Thursday, December 16, 2010

Steering In A Better Direction...

Feeling grateful,
Yeah, that seems to be a recurring theme with me these days. Gratitude. Yep, I can't shake it. I got home from Battle Creek on Sunday in the middle of the snow/ice storm and saw multiple cars spin out and end up in ditches. I got up on monday morning heading into work and spun out trying to turn on the entrance ramp of the highway. I stayed on the road though so I was grateful for that. Then as I'm cruising at a slow speed on the highway, two cars directly in front of me, both spin out at the same time. One sticks it in the median rail to my left, and the one on the right sticks it into a ditch. Man, talk about white knuckling it on the way to work. Once I got there, I breathed a huge sigh of relief and gave thanks. The ride home was much smoother, but boy did I ever take it slow. Of course I've got like 9 days to shop for Christmas, and I haven't even started yet!! My gal pal thinks of me as a "typical man" because of my pension for procrastination. Thankfully, they're having a book fair (which includes more than just books) so I can finally get started. I've got mostly nephews and such to get for... I'll spoil the gal pal because her birthday is the day after Christmas. So I'll make sure to do things right. I won't be dropping to a knee just yet, but she already knows that. And she knows that one day, I will. In the mean time, I get to spoil her like crazy and love her like only a crazy man can!

4 comments:

madcobug said...

Glad that God protected you out in that kind of weather. Merry Christmas to you, your family and your gal pal. May God send his blessing upon all of you. Helen

Carolyn said...

Wow Mik- I remember drives to work like that. Glad you made it OK! God Bless and I know you'll find the perfect gifts for everyone, and good for you spoiling her!! :0)

FrankandMary said...

Yeah, I sort of figured you 2 would get married on YOUR timeline, not mine ;o.
I'm sure you'll be spoiling each other for a long time to come.
~Mary

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Have a great holiday with your family and gal pal :o)