Sunday, December 13, 2015
Talked To Wise OLD Owl Today
The days are short now and I don't like to drive and then only walk a couple of miles. I needed shoes to walk here. Well, went to get a pair of fleece lines boots I have (high tops) and there was a pair of Chaco shoes I had bought and forgot all about. They are a little big. I am going to find a thick pair of socks to wear with them. I walked here today in them and I walked over an hour. My feet did not hurt and they stayed dry. I will walk here is my plan. Even if I have to walk around and around the loop to get my time in. Fleta said I could walk twice too. So sometimes I may just do that. Fleta let me know it was silly to say I did not have shoes to wear to walk here---BUY SOME! Fleet is not a whiner. When a problem arises, she makes a plan and proceeds. We can't fix all our troubles, but we can have a course of action for them and follow that course. So--number 1---my plan is just to get up and walk here at my house, shooting for at least two miles or 45 minutes. Number 2--I plan to order some boots from L L Bean for myself.
When warm weather gets here and the days are longer, I will drive to the trail more. But until spring I am going to follow the Wise Owl plan--shut up and start walking. Stop looking out the window and get on out there!!
Number 3 of my plan is when January gets here I am going to write my time or miles on the calendar each day. Larry got me a really nice calendar and I am going to record my miles there. I don't plan to walk to the Potomac, but with a plan at least maybe I can take a short trip! Below is my new calendar. It has a different nature picture each month. The co op where he bought the culvert gave it to him, but it is nicer than the give away ones usually are. So I will mark my miles on it.
I can say that my knees don't hurt at all today. I have not taken the aleve in about 5 days and my stomach is ok. The water heater is seeping water out the bottom and I fretted about it all night. Woke up about 7 or 8 times. Did not want to tell sweet Larry and I did not want him to have to think about it. But this morning I showed him and just like the old OWL said--Larry said--I will put a new one in next week. I say "shouldn't we hire it down?" (It is a tiny, teeny closet and Larry has big hands. It is hard for him to work in a small space.) Larry said --No, we will not hire it done as I want it done right. So....Fleet....I am not fretting or the seepy water heater anymore. I gave that worry to Larry.
Now, do you wonder how I knew it had a problem. Since, I have become ancient, I can tell by a smell that something is not right. There was a moldy smell in the laundry room. When I looked in the closet, you could not really tell it was seeping, but the floor was damp and that had caused the icky smell.
Now, about prayer, even though I know we should pray for help, comfort, guidance and not for an outcome, I am weak. Fleet and I discussed this too. The Lord is in control of the outcome and we are here for His bidding. Now, when I attend a church service and I hear the prayer go on and on about what we little ants down here want the Lord to do, I am repulsed....and yet, in spite of that I often find myself also praying for an outcome. Deliver me from evil, my Lord.