Blogger won't let me upload a photo, so no photo of my front porch with its big flag flying in the breeze.
I am having a day off - no one is here. I have no plans. I have already had a two hour nap, have gone shopping for garden stuff at Target, and have done the work associated with that.
I think I am worn out from having a couple of dates with a man. It puts my brain into over-drive. I am not good at this - at all. I thought a break of years might have made me better able to handle this, but apparently not. Last night we went to see "Pirates of the Caribbean" in 3D! I had never seen a 3D movie before. It was fun. At one point, I got such a start, I screamed (quietly), and my date laughed. It was funny.
We went out for dinner at (another) expensive restaurant. Although I love good food and fine dining, I am a bit uncomfortable with the fact that this man has spent $250. on our dinners and movie in the last week. Honestly, I am just not good at this. I paid for the popcorn and pop last night - but I had to insist. Is that so wrong?
Oh, who knows how to behave? I don't.
I was a bit disturbed (again) by the role of the lead woman in the movie. Increasingly, women in the movies are just men with breasts and big, glossed up lips. Penelope Cruz is beautiful, but really, who would believe she could best a man in a fight? That is just stupid. I wish we would stop teaching our children (collectively) that women are "just as strong, just as tough" as men, and kick any man's ass in a fight. That is just wrong, conceptually, and factually.
Women are beautiful and strong, but God help us, we have a different kind of strength than the brute strength of a swashbuckler.
I will pray that God will be with me as I am trying to live my life. That I listen and not turn my back when it is convenient. I keep praying for Him to "Bless it, or block it."
Thanks for your prayers. As you can see, I need them.