Friday, we saw a high of around 72° here. I looked out last night around 8:45 and we had a light grainy snow falling. Never a dull moment .... weatherwise at least.
Dear Wife continues her VERY slow progress. Fits and starts. No real loss of ground, but progress is occasionally interrupted by a holding pattern, and is very very slow. She sounds a bit better, but woke yesterday morning with a fever of some sort, which is always scary. She's been on antibiotics of one sort or another for about two months now, not a good sign. Scary.
Friday was the birthday of our younger daughter. Once again, no contact whatsoever, nor has there been any for almost two years now. That is hard on both of us, probably harder on wife. Particularly at the "milestone" moments, the birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mothers Day moments. Particularly when she feels truly awful, and is ill to an extent that could prove quite dangerous.
Trying to remind myself that the Vernal Equinox, the official first day of Spring, is now only about three weeks distant, 20 March in fact. Janet Parschal has a song, "It Won't Rain Always", I do take comfort in believing that It Won't SNOW Always either. By the way, when the video was made, she was recovering from cancer surgery and treatments.
Our reading in the Old Testament today is chapters 16 and 17 of Numbers. As you may have guessed, much of Numbers deals with the post-Exodus period, the time between the departure from Egypt and the arrival in the Promised Land. It deals with the formation of a nation on the move, and, as here, getting into subjects like obedience to the Lord and His commands, and the consequences of the disobedience, including judgment. I know that the term and concept has, unfortunately, become very unpopular in the West, and that includes the church in America. Unfortunately. I've been told, in discussions of these commands and punishments, that "God wouldn't do that. Anyway, you are judging!" And the like. "Flavius, laving bowl please!".