What did I do today?
Well, I got up early, as usual, and listened to the Daily Audio Bible podcast, again, as usual. As you know, I’m a big fan of the D.A.B., but I’d be less than honest if I didn’t admit that there are things in the Old Testament that bother me–a lot. Nevertheless, I listen on–nobody ever said faith was supposed to be easy. Plus, God is, after all, God. Therefore, He’s under no obligation to explain His actions to little ole me.
After the podcast, I fed the cats and the dog, let them out, then in, then out again–etc. I had a ham sandwich for breakfast, since I didn’t feel like cooking, and fooled around with some artist trading cards I wanted to finish for a swap on Artfortytwo.org–the theme was Alfred Hitchcock presents, and I chose his incredibly scary movie, THE BIRDS, as my subject. (I know some of you would like to see photos–I’m working on setting up a separate site over at SquareSpace.com to post pictures of my art, my growing collection of gemstones, the critters, etc.)
Once dressed, I took care of some detail work online, at the request of my valiant editor, Paula.
I’m skimming one of my older books, SNOWFLAKES ON THE SEA, and writing a short prologue and epilogue for the story’s re-release at the holidays. (I’m still going to finish CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK, but we did have to postpone it because of scheduling and other factors.)
Today is Bernice-the-Yorkie’s 14th birthday. Jen took her to McDonald’s, where they shared a cheeseburger. (Jen has last 40, count ’em, 40 pounds in Weight Watchers–and she can still have the occasional cheeseburger. What’s not to love about a food plan like that?)
Speaking of food, I’ll be spending 4 of my bonus points on this afternoon’s snack–Cousin Mary Ann bought me a bag of black jelly beans, my very favorite kind of candy. I can have 14 jelly beans, and I plan to savor each and every one of them.
In closing, the new contest begins today, so be sure to comment.