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Sunday, February 3, 2013

One of Those Days

I'm having one of those days. You know the kind--where you can think of about eight things you'd like to do, but when it comes right down to it, you end up doing nothing.

So here's what I could have done today, if I'd summoned up sufficient willpower:

  • Taken a walk in the absolutely perfect weather.
  • Written at least one of several letters I want to write.
  • Call someone to catch up on their life happenings.
  • Read something for fun.
  • Worked on taxes.
  • Had a meaningful conversation.
  • Played the harp.
  • Petted the cat.

I actually started to do the last two things, but the cat left before I was quite ready for her to, and the harp was not as satisfying as I wanted it to be. So now, I'm back where I started. What to do with myself and the unexpected bit of leisure time.

What I'm tempted to do:
  • Complain to anyone that will listen (which is, I suppose, what this blog is really all about)
  • Whine (which I am doing).
  • Eat something. (Waiting for the apple pie to come out of the oven).
  • Go to bed (but it's only 5:42).

What I will do:

  • Count my blessings (which should take me at least until the pie comes out of the oven).
  • Eat my pie while I read something fun.
  • Find the cat and pet her until she leaves again.
  • Encourage myself in the Lord by remembering how lovely and faithful He is.
  • Look forward to tomorrow and maybe a more brilliant blog entry next time!


  1. lol....it appears while reading something fun that you also had a lot of fun eating that pie! Wish I were there to help finish that last piece!!! And, if for no one else, I was encouraged to see that you have days like you described. All of us are in this wonderful boat together, encouraging as we go! thanks, Leslie! p.s. I miss knowing you live close by. I am still writing. I have closed down my first blog site and will open a new and improved one soon. will keep you posted. :)

  2. Ah yes. It was very tasty :-) So glad you're still writing. I know that whatever you're doing, the world is the richer for it. Thanks for your encouragement!