Monday, March 25, 2013

Groundhogs Don't Know Jack!: The Simple Woman's Daybook for Monday, March 25, 2013

Outside my window … (Insert Scottish flag here) ---->

I am thinking...
 about California (hey, I’ve got to beat this cold weather somehow J ).

I am thankful...
for God’s provision. 

In the kitchen...
 I had my fiesta omelet thingy for brunch earlier.  Not sure what’s for dinner yet.  I'm really trying not to think about my next meal while I'm eating the current one.

I am wearing... Jeans and a long sleeved shirt  (In MARCH!).

I am creating... Sav-A-Life is closed today, so I’m going to do some stitching for them.

I am going... hopefully nowhere today.  I’ve already been to the gym and I’ve got 12-step study tonight, but that’s about all.

I am wondering...
why I seem to be stuck in the same place.  Not health wise (thank the Lord); just in other areas of my life like finances, my career, and relationships.  This is getting so old.  I know, whah, whah.  I’ll suck it up and hush.

I am reading...
I had endeavored to read more over the Easter season, but other than the Lent devotionals, I have been so behind.  I think I’m going to have to set aside some reading time every day.  No computer, no nothing.  I love to read, and I’m not sure where my reading mojo went, but I need to get it back.

I am hoping...
that I can kiss my blood pressure meds goodbye soon.  I’m also hoping to hit the allusive “Wall of 40” in the next week or two.  Every time I’ve lost weight before, the most I could beat off was 39 pounds.  Then relapse would set in and I would start to gain instead of lose.  Forty is my wall.  If I can knock it down, then I know that with God’s help, I can lose the rest.

I am looking forward to... SPRING (I don’t CARE what the calendar says.  It ain’t spring.)

I am learning
… more and more about how good God is.

Around the house... Spring cleaning the kitchen.

I am pondering...   on the upcoming Maundy Thursday Celebration.  This will be the first time I’ve ever celebrated Maundy Thursday (the commemoration of the Last Supper and Jesus washing the feet of His disciples).  I am thankful to be learning more about the holy days of the liturgical calendar (I’m still really foggy about Advent, but there’s always next time).  However, the only thing bothering me about the celebration is that the leadership of the church is doing the foot washing.  Now, we had foot washings at my home church, so the concept isn’t new.   But, I really feel uncomfortable with having the leaders of my church wash my feet.  My friend, Angela, told me it was a pride issue.  I don’t see how.  I don’t think that I’m too good to have them was my feet.  Quite the opposite; I feel that they are too good to be washing my feet.  Position wise, it feels all wrong.  I should be washing their feet; that is my place.  I should be serving them, not them serving me.  I don’t know how (or if) I’m going to do this.  I don’t see how that is pride…

A favorite quote for today...  Which pounds are the hardest to lose?  The next ones.  - Me

One of my favorite things... YouTube.  For someone without cable, YouTube rocks!

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Community Band practice tomorrow, CR on Friday.

A peek into my day... Here is a link to the audio of my sharing time at Celebrate Recovery this past Friday.  Enjoy.

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  1. I'm so moved by your testimony. I'm writing this, but it won't post because of anomalies I can't figure. I love, pray, and worry about you always. You are such an accomplished and smart person. Your humility and wagon wheels life add such strength to you. God bless you...I wish you could see this!!

  2. Honey, this did post, so I'm not sure what the problem is on your end.