It never ceases to amaze me how fast time passes. Didn't the week just begin? It seems that the more time I have the less that I get accomplished. I have so much that I want to do, I guess I am sort of back to the S.H.E. lifestyle (Sidetracked Home Executive) It is not a disaster area yet, but could easily get there. I simply have no desire to do laundry, clean, or any of the other things that a "good wife" should be doing. My brain is in read/write mode. My brain does not multi-task well. I do lots of things in a half baked manner, rather than a few things unto completion. Anybody else like that?
My dad's surgery went well the other day and he actually got good news. The tumors in his bladder are gone. There is still the pathology report that will give us the full answer, but we can be hopeful. I am amazed once again.
Thanks for the prayers.
Mom's surgery will be in July, and hopefully will be very successful as well. We need to keep praying about this one.
I am still waiting to hear from the Cook Communications people to get the scriptures they want me to use for the devotionals I will be writing for them. I am hoping to get word soon. I check my e-mail about 10 times a day hoping to get an "assignment". I have given myself 30-45 days to complete my manuscript, that was last Thursday, and so far I have not done a thing. I guess that fear thing is trying to keep my from my appointed destiny.
Strang publishers is anxious to receive the entire manuscript. I got an e-mail from Sue last Thursday. I thought if I put a "time limit" on myself it would force me to get busy... maybe I was wrong?
I am still working away the pounds 27 1/2 as of this morning. YEAH! I had a friend say she thinks I should stop after I lose 30. She's worried that I will revert back to the anorexia problems I had 30 years ago. Fat chance! Literally, I am way to far weight wise to even be close to something like that. I appreciate your concern my friend, and I will be careful. I feel so much better about myself, but I have a long way to go before I am even close to what the Dr. said I should be. Why is it that when we look into a mirror we see something so different from what everyone else sees? I know I heard that when men look into a mirror they see more than what is there (like hair), when women look into a mirror they see less than what is there (weight and wrinkles). Weird huh? I thought I was doing great until I saw a recent picture, UGH.
On to other things. Beautiful days. I love summer, I hate winter. Wow, when it decides to be warm , it is really warm, smoldering actually. I won't complain to much, it's better than snow and ice. Temps a little lower would be my preference, but ... The weeds are growing so well in my garden. Jeff was out last night and said that the corn is up, the beans are up, and the weeds are really up, which means I have work to do. I have to get everything prepared and purchased for the last GriefShare of this cycle. We will be making collages for the last evening. Sharing about our loved one, and having fellowship time. It always tough to bring the class to an end, we've all grown close. The up side to all of this is that I see God has truly begun to work healing into the hearts of the participants. I will have a break until September, then I'll be back to the classes. What a blessing it has been to be a part of something where you can actually see people changing. To see the faces of those that began the classes with despair and such sadness on their faces, only to look upon those same faces 13 weeks later and see smiles and hope. I am truly blessed to be a part of that. I am not saying that these folks are totally through grief, they are not, but they are certainly continuing on the path THROUGH grief. No longer stuck in the process. Thanks God for using me and allowing me to be a part of this process. What a privilege.
Chris and I went out to the barn to see the new kittens last night. Tiggs moved her kitties, but I heard them meowing from the other end of the barn, and found them. Oh, my goodness are they cute. Three orange fluffy kittens, and three tabbies about half the size of the orange ones. Two of the tabbies hissed at me when I picked them up, the the others were so sweet. I am allergic to cats so I had to come in and scrub down. I don't know which was worse, the itching from the hay, or the itchy eyes from the cats. They really are cute. I'll try to get pictures to post soon. That brings out cat population up to 9 now. Down from 18 a couple of years ago.
I better get a move on the day is 1/4 gone, and I have a full agenda. Have a fun weekend, stay cool!