I have had several relaxing weekends and it has been really nice. Nothing to report there. But this was the best kind of weekend (minus the 90 degree weather in October...but that's a story for another time). Relaxing but with things to do. Friday night, after working a 9 hour day at work (I know, don't go into shock...just breath, get passed it, and keep reading), I met friends for dinner and than we went to see Life As We Know It. It was a pretty good movie. Typical chick flick. Very predictable. One of my favorite quotes (maybe it shouldn't be, but it made me laugh out loud) was when the male lead said to the female lead, "Women your age aren't considered single, they're considered complicated." So, apparently that's me...complicated. I might just have to agree!
Saturday I was able to sleep in (Yay!). I made my way slowly from bed, meaning I woke up at 8, got out of bed around 10, and made my way to the couch to read a book until 12. But than I slowly began to complete things on my to-do list. I changed out my spring/summer comforter for my fall/winter comforter (even though it was almost 90 degrees in October). Than I cleaned my bathroom, paid some bills, read some more. You get the idea...relaxing, but getting things done.
Saturday night I went to a Sara Groves concert at a church in Morton. I love church concerts (as opposed to ones in big civic centers). They are intimate and you feel like you're among friends. I went to a Nichole Nordeman concert with friends while I lived in Texas. So, this already brought good memories, even before the concert began. I was struck by several lyrics that Sara (see, I can call her Sara, because she feels like a friend now!) sang. One song was titled "Different Kinds of Happy." It was an interesting concept that I have been pondering the last couple of days. She also sang a song about the house she grew up in. She told stories about the house before she sang it, and she suggested we think about that place that brings back good memories. I immediately thought of my Grandpa's house. There are so many memories from that place for me. It is where the idea of family was cemented for me. The concept of play. She quotes a passage from Psalms in the song...He has withheld no good thing. The last song she sang was titled "Joy Is In Our Hearts" and ends with the line..."for good reason, joy is in our hearts." I have such a reason to be joyful, which takes me back to the idea that there are different kinds of happy. There is giddy happy, and there is joy in the pain, knowing that I have His joy in my heart. Last, she sang a song called "Twice as Good." It was a song about friendship, and the chorus states, "life with you is half as hard and twice as good." It made me think of friendships I value in life.
Then we started a new sermon series in church, which is always exciting because it doesn't happen very often. Sometimes Pastor Ritch's series last over a year.
So, that was my weekend! :)
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