It is an absolutely beautiful day. I have been out and about running errands and getting life together as best I can before returning to work on Monday. This is going to be a toughie getting back into the routine.
So this morning it was a much needed run to Sam's and Target. Sam's wasn't busy at all. Target was a madhouse, but I was shopping around lunch time. I had my first case of road or rather parking lot rage in 2008 at Target. My emotions got away from me before I knew it. I was in a line of cars patiently waiting for pedestrians to cross and some jerk faced woman, I mean some impatient woman, veers out of line and tries to go around everyone. It just so happened to be my time to drive after pedestrians crossed and here comes this woman. So, I did what I was going to do and turned left and tee hee, I cut her off...kind of on purpose. I didn't care about a close parking place, but she did. She was madly driving up each aisle and finally found a spot. In my imagination I thought, hmmm...if she gets close to me in the store I am going to "accidentally" ram my cart into her and after flashing that satisfied smile...it dawned on me what I had just done and thought. Dang it! I didn't get past day 2 of the New Year and that really doesn't count because I stayed home yesterday. I quickly asked forgiveness of the Lord and I told Him I would apologize to the woman if I saw her in the store. New mercies, I didn't see her, so He spared me that. Like I told you, I don't really make resolutions and my anger is going to come out mostly when I am driving. Glad I am getting a do-over and my prayer is not to lose it the next time I get out and about.
I called CourtneyS last night, well actually I was returning a call. It seems I gave her what we call an ear worm...a song that you cannot get out of your head. She had posted about a Frank Lloyd Wright quote and her friend Lauren made a really great response. I read Lauren's blog and although I do not know her, she sounds really,really intellectual and smart. I could not make a sensible comment after reading Lauren's comment, so I did what I do best...comedy and spoof. So, I wrote back in lyrics from songs. I did not KNOW that the melodious but melancholy song If I Could Save Time in a Bottle by the late, very late Jim Croce, was one of those kind of songs CourtneyS could not get out of her head. Well, God has a great sense of humor. Last night I was watching PBS, yes I am trying to be smart like Lauren, anyway the program was about Jerry Herrman...wrote the music for Hello Dolly, Mame, and a bunch of other Broadway hits. So, in my sleep last night I could not get the song out of my head from SNL when Steve Martin hosted it and he and the cast spoofed Broadway show tunes and sang, Not going to phone it in tonight... You can ask Peggy, I only know music from Oklahoma, Music Man and Sound of Music. (a movie I really don't care for) So of course that is the song that played over and over in my head last night and some today.
Lisa left me a message this afternoon, she got her first phone call from C.E.T. Those of you who work at church should recognize those intials and those phone calls are crazy! Her calls will wear one out. I haven't talked with Lisa yet, but it is safe to guess I will know exactly what she went through. Several years ago, there was a woman who would call and would keep us on the phone for a long time telling us her story at least 4 times each time she called. We tried to do all the right things for her in recommending who she could talk with to get help. She didn't want help, she wanted to tell her story over and over and over. She kind of reminded me of the John 5 guy who didn't know if he wanted to be well or not. I think her story had gotten her everything she had, so she was remiss to let go of a good thing. When we wouldn't let her tell her same old story when she called, she quit calling.
Well, I better go and get more stuff out of the car. That way Roy won't have so much to bring in when he gets home. Thanks for reading my wanderings today.