It’s clear that I have a God that loves me dearly.
I know this because he brought me her:
The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh!”
- Adam’s first words seeing Eve
So my wife Christine works at a Retirement Home in the area. She loves it. I love that she loves it. She loves that I love that she loves it. I lo…well you get the idea. It’s a really great fit for her.
Sadly, on occasion, bad things can happen at work that affects us at home. More specifically, one bad thing has happened. Christine called me from work on Tuesday (2 days ago), saying that her workplace was in an unconfirmed outbreak. She was taking as many precautions as possible, and despite being the receptionist, was pretty much running the show, as many of the managers were sick. The virus was very contagious however, and she eventually go it anyway. This meant that, the minute I stepped into my home, I was going to have to stay away from school for a few days. This was kind of a bummer, but hey, free day off, right?
I’m not sick yet. But here’s the worst of it. Well, that IS the worst of it. Christine has exhausted herself out, but I’ve got this creeping neurosis that, like attending Lepers on a Leper colony, it’s only a matter of time.
Scary. Hopefully I won’t get sick, but we’ll see.
As Tom Petty said,
Waaaaaiitin is the haaaardest part.
So right now I’m sitting at that place I come to at the end of every semester – the place where my brain shuts down to almost everything but studying for exams and resting. Usually my creativity takes the biggest hit, mainly because my creativity has been burned out on papers and exam questions. That’s why I haven’t posted in a week, though I’m happy to say that this is the longest break since coming back to the scene last October. I’m feeling good about this blog, and I’ve got some plans for willkinchlea.com in general that might bubble up to the surface at some point soon. Or maybe not, no promises.
See you all soon.
Sorry for the lack of updates last week, we had a banquet at school.
We had a great time – a wonderful end to 16+ hours (and that was just me!). Christine enjoyed herself too, since she got to wear one awesome dress, that I also spent 11+ shopping/buying/tailoring/picking up for. All worth it.
I’ll get back to posting something of more substance soon, until then:
Christianity is based on community and relationship. You can’t do it alone – in fact there’s little you can do on your own at all, let alone well. Value your friends, family, bosses, workers, teammates – Christian or not – they all help shape you. I wouldn’t have survived this semester without all the people pictured above.
I was doing a standard “Look yourself up on Google for kicks and inaccuracies” today and my #1 hit is my old blog on Blogger. This blog started back in June of 2005 and went around 90 posts a year (pretty good) for ’05 and ’06, but due to the business of life, ’07 saw 10 posts.
It’s great to go back in time and see what you wrote and how you wrote it, to see how you have changed over the years. People who journal seem to get this idea and they are really keen on it. Ironically enough, I just can’t commit to writing in a book – I blank every time – but the internet? pass the keyboard. In this most current look-through, I can see how I felt, how I came about answers, and how wrong I was about so many things (unlike now, where everything I write is clearly Holy Writ).
One thing I did notice, however, on the older blog, is that I used to write prayers for myself and others. I think I might start doing that again.
Moral of the Story: Keep your old writing – you’ll always get something out of it, even if it’s only humiliation.