Saturday, October 01, 2011

October 1st

Blue sky.
Cooler temps.
Day at home.
Good book.
Talk with a friend.
College football.
Clemson win.
Well behaved children.
News and greetings from Landrum friends.
Story/blog ideas.
Good, good day.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

From the Ashes

"About time, too. He's been looking dreadful for days; I've been telling him to get a move on."    ~ Albus Dumbledore


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Who Said Gray Is Dull?


Why I love the beach in autumn.

all in a row

I had plenty of company.


Broken but beautiful. 


Looking for the Light.


The many textures of life.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Just Stuff

A few bits of randomness is all I can come up with today.

* Anna brought home a mean, persistent virus last week and shared it with me. Gotta love the generosity of my children.
* I hate budget time at church.
* I hate budget time anywhere!
* I love that the temps have dropped enough in the mornings that I can raise my windows awhile at the office.
* I got a new phone yesterday. I've moved from the world of Blackberry to the world of Droid. Definite learning curve. But oh, the apps available . . .
* Last Wednesday was my strongest running day in a long while. The bug hit Thursday. Wonder how much ground I've lost in a week's time?
* I performed a wedding by the Charleston Harbor last weekend. The weather and the setting were beautiful. I love/hate weddings.
* I haven't been to the beach in over two weeks. I need to hear the ocean.
* Three consecutive days of public speaking while fighting a bad sore throat (rehearsal, wedding, worship) has resulted in a painful, strained larynx. I'm going to swear off talking as much as I can for a few days. Even a phone conversation is uncomfortable. (No - seriously. Those of you who know me IRL can quit laughing already!)
* Going through a tough time with my son. He's made some very bad choices recently. Allowing him to experience the full brunt of the consequences is tough for a mom who likes to protect her kids. I know it's best in the long run, though.
* When I'm the only one in the church, it makes me nervous when someone pulls up in the parking lot and just sits, and sits, and sits. Does that make me a weenie?
* I just discovered Michael Connelly's novels - and there are a lot of them. Sometimes it's good to be able to get lost in a world of fiction. I go nowhere without my Kindle these days. If you see me and I look a little distant, I'm probably tagging along with a rogue cop in L.A. in my mind. Sorry.
* I'd love to find a new series with a strong female protagonist. Suggestions, anyone?

Thursday, September 08, 2011

One Day at a Time

I just ran across a poem that my Dad wrote for me almost 20 years ago. I was a brand new mother. My baby was just 10 girl weeks old when my husband walked out on me. I was financially strapped, emotionally bankrupt, and terrified of the future. I try not to think of those days too often. The memories are just too painful. Sometimes, though, it is good to look back on those times and remember that yes, I made it through those hard times. I've made it through hard times since. Surely I can do again. . . one day at a time.

I do not need to see beyond the mountain
That lies ahead, too high for me to climb;
I put my trust in God who made that mountain,
And live my life just one day at a time.

The years are long; the future is uncertain;
The nights are dark; they last a long, long time;
But days are bright; my God flings wide the curtain,
And fills my life just one day at a time.

I do not fear the troubles of tomorrow;
I do not run from problems that are mine,
Because my faith is greater than my sorrow,
And I can live just one day at a time.

I thank my God who gives me strength for living;
Who fills my soul with love and peace sublime;
I thank my Jesus for His grace in giving
To me the strength for one day at a time.

Monday, September 05, 2011

What’s Your Medicine?


A strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

~ Patricia Neal