleep. I'm an old dog; this "sleeping in" is a new trick.
Now where's MckMama's Mr. Linky? Please continue passionate God talk for her and baby Stellan this week. This is the week of his birth!
Tea today: Yogi with triple echinacea
Sunday, October 26, 2008
It's all about me.
I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.Malachi 3:6
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
Monday, October 20, 2008
I did not sob for an hour on the way to work one day last week because my dog simply could not stand for more than a minute without crumpling to the ground. The vet said he'd tell us when he's "ready to go." I haven't heard that yet. He still seems fairly content and not in any pain. And he's up walking today.
I did not forget to cover up Harold and Sam for the first frost. I mean, duh, I even had the fireplace flaming this week and still forgot! Thankfully, I think I can salvage them. I need 2 strong men to help me get them in the house. C'mon over.
I did not stay in my jammies and refuse to shower all day a week ago today. It was my first day off in months and I'm sure there's a PTO policy that one is allowed to be a dirt bag during that time.
I did not read Malachi four times before starting a podcast sermon series on it, only to completely misinterpret what that last book of the New Testament says. I'm really trying to bring out my inner Bible scholar, but I do believe God bestowed that gift on someone else (Christine, Justin, you're very blessed!)
Rock on, MckMama.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Raine Maida is one of my favorite artists - it was a toss up between this and "Hanging On." Maybe that will be next week. After starting a great sermon series last night, I'm not regretting anything anymore. The past is all a part of the journey. I seriously can't wait for the end of it. (Scroll down and turn off my music first.)
Tea today: Green with citrus and wildflowers
Thursday, October 16, 2008
This fall has been the most beautifully leafed that I can remember in a long time - so much that I leave my bedroom blinds open so I can see this fabulous burning bush in the morning. God sure has a beautiful palette! When He called Moses to service with the burning bush, He certainly knew how to get his attention! (Gotta click on these photos for the full effect).
The vibernum by the pond are just starting to turn, so in about a week they will be a sight to behold (and yes, I'll move that jug of RoundUp before I snap another photo!). It's rare that I still have live water hyacinths at the same time the leaves are turning.
Please don't peek in my windows....I want to enjoy the few sunny mornings we have! And I won't mention how furious I am about those "30 year warrantied"shingles!
Tea tonight: Yogi Green with Echinacea
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
So during this rare day off, I was catching up on my feed reader, and read Angie's post for today, recognizing tomorrow as National Day of Remembrance for pregnancy and infant loss. Some of the comments left on her post are simply cutting to my very core. Is it right for me to feel so good when others are so deeply hurting? Why does God dole out such pain to some and not others? Does He truly need to put so many of us "in our place" in order to get His job done? I know many people who have been brought to their knees finding God and praying for the very first time because of tragedy - is that what it really takes for some? Apparently He knows better than I, and I certainly know that He's given me some pretty grave reasons to seek Him. He also knows it takes very little to bring myself to Him in prayer - good or bad. He takes us on journeys we can only understand through faith. And that's what sometimes makes pain a beautiful thing. He knows the plan, because He wrote the plan.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I did not beam with pride, cry tears of joy, and thank the Lord when I got the text alert that my daughter finished her first marathon. Way to go, KT!!
I did not ride 4 trains (2 in the wrong direction, 1 the wrong color), walk over 10 miles, and stand in a crowd of 45,000 runners and 1.5 million spectators in Chicago just to get a glimpse of said daughter, as well as my husband, during the marathon....and never saw them until it was all over and the sweat had dried.
Can I add a "my husband did not?" He seriously did not call me from his cell phone 4 times during the marathon just to say hi. Didn't he have some running to do?
Counting down to MckMama's delivery - keep praying for their family and read her "Not Me!" Monday for the week!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.
~Jerome K. Jerome