Busy… but confused… but learning…

Had a couple of Mother’s day commissions, both of which seemed to be liked by those to whom they were given. (that was a clunky sentence, wasn’t it?) And, we’ve put a good stock of pieces out at Kristin’s – she who does our hair. 😀 And, we’ll see how they go. We’ve at least sold a couple of things… to Kristin, that is… 🙂

This week is a zoo… doing at least one Toonz program, and hopefully two (to finish May) which will bring me to two months of doing Toonz as a solo act. I’m playing at the Covenant Village of the Great Lakes on Thursday – a good opportunity to get a little exposure for my music, and have a wedding to play at on Saturday, so there’s a lot to do (and practice) before the weekend. No playing with jewelry this week I’m afraid. (except, of course, for any custom work that comes in – that always gets worked into the schedule.)

Oh – and my personal trip odometer turns over another year on Sunday. Yes, this year, I turn Thirty-Seventeen. The countdown to 50 has begun – only three years left… The folks at Mongolian BBQ were kind enough to send me a coupon for a free meal with the purchase of one, which I DO intend to use, just maybe not on Sunday. I’m thinking a birthday lunch on Monday will be a good thing.

Turning a year older… this time last year, I wouldn’t have imagined the place I’d be for my next birthday. It’s been a tough year. I’m making progress toward some goals, but whether or not those goals are the ones I should be working toward is another question. I do know that nothing is ever going to be the same, and I am concerned about the future – especially financially. I’m hoping that I am learning to trust more through this – and we’ll see how that all comes along in the months ahead.

My friend Josh and I are learning this together, as the Lord only reveals enough of the path ahead to see the next step or two. It drives me nutzzz at times, but I guess it’s the lesson I need to learn. If we can only see a step or so down the path, it makes sure we stay close to the one who is leading us. After all, if you are in a car following someone to a place you’ve never been, you don’t whip around them on the expressway, put the hammer down, and then expect to find the place on your own. You stay behind them – one car length or sometimes more if someone got between you. And you don’t take your eyes off of them (or their vehicle). You watch for direction changes. You try to keep them in sight. And, even though you don’t know where you are, or where you are headed, you keep your eyes on who you’re following, and trust that they know the way.

I’ve quoted the hymn Lead Kindly Light before in this blog – so just the words from the chorus to close…

“Guide Thou my feet. I do not ask to see the distant scene.
One step enough… enough for me.”

One comment

  1. Amanda says:

    Awesome thoughts, Cal. Here’s wishing you the best of birthdays (you had me giggling at thirty-seventeen). Hope you have a great lunch…and maybe a sundae the size of your head! 🙂

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