The work shift was what could be expected with a job title of 'Data Entry' so I won't even speak on that. The meat and goodness of the day came in the bits between. I was able to steal away a few moments of blog reading after lunch and made this awesome discovery: Shakti made a quote-pic from one of my favorite poems! I love it when others find appreciation and value in something that means so much to me. [Check out her post -here-]
After leaving work, I went by the library to drop off a cd & dvd that Lamar left and first of all, the traffic was insane... ugh... I hate the stop & go life! Anyway, at the library I met a girl who makes natural hair products (Angela Janelle of Natural Beauty Mart). We got talking about natural hair then sewing then crafting then crafternoons. I was/am rather proud of myself for not chickening out after the brief natural hair commentary. I actually started the convo about sewing after noticing her looking at that section. Normally I would just quietly sneak away back to my yarny lair. But I'm making an effort to be more outgoing and social since Lamar isn't here. I have hermit tendencies... and I need to address this.
Before leaving the library, I stopped in the "Friends of the Library" used bookshop and got these two.
Sharea. I remember it being timely... and one can never have too many devotional books. Of course I had to buy this Needlecraft book. Of course! I love the old books. This one is from... 1975 and I paid 75 cents for it. ^.^ Yay for vintage books for the steal!
FLAG ON THE PLAY!!! I just opened the cover of Streams in the Desert and this is what is written there:
To our Darling Daughter:
I pray that this little devotional book will bless you as mine has since 1979.
Every time I have been hurt, worried, sick, or just sad, I pick up my book- and it's as if God has a special word for me.
Honey, life isn't easy - but with the Lord's help- we will make it all the way to our eternal home.
Stay close to the Lord. Learn to forgive others & yourself. Be thankful and look for joy everywhere.
Happy 35th birthday - We love you so very much - never forget that.
Always in our hearts & my prayers.
Mama & Daddy
There was more to my day, but I'm going to end this post on that note. Good night and I hope your Thursday was a wonderful one.
Life isn't easy, but there will be streams in the desert...