There's been a bit of progress since my last report. Tom's had the drains & stitches out, and has stopped using the major pain med. He doesn't seem to need the antibiotics now or much bandaging. Even better, no one has gotten that rotten bug back that induces major headaches (literally!). William's health has also stabilized. If this holds, I won't need to spend so much time living like a home-care nurse. (Yay!)
Hopefully this will be the week I start 'taking stock' and getting life back on some kind of even keel - hopefully. Yeah, seems like I live on hope sometimes. But should that be odd for a Christian? We are supposed to live by faith in God - which is the way we receive what is not seen. I've had plenty of practice over the years, and - since I have been walking in faith, hope, and charity/generosity, my own life has gotten steadily better in many ways - though not all. I find have plenty to thank God for at the end of every day, and a heart to enjoy the blessings in my life, though I shouldn't mind seeing an expansion of things & people for (& to) which I can show gratitude. I wish I could thank some people I wanted to feel grateful to and happy with - but right now even attempting it would be sarcastic in the extreme - which is a bummer every time I think of them. Several keep coming to mind, which probably means they've been thinking of me too. But never mind. That's enough grousing from someone whose day started pretty decently. They aren't all that's been in my life.
Been very blessed lately to receive a collection of Ravi Zacharias lectures/sermons. I have read several of his books and thought highly of them. Its very cool to finally hear his voice. & It was especially uplifting to be blessed by another believer.
Main thought on my mind this morning was how uneven my reading habits have become. I've always read more than one book at time - something light, something non-fiction/serious, something with short bits, something Christian etc. for the different moods and times I have to read. I usually read short, happy books at a gulp. All others are in danger of being lost before I finish them. Shelfari gives me a way to keep track of the book titles I set aside midway - but does not, of course, give me any hints as to where I sat them down. I can't find the Neil Gaiman short story collection I was reading, for example. I was sure I sat on my end table a month or two ago, but it isn't there now.
On a brighter note, I have rarely had so many fun, light books to enjoy at a go. So thank you, Lord for today's sunshine!