I guess forgotten, in this instance, isn't even the correct wording. Should I get to the point? Yeah. Probably should get to the point. Tonight my friend Liana posted a status update on Facebook that mentioned a scripture verse. It's a verse I've known for a long time but, as I re-read it, suddenly hit me as one of the simplest expressions of how I'm trying to deal with life right now.
This week looks to be more complicated than I'd like. (I have no idea why this font looks different than the previous paragraphs on some of your systems. Sorry.) One of my co-workers is out this week and all or our schedules are screwy. Today I work Midnight to 8:00 am. Tomorrow I work 2:00 am until 10:00 am, then my long day of chemo starts at 10:15 am which should finish around 5:00pm. Back to work from Midnight Thursday morning until 8:00 am again. Happily attending Spam-A-Lot with my wife Thursday evening at 8:00 pm. Then work Friday from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm. It's not terrible, except for Wednesday. Really I'm a little afraid about surviving Wednesday. So I guess I'm throwing out the old "prayer-request".
"After looking at the way things are on this earth, here's what I've decided is the best way to live: Take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life. And that's about it. That's the human lot. Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what's given and delighting in the work. It's God's gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now. It's useless to brood over how long we might live."
In some of the greatest news we've received recently, Kristin and I were approved for a duplex. We'll be moving soon. It's further out in Thurston but it's much cheaper in rent and has a garage for our crap and a fenced yard... for Belle's crap. Kristin's Mom and Dad are even giving us their old washer and dryer. Only God could have put this place in our lap.