Sunday, November 1, 2015

Chimney Peak: The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today:  Sunday, November 1, 2015

Outside my window …  One word: rain.

I am thinking...   Last week, I was thinking about how to handle a baby shower situation.  I decided not to make anything.  I just don't know them well enough to risk the possible rejection.

Speaking of rejection...

I think I should just write the words "So What?" on my forehead.  I got a dose of it online a while back.  No big deal; online BS is easy to minimize (if not eliminate) with the click of a mouse.  However, I'm getting it in person and it's really starting to burn my grits!  I'm tired of being a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Who Gives a S&%t.  Sorry to be so crass, but when I pour my heart out to people who claim to care and their response is "so what," I tend to get a little on the edgy side.

I'm considering suspending blogging for a little while.

I am thankful...  for sermons that give me hope, for a Pastor who meets you right where you are in your pain, rather than questioning your faith in God and belittling you for having a less than perfect life.

From the Workshop...  Still working on several projects.  No pictures yet.
I am reading...  Finally!  I finished They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat by Lewis Grizzard.  The review is here.  I also finished The Calling of Emily Evans by Janette Oke.  The review is here
I am looking forward to...  a couple of days off.  I'm not sure when they will be, but I am looking forward to them.

I am learning… that doctors should call their own patients, or at least make sure the receptionists don't overreact and freak people out.
A favorite quote for today... 

"Has he once failed to justify our trust? Ah, no! our God has not left us at any time. We have had dark nights, but the star of love has shone forth amid the blackness; we have been in stern conflicts, but over our head he has held aloft the shield of our defence. We have gone through many trials, but never to our detriment, always to our advantage; and the conclusion from our past experience is, that he who has been with us in six troubles, will not forsake us in the seventh. What we have known of our faithful God, proves that he will keep us to the end. Let us not, then, reason contrary to evidence. How can we ever be so ungenerous as to doubt our God? Lord, throw down the Jezebel of our unbelief, and let the dogs devour it." - Charles Spurgeon

A peek into my days

Last Friday at work...

Our CEO, Shane, is a Tennessee fan (bless his heart).

Last Sunday was Pastor Appreciation Day at church.  It was tough to sit through two services knowing I had nothing to give.  Maybe I can make it up to them at Christmas.

I found another pretty spot in our county.  I lived in JackVegas for more than 30 years and didn't know about Chimney Peak.  It's the highest point in the city.  I drove up there after church last Sunday.  With the fall colors popping out, the ride and the view were gorgeous.

Thanks to the couple there who were gracious enough to take a picture for me.

A few plans for the rest of the week:   Nothing special.

And now for something totally different...

From Twitter: @ChrchCurmudgeon tweeted:  "Just a friendly reminder: If you don't like one of my tweets, treat it like the third verse of a hymn. Skip it and move on."

From Twitter:  @JimGaffigan tweeted:  "How many chapters are you allowed to have in a daily entry of a food journal?"

From Twitter:  @GregBQuotes tweeted:  "Rick, they have 'big and tall', but they don't have 'squatty and short', they don't have those sizes." On @BillBubbaBussey's Blue Jeans

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