Now I know that I had just a ton of really profound things to write in this blog when I got up this morning. However, by the time I was finished with my Bible and study time, my DSL server had gone down. So off I went to work out, thinking all would be well by the time I got home. Not so. Called tech support. Yes, the DSL went down earlier, but it was back up and operating. I should be on-line. Nope. For some reason, I’ve gone missing in DSL land. An hour later, tech support calls me. I should be able to get on. Can I? Yes, only now my e-mail isn’t working. Tech support checks and reports one of their servers is down. Thirty minutes later, I get a call back. All is well. Everything is working. Trouble is, now I have a 9:15 a.m. appointment.
Here it is, nearly 3:00 as I write this, and the entire day has vanished in a series of phone calls and a flurry of emails. One of those calls was from the publicist. Looks like I’m going to be doing another couple of TV appearances to talk about Beyond the Shadows, this time at studios in the Midwest.
Made the tough decision not to cook Thanksgiving dinner this year. Bless my (90 yr old) mother’s heart. She encouraged me to do this, knowing I’m overloaded. So we have made reservations at Boise’s beautiful Cottonwood Grille, party of 13. Yea! (They will have their regular menu, but will also offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner platter so everyone should be able to eat what they want.)
I’m off in a few minutes to have my annual vision exam. This sitting at a computer all the time is tough on the old eyes. Maybe when I get home I’ll have remembered some of those profound thoughts from this morning, and I’ll revisit this blog for an update. Or maybe not.
Today’s Bible Reading: Luke 23-24
Quote from The Word on the Street: Luke 24:50-53 “Then Jesus takes them back down to Bethany. He lifts his hands up to the sky; he’s coaching them, inspiring them, motivating them, doing them good. He’s still in full flow when he starts hovering off the ground, going up gradually back to heaven. They are mind-blown, blown over, overawed, awestruck, struck dumb, dumbfounded, found speechless. Eventually they go back to Jerusalem as instructed. They hardly leave HQ, spending every waking hour finding new ways of talking God up to anyone who’ll listen.” (I just love reading this hip, storyteller/performance overview of the Bible as written by Rob Lacey.)