Thursday, February 16, 2017
So, Over The Past Couple Days ---
So this morning ol' Debra found herself back in the dentist's chair, but whew! Only for a cleaning. Gone is all the horrible pain from last month and today I even thanked the hygienist for her gentleness. Will I ever forget the one from ten years ago who used the hammer and chisel method?
Uh, no. My head throbbed for hours back then and later at home I was in a bad mood for hours. But this time? No aching head or crankiness.
Oh, and earlier it'd been (super-lightly) snowing for hours, but I asked God if He'd stop the snow so I'd have a more pleasant walk there. And you know? Five minutes before stepping out the door, He did.
Wow. As I gingerly stepped over the snow, I smiled for the whole two blocks and felt very, very loved.
On Valentine's Day sunshine poured through our windows and Daniel The Cat and I sat at the table basking like crazy. I read books and--don't laugh--even with snow on the ground outside, it felt like a day at the beach inside (and yes, that's some imagination I've got). But still.
After work, Tom brought me flowers (above) and sponge candy. What a sweetie. And the night before, Naomi stopped by, giving us chocolate chip cookies from her workplace. Yum! She even brought some for Neighbor Mike, for his help to us and her while she lived here.
I hope your day was memorable, as well.
How delightful to receive Valentines from friends!
Well, the Yahoo News homepage is making me nuts. If they ran a single positive story about President Trump I'd probably tip over in a faint.
So currently I'm training my eyes to skip over it all. As I often tell myself, "When God wants me to do something, He provides the Grace to soften any blows I may receive." And well, instead of Grace, I've been feeling just plain mad at Yahoo News.
Want it explained more succinctly? Here you go: No grace? Stay away. Got grace? Go for it.
"John answered and said, ” A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven." ... John 3:27
Oh! And I painted the tops and fronts of three dressers, two in our kitchen and one in our guest room. They all needed freshening-up with more of the same paint.
Don't you love it when you finally stop procrastinating? Even while in the dentist's chair this morning, one of my happy thoughts was those light-yellow dressers and their now-gone dirt spots, scratches and purple pools of something (long story). :)
As Nike says, just do it.
Ack! And I keep forgetting to tell you this -- if you admire beautifully written blogs, you'll love this one:
A Lovely Inconsequence
This post, especially, charmed me no end. Such an awesome getaway place, in case you need one (and don't we all need a few such places nowadays?).
"The greater perfection a soul aspires after, the more dependent it is upon divine grace." ... Brother Lawrence