After spending an hour writing my first post this am, I was so disgusted by its whiny tone that I deleted it. Here is another try.
Granddaughter is dancing in a ballet recital next week. Also, Mom has two doctor appointments, one to her cardiologist and another to her vascular surgeon, at which time her amputation will be scheduled. And then, there is Father's Day.
Sounds like a good time to go home for a visit, you think? I leave Wednesday. When I return depends on when Mom's surgery will be. If it is sooner, I'll just stay for it. If it is later, I'll return to SD then go back home for the surgery.
We leave for our long planned trip to New England the first part of July. If Mom's surgery is later, I may have to travel from MO and meet up with Taciturn along the route. I'll stay fluid.
The online writing class for which I signed up is going "live" tomorrow. I've already read the assigned text for the first session and need to get the actual assigned writing completed prior to my trip. Later today, Taciturn and I are going to hit a couple of stores to look at small desks for my new office space in the basement, a place I can go to and close the door to distractions in order to work. I bought a candle last week for that space. When I lived in DC, I had a candle to define times to work, and that served me well. Time to revive that practice, and set aside my creative time as holy time.
Here is my prayer for today, which is the prayer for the week from Praying the Hours on Explore Faith: O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration I may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
My emphasis is to "think those things that are right".