Sunday, January 19, 2014
Ten Things Of Thankful #31
As weeks go, this one was a little better. A smidge toward the norm.
My Sister: I had planned on going to church, but just before I pried myself out of bed she called. A full time working mom with three kids, we usually catch a few minutes in the car on her way to work. Over the holidays and other things, moments alone were scarce for her. That long, yummy conversation with my sister was the perfect “church.”
Daisy- This is Daisy. Our whole downstairs is tile and, what we didn’t know, is very cold on Dachshund feet and low slung bellies. When the sliver of sun is gone for the day, she insists on climbing into my jacket for warmth. If I let her, she would stay there all day. She often keeps me scanning fb and twitter long after I should because of… THAT FACE!
Weekly Giggle- Saw this in flight safety video from Virgin Airlines. I already feel safer and learned something too!
Blogs- This was the week when EVERYONE had something fantastic to say. Some of my favorites were:
@DruHart on twitter has opened my eyes to the nuances of White Privilege and I have accepted the correction. He wrote about his own experience this week and I have been chewing on it ever since.
@StrngeFruit posted on the same topic. I spent the whole of Monday, with a dog in my jacket, reading and feeling divine changes happening.
Friends- I moved when I was a kid until my parents staked their claim in this
Central California town.
Most people are born here, schooled, work and die here. I struggled to fit into
their small world. Finding friends who saw the world as a big place were few. Kelly,
however did. Growing up we saw each other on occasion, but whenever we did, it
felt like no time passed.
Long story short: she went to
England with her family over the
Holidays. They toured The Globe Theater in London. Perusing the gift shop, saw this cup
and thought of me. After Bible Study on Wednesday, we had lunch and caught up,
she gave it to me. Each time I look at it, my soul waxes with warmth.
The black eye is gone! No more skulking around for me- not that I really did that-but I did avoid certain places: Anywhere out with Counting Mutant-people looked at him funny. Bible Study/Church- all those gooey, comforting concerned people who want to smother with sympathetic looks.
20th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake- I am still working on the post about it. So many amazing things happened; it is hard to fit into a neat 500-800 word post. We were five miles from the epicenter in Woodland Hills, living on the fourth story of a wood constructed apartment complex built sometime in the 60s. To say we felt like a marble in a box is an understatement. Counting Mutant said that DeBie Hive’s post summed it up perfectly.
Ice Skating- Friday our homeschool group had a field trip to the ice rink. GirlyK is an apple from my tree when it comes to falling, but armed with hockey skates, she shimmied around for a while. Hanging with girlfriends as quirky as she is was the cherry on top.
Jr. High requirements- A sermon/speech is a requirement in our Jr. High program. She missed the Sermon night earlier in the year because of Nutcracker. After many reschedules, GirlyK’s group of friends gathered at our house to listen. Her chosen topic was Rahab. To listen to her articulate how Rahab the prostitute was a woman of faith and inspiration to her caused me pause.
Senior things- It was Zany’s Senior Winter Formal. He was on the fence about it until last week because he didn’t have a girl to take. As usual, he decided last minute to go. He didn’t want flowers, or pictures. He just dressed up and went to hang out with his friends. He did pause long enough for me to snap this.
Did you find any normal in your week?