Showing posts from 2013

when "for good" doesn't feel so good

Sometimes we lose our closest friends, the people who mean the most to us. Sometimes the loss is but for a season and sometimes it is for good. That phrase "for good" bothers me. Why is losing someone "for good"? How can it be? But, as I dig deeper into my spiritual life, I see that perhaps there is a bigger truth to "for good". Yes, my dear friend is gone. She was actually more than a dear friend. She was family. She had been in my life for close to five years. I met her at a meeting for my oldest son when he was in Kindergarten. She immediately struck me with her sense of wit. I attribute her with wit because she was the only one at the table who laughed at my joke. I have a very dry sense of humor. It can offend some people. But, those who get me often find that their belly aches from so much laughter. We became fast friends. I was very deliberate in how I courted her friendship. I thought she was a definite catch and didn't want her to get aw…

Late to Bed, Early to Rise

Seems to make no difference what time I hit the sheets. My eyes still open every morning between 5:30 and 6AM, without fail. I'm learning to see this as a good thing. There is an old axiom: early bird gets the worm. I actually stopped eating worms sometime during the 6th grade but catching a few might be nice for my turtle, Geronimo. Lately, I've been posting some thoughts on FB and there are days where I feel as if I could write a lot more than I actually do. Some friends suggested I go back to my blog and let my hair down. Well, my hair is down this morning. I see that I have been grossly negligent here. 2012? Wow, so much has happened since then. I am not the type of person to back track and get caught up. So, I will go forward from here and do my best to stay current. I am still getting the whole schedule thing down.  Seems lately that I am stuck in this part-time-phase: part time consultant, part time house cleaner, part time gardener, part time artist, part time sports e…