Monday, November 15, 2010
It is one of those Monday mornings when my laundry
baskets overflow. The house seems dirtier than usual.
I have planned more school today than any one person could
get through. (trying to give myself room to take off next week.)
I went outside to take out the trash and from my porch, I hear
the sound of fire trucks with sirens on, the sound of train
whistles off in the distance. The pounding of those machines
that pound pilings into the river bottom to build a new bridge.
The cars going by filled with people 0n the way to work.
As I stand and listen I hear one of my hens complaining about
having to lay a egg this morning. The cold kitty is meowing at
me to go inside. The sunlight is hazy and it is about42 degrees.
In my reading this morning I am reminded by this.
"Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything,
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
I am not in a very merry music in my heart kind of mood.
I will do what I do in a situation like this, I will focus as
I have learned from Elisabeth Elliot, "We accept and thank
God for what is given, not allowing the not-given to spoil it."
(Let Me Be A Woman, p. 42)
I will focus on that I have a washing machine and a dryer, the
sun is shining, the cats have a warm house to come into,
I have electricity. Which means I can vacuum to my hearts
content, and dust and mop and still get school finished and
dinner cooked. I can go outside with the dog and stare
at my chickens a bit and have a chat, yes, I do talk to my
chickens. They even talk back. They let me know that they
need some time out of the coop to eat some grass. I won't listen
today though. I have to get all of my work finished early because
I am going out tonight. On a Monday night. With my husband.
to do something I always said I would do, and I get to do it.
Tonight I am going to a play. Tonight I am going to see.