Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wet Weather, Humbled Hermit


With billowing dark clouds, intermittent rain, sprinkles, and a nippy drop of temperature, Fall has been clearing its throat to announce its imminent arrival. It doesn't officially come until the 22nd (Bilbo and Frodo's birthday, a fact I did not realize until now!), but Fall has sent rain and cool, crisp air ahead, reminding me how much I love it. How I look forward to November! I long to write my next novel, snuggled beneath blanket or cloak, sipping something scrumptious, challenged by the cold, darkening days to weave a tale of adventure and sadness and jollity!

But no story-writing just yet. This last weekend has been so busy! Here's a few of the things I've been doing:


Thursday
-Back to school bash at MCA: cookies, ice cream, and crowds of chattering families

Friday
- Wedding celebration/reception for the son of a family at church

Saturday
-Bob's cross country meet (We won the meet, and Bob got 8th - Yay Knights!)
-Septemberfest (artist booths and music) with my mother, two of her old friends, and two sweet young ladies.
-"Reconnecting" Dinner with friends from the Next Step Discipleship training

Sunday
-Assembling with the saints :-)
-visiting grandparents for Grandpa's birthday!
-Hope for Relationships small group

Whew! My inner hermit objected highly to being so busy. I have so much house work I meant to do, and it was perfect weather for staying pleasantly at home. But that's alright. God had something else in mind than pleasing my inner (rather self-centered) hermit. :-) And, surprise! I actually enjoyed my crazy busy weekend! Don't you love it when He reminds you His plans are bigger and different and more interesting than ours?

Coming tomorrow: my review of North! Or Be Eaten!

The Bomnubble (Screean) - This sketch is from Pembrick's Creaturepedia, a sampling of which can be found HERE.

2 comments:

  1. What beautiful musings....Rael!
    Indeed it is always amazing
    when the Lord reminds us that
    His plan is bigger than ours!!

    Thank you dear friend for the encouragement!

    Love in Christ~ Miss Jen

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  2. Oh, I am so glad to know I am not the only hermit! I have a tendency to be perfectly content in my own little domain, never venturing beyond it. However, last year I started having to go and do things almost every day. I find I don't mind it so much anymore, though I do treasure the days where I don't have to leave the house.

    And there is something about cool, rainy days which is just inspirational. =)

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