Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Okay--just for you--this morning I dropped new batteries into our totally-neglected camera then braved the cold and the oh-so-slushy roads and took pictures of the house we'll be renting.
No Silly, not that whole huge thing. :) Just the front lower part. The tiny porch will be ours.
For the first time in like, forever, we'll not be squeezed in between two other houses. Hooray! That part was really beginning to 'claustrophobosize' me. There's even a whole empty lot (lawn) on the left side of the house which the landlord said we could use, even at the back where there's space for a garden(!). But we'll see... we don't plan on being there forever but hey... with the way things are going lately, who knows?
So here's another picture for you:
I appreciate you who have asked that I not store our computer while we're in the rental so you can view photos of how I'll decorate the apartment inside and still read my semi-regular posts. Really, I appreciate that.
But still... I need a break. Gee, do I ever. Living computer-free for a few months--and only using one at the town library twice a week--well, that sounds heavenly. Since around August, when I've opened my email box I've felt overwhelmed, as though Grace walked away and left me to handle things alone (uh-oh!). It's like all those emails scream at me to answer them--but instead of doing that--I've been known to shut it down and race away. You know, Scarlett O'Hara style-- "I'll think about it tomorrow."
But all those Tomorrows add up. Boy, do they ever. Along with even more email in my box.
Yet I'm positive that blogging is something God wants me to do. How do I know? Because I'm a very private person who likes to keep to herself. And well, you know how God works, don't you? Generally, He gives you assignments you'd never choose for yourself. Something so beyond yourself, that--unless you're operating in His strength--the whole thing will fail, flounder, crash. Big-time. But ten minutes of doing something in His strength, anointing and timing can accomplish more than ten years' worth of my own effort.
Anyway, all of that is to say you might not see any photos of the inside of our apartment. But you'll live. I promise. :)
And I will keep blogging. Probably I'll just transpose posts into my blog at the library from handwritten pages I wrote at home. Maybe two or three posts at a time which you can read all at once or spread them out.
Again, I just need a break from Computer Land. I need to remove that temptation, that feeling of having to check--often-- what's happening in this online world. I'm longing to return to much reading and to writing with a pen. And thinking my own thoughts.
And I know most of you understand....