Sunday, February 26, 2012

Quiet Sunday afternoon

After a really busy weekend, including open house at the school where I teach, I get a moment of quiet as my dear husband takes a break.  He spent the weekend camping with the Boy Scout and needs to decompress.  I totally get that need.

I met some really great people and then some people who... well...  I'm sure they are great, too, but have unrealistic expectations as far as the education of their child goes.  I hope they find a place to belong - really I do.

We have begun the season of Lent - a time when I usually become very introspective and almost melancholy.  My heart breaks over and over because of the love God has shown to me - to the extent that His own Son died to show me how much he loves me.  No one else is capable of such a love.  No one.

I wonder sometimes if I am fulfilling the purpose that God has for me - am I ignoring something?  Am I missing the obvious?  Is there more I need to do?  So, I wait and wonder.  There was a time when I was overly busy doing the work of the church.  And now, it seems I'm not overly busy and I wonder - is there a reason for that?  So I pray for God to show me what it is He wants from me... and I wait for the answer.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The prodigal blogger returns?

Well, I always make the promise that I'll write once a month.  Then one month turns into more than one...

Some changes have happened since I last wrote:  but I guess the biggest one is that I am back on Weight Watchers.  It is a plan that works for me and I don't feel deprived.  And I'm losing.  Been back on it for 25 weeks and averaging 1.1 pound per week.  That's safe and it's doable and that's 26.4 pounds that I do not have to have again.  Actually the first time I did WW back in 2008 I was 12 pounds heavier at the start:  so I am 38.4 pounds lighter than I was in August 2008.  I'm looking at less than 40 pounds to go but I'll make that call when I get there.

I'm also thinking about going back to school for another graduate degree - I have my reasons and I'm not quite ready to share them yet, but if I'm going to do it, I have to make my decision pretty soon.

So - those are both a matter of personal prayer requests for me.  I'll try (not promising) to be more regular here for my one reader.  I know she has been wringing her hands with worry over my absence.  haha