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Five years into widowhood, after one year of incredible happiness and nearly 14 years of single blessedness. Have given up perfect manicures and pretty hands in order to resume playing the soprano recorder and to see if I can figure out how to play bluegrass banjo. Singing in the shower. Still really, *really* love to knit!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Heaven really *is* in the details!

Yesterday morning, I was trying to find where I’d put my T-pins when I moved everything out of my bedroom in order to paint. I have a small project that needs to be blocked so I can enclose it in Middlest’s birthday card.

I was bewailing this in an email to a friend.

Oh, this is too funny. I just spent five or ten minutes rummaging in boxes that are stacked in the hall. I looked to my left midway through [that] paragraph and saw where the little box of pins had slipped sideways between two Spacemakers that hold knitting needles.


OK, technically that’s between a Spacemaker and the tin that holds my ribbon art bonbons. What a great way to start my day! And the day just got better and better.

Anne Perry’s latest column on Meridian reminded me that I used to wonder the same thing. What if I went through my whole life, thinking I was serving Him, and I found out at the end of it that I hadn’t, and that I didn’t recognize His voice?

Things that made me feel happy yesterday:
  • The two lights at my work station are now connected to a power source, instead of a dead wall. Let there be light!
  • I finished closing all the files for June.
  • I sent out all the client survey letters for one of my attorneys and prepared them for the other.
  • Another inch on each sweater sleeve.
  • A good meeting with my new Visiting Teaching Coordinator
As we speak, there are two pairs of socks [and the stealth project] soaking in Eucalan. In less than ten minutes, the timer will go off, the socks et al will drain for a bit, and I will get ready for work. I am driving in again today, because I am heading straight for the temple after work. A few hours spent in that peaceful, quiet, holy place will reset my internal clock to Heaven Standard Time.

[And tomorrow there will be a new yarn shop to explore...]

1 comment:

Jenni said...

I hope you have a wonderful evening in the temple tonight.