Friday, February 29, 2008

good to be back

after a week and a half that just didn't go as i planned - i'm catching up in lots of ways.
the kidney stone process was over a week long. that's just weird. it's hard to get work things done. and yet, work needed to get done. i did a wedding. i did lent lunches. i did sunday morning stuff.
but i missed a lot of things - worship planning, movie night, etc etc etc - and i hate that.
then, the kidney stone got better, and i was able to catch up on some stuff. not all of it, but some. that's not bad.
this past saturday we were at a drill team competition with our daughter and awesome friends the hansens; we left at 7 a.m. and got back at - oh, i dunno - 9 p.m.? san antonio and back. fun, but loooooooonnnggggg.
sunday was sunday morning journey stuff, then a shepherds' meeting, then spirit whispers, then academy awards, with no stops between. so, that's a freakin' long day.
monday got up at 530 a.m. and drove 3+ hours out to a small-men's-group retreat in the hill country. stayed up late monday night. got up at 9 - 9 a.m.! can you believe it? when've i ever slept til then? and the window was open, and the cool front had blown in, and it was heaven ... anyway, did hill country things, looked at a possible retreat center south of marble falls, and then home.
wednesday, again, one thing after another all day with no breaks in between, til i got home and just sat there, staring.

now, my life isn't usually like this. i don't like it, so it's not how i prefer to set it up.
but life happens. and ... it's okay. sitting there on vicodin, i got a lot of reading in eat, pray, love done. i'll talk about that book when i finish it; it's absolutely beautiful. and i don't think that's just the back pain plus vicodin.

and, here's a quote, about how life happens, and setting it up, and then letting it be what it wants to be:

20th century british author G. K. Chesterton wrote, "The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see."


Anonymous said...

I would add, "The Journeyer's quest is to see it all."

Melinda Hasting said...


I'm thrilled to hear you didn't go through the intensity like before.