No Negatives Today

Shoulda Woulda Coulda

Tell us about something you know you should do . . . but don’t.


Aw, c’mon!  I’ve already shared with you way too many of my personal  weaknesses. I’m really not in the mood for more soul-baring today. You already know I’m overweight, don’t exercise enough, etc.  You know I’m procrastinating about writing the next Great American Novel because. . . . .well, because.

You know I hate housecleaning. And liver, and snakes. Not sure what all else I’ve told you.  Probably too much.

So let’s reverse the focus.  Things I could and DID do!  Yes, I like that much better.

I started two blogs (here and here) in the last three years.  Both are doing fairly well statistically, so I’m happy about that.  And they keep me writing almost every day.

I went back to school at age 50 and earned my master’s degree so I could do private practice counseling, and that’s what I’ve been doing since 2001. Love my work, most of the time.

I learned how to make a quilt.

I have a wonderful collection of teapots.

I’ve done some travel this year, once to the Gulf Coast and once to Slovakia.  Just got back from the latter on July 14.

I’ve been gifted with a couple of herniated lumbar discs this year, something that will likely be a lifelong situation. I’m so thankful for the helpful treatment available these day. This isn’t something I’ve done and am happy about, it’s just something that happened and that I’m learning to accept and deal with.

I’m getting a new kitchen. Progress is slow because Terry has his own physical struggles, and he’s done most of the work himself. And we’ve had good help  from some wonderful friends.

I’m watching my grandkids develop into adults. This is an amazing reward.  Of course,  we still have some who are pre-teen, but it’s just fun to see them all grow up.

The trip to Slovakia was my very first mission trip ever, and I loved it.  When I was a kid, no one was doing short-term missions.  You were a missionary, or you weren’t. If I were a teen, doing a trip like this one would have me thinking hard about becoming a missionary.

I met Dan’s fiance’s parents in Slovakia–Hungary, actually–and that was just a treat. Wonderful people. Maria had to translate everything, of course.

I saw enough of Budapest to make me want to go back 🙂  

I’m enjoying my Bible more than ever.  Studying in order to write/teach the Word is a whole different thing that reading just to read.

Ok, that’s enough. Dan just came by after spending his morning giving free massages to runners/walkers in a 5K event. Pretty cool.


9 thoughts on “No Negatives Today

  1. Bravo. Except for the physical problems that accompany age you have shared a wonderful experience here. I feel like I was sitting across the table from you. A gifted writer, you are.

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    1. Sheila, I have been blessed beyond measure, and I am grateful. Not everything has been easy, believe me, but I have a godly husband and a great God.You’re right–can’t ask for anything more than that.

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