Meg has a little dog like this named Buddy, and with her I was wise enough to buy a couple of replacements so that when Buddy got lost it would not be the end of the world. She is now down to the last Buddy. But with Nic, I only bought one and he has done pretty well. Until now.
Problem is, when I went online to order another Max, I found out that Max (gasp!) has been discontinued. I could still get one from a place in England, but frankly they are charging more than I am willing to pay! So I got Nic to pick a new dog.
Meet Brewster: He's cute huh? He actually reminds me a lot of Nic! Yesterday Nic picked Brewster online and we ordered him, to be sent to Kelly in the US so she can bring him back. I explained to Nic that it will be awhile (17 day) before Brewster arrives.
Today when our friend Ana arrived, Nic asked if she was bringing him Brewster. So again, we went through the explanation that KELLY was bringing Brewster and that he had to wait 17 days before she came. He said "I KNOW!" Uh huh.
It may be a really long 17 days!
Yesterday was pretty busy and productive. I was on the go pretty much all day. Last night I lead my new community group for the first time. It was fun. All girls, all way younger than me. Somebody brought some new "inside out" Reese's peanut butter cups. I thought I was addicted before...
Can you tell I have nothing of deep impact to write today? It's Thursday, glorious day off. So many choices, so little time!
I am still feeling really out of it; a bit unsettled and jittery yet really tired at the same time. Weird.
This summer at staff conference, a colleague of ours shared this prayer of Thomas Merton
It really spoke to me so I thought I would share it with you:
A prayer of trust for when the way is uncertain
My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself.
And the fact that I think that I am following your will
does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this
You will lead me by the right road
Though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore I will trust you always
though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
And you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
Memorable quote from Nic in response to a shorter hair-cut I gave him on Saturday "But I don't want to be that boy!" It's not as buzzed as I used to do it, but it's still short. I don't know if he associated his shorn head from when he was younger, or what. He burst into tears and buried his head in my shoulder. Nice guilt trip. Anyway, after plenty of ooohing and aaahing from Dad and Meg, he is happy with it now. I think it'll look even better when it grows out a bit longer. Just thought it was time for a change from the "bowl" haircut.
With hair and teeth!
No hair, no teeth, dirty face!
I think he's pretty cute either way :)!
Other than that, I have a billion little detaily things to do and I am having a hard time finding the concentration/energy to do them!