So I thought since I dropped Facebook that I would blog more. Guess I thought wrong, lol. It’s not that I haven’t been thinking about it, I just don’t ever seem to get around to it. And it’s not as if things haven’t been happening. Since the last post I took a trip to Moravian Falls (by myself, looooong drive) and read a book (“Sister Aimee” about the life of Aimee Semple McPherson). Just started The Shantung Revival (about the greatest revival in Baptist history) and have a pile of others I borrowed waiting in the wings. I’ve been enjoying my days and continuing to adjust to having tons of free time (and it takes some adjusting, believe me). I am enjoying my garden (but not the gnats which eat me alive when I try to work in it). This afternoon I called a young friend who was a first-year student this past year and we had a nice chat. Oh and this morning I took a long walk with our pastor’s wife and talked too much (~sigh~). There are still painting and other projects at the house but I’m in no rush to do them. They’re not going anywhere, and the last time I checked no one cared that they weren’t finished yet.
I’ve been having more and more days where I get to the end of it and I can’t list much in the what-I-did-today column and you know what? I think that’s okay because for so long I was driven and my worth was somehow tied up in what I accomplished. So often the question is asked, “What did you do today?” as if doing nothing means you don’t amount to much. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating a sluggard’s lifestyle, I just think perhaps the pendulum has swung a bit past center and I’m finding it hard to get motivated to do much of anything except read and contemplate life and God and so many other things.
I did purchase a ticket to Anchorage where I will meet up with my NC friend and we shall head on to Nome in a month for an adventure. It’s been a while since we’ve been on one together, and we’re overdue. I’m glad my husband gives me the freedom to do this kind of thing. He’ll be taking a motorcycle adventure (though not as long) with his buddies during the same time so that worked out well. I look forward to finding out what God has up His sleeve for us in Alaska! Stay tuned :)