I had a full weekend without having too full of a weekend. I am typically a social person, but everyone once in a while a have to fight the urge to just hibernate, and it's not even winter. This past weekend brought just the right amount of activity, you know, the amount that gives you time to do a load of white clothes so you have clean underwear, but enough to do that there is no time to clean the house.
Jenna came home from camp and just the three of us got to go to dinner and Jenna and I got to go visit one of our favorite new stores in town, Half-Price Books. Quite a nice mix of right priced new books and value price gently used books. Even my non-shopper daughter likes it there.
Saturday brought time for a friend to come over for swimming, sunning, a movie. Then dinner with the besties and cards. This was the challenge of the evening for me. I do not like new things. I like to know what's happening. I don't like to try new restaurants. I do not want to learn a new card game. I like the card game we always play, I have it down, it offers me comfort. But no....Jim thought we should learn to play Hearts. You would think after 20 years he would know not to spring a new thing on me without warning. Every passive aggressive tone in my voice and action in my body language came to the surface. But I played, and in time I could probably even learn to like it...but don't push it.
Sunday brought another great sermon on Joseph and a great lunch with the family at my mom's house. She made a delicious lunch and everyone's favorite dessert...you ready...Chocolate cake with homemade caramel icing...so far, so normal. But we all eat it in a bowl with milk on it. I know...blame my dad, it was his favorite. My nieces and nephews are growing up so fast but they are growing up well and are quite enjoyable to be around. But then my niece Katie (a senior this year and who I thought was so much like me when I was her age) suggests that we learn a new card game. Silently I am thinking... NOOOOOOOO!!! Two in one weekend. Thank you God, nice joke.
But I played and was not nearly as passive aggressive as the night before. Before the lesson was over there was a table full of us playing and we had a great time. I don't know if it even had a name but we played it with like three decks of Skip-Bo cards. Great for a large group or a party.
Arrived home in time for sun and run time and then we head to small group. I will have to admit that I am not always excited to go to small group but after arrive I am always glad I went. These are some great, down to earth people. They have great hearts and intelligent minds and I greatly enjoy their company. They shared some great examples of God's hand of Providence last night.
All in all this was a great weekend and I thank God for his blessings in my life and for the things that I might not know the reasons for quite yet, and I even thank Him for new card games.