Hey, peeps. I know it’s been a long time since I blogged here. As I often say, for someone who doesn’t have a full-time job, I’ve been incredibly busy, what with church stuff, denominational stuff, local and national boards that I serve on and, oh, fitting in freelance writing assignments and going on a cruise and doing my alphabet cooking thing and things like that.
But it’s now November and I need to get back to blogging here regularly. So Monday will be my day to post a new blog. It will be a chance to look back over the week and get ready for what’s next in life. Here are some top things you might be interested in knowing: Dan has left Movie Tavern after three years and is now working at Malone’s in Palomar. It was not an easy choice for him. “I hate to give up going to movies for free,” he said as he wrestled with his decision. He really enjoys waiting and he hopes for a chance to move up with Malone’s. He said the restaurant is considering opening in another city, like Nashville, and he would be game to move there and help get it started. And I would be game to let him go. We went on a cruise in July, this time for seven days. We went to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Roatan, Honduras and Belize. We went snorkeling with sting rays (Dan was nervous because of what happened to the Crocodile Hunter) and ziplining and visited some Mayan ruins in Belize. Seven days was too long for me; five would be just about right. We’re planning our next one already. I want to go to Bermuda, but that whole triangle thing makes me nervous. I am churchless. I resigned from my church a couple of weeks ago, but as Forrest Gump would say, “That’s all I have to say about that.” At one of those board meetings I mentioned, someone shared an important mantra they had learned: What does this make possible? What does a loss or obstacle or change make possible? I have those words in various places around my house, to remind me that when things go awry, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative. Good things can come out of those setbacks. So that is what I am up to these days. I’ll get back in the blogging groove, sharing with you what’s going on and offering my sprigs of wisdom. Thanks for reading!