Friday, July 11, 2008

Reality Check

You thought you were going to get to take a boat ride up the Connecticut River today, didn't you? Yeah, well, so much for that. Some days reality just pops up and slaps you in the face! And today is one of those days. The have-to out weighs want-to so guess what I'm doing? Yesterday I spent $7.50 to do two loads of laundry and they still didn't get dry. So last night I went to bed with clean clothes disseminated around the camper so they could "air dry." The humidity is high here so everything is still damp this morning. I'll spend a good part of the afternoon ironing/drying the clothes I washed yesterday.
Have I mentioned that it rains here a bit more (actually a LOT more) than it rains at home? And have I mentioned that that makes the grass grow around here pretty fast? And have I mentioned that the campground staff mows the grass OFTEN? And all that mowing leaves loose grass that gets tracked in to the camper. Ughhh. So, I have to just "suck it up!"
Guess what?!? I can still multi-task! I can hang from a ladder, wash windows, and talk to my sister on the phone all at the same time! Bless her heart, she was having a mid-life moment in the clothing department of Target. (Love ya sis) She needed some consoling.
Yes, reality hits hard sometimes. Dirty dishes, smelly laundry, filthy floors, windows too dirty to see out of, or--clean enough for the whole world to see into..., and aging. I admit, it is a lot more fun to simply ride through life just looking at the pretty sights along the way, but that's not reality, and that's not what is best. I praise God for reality that keeps me going back to His word for encouragement, and keeps me humble, and keeps me looking forward to the fun days that come along ever now and then.
We will take that boat ride soon, I promise. Until then, I'll see ya in the funny papers!


God's Gal Sarah said...

HA! My mom was having a crisis alright--but I was in the dressing room so I was out of the loop. You were her best bet! Now I know what you look like when you're on the phone!

Talkin' Texan said...

Hey, I only look that way if I'm talking on the phone WHILE hanging from a ladder and washing windows! I'm much cuter and more sophisticated otherwise. ;)

God's Gal Sarah said...

Surrrre....Let me ask Uncle Ricky and I'll get back to you on that! LOL
Usually when I'm on the phone, unless it's with my girlfriend or you of course, I am lounging in a chair, wondering how someone could talk so long! I'm not a huge phone talker...