>> Monday, October 5, 2015
the trees right in front of the house have lost all their leaves and it's time to rake. But a damp week is predicted, so I'm not sure when that will get done. And Shadow is wondering why we're not going for a walk.
A quote that caught my attention...
I am pondering... why it is so difficult for me to make time for PEOPLE, even the members of my own family.
I am hoping... to feel up to working 3 days a week by the beginning of next month. I started physio two weeks ago and my physiotherapist believes my hip/back problem to be muscular at the root and therefore, totally fixable. I have been faithfully doing my exercises and think I've noticed a change in my general posture and also how I walk around the house, which is decidedly different from how I walk outdoors with runners on.
I am reading... nothing at the moment. I saw a series at the library the last time I was there that I'm interested in starting, but there are also a few books at home that I started a while ago and stalled out on that I feel like I need to make an effort to finish first!
I am learning... that despite being a Christian virtually all my life, there is still so much I don't understand about God and about the victorious life He promises us through His Son.
Around the house... evidence abounds that we had a fairly relaxed weekend!
|Canon Powershot SX50 HS|
(but for WAAAY less than Amazon's
listed price!! Even less than
Amazon.COM's current price!)
I am looking forward to... the arrival of MY NEW CAMERA!! I shopped and compared and dithered and researched and changed my mind and started the whole process over again for three months. When I finally settled on "the one," it was a model I really didn't have enough money saved up for. And I was still not even sure that a camera was the best way to spend my birthday money. In frustration with my own indecisiveness, I decided to forget about it till after Christmas, when I would have enough money and would have had more time to think about it. It's a lot of money for something I don't really NEED, and I don't want to take things like that lightly.
Then one day I was looking to see if there was any store in The Big City that would have one that I could actually hold and examine the next time we go, and I realized that one chain was blowing them out at ridiculous prices because they've been replaced by a newer model. And out of only four remaining in the entire province, The Big City had one. ONE! The blow-out price dropped it tidily into my current price range and so just like that, the decision was made. I got the store to hold it until my parents could pick it up for me (which happened a week and a half ago already), and now they're sending it home with my aunt and uncle, who happened to visit them yesterday! I've been using my phone's camera for just over a year now, since my previous camera stopped focusing properly. It suffices for the most part, but still leaves quite a bit to be desired, so this is very exciting!! Knowing I didn't rush into it, and ended up getting a great deal as a result, is pretty sweet, too!
A few plans: I've invited a friend (who used to be a kid in the youth group The Man and I led several years ago) and her toddler over for coffee one afternoon this week. I've also invited another mom friend with kids my girls' ages over for supper this weekend. It will be Thanksgiving up here in Canada and she's a pseudo-single mom like I used to be, with a husband who works out of town for long stretches of time. If he's not around this weekend, I thought it would be fun to have her and her kids over, since The Man will be away, too, on his annual goose-hunting trip.
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