After having a friend pass away last Sunday in a fatal car accident on his way home from work, I just haven't felt much like posting lately. I spent last week reflecting on his life, and trying to figure out what, if any, lessons I can find to change my life. It's hard to find any lessons when a healthy, young friend dies tragically. I think it's because having multiple auto immune diseases, in particular type 1 diabetes, I always think about MY mortality; it didn't occur to me that a healthy, happy friend could just... die. His wake was yesterday, his funeral today. Seems fitting on this horribly blowing snow-stormy Monday in Minnesota. The weather seems angry; as if it, too, disagrees with God's decision to call Dave home so early.
To keep things light, because I can't really handle heavy conversation right now, I am going to post a list that sums up the happenings from the prior and current week. I think I may do this every Monday. I got the idea from reading a homemaker's/budget blog www.blissfulanddomestic.com.
THE WEATHER IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS:
Winter storm warning; horrible road conditions, blowing snow, lots and lots of snow. Grey skies. Current temp: 25 degrees.
ONE OF MY SIMPLE PLEASURES:
A quiet house, hot cup of tea, my dog on my lap, and a good book.
ON MY BEDSIDE TABLE:
Diabetes Forecast magazine, Diabetes Living magazine, The Magic (by Rhonda Byrne). Hand cream, lamp, candle and kleenex box.
ON MY TV:
Our America with Lisa Ling.
ON MY TO DO LIST:
Laundry, cooking for the week, eating, catching up on sleep. Things I haven't done much of in the last week.
ON THE MENU TONIGHT:
I might eat the salad that I made for lunch, since I didn't eat it.
LOOKING FORWARD TO:
A good night of sleep. A quiet, warm bath tonight. A quiet, uneventful evening.
TIP FOR THE WEEK:
Fully slice through all the little segments of your grapefruit BEFORE you get to work. It makes a hell of a mess on your desk if you try to do it at work. I have sticky spots on everything now.
LESSONS LEARNED IN THE PAST WEEK:
It sounds cliche but live life everyday to the fullest; be happy every day no matter what.
ON MY PRAYER LIST:
Dave's parents and family, my family, my cute little stinker butt dog, who I pray everyday lives forever.