Archive for August, 2018

243. Reminders

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

I got hit with the lonelies today.

I’m not sure completely why. Partly is that I’m going to spend extra time this weekend alone, reading.

Partly was still the aftermath of some public accusations on Facebook.

Partly was something or other got me missing being married.

Anyway, I did get some reminders that the Lord is still with me and life is still good.

One was talking with an acquaintance and sharing our stories — and how much God has showed up for each of us.

Another was remembering how friends rallied round and affirmed me after the accusations.

Another was looking at the visual mission statement I made and put on my computer, reminding me who I am.

Another was singing some songs at church that have been meaningful for a long time.

God is good, and He surrounds me with His love.

242. Good Books, Good Friends, Silent Book Club

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

I’ve listed all of these things before — perhaps if I put them together, I can make a new listing?

I was feeling a little discouraged after having my water heater replaced. That’s a big thing to deal with “by myself” (not that I was ever really alone), and had an emotional aftermath.

But Silent Book Club was just the thing to take away any residual bad feeling. I’m reading such very good books! And I have such good friends! (We even had two new people today.)

I realized that I have NINETEEN favorite books already this year that I will consider nominating for the Newbery. I only get to nominate seven, beginning in October — but how wonderful that I’ve read that many wonderful books!

241. Reading Day

Monday, August 13th, 2018

And after the last post, a much, much bigger household emergency happened.

There are some results of that I don’t like, but at least tomorrow I get a day off – in the middle of August (unheard of!) – to watch my water heater get replaced.

But also to read!

240. Adulting

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Today I had to deal with a small household emergency – a complete power outage of my entire condo – but not anyone else in my building. No one was going to deal with it for me.

I’m not happy with how long it took me and how many calls I made.

But now I have the relevant phone numbers in a place I can easily find them.

And now I know where the entire-condo circuit breakers are located.

And I got a tiny bit better at adulting.

239. Sovereign Chess with Tim

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

My son is still visiting. It was a treat to get to play my cousin’s Kickstarter game, Sovereign Chess, with him – only the second time I’ve played it. He did beat me, and we both had a lot of fun.

238. My Son Is Here!

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Huzzah! My son is visiting from Oregon!

It’s been two years since he moved out, and this is his first visit.

My heart is happy.