I had a major setback with the flu this past weekend–you might even call it a meltdown–but glad to say, I’m over that and back in action. Phew! Remind me never to take my usually good health for granted.
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The flu doesn’t really leave me with much to report–nothing you’d want to hear anyway. It’s kind of like the readings from Leviticus, playing now on the Daily Audio Bible. I tough them out, but sometimes they border on gross, to be perfectly frank. I’ll be really glad when we get past that stuff and into the sweeping epics, etc. You know I’m a believer, if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, but I gotta tell ya, it’s beyond me why parts of Leviticus are considered inspired. The Old Testament does one thing for sure, though–it shows us just how much we really need a Messiah. Thank Him for Him.
I’ve had to cancel my trip to Italy–this flu just put me too far behind. I’m staying home all summer, to write, write, write. And do I ever have some great ideas. Stay tuned for a trilogy about cowgirls who know their gemstones, and the cowboys they love, of course. Also, dogs, cats, horses and the occasional buffalo. You just never know what kind of critter might turn up in my stories, whether they’re two-legged or four.
As you should be able to tell, I’m feeling REALLY good again.
We had snow during the night, so the world is blanketed in white, interspersed with millions of diamonds. The sun is so bright today that I was able to use God’s happy light–you’ll recall my lament that the other one blew out. Well, it’s only fair to tell you that the people at Full Spectrum Solutions, specifically a crackerjack customer service person named Amy, really stepped up. They had a new unit out to me even before I got around to sending back the old one, and that’s amazing, in this day and age. Since exchanging items is usually a hassle, I am super impressed by these people’s quick response.
A few of the newer people asked, with good reason, what the heck a happy light is–see, I do read your comments. This is a full-spectrum lamp, basically, meant to compensate for the lack of sunshine in winter, much to the relief of we who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder). I don’t do very well in dark places, and my happy light makes a huge difference in my mood and energy levels. In fact, doing without it for almost three weeks probably didn’t help with this flu syndrome–Cousin Mary Ann has suggested I purchase a backup unit, and I think that’s a good idea.
As for reading/listening, I’m into a collection of Andy Rooney essays at the moment; I really love his directness and dry sense of humor. I’m about to tackle a series of Great Courses lectures on how to read and understand Shakespeare, and I live for new podcasts on Jim Harold’s Campfire. Fun stuff.
That’s today’s news, such as it is, from the Triple L. (Triple L stands for Linda Lee Lael, my original name–someone asked about that, too.)
More tomorrow, good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.