Break’s almost over


Well, these three weeks sure went fast!  I had hoped to get work done on the house (i.e., painting) but the drywall wasn’t done, so that didn’t happen.  I had also hoped to have my sermon (due in two weeks) finished by now (I only started it today, though it’s been brewing for a while).  I’m not sure where the time went.  It has a way of disappearing and leaving me with nothing to show for it, lol.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone again and hearing stories about their breaks.  Hopefully they were more productive than mine although, now that I think about it, isn’t a break supposed to be just that, a break from doing?  :)

Kevin and I did some shopping for things for the house today.  It’s amazing how much money you can wrap up in doorknobs and lock sets for eight doors.  We didn’t go with the ones we liked the most because they were approximately forty percent more than the ones we ended up getting.  We also picked out our track lighting and bought more lumber for around the new garage door (which goes in next week).  Btw the basement is DONE!  It’ll be a few days before we start to put much on the fresh concrete, but it’s nice to be making progress!  And once the new door is in that’ll help with the insulation (there’s a big gap where the wood has rotted away on the old one and it’s not very energy efficient, to say the least!

I’m on day five of my fast, which means I’m one eighth of the way there.  I think I learned from my last attempt that I need to take in a little more nourishment than just juice and milk, etc., so today I had tomato soup.  I figure if it’s something I can drink from a cup it qualifies too!  The third day in was pretty tough.  I got a headache and was super tired, but my energy is back and I’m feeling much better.  The only thing I really notice is that I have trouble keeping warm.  I have to stay bundled up or under a blanket.  I’ve been waking up early again and pray and talk to God a lot when I do.  Perhaps that’s why it’s happening, because my days are so busy that He gets squeezed out.  That definitely needs to change!

Speaking of change, I realize I didn’t post any New Year’s Resolutions, and I guess that’s because I didn’t make any (officially).  I do sense that this is going to be a big year, though, and not just for me.  The world is changing much faster than I think we even realize.  Change used to scare me, and though it can be difficult I’m not afraid of it anymore.  I am afraid, however, that if I procrastinate any longer on my sermon that I’ll be in big trouble, so ta ta for now!



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