I'm in a bit of a funk, I must admit. I've had a series of "bad" days.
We had a very busy week, busier than usual. No time for blogging. I made very little time for praying.
My laptop is "broken" - it keeps freezing and restarting. Very sad. Made blogging, once again, a low priority.
Today I woke up with a fever. Still got it.
Tonight: Brad, Amy, Velloso, & I went out for a late night walk to toss out our "compost" bucket. When it's late, we like to let Velloso run around free without a leash since most everyone is in bed, and it's nice and cool. He bolts out the door, skipping and jumping, tongue hanging out, and you can almost here him shouting "I'm freeeeeeeee!"
Well, tonight, there was a shadowy figure in the distance, a man dressed in black. He was walking casually toward us, and Velloso went from happy little puppy to ferocious beast. By the time we realized he was taking off after the man, it was too late. He attacked him.
Fortunately, it wasn't a full-blown attack. It looked like a (snarling, growling, scary) bark and a nip, but it was too dark to tell. The man was very angry and said that the dog bit him and that he was going to "the center" (uh...we're not from around here, what the heck does that mean?) and something about paying him. Poop.
Was he lying? Brad checked the man's leg, because he insisted he got bitten, and he saw a little hole in his pants but no signs of blood. I guess Velloso bit the man. Sigh.
(Secretly relieved that our guard dog is indeed a good guard dog - is that wrong? I mean, isn't it kind of comforting that he wants to protect us from shadowy figures walking toward us?)
I apologized to the man (still suspecting that he could be lying so he could get money) and asked him to wait until my husband got home (he was giving a friend a ride to her hotel on the motorcycle) so that we could talk about things, but he stormed off, ignoring me completely.
Oh boy. Well...I guess we'll wait until tomorrow to see what becomes of all this.
Needing some alone-time with God. Needing a breather. Things just haven't been goin' my way lately. Makes me homesick.
One nice thing that happened today was that our neighbor heard I was sick and generously offered his vehicle to Tedd in case the illness became serious and I had to go to the hospital (which is a couple hours away). This was so encouraging, though (Mom & Grammy), I'm not seriously ill, so no worries! But we were touched by his kindness and thoughtfulness.
Well, that's my random, cranky post for the night. Hopefully I'll face my challenges with a godly attitude and spend some time in prayer. Needing it bad!
Encouraged by all the kind feedback about this blog - thanks, friends. I'll try to get back into it when I can!