You know it’s time to…

You know it’s time to…

1. Clean your floors when your feet stick to them and are black after walking from your bathroom to the kitchen.
2. Buy milk when you’re secretly adding more and more water (when it’s already skim) to stretch it farther.
3. Roll down your windows and sing the loudest you can when the weather finally dips below 90.
4. Clean the bathtub when green stuff starts growing.
5. Take a shower when the funky smell you keep smelling all day on others ends up following you home.
6. To exercise when you feel like you’re gonna die after jogging one mile when that used to be a short run.
7.  Watch what you eat when you make cookie dough four nights in a row and end up eating ALL the batter yourself with no cookies to show for it.
8. Visit a Chinese man at the mall when every muscle in your body hurts.
9. Pop some bubble wrap when homework drama begins.
10. Start over when… all the stuff you’ve tried has not worked.

Another mile

“Another hour deeper in the night
Another mile farther down the road
A man can drive as hard as he can drive
And never get as far as his heart was meant to go”

I’ve been listening to this song, “The River”, by Rich Mullins all week on the way to work and back. Tonight it seemed to sink deep in my soul and take up residence there. It’s as if my soul wrote those words. Sounds strange, I’m sure, but for some reason I can understand what it means that your heart doesn’t get as far as it was meant to go.

Tonight was one of those nights. It was my first venture out with a singles group. Strange. I never thought I would be in the “singles group” again, but here I am. Not feeling single, but the lack of a ring and a partner means I am. So there it is. I’m single.

I did have mixed emotions about going. Part of me was excited, because it was something new. An adventure of sorts and I do so love an adventure. I also love watching baseball live. I’m not sure what it is, but it seems to suit me. Maybe it’s because I loved playing softball so much and so I know the rules of the game, maybe it’s because I have such fond memories of my parents taking us to see the Astros when I was little. Whatever the reason, I was looking forward to getting out and doing something different.

As it turns out, I ended up sitting on the end of the row with a seat between me and the next lady. She had brought a close friend so they were busy chatting away. I have to admit that I kept thinking that I should have taken a friend and wondering why in the world I didn’t think of that. Oh well… maybe next time. The game was slow and disappointing, so after the 5th inning I left.

On the way home, I turned up the volume in the car and Rich and I sang our hearts out as we drove another mile farther down the road.

The road I’m on is unfamiliar and I’m sure it will take awhile to navigate it but at least I’m not alone. God was with me tonight and we had quite the conversation during the game and on the way home. He’s a great date… even though I was at a singles event :-)