Anyway, just in way of explanation, life has been CRAZY ever since I started working full time. It sounds glamorous, I know, but to be honest this is my life 40 hours a week.
With all the changes in my schedule, you can imagine that I am still trying to figure out how to get everything done that I did with those 40 hours previously. It can be frustrating at times, but I am learning to just rely on God's grace and cope with the rest. I've been criticized for going back to work, I'm sure but I don't need to explain myself to anyone but God who directed me this direction and provided me a very nice working situation.
Then, of course there is this:
Unless you missed it, I spent several weeks caring for a burned child, and a husband who had surgery. In between those two things I went through a rather severe personal crisis, one that I'm just not ready to write about yet mostly due to wanting to preserve the innocent. All I will say is that when a situation presents itself that looks grave, make sure to examine all the facts and circumstances very carefully before making any rash decisions because I can verify that "things are NOT always as they appear!" Even when conventional and even sage wisdom will tell you one thing. "Things are NOT always as they appear!" Even when the internet and your own brain will say one thing.."things are NOT always as they appear!" Sometimes you just have to walk by faith, by what you have always known and believed, and by what you know should be-mixed generously with faith in the Word of God and lots of time on your knees. I just describe it as the time when the rubber had to hit the road, as far as faith was concerned, and as a couple of weeks where my main objective every day was just to breathe...in and out...in and out...in and out...until God worked it all out. Letting Him do the driving was worth it though because, in typical God-style, things are much better now than they ever were before it all started and was....yes truly....worth what I went through in the process even though it was excruciatingly painful-even more painful than what the physical terrorist inflicts on me twice a week.
So, things are moving and shaking around here. I have much to look forward to. In late October, early November I will become a grandma for the second time. It's another boy. I expect that I will be spending much more time outdoors because when that little innocent face with those big blue eyes looks up at me and says "Mimi, go park? OKAY!", well honestly, could you resist?
I'm also taking some writing courses on line, one which starts this week so there will assignments to complete. And I'm looking to expand my writing into the devotional market, something I'm more well suited to write about than force gauges, lift chairs, dog spas, dieting, heart health, elder care, t-shirt embroidery, red light therapy, outsourced training, inbound marketing, and ballet barre exercise. LOL! But hey, it will provide gifts beneath the tree this year and if I keep busy, a very special gift for my husband. (I can just picture his face if I can pull it off and it inspires me to keep writing!) It's as big as the camera he bought for me one year. I spent the whole day saying "I can't believe you bought me this camera" over and over again. Now I'd like to return the blessing and hear my husband do the same thing! LOL!
So that's where I've been and will be in the near future. I plan on finishing the Psalm 119 series. It's all written, it just needs to be posted. There's others in the works too and just as soon as shooting season is over, I'll be writing more than I am now.
Til next time...BE BLESSED!