Sitting…in my living room, watching Bill O’Reilly. That is, I’m fast-forwarding through it because it’s all about Casey Anthony and I’m completely sick of the story, so I refuse to watch anything more on it. I will say this: There’s something to be said for publication bans on news about high profile cases until after the case is over.It preserves a pool of unbiased possible jurors who are more representative of the general population, and by that I mean potential jurors who haven’t just crawled out from under a rock yesterday.
Ready…for a couple of quiet days without visitors or appointments or dogs with digestive problems and special diets.
Choosing…to just go with the flow and enjoy whatever the days bring. Except for the doggy digestive problems. There’s no way to enjoy those.
Looking forward…to a road trip. The first really big road trip in several years. I can’t wait.
Anticipating…being a Grandma.
Planning…to make a batch of strawberry-rhubarb jam with the rhubarb I just picked.
Reading…How to Write a Sentence by Stanley Fish. My opinion? It’s a book that starts with a bang and fizzles as it moves forward. Yep, the first chapter was the best. I am going to finish it, though; I am going to finish…
Also reading…40 Questions About the Law by Tom Schreiner. It’s slow going because it requires concentration while reading. In other words, it’s not bedtime reading and bedtime reading is about all the reading I’ve been able to do lately.
Enjoyed…a few hours of work the backyard and garden this afternoon. It was sunny, but not too hot, and the dogs were content to just rest on the grass and watch me. Perfect…except for the mosquitoes.
Thinking…about music in the church. The music in my church is changing and it’s making it less enjoyable for me to participate. There are so many songs I don’t know and quite a few songs that are, frankly, not singable for a congregation. And sometimes the music is so loud that it’s actually painful for me and I’ve caught myself involuntarily cringing. I love the people in my church—I love my church—but the first half of the service is often an endurance session. How can I stop dreading the first half of the service? And how important is this, anyway?
Reflecting…on time. History. Life. Generations growing old, new ones coming after. Old roles given up and new roles taken on. And God who is sovereign over it all, carrying things along according to his plan, giving and taking away, always faithful, with mercies that never come to an end.