Sunday was unseasonably cold, windy, and rainy. It mirrored my mood. The weather caused my head to pound and it seemed we had picked up some kind of a bug as an extra "gift" from the week at the bookstore. (All three of us had a fever.) I went to church alone, leaving just before the last song so I didn't infect anyone else. All I could think of was curling up in my warm housecoat with a good book and eating homemade chicken soup.
With that in mind, I stopped by my favorite grocery store on the way home to purchase two lemon pepper rotisserie chickens which immediately went into my stock pot after arriving home (having removed all the white meat and adding an onion to the water). Within a couple of hours, I had beautiful chicken noodle soup (and enough white meat left over to make a very nice chicken pasta dish this evening).
It's amazing how one's attitude affects everything around them. Even the kitty seemed a little on edge. I was perhaps the one in the most Puddleglum kind of mood. Especially as I looked at my weekly "To Do" list to find most of it "To Didn't"...
I met my friend, Linda, for coffee this morning... stopped by the pharmacy to pick up a prescription... went to Goodwill with Linda awhile... arrived home to find hubby had done the breakfast dishes... and generally felt my spirits lift a bit. When the mail came, the book I won from Susan P.'s giveaway had arrived... Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God. What timing, Susan! Gosh do I need a book like this right now. Thank you!
I was pondering today... what it is like to have Puddleglum thoughts and emotions. It doesn't happen a lot for I have reached an age where I know better how to handle them. Once in awhile I slip up and let them overtake reality, for my reality is not what my emotions say it is.
I've learned through the years that my Puddleglum side comes out when I've been neglecting my morning times in the Word and talking everything out with my Friend before meeting the day. When I'm paying more attention to my emotions instead of what He is telling me in His word... that is not a good thing. I know when I'm physically not feeling well, my emotions can cause me to think life is much darker and bleaker than it is in reality.
So I'm going to (finally) read a bit, maybe watch Ravi Z. on TV this evening, sip some tea, and perhaps let Pooh come out awhile. Yes, hibernating under covers and drinking tea... now that is a very good thing!
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