"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, September 2, 2011

My Slow Takes (vol. 13)

1. There has been a "shift" at work. Once again we are moving, although the direction has not been confirmed. My area of responsibility is putting together data. Some of it is updated from the last time I completed this task, but there is no new stuff. The baseline date has been changed to reflect where we are in this year's calendar. It reminds me of the Randy Travis song, "Ants on a Log."

'Ants on a log,
Floatin down a river but not getting anywhere,
Powerstearin wheels just ain't connected,
And we can't jump off like flees on a dog,
Can't fly away like flies on a hog,
We're really just along for the ride,
Like ants on a log." 

2. Wednesday evening we had pizza at Angelo's Restaurant with our "Beach" friends. Not everyone showed up but we still had a good time. I convinced Mom to come along and she enjoyed it. Sometimes she thinks that she is "out of place" but she is loved by everyone.

These impromptu dinners are the most fun because they usually are last minute and give us all a break from the everyday things that go on around us. This is recovery time from hurricane Irene and prep time for our beach vacation that starts Saturday. 

3. Thursday evening Dee prepared dinner for Stephen, Christina and the girls. Dee's pizza is always a hit.

Eryn and Hailey stayed with us and as always Dee enjoyed their company. She gives them her full attention and they love it. It is one of her "gifts from God."

4. Tonight I'll pack for our trip to the Outer Banks. This is still one of my favorite vacation spots. It's relaxing, it's quiet and I love the walks on the beach with Dee.

The weather forecast looks good.

5. Power was finally restored at Church of the Epiphany. Unfortunately the Ultreya that was scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. 

These things happen and we must work through them. In the Richmond area we have been dealing with a lot over the last couple of weeks, but they are minor compared to what many along the coast are dealing with. Lost homes, lost business and a lot of damage. Please keep all of these people in your prayers.  

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