Living in The Now – a look at life in the present
- Five thirty is being very unkind to me.
I’m not a morning person by nature (you would know that if you saw me stumbling around with my eyes half-open) and my husband works odd hours. This summer when the kids and I didn’t have a strict schedule, we kind of gravitated towards my husband’s crazy hours.
Now it’s painful and quite chilly in the A.M.
- Good news is I won’t have to decorate my house with fake spider webs this Halloween.
Turns out I have the real thing. The spiders have officially occupied our house in the middle of the street. Real is always better than synthetic anyway, right?
Let’s say I’m just decorating early.
- Parents, if you think things get easier when your children hit the middle school, think again.
“I may need a ride home today, because I signed up to make canine cookies.”
“Ok, what time do you need to be picked up?”
“I’m not sure. Maybe around four o’clock, but my teacher said she can drive us home if we don’t have a ride.
“That is very nice of her to offer, but I’ll pick you up.”
***insert a lapse of silence as I sip my coffee***
“Oh, and I’m not really sure it’s today.”
“How about I just call the school.”
- My husband fell into river while goose hunting early the other morning. Go ahead. You can laugh. I did.
The thing is I warned him an unexpected swim in the river might just happen. He was certain it would not. Steadfastly certain.
Read between the lines, because our conversation may have gotten heated and ended with me saying, “Ok, I’m sure you know what you’re doing.”
I found his cell phone in a bag of rice.
My son was talking endlessly and with much authority over how long the cell phone should stay in the rice, because although he may not have a cell phone, he knows these things.
My husband removed the phone before my son’s allotted rice time and as my husband’s misfortune would have it, the speaker still wasn’t working. Back went the phone.
That night we were driving somewhere and talking about how God isn’t in a rush. Unlike us.
For example, He had Noah build the ark for a hundred years while He waited to send judgement. A hundred years.
That’s just one example. Suffice it to say God is patient and He’s not in hurry. He knows we’ll wait for Him.
From the back seat of the truck, my son said, “God would have left the cell phone in the rice.”
And that my friends is life around here, what’s going on in your present (or recent past)?