Monday evening

One Good Thing: I didn't have to work today.
One Funny Thing: I did a lot of work around the house today. The irony doesn't surprise me.
One Weird Thing: I can't think of anything very weird. Except, I guess, that in spite of being fairly technically adept, I canNOT seem to get library books to download to my Nook. It's pissing me off, but I'm going to get it sorted out this week by consulting with the experts at work.

One God Thing: I waited patiently for the LORD;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the desolate pit,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the LORD. (Psalm 40:1-3)
One Music Thing: I'm catching up entering the good reviews from this year's Entertainment Weekly into Spotify. I'm up to the end of August.
One Book Thing: ... then I can start on my end-of-year-book lists.


Thursday mid-afternoon

One Good Thing: The sun in shining and there's no snowfall.
One Funny Thing: I recently discovered that the Esperanto word for "SHH!" is "Cxit!" pronounced approximately like the fastest, spittiest way of saying "Shit!"
One Weird Thing: Our little village of just over 4,000 employs a police officer who hails from South Africa. He is super nice, but it was quite surreal hearing him shouting at me to evacuate my house the other night.

One God Thing: Today's "official" verse of the day is "...whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John 4:14) It's not something that immediately screamed out its perfection, but upon consideration, I could use a little of that supernatural water, just a spray of it.
One Music Thing: I was humming "Strangers in the Night" all the way to work today. In the process, I was trying to remember this doggerel.
One Book Thing: I need to do more reading and less gaming and other "electronic-ing." Then again, my favorite authors should stop writing 700-page books, too!


Sunday almost-noon

One Good Thing: The sun, she is shining. The sky, she is blue.
One Funny Thing: Me, planning dinners for the whole upcoming week.
One Weird Thing: Me, planning dinners for the whole upcoming week.

One God Thing: "You've observed how godless rulers throw their weight around," he said, "and when people get a little power how quickly it goes to their heads. It's not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave." Mark 10:42-44
One Music Thing:
"When you love you walk on the water
Just don't stumble on the waves
We all want to go there somethin' awful
But to stand there it takes some grace
'Cause oh, we are not as strong
As we think we are" [Rich Mullins]
One Book Thing: "Gym Candy" (Carl Deuker) is a scary book to read when you have a kid in high school football, even though the situation in our house is quite a lot different.


Wednesday midmorning

One Good Thing: This too shall pass. The fact that I know this is very good.
One Funny Thing: The disciples in the gospel of Mark are so DUMB.
One Weird Thing: My whole freakin' life is weird right now. I'm not sure I not what "functional" means I'm so used to the "dys" in front of it.

One God Thing: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1
One Music Thing: It's proletariat day in Jango. All the songs are about overcoming class and whether it's possible. Who knew pop music covered this stuff?
One Book Thing: I have far too many of them piled up around me, and I'm not getting much done with them. Frustrating....


Monday morning

One Good Thing: This blog. It is strange and disturbing to me that it is easier for me to post here when things are not going well - but it is also a comfort to know that I have someplace to go to remind myself that there are good, and funny things in my life.
One Funny Thing: I dreamed of Ca$tle Age last night (an online dragons & knights & orcs game that I play on FB). The dream wasn't about playing the game - which happens when I've played too much, or too close to bedtime - but rather being in the game. I was a scantily-clad, ass-kicking warrior, and I had an excellent (albeit somewhat stressful) time slashing my sword through a thicket of irritating people.
So. Think I'm avoiding reality a little bit?
One Weird Thing: I really cannot stand the guy with whom I'm supposedly in a relationship. And he doesn't seem to care a whit about me. Makes me wonder why we haven't just ended it for real?

One God Thing: Lie not to one another.
[Col. 3:9]
One Music Thing: I made a CD mix for the guy, that I really love. How can I do that? It's perfect for him, and an excellent mix. If he was still the guy for whom I chose "Memphis Soul Song"...it wouldn't be over.
One Book Thing: I've checked out Ground Up, which seems to be about the destruction and possible reconstruction of a relationship. Maybe not the best choice at the moment, but we'll see.