Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Little Notes

I'm in avoidance mode. I have several phone calls I need to make, I need to get ready for tomorrow (a 2 job 14 hour day), & I have some dishes to wash. I just finished making snickerdoodles to take in to work tomorrow for a co-workers birthday. Since I'm the only girl I try to bring in a some goodies to help celebrate the birthdays. Actually, it's been so fun to make them. My parents have been in the process of remodeling their kitchen so I haven't really been able to cook much for a long time. Tonight I made the cookies in the new kitchen! I'll have to post before & after pics soon. I've got to get my digital camera back from my sister's kitchen counter where I left it this weekend.
This evening I received a tremendous blessing at prayer meeting. My pastor asked me recently if I would be willing to do a Bible study/discipleship thing with a girl who got saved a couple of years ago & has been coming to our church really faithfully ever since. We met for the first time tonight. I'm really excited about it. I'm getting the opportunity to know her better, I'm being challenged myself through a new channel of accountability, & I know the Lord has many things He wants to show us. Such good stuff!
I also found out today that b/c I am an employee of Cardinal Health, I get a 15% discount on my Verizon Cell phone. Yahoo!
All right, it's almost 11...time to get to work on my chores. Does anyone else out there get tired of the constant maintenance of life? I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I think maintenance is the gist of the curse. Leave things alone & they do not stay the same; things will dissolve into utter chaos. Already the level of fitness that I had attained for the Indy Mini is slipping. I haven't been able to keep up with the 20 + miles a week that it takes to 'maintain' that level. If you add up all the time it takes to maintain our bodies - feed them, clothe them, remove hair, style hair, on & on & on. If only we didn't have that (or vehicle maintenance - don't even get me started on that one! or relationship there's another doozy!) stuff to take up our time & money - wahoo! What a wonderful world! Not that I'm complaining...I'm just musing. And now it's off to work *sigh* then sweet dreams for me...for at least 5 hours :-)


Karis said...

I agree with you about the whole "maintenance" idea. I almost envy ethnic groups whose hair doesn't have to be washed every day or even re-styled every day. I talked about this with some friends where I used to work. They couldn't imagine washing and styling their hair every day just to know they would do it all over again tomorrow. (and I don't even take that much time to get ready).

Different idea but I was thinking yesterday about how long it takes sometimes to fix a nice meal and then everyone is done eating it in 20 minutes. And then the dishes still need to be done!

On an even different thought, what a great opportunity to disciple that girl. I have found that I grow so much myself when I'm directly in that role with scheduled meeting times, etc. Plus, that's what it's all about -- not just seeing someone saved but discipleship. So glad you are taking time for this opportunity.

Alicia said...

Totally hear you. Dust is like that for me. I look at it after a few weeks and I am reminded of the curse, that all things break down and are in the process of breaking down. I hate dusting, what a pointless task . . . . (that's my personal pet peeve - can you tell?).

I'll pray God helps you find a balance in your health maintenance as running 20 miles a week sounds a bit unrealistic. Can you do a 30 minute pilates dvd instead? How is biking to work going?

Hope your long day went well!