Really, I should be doing my Bible study homework right now, but I am having a bit of difficulty into settling down to do it. I don't know why. Maybe it's because it feels like spring but it's overcast like January. It could be that my attention span of a gnat is having more trouble than usual focusing on one thing. Could this inability to focus and settle down now be attributed to all the machinery sounds coming from the green space where water pipe is being laid? Lack of sleep, maybe. Honestly it could be long ago ingrown habits about homework, wait till the last minute. I love our study of Revelation but it could just be a restlessness of procrastination and dare I say, a wind of change in the air. I don't know but I have now seriously delayed the beginning of homework for at least ten minutes with this paragraph.
Last night the Katy Bunko group I belong to came to our house to eat dinner and roll the dice. It was really a lot of fun and I spent a good portion of the day making our home a welcoming environment, read cleaning house, and preparing dinner, read picking up chicken pot pie. All throughout the day, things would distract me and they were good things but not necessary things to accomplish the work that needed to be done. Like Acts 12. My Sunday School, I mean my Sunday Bible, oops I mean my Life Bible Study teacher based most of her lesson on the beginning of this chapter. Peter gets rescued from Herod's hands when an angel comes to prison, wakes him up, tells him to get dressed, walks him through the iron gates, walks about a block with him then leaves Peter. So Peter goes to John Mark's mother's house where the church is praying for his release but they don't believe Rhoda when she tells them that Peter is at the door. Well Mary and Sue Ellen tell Mr. Grant that....oh yea, wrong Rhoda and wrong in referencing the once ever so popular Mary Tyler Moore Show. OK, back to the lesson in Acts 12, so of course I read the rest of the chapter and find it intriguing the story of Herod, Blastus, and the people of Tyre and Sidon. Later I asked my walking commentary, Roy, what he knew about those circumstances. We talked about it and later when we got home he looked up the passage with his Logo software. Not a whole lot of information there, but enough to keep my attention. Yesterday, I pulled my Net Bible off the shelf and began reading. It referenced Josephus' recording of the same incident. Pulled Joe off the shelf but couldn't figure out how to get to the reference. Maybe that was a good thing because you know Bunko group coming over that evening.
Today I have read about the Japanese mafia, Steve Martin's article on Earl Scruggs and how he changed blue grass by his mastery and new techniques in playing the banjo, and a lawsuit against Chevron while putting off homework. I've watched Paula Deen being interviewed by the NY Times and I ordered the British uncut version of Downton Abbey. Read some in depth book reviews of Southern fiction recently published and considering three of the books, yea, like I need more unread books in the house. There is laundry being done and I've been playing with the Roman shades adjusting them at different lengths because I really don't want the new neighbors to have a full view into our family room. I've yet to empty the dishwasher but I'm considering elevating that job to priority number one, well that is until after I finish this blog post.
Did you miss me? I've been watching a trailer for Hey, Boo, the story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird. Ironic that there is a mockingbird sitting on the fence right now? Anyway, you can see random is all over me.
One more thing and then I have to start working on my Bible study homework, well after I fold laundry and empty the dishwasher. Not going to go into much of this but I have fallen in love anew with Isaiah 55, in particular 11-13. Things to ponder and quiet to listen with a renewed ear and heart. I really want to dig into this but, Revelation 12 and 13 await me, as well as the dishwasher, laundry and I may need to play once again with those shades. Did I mention I also paid bills today? Wrote some thank you notes?