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Monday, May 24, 2010


I realized that I have not done a very good job keep everyone updated lately. I am just wrapping up my super-busy time at work. Now, I am just back to regular busy :)

At the beginning of May, Nashville had a massive flood. I got out in flood waters for a minute before I realized how bad it was, but aside from my front license plate holder getting ripped off my bumper, I am fine. My car is fine. My house is fine, and I am alive.

I wish I could say that for everyone. A lot of people have lost everything. But we're a tough city, and we're helping everyone out. One of my coworkers is homeless right now, and I've really been trying to help her. Not to mention that I have a good friend who still has no idea where she's going to live. She had insurance, but it seems scary to build in the exact same place, even though they say this was a once-in-a-lifetime thing.

So, we are all OK. We are helping everyone out. White, black, hispanic, whatever, if you need help you are getting it. I'm biting my tongue on other things I want to say. If I ever decide to stop being a nice person and worrying about other people's feelings, it's going to be a long day. Just warning you all now, but if it hasn't happened in 34 years, I doubt that it's happening anytime soon.

I had a birthday. It was OK. Not too much fun getting older.

The house is coming along. I have conquered most of the boxes downstairs, although I still have most of my belongings in storage. I got a really good deal on a couch although I am not sure how my living room furniture will fit in my rather large living room. We'll get there eventually. I think I might "hire" my mom to help get everything in order. Still some loose ends to tie up, but we're getting there.

I stayed up too late reading my book club book last night, and I am really tired. It's going to be a long day.

I have been trying to update the recipe blog, but I still have catching up to do. It'll get there eventually.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Sometimes we need reminding. This was the reading for the Upper Room today.

Luke 10:38-42
As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him.
She had a sister named Mary (who) sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.
Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me."
The Lord said to her in reply, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. 42
There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her."

So often I get busy and forget to make time for God. So often I worry about tidying up instead of talking to Him and letting him deal with it. I know better, but I still do it. God can be sitting there waiting to have a conversation with me and I am too busy worrying about making things pretty, fluffing the proverbial pillows of life.

I need to pray. I need to talk to God about the things going on in my life. I need to trust Him to make everything work out according to His plan. And, mostly, I need to let him worry about my problems and take rest from that which wears me down. After all, he doesn't give us more than we can handle. But, much like Mother Teresa, I worry that He trusts me too much.

And, then, after I'm done talking to God and asking Him for help, I can run the vaccuum.