I think a part of the feeling of boredom was that for the last 18 months to 2 years there has hardly been any time to even come up for air. We were up to our eyeballs with the building of our new house, then moving and settling in after 35 years of living in the same house. I think this past week was the first week in a long, long time that something wasn't vying for my attention and I hardly knew how to handle it. But, I heard the Lord saying to me more than once, "Be still and know." Oh, what powerful words! I'm not a person that comes by being still naturally. I like and enjoy being busy or having something to do. Now, I do not do well with being too busy and really guard against that. But, I like having something to do.
And, because I was unusually "still" last week it caused me to spend a lot of time reminiscing. I thought a lot about my Mom that I still miss terribly, who died 7 years ago this past Dec. 1st. I thought of our daughter and how I wish she was still just 3 hours up the road. I wasn't particularly sad, but longing for both of them. But, it's a new week and a new year and I am ready to meet them head on!
To add insult to injury last week, it was a week of things breaking.
We had an awful storm a week ago last night and the winds blew like crazy here on the hill. And, the above picture is what I found on our front porch when I got up Monday morning. Yep, one of my pretty pots was blown to pieces. ~beyond repair~ But, thankfully I was able to order another one and Hubby is going to fill them completely with sand and we're hopeful they can withstand the strong winds, should they occur again. They were only filled partially and obviously partially is not enough.
On Wednesday I was getting ready to close the dishwasher door to do a load of dishes and the door refused to close. After close inspection I found that the gasket on one side was not in proper placement and prevented the door from closing. Hubby took a look and realized it wasn't something he could fix, so I called a GE Service Provider. They only come to our area on Wednesdays, so guess what? I've been reaquainted with washing dishes by hand and will be until Wednesday when hopefully our dishwasher will be back in working order.
Then Thursday my desktop computer started acting very squirrely and then just completely stopped working. I contacted my trusty computer guy and in short order he informed me that the hard drive had gone out and I would need to replace it. Thankfully, the new hard drive will be delivered tomorrow ~thanks to Amazon Prime~ and my computer guy says he'll have me back in working order in no time.
So, in the midst of my boredom last week I was kept busy by cleaning up the mess of the broken pot, and calling repairmen.
And, this little guy turned 4 months old on Thursday.
I mean, does this not make you want to reach up there and pinch those precious fat rolls! He may have come into the world a tiny, tiny little thing, but he's wasted no time in getting fluffy. He goes to the Dr. on Thursday and we cannot wait to see what he weighs.
And, in closing, I have not made New Year resolutions in many years but I do spend time pondering needed changes in my life with each new year. I have had words for the year in the past and in the past few weeks the word INTENTIONAL has kept coming to my mind. I want to be more intentional this new year. I'm praying it will cause me to accomplishment a lot more in areas where I need improvement.