What a weekend! I mean for one that had no particular plans, it sure was eventful and busy.
In my last few post I've mentioned the Mother-in law dance book (TMILD) I have yet to pick it up and read the next chapter, chapter 2 because I'm still working on chapter one! Which completely rocked my world. I was led to call my OWN mother. Yep, the woman I have not spoken to since March. At first when the urge came over me I thought. "It's just because the pageant is this weekend. That's why she's on my mind." But then Friday it was a nagging sensation, like if I didn't dial that number my head would explode.
So I called her, knowing full well what I would be getting in regards to attitude and conversation. I "felt" like I didn't care, you know, no expectations, I was only calling because I was being nagged to. It was just a normal conversation, nothing sweet or warm and fuzzy. Which I've come to accept as normal for her. No, the "nice" part came after I hung UP the phone. I had this peaceful pride sweep over me. Like when you are a kid and you do something good without being told a hundred times and you get that rub on the head or pat on the back, like "Atta girl!"
That is what I felt. So I said "Okay, Lord. I heard you, I did it. Thanks for your peace."
Later we went over to my Inlaws house for dinner. They got the wii and wanted us to come play. I so did not feel like going. I just wanted to get in my jammies and veg out. We went, I played, I even talked to Mom about calling MY mother. Mom mentioned going shopping on Saturday, I offered to go with her. We went, we shopped, I'd like to say we, but I can only speak for myself in that...I had a good time. I suggested she get her make-up done because she had a wedding that evening, I promised she'd love it and it would be one less thing she'd have to do. She looked AMAZING. Not that she doesn't aways look nice...but sometimes having your make-up done, it just looks so good. It just made her beauty MORE beautiful, it had nothing to do with the make-up itself. When we got back home even DAD noticed how wonderful she looked and said "Did you have your make-up done?" Dad doesn't normally recognize these things. If we've had our hair cut it normally takes him a week to figure out somethings different, but he couldn't say what.
Her face just LIT up. It was so cool!
I started reading Julie Klassen's book, The Lady of Milkweed Manor...I am half way through and can't put the thing done. I am loving it. I can't wait to email her again and tell her my thoughts. (Which she asked me to do when me met.)
This evening we are meeting a new small group, I am curious and excited for this.
This is the last week in October, and I'm having a hard time with that. For me, and I think alot of it had to do with the snow we got early in the month, it has just felt like a very long month. I almost feel like it should be nearing Thanksgiving not Halloween. See what Minnesota weather does to you? It plays silly games with your mind.
I need to go cheer on my Vikings, they are playing a tough game againest the Steelers...