Saturday, November 19, 2005

Saturday morning

At last a shining day that looks as though it will stay.  I have the morning for myself.  I got up early whining that I didn't want to take Mike to work, since Saturday is the only day I can sleep late.  It's turned out to be a rather pleasant day.  I got to the gym with Mike at 8:00.  Did a few weights, not much, but enough to get me started again.  Then I laid in the tanning bed.  I did a little grocery shopping.  Got home turned on the music, and started cooking.  I'm cooking another stew for the church dinner tonight.   I ended up making potato salad with the left over potatoes.  Made some egg salad too with some of the eggs left over for the potato salad.   I also made some tuna salad with some of the carrots and eggs.  I'm looking forward to my little lunch alone.  Tuna salad on toast and some milk.  I cleaned the bathroom and the kitchen.  Now I'm taking me a little break, while the clothes are in the washer and dryer.  I'm either going to go for a swim a little later or a run, havn't decided which yet.  It really is a sparkling day, with a little cold bite too it.  I have all the windows up airing things out.  I've been reading a wonderful book called "Making All Things New" by Henri J.M. Nouwen.  I've really enjoyed it.   It offers some nourishement to the soul.  I'll write more on that later.  I've never really mentioned this before but I started this journal almost two years ago during a hard time trying to get back to myself and trying to pull myself out of depression after the ending of yet another relationship.  I truly feel I'm on a rising curve.   The landscape seems suddenly peaceful today, no anger, no irritation.  So I sit today and feel blest in my love and welcome joy back.  I have had the blah's for a while.  Mike and I have been going through some things, but we finally broke down and tried to talk about our feelings.  The whole ad thing bothered me too, not so much as the ads but just a feeling that all were leaving, I am a big follower.  I jumped on the bandwagon as well and started working on blogger.  But I still feel compelled to stay.  For this has been a healing tool for me, and know in my heart it will continue to be wherever life or blogs take me.


joolsinwa said...

;-) take care hun, glad you are well

alphawoman1 said...

We are on the same page, aren't we? I love the way you described your day. I felt the calm and the peace flowing. I wish I could share your lunch with you, it sounds so divine! (I'd have some wine though)

rivercitygirl1 said...

Hi Derek,
I've been away for awhile....trying to work out some stuff that's going on with me.  I've been feeling the same way...blah.  Feeling that way for a while actually.  I'm trying to get my crap together.  I can't seem to out my finger on it.  I see that a lot of folks have been making that transition over to blogger.  I may be trying that scene out myself.  I have a few friends over there now.
I hope you and Mike work things out.  I'll be praying for you guys.  
Be good.

indigosunmoon said...

I decided not to leave too.  Other people in my family use AOL and they aren't journalers.  It would be wrong to take AOL away from them just because of something I feel.
I'm sure it won't be a popular choice by some people that I've decided to stay, but I have to do what's right for me.
Love you sugar!

lacaza3 said...

glad your staying with us....I wont be able to keep up with the blogger ones as well and it was making me sad
Donna in TEXAS

cubbycub said...

SO glad to see u r staying.....Glad u r feeling happy and content...Have a great weekend and enjoy the weather!!!

tillysweetchops said...


I imagine you peaceful today. Cooking, listening to music, little cleaning, clothes drying and fresh air feeding in. A nice run or a swim later. Now doesn't that sound like a lovely peaceful day.

On the subject of the "unrest" my latest entry is all about unity no matter where people choose to live. The response has been so positive. It seems people are finally reaching some peace. You may want to have a look at it.

Tilly x

deabvt said...

Derek, Yea for healing!

nicurnmama said...

Derek, wherever you are, I love you and respect you and will continue to read your journal. I cherish your genuine honesty. We should all learn to be as genuine as you are.