Shotgun update…

This has nothing to do with either a “shotgun wedding” or buying Vicki a gun for Christmas. As I said in an earlier post, I’m not giving her one, since she’s WAY too good with it.

No, this is one of those “here’s everything all at once” updates, to kind of clear the plate and make a clean start to December…

The Christmas CD: YES! It is finished!! Should be back in our hands by December 6th. I’ll post an announcement soon, including the title and so on.

Employment: I am still part-time with CBH Ministries, and am LOVING it! I work in post-production for Down Gilead Lane, and it’s really a good fit for me. Vicki is still in Database Services at Cornerstone, which she loves.

Way-late congratulations to my wife who was selected by her peers to be the 2007 Cornerstone University Staff Member Of The Year! As my friend Ruth would put it, I’m so proud of her, I’m bustin’ my buttons. (hmmm… that last could also be an after-effect of Thanksgiving…)

The Anla’shok: my beloved bike is a work in progress. Steering and handlebars are still not quite right, and I’ve fallen off of it a few times, once really hurting my knee. So, we’ve still got some tweaking to do.

Weight and Health: Not so good. My weight is WAY up – I’ve been afraid to look at the scale to see if I’ve actually gotten back to where I started a few years ago. We are in process of getting insurance approval for gastric bypass surgery, but I keep dropping the ball and not completing a couple of tests needed. Things kind of got neglected when we were finishing the CD, so I really need the courage to get back on track.

In the meantime, walking across the room is really hard, standing is impossible, and I feel pretty much like I did before I started this whole thing. Folks at church might have noticed me limping a bit more as I climb down the stairs from the platform on Sunday mornings. And setting up for a gig by myself is almost more than I can do. Unfortunately, that means I have to call Vicki in more than I’d like to help with setup.

My Mom’s House: did officially sell, so that’s now behind us. We’re trying to be wise in using the money, although I’ve probably not been wise enough. So, we’ll do what we can with what we have. It’s a great blessing not to have to think about it anymore.

Depression: I’m still taking my “happy pills,” but the good news is that since I started working at CBH, I haven’t needed to use the sleep meds. I’ve been falling asleep on my own. I still use a stimulant to help me get going in the morning, but that’s alright. It’s a real blessing to be able to fall asleep on my own.

Thankfulness: is pretty much where I live these days. God has once again shown His faithfulness, in so many ways, and I’m so undeserving of it. He is good, and I am humbled.

That’s a good place to stop, don’t ya think? 😀

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