My People

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My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Monday, October 31, 2011

Reasons to Love Monday

It's cold and dark outside... I'm feeling icky and want to go back to bed... but I owe, so I go... and along the way I'm going to find Reasons to Love Monday

1. Coffee good.
2. Austin is going back to school finally.
3. One of the prodigals I mentioned yesterday went back home. There is still much work to be done, keep that family in your prayers.
4. I slept great last night. Trouble loves to either sleep on top of my feet or he will curl up beside me and spoon with his head on my pillow. I'm not sure if he thinks he's a cat or a dog or a person.
5. My electric bill that is due this week is half what the last one was... thank God for being able to keep the a/c and heat turned off.
6. No staff meeting this morning. Not that I don't LOVE staff meetings *eye roll*... I just hate adjusting my schedule.
7. I woke up at 4am this morning and was feeling really sleeping still so I went back to sleep and slept until 6. That felt great.
8. I can't wait for sun up.... the colors here are so beautiful that my little drive to work is filled with wonder and awe... rarely with stress.
9. My commute is a joy almost every day - rarely any traffic, other than at the four way stop. That's important on what is usually the biggest afternoon rush hour of the year... Halloween.
10. Someone asked me recently if it was ok for Christians to celebrate Halloween. I'm not sure I'm a great theological source when it comes to those difficult questions. I think it's about the attitude of your heart and what you're celebrating. Cute kids in non-gory, non-evil costumes, visiting their neighbors... not so bad.
11. We're so remote that it's doubtful we'll have any trick or treaters. I think there are only about five or six kids in our subdivision.
12. I'm not a huge fan of Halloween but I am CRAZY about Thanksgiving! With Thanksgiving you get all the family with none of the financial pressures of gift giving. Ours will be slightly different this year with my parents gone but even if it's just me and the kid... we'll have a four day weekend and that's something to look forward to!

Hope whatever you're doing today... wherever you are... that it's a great day for you. We can do this, y'all!


Whats it all about said...

Hello my dear friend, and greetings from Singapore. I am so exhausted from too many days on and not enough days off. I have developed this is intense backache low in my back that has resulted in walking in my heels being extremely painful. I am relating to your constant pain. It is making me irritable and so unbelievably tired. I am popping ibuprofin like its candy. I am not used to being not at my utmost.

At any rate great post and what I got on here to say is that I will be back in Dahlonega during Thanksgiving so hope we can get together.

Lots of love, Beth.

Heather said...

My world traveler, Beth! It takes an act of congress for me to make it into Atlanta and you've been around the world a few times this year! I don't know where we'll be over thanksgiving... but I'm sure I won't be out of my nest for too long. Would loooove to see you!