Friday, May 08, 2009
Haha!! Today, I get to say 11 again because of a cool thing. My husband's departing date from his company was to be May 18. We then planned to leave right after he got home to head for training in Florida. Human resources called him to say that if he would work one more day, they could tack his vacation onto the end of that, and with the Memorial day holiday in there...they could push his benefits through to the end of June!! So, he got right on the phone to call our sending org. to see if we could arrive one day late...they said, no problem! YAY!! Provision.
As I met with my prayer partners the other day, I mentioned that my stress level is too high. If I take a break to pray and read, I am fine. As soon as I do something else...my heart speeds up, my mind wanders, I allow ruminating thoughts of worry, I can't sit still, nor can I sleep. One of them asked if she could show up and walk with me. I about screamed YES! in her ear! So, this morning she and I had a lovely walk. Another provision.
I decided to sell things on ebay instead of garage sailing it all for a quarter...things have sold quickly and well!!! enableing me to turn around and purchase some of the things we were needing to get. Yet, another provision.
Well...that is just three instances. I type these and wonder why I ever worry!!! It is insanity!! And yet, as I tell you these things, my heart is racing, my back is tight from constant tension and I am thinking about what I need to do next. I am sure in this process the Lord is teaching me...very patiently teaching me.
Tonight we have dinner with our best friends...I tried extra hard today to eat smart in preparation of Red Lobster tonight. I won't go overboard, but I know the calories creep up quickly. I am writing this blog now for I know it will be late when we return and I will not be able to update everyone then.
Food choices today:
Breakfast: 1c low fat granola, coffee
snack: orange, water
lunch: grilled chicken salad with croutons, a little cheddar and tomato...no dressing
snack: banana with peanut butter
Mood: still stressed, but feeling thankful and joy
I found this quote today: "Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.” - A Swedish Proverb
How true...and I am thankful for all of you!