Getting into the last half of the week already. Can't honestly say I've used the time very well.
Getting well into the month as well, and the same applies. The Lord has extended this time to me, and I've not used it well.
That's all on me. No one else. That's a hard thing to live with.
Dear Wife is over next door, the Little One again. For quite a while, like most of the last three years, the niece has been only working two days a week, and Dear Wife has almost always -- except when severe illness has precluded it -- been the Designated Watcher. She's on three days this week. Dear Wife is, normally, the ONLY available watcher. (Sore subject, some family tensions). So she loves to spend time with the Little One, but an active four-year-old can tire out even a healthy person. And mom wasn't supposed to get off until around 7 pm, a 12-hour day for her. They'll need the money with a baby due in 3 months.
But just had a last minute development. Wife's sister, niece's mom, was admitted to the hospital via the Emergency Room last night. They just were informed. Just about 10 minutes ago. It appears that she's going in for surgery, an emergency hysterectomy, in just a little while. The why's of the delay I don't know, the fact that half the nearby town she lives in lost power in last night's storms might have something to do with that. So, Wife, niece, and great-niece are headed to the hospital. This is a "women's issue", so I am not invited. Niece's husband is en route the 90 minute drive to Pittsburgh for an interview for a big promotion with his current employer, so he can't go and probably wouldn't be invited anyway. Stay tuned for further developments.
I was out for a little bit earlier, there's a ministry to parts of eastern Africa that is based near here, needing someone to come over and drag some stuff around in their warehouse and load up a van full of books and shoes. A couple of hours didn't hurt me and might help them. It's something.
Supposed to hit all of 49° today, which is ok. Problem is, the "high" tomorrow is predicted to be only 31°, and down to 13° tomorrow night. A cold snap, in other words, with snow predicted tomorrow as well. Most of next week with highs hovering around freezing point, making it hard to remember that the first day of Spring is only 11 days away.
Yeah, I'm not in my best frame of mind today. Not good, I've got much to be thankful for, much.
Our Old Testament passage today, continuing in what is awful close to the last words type of thing from Moses to the people (and to us), is chapters 8, 9, and 10 of Deuteronomy.
Our reading in the Old Testament for today is chapters 8, 9, and 10 of Deuteronomy. This is in some ways like the last words of Moses. After leading a fractious people for more than 40 years now, the end of the journey is in sight. They will cross Jordan into the Promised Land. He will die and be buried.