Time for November’s “Currently” post…and I am anxious, and curious, to see what direction all the posts will take this month. Without a doubt, there is much “currently” happening – no matter where you live. Here in the US, we are, of course, one day post-election. Many are facing a return to lock-down. So many are in the middle of heavy and hard things with their families and in their personal lives. Oh, and the “holiday season” has officially arrived. Many of these things are, indeed, heavy. My prayer list has been long and I will continue to pray – for our country, our president (whoever that may be), our churches, my friends and family members who are really hurting.
For the sake of a breather (emotionally and mentally), this is somewhat of a more light-hearted look at things in my life “currently.” Important things like: flannel sheets, walking the dog on these super crisp mornings, frost warnings, and wondering just when it will snow this winter. Let’s get started. I am currently:
APPRECIATING – all of those who so quickly and willingly jumped in to help my husband and me when he fell on Monday. He was chasing the dog (most of our “ugh” stories seem to start with the dog!) and lunged to grab her…and landed on his knee. On the concrete. He tore his quadricep tendon and was unable to get up. With some of the neighbors’ help, we were able to get him into the car so I could take him to the ER. I live in an area where neighbors tend to social distance (and more) as a way of life. Way before it was cool. Sadly, most I do not even know by name. I was so thankful for their kindness, help and for their strength. To be sure, I could not pick up my husband:)
ORDERING – I think this is where I am supposed to say all the Christmas presents, but….I have not ordered one. Not one. I do have some shopping done but totally need to step up my ordering/gifts purchased game! I see quite a few extra days at home in my future as my husband recovers (he will be having surgery to repair his tendon) so I’m moving “finish Christmas shopping” to the top of my list. Honestly, I do not have that many gifts to buy but deciding what to get seems extra hard this year!! Why?? I do not want gift buying to become a chore but I am struggling this year.
PERFECTING – my Instagram game. Ok, that is a bit of a stretch…but I did begin a 25-day challenge on the first of this month. I joined with two other IG friends and agreed to post for 25 days straight. Definitely pushing myself. Not only is it quite the challenge to find something to photograph (I am the world’s worst with taking pictures. Maybe I can work on perfecting that. At least, improving it!) but each photo needs a least a sentence or two or something worth saying to go with it. So, a bit of a writing challenge as well. I enjoy those types of challenges (the writing ones) much more. I am also looking forward to meeting more ladies on IG; however, they have blocked/scrambled/messed with our gratitude hashtag. Sigh – and go figure. Hopefully, gratitude will be allowed once again now that the election has passed. Sorta.
PLANNING – well, this should be replanning. Even unplanning. Apparently, the recovery time for a quad tendon repair (such technical lingo!) is slow. And long. We are definitely having to rethink our plans for Thanksgiving (um, we often like to go hiking! This picture is from last year. That is not happening this Thanksgiving.) and several other things we had planned for the next few weeks. Or months. I have talked about “plan b” more than a couple of times here on the blog lately. I’m beginning to think “plan B” is our new normal and I need to start embracing it more.
WEARING – some new sweaters that I purchased lately. I especially like a color-blocked one that I got from Target. In orange and maroon colors. Warm and super fall looking. I also picked up a new jacket. It was NWT from a consignment store and from Land’s End. Maybe not my most favorite but it was brand new (and super cheap) and is a bit roomy…which is working because I have inherited the job of morning walks with the dogs so I put it right over my pjs! HA!! My husband really misses taking the dogs out. Truthfully. I hope I learn to enjoy it as much as he does!
Well – this definitely turned into the “my husband fell and busted his knee” edition of “Currently.” I suppose that is because it just happened two days ago. And surgery is two days from now. There really are other things going on as well. But I think I’ve been given a reason, and a season, to be still. To be still and know that He is God is exactly what I need right now. Exactly what many of us need. For those who are running full-speed ahead with thoughts of Thanksgiving and beyond…take time to be still. For those who have returned to quarantine, I pray you can use these days of extra quiet in order to see and hear from God as well. Praying blessings on all of you who stop by and read my blog!! Happy November friends!! Check out the rest of the link-up here.