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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Digestive Reader

"You're a bad Christian, Sancho, because you never forget any insult you ever receive.  But men of noble and generous heart do not pay attention to trivialities." - Don Quijote

   Good morning, friends.  Pot 'o coffee brewed,  crickets humming, and I've been ministered to by a delusional fictional character.  All in all, it's been a pretty terrific morning.

     I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, these scarce little moments.  You moms know what I'm talking about.  The tots are enjoying themselves at Grandma's house, and you are completely alone.  We become like kids and silence is our candy store.  Honestly, I wasn't sure where to begin this morning.  I greeted God (who, by-the-way, returned my salutation), meditated briefly on some of His generous promises, and then gleefully skipped past the dirty dishes, unclipped coupons, and toys on the floor, straight to the shelves laden with unread bounty.  It had been so long since I had indulged myself.  Who would I tackle first?  Grisham, Leman, Crichton?  I closed my eyes and spun around, determined to read whichever book my outstretched finger touched.... Dr. Seuss.... Seriously? How did that get in there?  Redo.

      This time I struck gold.  Miguel de Cervantes.  I forgot how funny that guy was.  Michael and I used to read through his "Don Quijote" together.  We would end up laughing at anything that was written in it, like a couple of happy drunks.  (We weren't drunk... just happy.)  We should do that again.  I'll bring the book on our TBD vacation.

What inspirational thing will you read today? ("Christina, I'm reading your blog, he he he.", doesn't count.)

Thanks for stopping by, you faithful, faithful,  Bloggeroonies,

I prayed for you today,


P.S.   It's awfully quiet around here.  I sure do miss the kids.


  1. Ahhh the quiet place, without the kiddies. The place we all long for until we get there. Kindof reminds me of "The grass is always greener on the other side" Laughter makes us younger, and the kiddies are a huge part of that for me. Where do I get my inspiration today??? My God, My friends and my Kiddies. Love the blog Christina and somehow I am laughing over Raisin Bran...Smiles

  2. I don't even remember the last time I had that moment... the house to myself. Really, I don't. :) Haha. But I do echo those feelings, time without them is gloriously silent and yet sadly lonely... they are always missed. Great post and fun reading. I've got a book or two I need to pick back up!


  3. Reading about David and Jonathan. Preparing devotions for a men's advance (men of God don't retreat) weekend.


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