Saturday, May 4, 2013

Never Going Back: The Simple Woman's Datebook for Saturday, May 4, 2013

Embedded image permalinkOutside my window … Scottish winter is back in Alabama and I hear “Dixie” being played on the bagpipes.

I am thinking...
 about the weather.  It was in the low 70’s yesterday.  It’s a rainy 48 degrees today.

I am thankful...
for how well my share time went at Celebrate Recovery last night.  Here's the audio:

In the kitchen...
 Going to try a couple of new dishes tonight; pepper steak and sautéed Brussels sprouts.  I’ve never had Brussels sprouts before and decided to try them.  I’ve also never made pepper steak before.

I am wearing...
Celebrate Recovery t-shirt and black pants.

I am creating...
still working on the crocheted floral wreath.

I am going... nowhere today—too rainy.  Going to church tomorrow.  Sav-a-life on Monday.  Not sure about the rest of the week yet.

I am wondering...
about an incident that happened to me recently.  It kind of set me off in the wrong direction and I’m still recovering for it.  Weird.  It was totally innocuous but my psyche didn’t think so.  I’m stronger than I used to be, but these kind of mini mental breakdowns are getting on my nerves.

I am reading... Sunday School materials.  We're studying I and II Timothy and Titus.  Great stuff.

I am hoping...
that I’ll have a breakthrough or two very soon.

I am looking forward to...
the change of schedule for my church.  During the summer, we are going to one Sunday service at 11:00 and combine the choir and praise band.  It worked so well for the spring concert.  It’s going to be awesome.

I am learning
… that sometimes I am such a knucklehead!  I hate that, but it’s true.

Around the house... Cleaning up my craft room.  I need to get in there and get creative.  That will definitely help my mental state.

I am pondering...   on more strategies for procuring gainful meaningful employment.

A favorite quote for today...

Something I have been telling myself since I have been struggling lately.  If I choose to give up on my health program and go back to the way I was (which I WON’T), I might as well stick a pistol in my mouth and blow my brains out because I am choosing death over life.  If I want to die that badly, I don’t need to fiddle fart around with it.

One of my favorite things... Azaleas

A few plans for the rest of the week:  S.O.S.

A peek into my day...  Actually found a clip of someone playing “Dixie” on the bagpipes.  Alba Gu Brath, Y’all!

UPDATE:  Brussels Sprouts...yummy!  Pepper Steak....oh yeah.  Two slam dunks.

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1 comment:

  1. Excellent talking points, as usual. I know what it's like to have something bother you despite your mental assertions that it SHOULDN'T be a problem. I LOVE the Scottish theme!! I have wished I could die. I know I cannot, because of God's command. I ADMIRE and appreciate your efforts to commit to a healthy lifestyle. I wish I could "get up" like you have. We must be on this planet for a reason, even if we don't know it. You are doing such good things. God bless you, my friend. You don't know me anymore, but you are always my great friend.