I have a quiet moment now that the kids are in bed. The brotherly sock war has ceased; the dog has quit chasing the cat and we got her out of the Christmas tree; and my first coat of black paint is drying on a rock being transformed into a lump of coal for an especially obnoxious someone.
This will be my last blog post of 2010. For us it has been a whirlwind year. I wrote earlier that I had started a new job in quality control at a local factory. That was the most overwhelming change, as far as exhaustion and culture shock. I thought I would add to my vocabulary but a lot of my co-workers use one or two words like multi-purpose tools: as a verb, noun, adjective, adverb, interjection, etc. I kind of have to laugh. Mostly nice people with some rough edges.
Exhaustion took a toll on my writing. Many nights I would open the file of my WIP and write just a few sentences, just enough to see that it was updated that day, and a few more words added.
However, I am grateful to God for a job; good health; healthy family; a good year on the farm but most of all for watching over us. He watches over our physical health but also over His plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11).
The Lord has a plan for my growth; my family's development; the farm; our jobs; and my writing. I want to keep plugging away at it and trusting Him to see the big picture and get me there from here.