Sunday dinnertime

One Good Thing: I get to go to work tomorrow. Thank God for work!
One Funny Thing: I can't think of a thing.
One Weird Thing: For the first time this winter I'm actually really cold. It's not even that bad outside, but I'm cold deep in my bones right now. Ankles are cold, arms, hands. I just generally don't feel good.

One God Thing: I know God loves me, flawed and prone to failure as I am.
One Music Thing: Again, I can't think of a thing.
One Book Thing: I did get a few minutes to read the latest Elizabeth George book this afternoon. I was lying on one of the beds in the spare room reading and I flashed back to the first of her Lynley books, which I also read lying on one of those same beds about 27 years ago. It was a comforting thought.

Today has sucked. That is all. And I haven't even watched the football game; I'm kind of afraid to, in case the Broncos imploded. I don't feel good. Beast feels horrible. I'm fed up. He's fed up. Right now I think we both want to move to Australia. It would be warmer there.


Saturday evening

One Good Thing: I got quite a lot of stuff done today.
One Funny Thing: Included in that stuff was catching up on DVR'd episodes of Whose Line Is It? which never fails to make me laugh hard.
One Weird Thing: I'd scheduled a meetup with one of my Friday night meeting mentors for tomorrow. OMG do I need it!

One God Thing: "I can’t stand your religious meetings.
I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions.
I want nothing to do with your religion projects,
your pretentious slogans and goals.
I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes,
your public relations and image making.
I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music.
When was the last time you sang to me?
Do you know what I want?
I want justice—oceans of it.
I want fairness—rivers of it.
That’s what I want. That’s all I want." [Amos 5:21-24 The Message]
One Music Thing: I found out last night courtesy of a book on maps that I'm reading that the unofficial national anthem of the Cherokee Nation is "Amazing Grace." They weren't allowed to stop on the Trail of Tears to bury their dead, so they sang that song every time someone died and was left behind.
One Book Thing: That book I'm reading is Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities by Frank Jacobs. Among others I've got going, of course.
I need to do this much more often again. I'm losing my grip on a lot of the positives in my life after a brutal 2015 of dealing with shit, mostly mine but others' that has been dropping all over me like I'm the official shit-sweeper for many in the vicinity. Also, we're officially empty-nesters, and I'm trying to figure out what to do with the next 30+ years of my life (I hope).


Monday evening

One Good Thing: I didn't have to work today.
One Funny Thing: I did a lot of work around the house today. The irony doesn't surprise me.
One Weird Thing: I can't think of anything very weird. Except, I guess, that in spite of being fairly technically adept, I canNOT seem to get library books to download to my Nook. It's pissing me off, but I'm going to get it sorted out this week by consulting with the experts at work.

One God Thing: I waited patiently for the LORD;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the desolate pit,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the LORD. (Psalm 40:1-3)
One Music Thing: I'm catching up entering the good reviews from this year's Entertainment Weekly into Spotify. I'm up to the end of August.
One Book Thing: ... then I can start on my end-of-year-book lists.


Thursday mid-afternoon

One Good Thing: The sun in shining and there's no snowfall.
One Funny Thing: I recently discovered that the Esperanto word for "SHH!" is "Cxit!" pronounced approximately like the fastest, spittiest way of saying "Shit!"
One Weird Thing: Our little village of just over 4,000 employs a police officer who hails from South Africa. He is super nice, but it was quite surreal hearing him shouting at me to evacuate my house the other night.

One God Thing: Today's "official" verse of the day is "...whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John 4:14) It's not something that immediately screamed out its perfection, but upon consideration, I could use a little of that supernatural water, just a spray of it.
One Music Thing: I was humming "Strangers in the Night" all the way to work today. In the process, I was trying to remember this doggerel.
One Book Thing: I need to do more reading and less gaming and other "electronic-ing." Then again, my favorite authors should stop writing 700-page books, too!


Sunday almost-noon

One Good Thing: The sun, she is shining. The sky, she is blue.
One Funny Thing: Me, planning dinners for the whole upcoming week.
One Weird Thing: Me, planning dinners for the whole upcoming week.

One God Thing: "You've observed how godless rulers throw their weight around," he said, "and when people get a little power how quickly it goes to their heads. It's not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave." Mark 10:42-44
One Music Thing:
"When you love you walk on the water
Just don't stumble on the waves
We all want to go there somethin' awful
But to stand there it takes some grace
'Cause oh, we are not as strong
As we think we are" [Rich Mullins]
One Book Thing: "Gym Candy" (Carl Deuker) is a scary book to read when you have a kid in high school football, even though the situation in our house is quite a lot different.