Sunday, August 17, 2008

Blahs and Blessings

Those two don't seem to go together, do they!? Well, I seem to experience both of them quite frequently at the same time (or maybe simultaneously). I know where the blahs come from, so I begin to count my blessings. Maybe that's the reason - to keep me coming back to God and depending on Him for everything, including my feelings. However, I must admit that I feel blessed much more often than having the blahs, so maybe I'm winning this battle!!!!

My weekend was pretty much the same old same old, i.e., Friday night dinner with two friends, Saturday yard sale shopping, breakfast with my friend, running errands, grocery shopping, Sunday church, lunch with the bunch, and back to church tonight. I'm thankful for the privilege of doing all of those normal things, for friends to do them with, and for protection in all my flitting around town.

I just got off the phone with my son and love it when we get into those heart-to-heart talks that we seem to gravitate to every time we talk. He is still single, in business with a friend, and doesn't live close to family, so I pray for him daily that God will keep his hand on him, protect him from harm, provide all of his needs, bless the busines and draw him closer to HIM every day. I can see God working in his life, and for that I'm so thankful. I know the struggles he goes through are working for his good to make him stronger in his faith. That's the same with all of us - if only we will remember that when we are in the midst of trials. I still struggle with my emotional battle several times a week, but am relying on God to pull me through.

I'm looking forward to my trip to Mississippi in September and am already trying to put together pictures to take with me to show my long-lost friends that I'm going to visit while there. I really think anticipating the trip, preparing for it, and day dreaming about the "what if's" of the trip are as big a part of the enjoyment as the actual trip. However, I can hardly wait to see not only my brother, sister-in-law, nephew, niece and their new baby, and my other niece, but to see the friends I haven't seen in 45+ years.

Hope I haven't bored you to tears with my ho-hum rambling. So, until next time...Wanda.

Monday, August 04, 2008


Can you believe it is August already?! I do declare that the older we get, the faster the time flies. Guess I better start Christmas shopping.

It seemed kinda strange today going to work without Emily. I know last week was long for her, but it seemed to fly by to me. I caught myself today thinking I need to go check on her (she watched her movies in another room last week) when I remembered she wasn't there. So, Emmy, if you read this, I really missed you at the office!

My weekend was full and wonderful. My friend Ramona and I did our usual thing on Saturday morning and yard sale shopped. We were really big spenders - she spent $6 and I spent $1.25! Then we met a couple of friends at Ryan's for breakfast, went out to their house when finished to see what she had done to "stage" her house for sale, then went to look at some new condominiums and came away thinking that's what I wanted to do - sell my house and buy a new condo. I have since changed my mind and intend to stay put and continue to do little things to the house to make it more enjoyable. Saturday night Herman, Ramona and I had dinner at Fallin's; Sunday was the usual - church, lunch, back to church. So, it was a great weekend.

I didn't walk at all last week because of having Emily here. Today is a new week and we're back at it. It's really hot out there even at 6:30 p.m., so maybe between sweating and walking a few pounds will begin to disappear.

Hope all of you have a wonderful week. Until next time...Wanda.