I really like this graphic. I could soooooo put myself in it right now. What a glorious thing it would be to wake up in this house, not have a place you had to be, fix bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, grits, fruit and serve breakfast on the back deck and view the lake. You can see there is a back porch. It looks like early fall in this pic. Maybe the first week of October. I see someone out there fishing. One could have fried fish and hush puppies for dinner. Ok we'd have salad the next day. ;-) Could sit and read, take the boat out and see what is around the bend. I think I'd like to be there for the weekend. Then in the late afternoon you could go walking on the country lane, say high the cows that come to the fence to check us out, look at the corn that is all drying up, look for deer and other wild life. Then one day we could get in the car and drive around the area, find some local shops that have some interesting things, maybe find a few Christmas gifts, maybe a soda shop will have a really good cheese burger and then we'll find a veggie stand and have veggies for dinner. Ahhh let's go.
Today is my Friday. I'm really happy about that. It's been a tough time period. I'm wrestling with a few things rolling around in my head.
I guess I miss peace and happiness. I think that is it mainly.
The world is so busy, so bitter, so......annoying.
We all feed off of it. The negativity. The roadblocks of the day. The attitudes.
It affects us. It impacts us.
We become part of it. We give it back out ourselves.
I witness others becoming discouraged. We wither away at our effectiveness b/c we become wrapped up in other's ball of confusion.
Yes I'm talking in code and overtones.
Yes I'm going for more coffee.
So all that said, I did have a devo this morning and a talk with God and he put some things in perspective ....again.
I did have some good dreams last night that helped shed some light on a few things. Sometimes I think God uses dreams to change our thinking. He also led me to some scripture from Romans 5 that helped. Go read it when you are feeling down on the world and down on yourself. It helps.
I got the mattresses ordered yesterday for us and for Katy. It only takes about two days they said to make them. But they will hold it til Friday when we have the rental truck. We will work on that over the weekend.
Cody's graduation is tomorrow. His exams are over. Katy's last night with us is tonight. Then after graduation they are off to Gatlinburg where they are meeting friends and have a rented cabin.
I am going to head in early today. I didn't make it early yesterday. In fact, I was late. I left early but then saw that two tires were needing air. So I stopped and got them taken care of at Firestone b/c I certainly do not want to have flat on the other side of the river! Or anywhere for that matter.
They were nice to put air in it for me at no charge and so I gave the guy a small tip.
And the light went off, but they didn't open til 7 and I hate to wait 20 minutes and actually much like the rest of life, irritatingly, they were late opening. At 7:05 finally they let me in.
So at 7:10 I had air and was on the road, but the roads were clogged by that point and no one going anywhere so they just all ran into one another. I mean really? So yeah wrecks and all everywhere. And nobody actually getting anywhere. Just a ball of confused cars rolling in a slow crawl down the interstate, like two million ants trying to get on one crumb. Geez.
Finally I just ignored traffic and listened to my audio. The audio is nearing the end. And it is so good. Matter of fact so good that when I got to the turn off for work, I missed it and kept going. I was wanting to see what happened. Then I realized "wait....this is a school zone and past work...why am I here?" lol lol lol I had to turn around and go through the school zone again and then go to work. lol
I tried hard to get things done at work. Just a bit discouraged. But worked on workers comp and finally finished with that and began working on FMLA. I have to finish the FMLA's today and begin working on benefits. And then work on some insurance billings for the next month. Much to do and yet the daily issues will hopefully not happen so I can try to get it done. I'm off tomorrow and not missing this graduation. So it'll have to take care of itself or sit and rot til I can get to it. My guess is "it ain't going no where" so I'm through stressing over it.
I'm trying to be all laid back but I've been pretty keyed up lately over a few things. I won't go into it here. But I am worried about a few things, anxious about some things, and I miss peace, love, and contentment. Sounds like I need to go back into the 70's! lol I remember as a child and teen - having notebooks with peace signs and flower power. And we used words like "hip" and "cool".
I still use those words. Maybe I should put a big peace sign in my office with flowers all around. They would think I had lost my ever loving mind.
One day I read something about putting mosquito netting around your desk, and making it into a jungle adventure - just to make people laugh. That would be hilarious.
I'll be ok. It's my Friday. A 3 day weekend will do me good. I'll be all stoked next week. It's all good. I'm just a little down on some parts of life right now.