Monday, February 19, 2007

Something ... happy

Today, I continued in my endeavor to clear the closet of unnecessaries, such as old records, bills, firecrackers, gun barrels, photography developing equipment, crazy 80s clothes, baby blankets, teddybears, a couple projectors, tools, model rockets, and of course old Sturgensian yearbooks from the mid70s and Toledo yearbooks too.

This is my life at present, while listening to the best of NPR...

But I have also come across a few things I'm glad for- an odd locket, a kazoo, a catlady sweater, and this:

I miss that goofy guy.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Well what a surprise...

What's that you say? You say today is ... Saturday?
Goodbye! I'm going out to play! (good ole Shel Silverstein and Fine Arts Festival recitations...)

I'm glad it's not Saturday. It's been Saturday for about a month in my head here. No job, no schedule except those of the friends I'm with (which has been Mount Pleasant, MI; Huntington, Ft. Wayne, IN; Oxford and Camden, OH; Chicago, IL; Franklin, TN; Mayfield, Louisville, Almo, KY; St. Louis, MO...) and a few thousand memories and miles on the car to show for it.

Rest in the presence of friends has been good. Trying to figure out how to rest well has been a good challenge. Can I do it on Ohio Court? Not very well, it seems. So many memories, so much work. But then again, grief is work. And trying to get out of that is not what I want to do.

So where to go? I can't just traipse about the countryside, dropping in on friends and family indefinitely, taking them up on their offers of hospitality (which are much appreciated, thank you!)- the bills for school will start coming in soon, and I will have to start paying them!

It just so happens that God has shown a direction yet again...more on that later, though, it's time for bed!