WHAT A WEEK!!!!!!!

This has been an unusually crazy week. Last Friday I masked up and ventured out to buy some candy to pass out to any would be trick or treaters. I decided to choose something I like, because I knew I’d probably be eating the bulk of it. Still I was hopeful that there would be a few costumed children knocking on the door. Hopeful because this virus has made it nearly impossible to communicate with our friends, grandchildren, children. Just one little trick or treater would’ve made my day, but none came. So here I sit, adding to my girth by eating two bags of Kit Kat bars.

Though Halloween Eve lacked little beggars, we were treated to a full moon and lots of scary decorations on neighbor’s houses, for this is the Halloween Capital of the world that I live in. The night also allowed us an extra hour of sleep due to the daylight savings time change. With the hugely bright moon shining in the window, it wasn’t easy to get that extra hour.

As the week continued, that extra hour was quickly lost and simply created more confusion. I still don’t understand why we do this every year. Since we experienced temperatures in the 70s this week, it added to the strangeness. It didn’t feel like November. My husband had a senior moment as he sat outside listening to nature and watching new buds appear on the lilac bushes. He thought for a second it was March. Let me tell you, when you get older the days kind of run into each other anyway, but add to that a virus that’s held you captive for months, not having a regular schedule, getting your annual physical virtually, snow in October and spring in November, it’s bound to set your internal clock on fire.

By Tuesday, we were prepared for a long election process. We had voted early so didn’t have to go to the polls, but as we watched the votes come in from various states, we were no more in the know than the rest of the country. We still don’t know, but I am hopeful that who ever wins this election there will be a return to kindness instead of hatred – the violent protests will cease – that tempers will ease and people will move forward.

The bright spot in Tuesday was a short time with our almost 18 year old granddaughter. She came to retrieve our Christmas decorations from the attic. Instead of waiting until it was 20 below, we thought it would be a good idea to bring them in early. We then had lunch together and shared some conversation. Visits are shorter now, often online or by text, phone or e-mail. This simply adds to the sadness of these times.

Wednesday and Thursday were filled with Zoom meetings and constant checking in on the news channel. If it wasn’t the news it was Hallmark Christmas movies which have been running for a couple weeks now.

It’s Friday and the week isn’t over yet. The election hasn’t been called, but it looks like it will be soon. There could be more craziness in the next few days, but I pray that soon we’ll be back to normal. When I mentioned that to my granddaughter, she asked, “What is normal anymore?” She nailed it with that question, but we do have hope for tomorrow no matter what. The world goes on. God is still our King and our kingdom is not of this world. The plan has already been put in place and it will be for our good.


About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
This entry was posted in America, anxiety and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to WHAT A WEEK!!!!!!!

  1. Lifetime Chicago says:

    I shared one of your articles with my Pastor on the election. He has had people from the church come to him with despair, depression and obsession the last few months because of our leader. He is exhausted.. not in a good way…he feels people are not being truly Christian. He thanked me for your comments about one man can’t do it all and will share in a sermon.

    Liked by 1 person

    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Oh, that is so kind of you. I’m glad it inspired a sermon. God is the only One we can trust as a nation. Even the kings of ancient times had to learn that the hard way.


  2. I must confess to a small twinge of envy that I did not write this post. You pretty much nailed my life. Except for the Kit Kat bars. Man, I wish I had a bag of Kit Kat bars.

    Yes, I have been getting on my own nerves lately! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I feel the pain—😩🥺

    Liked by 1 person

  4. pastorpete51 says:

    Very timely post. I know we must love even our enemies so as Christians we don’t have another option. However, I’m not sure about a return of kindness as there wasn’t much going around in the public arena previous to this election. What I would hope for but I’m not holding my breath about is a lot less of the rudeness and violence that appears to becoming the new normal. God bless and have a wonderful week-end.

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.