Friday, July 5, 2013

back again

I guess it's about time for a new post, seeing as how the last one was in October of last year. My typing fingers (4 out of 10) were feeling itchy.

How was your 4th of July? On July 4th last year, we had a BBQ at my brother in law's house for lunch and went to the Stonefire Grill for dinner.  How do I know this? I keep a record of each day's breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lest you think I have OCD, which I may well have, the original reason for doing this was back when I was doing a lot of running, I would keep track of what I ate to determine if there was a correlation between that and how I felt when I ran the next day. Even though I don't run nearly as much now as then, I still keep a record of my meals.

I mentioned our year-ago meals to Julie. She remembered that Stonefire Grill closed early on the 4th and by the time we got there they had run out of the tri tip that I had been looking forward to devouring. I said, "that BBQ at your brother's was already a year ago?  It doesn't seem that long."  But yup, it was. Julie refreshed my memory as to who was there and it all came back to me. All I had remembered was the meat was real tough. I can write that since my brother in law doesn't read my blog.

Anyway, keeping track of meals is sort of like a journal, in that occasionally I will refer back to what I ate on a previous day and it might bring to mind what we were doing on that day, too. Like four years ago we were on a bus tour vacation that went across a bunch of states and took us to places like Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore.  Again, I'm thinking it really does not seem like that much time has passed.

In the present, time often seems to drag by. Like when I had to get one of my speakers repaired so I sent it back to the company in Tennessee.  It seemed like forever for it to be returned, since the time included shipping across the country. But the speaker got back safe and sound over a week ago and now it doesn't even seem like it was missing.

Such is life... time passes.  What is here and now is gone the next day.  You wait so long in anticipation for something and then, like Christmas, it comes and it goes.  I'm happy and thankful for each day, though, and look forward to what God has in store. Each day is a day that the Lord makes, and it's good to rejoice and be glad in it and for it.

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