Thursday, September 10, 2009

Is it Thursday?

And I still have a box of peaches sitting on the floor? Last night I had a guest for dinner, so instead of canning peaches, I made a peach pie with 8 of the peaches. I had made peach chutney with about 20 of them the night before - and I still have about half a box of them sitting there. Mocking me. Tonight I tell you, tonight!

Yesterday I got to work after four days off and was greeted by a blue DOS screen on my computer with many fatal type error messages. The IT man came and took it away with grave mumblings and questions about if I actually needed anything on my hard drive. No, I don't. And I had a super secret special other laptop under my desk just for special occasions like this, I pulled it out and got to work!

I feel changes in my life all around in the atmosphere. They haven't happened yet, but I feel them coming. And I am ready.

I know that no matter what has happened in my life so far, and some of it has been pretty grim, I have been OK, with God in my life it has been OK. Most of the time it has been much better than OK. I know that I have an ability to enjoy the minor moments to the extent that I enjoy the days, weeks, months and years - for the most part. I know that one of my most cherished homes was a 1 bedroom apartment in a creepy part of town, I just loved that place.

Surrender is the most wonderful feeling in the world, but you cannot will it to happen. It is a gift from God, it does take a bit of willingness...

So grateful for this beautiful sober life today.... join me on our sober journey? please? thanks!

13 comments:

AnyEdge said...

MC you rock live in six counties.

Syd said...

Actually, there are companies that can get anything off your hard drive. When mine crashed, they recovered everything. Now I'm backed up about seven ways. Hey, that sounds bad.

Gin said...

How about you throw in a piece of that pie for the journey? It will make it even sweeter. :-)

Ed G. said...

I can't tell you the number of projects that mock my every waking moment. Seems to be the way of my life. I know you will persevere over your peaches.

I know what you mean about sensing the winds of change. On the other hand, I've been sensing them long enough in this part of my life that I'll just be grateful when they blow through - it's been over a year now...

I'm impatient for an opportunity to surrender? Methinks maybe I'm sick...

Blessings and aloha...

dAAve said...

the bad with the good

Hope said...

Surrender is a humbling gift.
Thinking of you today.

Carol said...

Surrender is the best. But hard to convince non-program people of it's virtues.

Scott W said...

It all comes out in God's wash.

God Is said...

Peaches and Peaches has got me with an earworm of "millions of peaches, peaches for ou....millions of peaches" Don't know who sign it but you are responsible for it running wild in my brain.

Madison said...

Great looking pie and wonderful way to view change. I hope it's all good.

garden-variety drunk said...

mmmm...i can just imagine a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting over it. maybe i need to find a farmer's market and get some fruit so i have a reason for pie!

Pam said...

Girl, give the remaining peaches to your neighbors and get off your feet!!!
That piece of pie looks heavenly...little peach blossom.

Cheri said...

Surrender is such a beautiful word for me now! I come from a family line of addiction: my grandparents and my mom were alcoholics; I am a recovering "control" addict; both my sons have abused drugs...

Whatever the substance (food, sex, alcohol, drugs, control, etc.), it can be abused, and a person will never know true freedom until he or she surrenders their own self will to that of Christ.

May the journey be blessed!
Cheri