“Reality continues to ruin my life.” ~ Bill Watterson
New beginnings, different paths. Life is galloping along at a frentic rate but I have survived. I am very tired. Too many late nights & early mornings. The late nights are fine ~ my sleeping pattern being what it is ~ but the early mornings! Well, actually, it's not the mornings so much as the mid~morning when my body suddenly decides it's had enough & it is definitely nap time. As I am in class then that's not so good!
The house is ugly. It has rained all week. The washing piled up in the bathroom. The washing piled up in the sink. The cats piled up around their people. When I did not come home with Dino Wednesday Marlow just about took people out in his dismay. Then, we missed our usual boat. There is nothing rattier making than seeing the boat lights disappear down the channel & knowing you've just missed a boat with an hour to wait till then next one. We rarely miss boats these days but some things are beyond our control.
So this morning I began the washing. Four loads down, one to go. Star & I made trifle. I was generous with the alcohol. The kitchen is clean ~ or more precisely, I can see the bench tops! I poisoned the rampant weeds, for which I am technically not responsible but if I don't do it they invade our property. I trimmed the mock orange blocking the light into the kitchen window. Now I am too tired to think straight I'm about to start my homework. Ho~hum. I can remember doing this in high school ~ & uni. You would think I'd've move on but apparently some things don't change. Looks like coffee to midnight runs are still the in thing.
Am I enjoying it all? Early days. Honestly I'm not sure just yet. I really love the teaching from this man ~ he's covering the O.T history. I know lots of it already but it falls nicely in my comfort zone & his teaching style suits me. We are doing healing ~ waaay outside my comfort zone. I leave that to my friend, Seeking. And we are looking at covenants ~ I knew the meaning but tracing it through from beginning to end is proving enlightening. The teaching style doesn't suit me so well but, so far, this is not proving to be a difficult subject. We conferenced with Mark Hankin for the beginning of the week. Amazing speaker but I really don't think I've retained all that much.
The hardest thing for me is how noisy it all gets. I know. What a thing to whinge about but I dread praise & worship times. It gives me a headache ~ on a bad day a full blown migraine. And yes, I know all about David leaping about singing & praising God & what happened to Michal for complaining about his antics. It still gives me a headache. I have no idea how one worships like this.
I am going to talk about Abraham soon. I finally understand what he & God were doing in the wilderness. It makes me happy.