The Trouble with Time Zones and Time Changes
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OK..since last Friday I've been in every time zone, through a time change, and "now I'm back in the middle again" (Central time zone) at my parents in Nebraska. Thank goodness it is not 10 degrees...it's about 50...love it! With all these time zones and time changes I'm pretty pooped. The clock says it is 10:20 pm, but my body is telling me I'm in Europe somewhere! I need to get to bed!
Just spent the weekend with Karen in Indy. We ate, drank, laughed, talked, sleep (and apparently I snored...sorry friend!), and scrapbooked at Archivers (did someone say the Mecca of all scrapbooking stores...yes, that's the one) on Saturday. I treasure the time with her, but it's bittersweet....she just lives too far away now!
Her husband, Ethan, is "in a band for God". What? Yes, he still works for Campus Crusade for Christ, but now with their music outreach ministry, Keynote. He is on a short tour this week to New Orleans (they have only one gig this time). He and the band are doing some Katrina relief work and he called on Sunday to share some fun news. The relief work is helping out Ty Pennington and Co. on ABC's Extreme Home Makeover! How cool is that?! The Ehrstines love that show...what a cool thing for him to have to share with his family....will he be on TV?
Had lunch with my younger, engaged, stressed (about the new job), but amazingly genuine and caring brother, Dave today. He loaned me his car to drive down to Mom and Dad's place (thanks buddy!). The wedding is in 10 weeks and there are a few glitches on the horizon...either way, they'll be married, but it sure would be nice for them if things fell into place pretty soon!
Now, here I am at my parents...should go to sleep...but perhaps watching Jay Leno with Dad will prompt good time? It is bittersweet to be here as well...it is hard to see Mom suffering and struggling with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and to see my Dad dealing with losing his life's mate. When you've been with someone 40 years, I can only imagine how devastating it would be to contemplate losing them.
OK...enough of the sad/bittersweet stuff. I am blessed. Blessed to have the ability and resources to be on this trip and having this time with people I love. Thank you Sue for sending me to Indy to see Karen, and thanks to God for giving my family the resources to send me here! I am blessed...despite the trouble with time zones and time changes!