a month of sundays

Sunday Night, November 14th

Looking back a day or so, it seems as though a month of Sundays have already passed. Yet in the midst of it, it really seemed like such a short day. Got up early and went to the local City Bible Church. As I watched the worship “band” and listened to the announcements in the large arena like setting it kinda reminded me of a scene from that Steve Martin movie where he danced and yelled and wore some crazy loud silver metallic clothing. I half expected someone to jump outta their seat and yell, “I been HEALED”! Lol. Seriously, I know it’s blasphemy to make fun of church and such, but it’s just one of those places where I think everybody at some point has uncontrollable thoughts that border inappropriate. And every church family is different, every energy is as well, this one happens to be very high-strung! Nonetheless, I sat thru the sermon on giving to the Harvest Faith Fund…which took an hour and a half *sigh, yawwwwwn*. The music was great though and everyone is sO nice there, almost creepy nice, ya know…like, “howdy whats yer name?”

When I got back from service I wandered around the house and picked up a bit, but since I opted not to clean any more til after my exam the only thing left to do was hit the books. And after many hours of studying and cursing at the chapter reviews & practice quizzes, I finally managed to swing myself into bed at 1am Sunday night (Monday morning actually) and prayed that my exam would go off without a hitch.

The morning bell woke me without fail and I scrambled to wake up, eat some breakfast and take one more look over some study material before heading out to the college. I had ample time to get lost but found my destination without delay and conquered the mightiest test of all! 90 minutes of high throttled anxiety as I tried to remember everything I had refreshed the day before. Only 2 or 3 problems I wasn’t 100% certain of, but I think the rest went well enough. I’m praying for at least 90% this time…or better of course! It will take at least a week or two before I get my score back from the instructor so there’s no sense in worrying about it now.

Off and on throughout the days and nights I’ve been chipping away at the living room because there’s such a HUGE PILE OF SHIT anchored dead center of everything. You can’t avoid it, you can’t walk through it, and you can barely see OVER it! I have so far filled up at least 4 boxes and 8-10 large paper bags full of more paper stuff; catalogs, newspapers, circular ads, old mail, napkins and more…in fact I put it in the car to haul it down to the recycle center tomorrow and it takes up the whole trunk AND the backseat of the Hyundai. At first glance, it may not look like I’ve accomplished very much, but if you look real close at the last two pictures you can see there is a large dent in the heap…

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It’s ridiculous that a good deal of this mess could have been cleaned out sooner if someone had just bagged it and once a week, or even once a month, taken one bag out at a time and put it in the bin…I still can’t wrap my head around that kind of laziness. But as I’ve been told in the past, it’s only my problem because it doesn’t seem to bother anyone else.

Sunday was a good day overall. Monday and my test rolled around without any hiccups and I finally felt like I could take a deep breath and relax and get down to business. But the inner Aloma decided to ditch work for a while and taunted me with an alluring thought and my ADD and OCD came a calling and somehow I ended up at one (or two) of my favorite haunts! That would be thrifting my uncertain friends. It’s the one thing I love to do anywhere, but especially when I’m away from home! It brings me back down to centered and calm, it soothes the savage beasty inside of my head. It allows for mindless wandering and sends my brain ticking in another direction entirely.

I dug up some lovely treasures…I do adore a great Goodwill find! And did I ever, I picked up a gorgeous lady head bust for my vintage collection (for sO cheap!) and an awesome centerpiece for my Womens Christmas Brunch at Grace Community Church next month. It’s just the piece I needed to finish off my Victorian Christmas theme, although it will need a total makeover and some Aloma touch added to make it sparkle! Yeah I know, like I need another project amongst the big daddy of them all…can you say O C D  –  A D D  ya’ll? Oh look, sparkles…

Aloma

Relax. Breathe. Focus.

Tomorrow…see the results of an entire day of cleaning one little bathroom! *sO tired*

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