I hate winter! We were running late this morning. Either I didn't set the alarm last night or I shut it off and don't remember. Either way my husband is normally on the road by 6:15 and we woke up at 6:13. OOPS! Still had plenty of time to get to work. Austin still had plenty of time to get ready for school. No real harm was done. Except that every Friday morning Kenny puts his paycheck in the night deposit drawer at the bank. For numerous reasons we do not have direct deposit. Too many people he works with have had their accounts screwed up on a semi-routine basis. So, we just fill out a deposit slip and chuck it into the box. Since he was running late, I drove down to deposit the check which is right over the hill. GOOD GAWD is it freezing out. It is currently a balmy 7 degrees with a windchill factor of -5. Going from the truck to the window and back to the truck took all of about 30 seconds. And I thought my finger tips were going to break off. I HATE WINTER!! Did those asshats at my children's school think to delay? Oh hell no. Let them stand at the bus stops in -5 degree weather. Let them walk to school. No reason to delay. Jack asses all of them. I think that I will be calling the school. Pardon for the outbursts but I'm a little jacked this morning!
Now, as for my eye. It is about a 1000% percent better than it was yesterday. It's still a little puffy. But it's open! And I don't feel myself blinking this morning. I used warm tea bags last night. Kenny taped it over my eye and my sons walked around the house saying "ARRRRR." They also got a kick out of saying "Hey it's Tea." Now let me explain why that is funny. All of my nieces and nephews call me 'T' for reasons we don't know. And I have always had dark circles under my eyes. Kenny said I had tea stains. General jocularity at my expense last night. But whatever, my eye feels better. So my tip to anyone who feels a stye coming on - use tea bags. Works like a charm!
Now that I'm done ranting like a total lunatic...let's focus on something a little sweeter. This morning in a Proverbs 31 email I found this verse. How perfect is it? It's what I try to relay in my posts, just not so eloquently. Have any of you found a hidden blessing? Polly found quite a few that could simply be lost on someone else: the rain, not the mud...the sun, not the glare... the children, not their arguments. Even this stinking winter weather can be construed as a blessing, I guess. The earth needs it's deep sleep in order to awaken in spring with all it's glory. So look for your blessings, share them with us and experience the glorious love of our Lord.
"...And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together will all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled up to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:17-19 (NIV)