I knew I couldn't stay in a slump very long. After living and breathing the Word, good books, and gorgeous magazines for awhile... I found myself looking at my Living Room and planning Christmas decorating. Brenda is back. :)
Not that it is wrong to have seasons when we know we've given all that is within us and we need to stop... refresh... regain strength... take some deep breaths... appreciate nature around us... read a bit... sip some coffee and tea... eat some chocolate... pray... receive strength... become restored. No one goes through life without these needs once in awhile.
I find not only circumstances will affect me but so do seasonal changes. I adore autumn but even I have to admit the days of late autumn can take some getting used to, especially the weeks after the time has changed. It seems we've been thrown into hours (and hours) of darkness in just days. Our weather continues to be crazy with very low temps followed by very high... and back. No wonder we can't become acclimated. (Of course, our friends in the far north (U. S. Alaska and Canada) and the "far south"... as in Australia... have their own seasonal changes going on.) :)
My good friend, Sheila, loaned me their "second" car today so I'll be able to pick up Christopher from work tonight and get him to his classes in the morning. We'll go together to pick up our car tomorrow afternoon. As I told Sheila, you can tell good friends when you are going through a hard time. A pastor I had years ago called it, "The Inconvenience of Being In Need". Yes, it is indeed an inconvenience. Thank God for good friends (Sheila is one of my former neighbors that I meet for lunch once in awhile, as well as the mother of my son's very best friend.)
I started reading Golda Meir's autobiography (My Life) last night. Like Sheila, Golda is another Jewish woman I admire. I was fascinated by her when she was Israel's Prime Minister in the 1970s. I've had this book on my shelf for a few years now. It drew me in within the first few pages (I didn't know she was Russian!). I know I'll enjoy reading this. It will balance all the wonderful magazines available this time of year (I have many Christmas food magazines saved from previous years, not to mention a gazillion articles about Christmas decorating and such in my files).
I hope to have computer access again on Thursday. As for when my old, familiar machine will be fixed. Sigh... who knows? However, I'm not going to let it get me down. All we can do is... all we can do!