Friday, August 24, 2012

The Only Logical Conclusion

First, the cashier at Harris Teeter asked, "Will this be with your senior discount?"
Something in my look must have tipped her off because then she said, ", of course're not a senior....are you? I'm so sorry!"
"How old is a senior?" I asked.
"Nope, not yet," I said.
I cannot tell a lie. That DID NOT make my day. I was hoping maybe seniors started at 29 in Harris Teeter.

Then, my new Tommy book soared to Amazon Kindle's #2 top paid children's nonfiction animal ebook...but now is dropping like a stone. It is only #12 currently. My first book is still doing well, still #2, right behind Cesar Milan. But I had high hopes for Tommy. The creative arts are not for thin skinned wimps.

The final straw that threatened to break my sunny disposition was the doorbell rang and the dogs (as usual) went ballistic. But this time, Honeybun snarled at Lucky, something she hasn't done in 3 years. I deserve to be trailing Cesar Milan's dog training book by WAY more than just one place.

It just wasn't a great day. Well, I did run into my old friend Carol while I was at the mall shopping for a warm sweater for Mom K. We looked at each other for about 5 minutes before we realized, "Hey, i know you! And i have really missed you!" That was a joy and delight. But in keeping with the day's rather dismal record, the NC stores are several months, if not ice ages away from stocking warm wool sweaters. After a fruitless few hours, I gave up. I did find a warm sweater for Mom K online. I believe it is from Iceland.
I hope it comes soon. She finds the NC summers freezing.

Some days are like that. Sometimes we are Eyeore, with grey clouds raining only over us. But it is all part of God's providence, even the one star days. I was working with Asherel on our Bible study, and I asked her, if one truly believes that God loves us and is concerned with us personally, then what MUST be true even when bad things happen? They MUST ultimately be for our good. We may not understand it. We may not like it. But if God is sovereign, and God loves us, it is the only conclusion we can come to.

Matthew 14:29-31 (NIV)
“Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. [30] But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” [31] Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

-save a dog-


  1. I had the same thing happen at a store too, and believe me I know how you must have felt. It did keep a cloud over me all day, but eventually I realized that I take the best care of myself I can, and so cannot control what others think and can't let it get to me. Also the cashier was a teenager so I told myself everyone over 30 looks old to her!
    Am looking forward to reading Tommy, but I first have to get an e reader! Thinking this is going to be a Christmas present from my husband!
    Hope your weekend goes better!

    1. thanks Penni- you know, you can download the ereader app free from amazon so you can read ebooks on computers, smart phones, ipads.. ipods....
      thanks again for the kind words!

  2. Vicky, I haven't gotten to Tommy yet - but started the Honeybun story a few days ago and really like what I've read so far. My husband was in the hospital and you really encouraged me. This is the second book I've read of yours (I started with God Drives a Tow Truck)... I'm sure I'll get to Tommy sometime. Thanks for sharing what God is doing in your life. - Robin in Texas

  3. i pray your husband is doing better. The Tommy ebook will be free Aug. 28-29!