It started out normal enough. I got up and got ready for church. When Jon got up, he was complaining about his stomach not feeling too good. So, halfway to church we decided to just turn around and stay home.
Poor guy. He's been feeling sick and throwing up all day. I've realized that it's a very good thing I did not go to school to become a nurse. I don't handle other people being sick very well - I don't even handle me being sick very well!
So, be praying for Jon if you don't mind. He's not having a good day.
We house-sat for Mom and Dad this whole last week and last night was our first night back at our house. When we got home, we discovered one of the cabinet shelves in the kitchen had broken and spilled pans and bowls all over the kitchen floor. Yikes! Nothing was damaged except the shelf bracket, thank goodness. I'm also realizing I'm not one of those handy women who can fix everything. If you are one of these women, I salute you with my borrowed screwdriver. Growing up, Dad did everything. And now, Jon usually does everything. But since he's couched for today, it was up to me to fix the shelf. And even though he offered to fix it tomorrow, I still decided it was just a simple shelf - how hard could it be to fix?
Well, two trips to Home Depot, about an hour fiddling with the wrong brackets, thirty minutes reorganizing half my kitchen later... and I've officially fixed the shelf - as long as we don't put anything heavy on it.
It's amazing to me how quickly I lose my patience with people when they can't control the situation, with things when it was my fault that they broke, and with myself when I realize that yep, that old sin nature is still present and accounted for.
Which is when God brings verses like this to my mind: "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful." (That's Hebrews 10:23)
God IS faithful - even on rough days. He IS faithful to complete the good work He's started - even when the kitchen shelf breaks, someone's throwing up, the dog is eating the brackets that spilled on the floor and the grocery budget is once again shattered by the sound of the price scanner at the store.
He who promised is faithful! So, I'm going to take a deep breath and even though I can't start today over, I can start right now practicing more patience - both with others and myself. So, I'm going to go trade in my screwdriver for a spatula and do something I'm a little better at - making dinner!
Thank you so much for your dinner ideas, by the way! You guys are such geniuses. And speaking of dinner geniuses, has anyone seen Julie & Julia yet? I really want to see it - it looks so cute! If you have, let me know if you liked it!
I thought you guys might want to see a few things in my life lately. Here's a picture I took of our little backyard recently:
It's little, but it works for us! I wish I could say Kody goes out there and plays around, but when we play fetch with Kody, it looks like this.
Yeah, he's not one for fetching. Notice he's completely ignoring the tennis balls. Not that I blame him. Maybe he's just smart enough to recognize how dumb fetching is! But, we still throw the ball for him. I'm not sure how long it will take me and Jon to realize he's not a Labrador, he's a Husky. I don't think Huskies are known for their fetching capabilities. Here's what Kody would rather be doing:
He's a floor-potato. Look at that little paw all folded under so politely. What goofy dog. And this is his favorite spot - right smack in the middle of the hallway! I don't know how many times I trip over him during the day!
I hope you all are having a wonderful day of rest! And if not - don't forget that He is faithful and tomorrow is another day!