Friday, August 21, 2009

Where's Daddy?

We are lucky around here. Don works at home quite a bit. So it is actually odd NOT to see Daddy in his study during any given weekday.

Today, M4 came in from playing and asked from the entry:

"Where's Daddy?"

From the kitchen, I replied:

"He's in the study."

Only to hear M4, with concern:

"But I don't see his skin."

(His skin, and the rest of him, had evidently LEFT the study for a moment!)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Dory Kind of Day

If you have ever seen "Finding Nemo" you will understand. If not, you might just want to skip this.

I was getting ready for church a few Sundays ago, and having a leisurely, relaxed morning. I do this thing on the internet called "The Grocery Game" where they give you a chart (love charts) with items on sale at stores in your area that also have had coupons recently in the paper. The point of the game is to maximize your savings. Use coupons when items are on sale and stock up.

Anyway, so I was looking through this list of groceries, and it went something like this: "mayonnaise, bread, lunchmeat . . ."

OK, so picture Dory, at the end of the movie. Marlin has left to go off and mourn and here's Dory, lost and confused and forgetful again. Nemo swims up and she has no idea who he is, until she sees the word "Sydney" on the pipe in front of her. Then the entire movie flashes before her eyes and she REMEMBERS they have been looking for Nemo all along.

Back to my list, so I see these words, "mayonnaise, bread, lunchmeat . . .", and all of the sudden, I REMEMBER that I am supposed to make 70 finger sandwiches for baptism after church that morning. All the conversations and my plans I had laid out in my mind came flashing through my brain in an instant, JUST LIKE DORY!

So, of course, my leisurely morning turned into a little bit of a hectic one. Especially since I didn't even have any of the ingredients I needed for the sandwiches. Luckily, I didn't have to face any tuna nets. . .

But I laughed all the way to Walmart thinking about how much Dory and I have in common. Not just on that day, but a lot of days, lately.

I keep attributing it to the chemo, I don't THINK it runs in my family (where are they, anyway?)

And I was thankful that God used my online grocery list to give me a gentle reminder of what I needed to do that day.

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming . . .

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thought for the Day

Got this in an email today, not sure where it is from. But it is good:

Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the
morning, Satan shudders and says... “Oh no....she's awake!!”’