Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Feet, get moving!
3:06 p.m. Today's project was to take a good mile and a half walk with Steve and the dogs before it got too hot, so we had to organize ourselves pretty quickly after devotions and breakfast. By no means do I want to pay for pounds gained at tomorrow's Weight Loss challenge meeting weigh-in!
Why is it so hard to get out of the house? Steve saddled up the dogs and the three of them waited while I put on my running shoes, promising to be "right out." I did get out front fairly quickly the first time. Then I remembered I needed to mail an important letter concerning Steve's State disability payment and unlocked the door and went back for it. Having retrieved the letter from the kitchen counter, of course I noticed some papers that needed recycling. Those papers couldn't possibly have waited for twenty minutes, so on my way out, I chucked them into our recycling box just inside the garage.
Out the door, to see Steve patiently waiting with Bailey and Jada sitting politely on the driveway. But wait! I had to hop over to the mailbox, insert the letter and put the flag up. Finally, off we went around the corner, much to the relief of my three companions.
I have aquaintances and relatives who tend to slam the men in their lives, but honestly, I think men put up with much more from us women! Just seeing us through the whole wedding episode, our cycles, pregnancies, cleanliness demands, and general pickiness--husbands are saints! Mine is, anyway. And the longer we are married, the easier it gets for both of us to overlook whatever it is we need to overlook each day, and focus on meeting each other's needs, no matter how trivial. II Corinthians 13:11b tells believers, "Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you." Amen to that, especially in marriage.
Really enjoyed last night, the first night of Women's Bible Study at church, a Beth Moore study on Esther. It's so much fun to get back together with friends I don't see except at Bible study, and end up building more close relationships every year. Tonight our Piecemakers group, the quilters, cross stitchers, crocheters, wannabes and usedtobes like me--rusty, but enthusiastic--have a ball, laughing and jabbering away, while we work on projects. Tonight Jill is bringing homemade ice cream and I'll hopefully sew a seam or two on my "forever quilt," formerly known as the "two-hour quilt." Psalm 133:1, (ladies' version) says, "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for the sistren to dwell together in unity!"
New projects abound: a request from church to give Pam a ride to the hospital early tomorrow morning, and camping reservations to make with friends for Lake Skinner. And my Heidi recently asked me, "What do you do all day?"