Monday, December 6, 2010

Party Time! Worship Time! Work Time!

After visiting with church family/friends Saturday, when I was schedule to wrap gifts, I made my way to visit with my friends M & D.

M & D are the couple who used to get together with Gordon and I every couple of months or so, for pizza and salad.  We always found some reason to celebrate, whether it was someone's past or upcoming birthday or just time to enjoy a good chat, together.

After Gordon died, M made it very clear to me that she and D did not want to let this fall to the wayside.  M knew what it was like to be widowed, for her first (1st) husband had died from Cancer.  What a great friend I have in M...and in D, too!  I'm blessed...

With M's work schedule being hectic and her still recovering from breast cancer surgeries, plus the fact that D hadn't been feeling well, we couldn't get together until Saturday.

Instead of having pizza and salad, we enjoyed pizza!  We were supposed to be celebrating my birthday, from last week, so I knew M & D were going to have a tasty dessert.  Even so, since D was really ill around the time of his birthday and knowing that M's birthday is in a couple of weeks, I thought it would be a good idea to celebrate birthdays for all three of us!

M was surprised when I arrived at her home and handed her a birthday cake wishing M & D Happy Birthday!  Yes, I had managed to bake, ice and decorate the white cake with white icing (M's favourite!), on Friday.

We had a great time chatting and catching up, together.  Then, just as we were going to their familyroom to relax with tea and dessert, their phone rang.  It was their friends D & W.  After being invited to join us, they arrived to visit, just in time for dessert.

Everyone was friendly and we enjoyed our time together.  I just wish I didn't feel like a fifth (5th) wheel.  Being alone, makes for a lonely feeling, even with people who make a person feel welcome.

Even so, I thank you M & D.  You have always been great friends to me; thank you for your hospitality, friendship and desire to celebrate with me, a special time...my birthday.  Thank you for dinner, too!  I feel really blessed and thank God that He brought you into my life.  Thank You, Lord!

Needless to say, after having a very full day and a very full tummy, I was exhausted by the time I arrived home!

After quickly writing and publishing my Life with Lynnie entry and a making a quick check on Facebook (FB), I hit the hay and immediately fell asleep. 

For some reason, I awoke really early Sunday morning.  Since my mind was going a mile a minute, I couldn't fall back to sleep.  So, I got up and decided to continue working on my Christmas list.

I know, I know.  I really shouldn't have done this, because it's my Lord's day.  SONday. 

Usually, I try to keep Sunday as my rest day, unless I absolutely have to work.  While I was not having to actually do real estate work, like doing an open house or showing property, I did feel that it was imperitive to work on my outstanding tasks.  After all, this Christmas task does have a deadline!

After getting ready for church and packing up more delivery items, I left home.  It can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task, when I know I don't have time to spare, but this is when I usually just take a deep breath and get going, concentrating on one thing at a time.

Church was wonderful.  Being the first Sunday of the month, we had Communion/the Lord's Supper.  Being Advent, we lit the second (2nd) candle, representing Hope.

What a fitting thought.  HOPE.  While I have hope in my Lord, I really don't feel like I have much hope in life.

Life hasn't been very good to me, for whatever reason.  Ultimately, it has been God's will.  So, who can argue with that? 

While I can be grateful, especially for my eternal life, I must admit, I am not very happy with life, itself.  Oh well, I guess this just means that I am still in need of healing from my grief.

After worship, I planned my course and set off to make deliveries, once more.  Boy!  It's a good thing I know the city really well and had past experience delivering parcels for Canada Post, years ago.  This past experience has been very helpful to me in mapping out a route!

In my travels, I was near the cemetary, so I did what I usually do on a Sunday.  I visited Gordon's grave.  It was actually freezing cold, for the wind blows cold and strong, being fairly open in that area.

By the time I arrived home, I was totally wiped out.  Oh well, there will be plenty of time later, for rest.


Until next time...

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