Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Comedic Timing

The sweetest words a friend could text to me -- "I have food for you. Are you coming home?" Yay! I was only minutes away from our driveway. I came in the house to a wonderful aroma - rice and chicken with a creamy white wine sauce and a zuccini dish browning in the oven. It was a perfect welcome home.

I bought an apple pie several days ago, along with its most wonderful compliment - vanilla ice cream - and it has been waiting in the freezer for an opportune evening of fellowship and indulgence. Could tonight be the night? As we finished our dinner and our conversation about the Celebration of Discipline (Richard Foster), C remembered the pie, and our hearts leapt with hope and anticipation.
"We could put it in now!" she exclaimed, hurrying to the freezer.
"How long does it take to bake?" I asked with a hint of skepticism.

One hour.

Too long to bake and eat before our Navigate appointment. Woe to us! I said, "Oh no, if only we had put the pie in as soon as I got home. Well, there is no looking back."
Without missing a beat C said, "No... we will just have to ask R to put the pie in at nine."

Hahahaha. It was so funny, I had to share. I hope you have enjoyed this little Bluejay of a moment as well. I love laughter, joy, and the peace that comes from God's goodness. We will have our pie and our celebration later tonight!  :-)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Beginning a Blog

When C and R told me that they started blogs, I didn't think that I would do the same. But then I remembered that I used to love to write, and now I don't stretch that muscle very often. So, this morning I felt inspired. I went to blogger and created my blog - so simple! Then, it gave me two choices - to design the blog site or to post right away. Being the detail-oriented person that I am, I started playing with the background, the layout, colors, gadgets... I went the design route even though I knew in the back of my mind that I would spend too much time on this and then not spend much time actually writing. Funny how I know my own nature but take the predictable route so much of the time. Sometimes I can catch myself and choose to do the opposite. It's fun to do the opposite of what I would naturally do.

I don't want to spend much more of my Saturday morning in front of the computer, but I will at least explain the title of my blog - Bluejays. Several years ago, a friend of mine told me that she had a special thing with God - every time she saw a particular object (I don't remember now what it was), she felt like that was a little reminder from God that He loved her. I thought that was pretty cool, so I asked God for something that I could look for as a reminder, and He gave me a picture of a bluejay. So when I see a bluejay, it makes me smile, and it is a special reminder that He loves me. I recently moved into a new house, and I have spotted bluejays in the back yard more than a handful of times. It turns out there is a family of bluejays living there! I am fascinated by these beautiful colorful birds, and I will watch them until they fly out of sight. My eyes are glued on them all the more as I think about how God loves me and how He created little masterpieces like bluejays for me to enjoy.