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My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Saturday, January 14, 2012

remarkable random Saturday

I made it through a period of not working for three weeks... almost a month between real paychecks... and I'm not broke or overdrawn in my checking account. That's remarkable.

I worked a whole week despite my still tender hiney. I thought I'd be lucky to get a few half days in this week... yet I made it all week and even managed to make a little money in the process.

It's still below freezing outside. There is ice on the mountain - beautiful - but so cold.

Despite the cold... I still went out and picked up Austin's breakfast from McDonalds. He won't be awake until after noon, I'm sure... but when he wakes up on Saturday and mom has his large sweet tea in the fridge and his two bacon egg and cheese mcgriddles in the microwave, it makes his day better.

I fell asleep shortly before 11 last night and slept until after sun up this morning. That never happens. I clicked the time on the tv when I woke up and it was after 8am. I'm always up at dark thirty, no matter what time I go to sleep. I felt so lazy and indulgent.

I also felt lazy and indulgent last night when I made hot chocolate for myself and used two packages of hot chocolate mix. You've gotta love that.

Austin washed the dishes and semi-cleaned up the kitchen after I went to bed last night. That's why I didn't mind heading out in the sub-freezing temps this morning to drive to town to get his breakfast. Granted... it was a chore I asked him to do three days ago... you take what you can get.

A friend of mine who I will allow to remain anonymous... got a shout-out from Ryan Seacrest yesterday on Twitter which I found WAY cool in that giddy, school girl kind of way.

A girl who did a show with me and Purple Michael back in 2002 - yes, ten years ago - where did the time go? - is in the new movie "Joyful Noise" with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. I'm the QUEEN of two degrees of separation!

I'm watching a "How I Met Your Mother" marathon today. High aspirations. Actually... I find the writing on this show really funny and I very much enjoy Neil Patrick Harris. Just like with Friends... I can imagine myself right in the middle of these characters.

I'm also planning to do a load of laundry, go grocery shopping with Austin, pick up prescriptions, work on my Beth Moore "James" bible study and oh yeah... watch a little football.

I don't care whether or not Denver wins... I'm just so grateful for the way that Tim Tebow has gotten the media talking about Christianity. I think that whether we win or lose in life, we (as Christians) should do it all to the glory of Jesus Christ.

One thing I've learned through my blogging... the times that I am the most broken and discouraged are the times that God is able to show through. Imagine that... when I get small and insignificant... there is room for God in my life.

Obviously... my little blog that gets about a hundred hits a day (about fifty of those from me checking to see how many hits I have)... has nowhere near the notoriety of a NFL quarterback. But it is a microcosm of what happens on a much larger scale: there is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the glory.

What's sad... probably my greatest character flaw... is how broke and broken I have to be before I step out of the way and allow God to do what He wanted to do in my life long before I got broke and broken. I'm working on it.

Trouble the cat just came in between me and the computer so that I had to give him a little love... and I literally just sang to him, "I whip my fur back and forth" to the tune of Willow Smith's "I whip my hair back and forth". He appreciated it so much he came back for an encore.

Time for me to soak in the tub for a bit. Happy Saturday folks... we're gonna make it after all....