It's going to rain today but after the absolutely beautiful weekend we had, I don't even care. I hope it was nice out where you were ... because here at the beach we hit the 70s on both Saturday and Sunday. Spring has definitely arrived and I couldn't be happier.
My best friend for the past thirty years was in town this weekend. It's probably been about eight years since we've seen each other but we just fell right into step like a day hadn't past. That's why I love him so much. We often joke that if either of us were needy, our friendship would have ended years ago. That's just how we roll. He was here because he had to give a lecture at one of the universities in the area and decided to stay an extra day to hang out with me and the kids. He spent Friday night with my son (his godson). They went to dinner and got all caught up. He was there to listen to my son's goals and aspirations and provide the appropriate guidance ... the stuff he doesn't want to hear from his mother. On Saturday I took him and my daughter to my favorite bookstore and we had lunch and strolled along the harbor. Later that evening, my sister joined us and we went to the Oceanfront and we all had dinner together. Then we dropped off the kiddies and went to get some drinks.
It was the perfect day. There is nothing better than being surrounded by people who truly, honestly just love you.
He left on Sunday and I spent the day enjoying the sunshine. I did a little shopping, came home and sat in the backyard and finished The Lucky One. I made ribs for the kids for dinner. I had a stuffed portobello mushroom and some baked macaroni and cheese. I thought all weekend that I was going to just give up on the vegetarian thing but I'm still hanging in there. The restaurant that we went to on Saturday had a rockfish special that I really really wanted. Instead I asked my sister to order it and I had a pizza primavera. She said the fish was delicious. So was my pizza. It's only nine more days.I registered my domain name for the bookstore today! Aaaaaaagh! I am going to do this. I was listening to Joyce Meyer today and she said something that I have always believed: Wherever the mind goes the man will follow. In other words, it all starts with a thought. Everything significant that I have ever accomplished in my life started with one simple thought. Publishing my book. Buying my house. Even having my kids. I thought about it and thought about it ... add in the appropriate action and viola! I'm not suggesting that it's magical. I'm not suggesting that it's easy. I am suggesting that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. And there is no arguing with that, my friends. See that verse that I opened with? God is able to do more than I could even think or ask for. MORE. That verse knocks me out. It humbles me.
It's going to be a good week.