Today I drove more miles by myself than ever before. A first! I actually did a fist pump in the car when I navigated through Atlanta and landed on the other side safely! I am so thankful that I don't have to navigate through Atlanta traffic every day. I listened to a lot of satellite radio - I love The Message - channel 63 on my satellite. I also caught up on some phone conversations - hands free!! It was a big day! My best friend of 25+ years became a grandmother for the first time . . so we had to talk about that!! I also talked to my "boss" and my sister and my mother-in-law and my son and my husband. I DID NOT TEXT while driving. I did text with my daughter and two friends while at the gas station and while at Hardees or some hamburger place. I went in and ate lunch at a table by myself!! I decided I needed to get out of the car for a few minutes.
I tried to connect with some of the other conference attendees tonight. I am an extrovert. . . EXCEPT when I am the only person I know . . .and then I become shy and an introvert. It is rare but it is true. So I actually flung myself out there on facebook and asked if I could join some folks at a meet and greet tonight . . and no one answered me back . . .soooooooooo . . .I went down to the bistro in my hotel and ordered this
(I paid for it! - the conference doesn't start until tomorrow!!)
and a really good burger (I just realized I ate two hamburgers in one day - only one bun!) and once again sat at a table by myself and ate dinner (that sounds really pitiful!!!!). Then I came back up to my room and watched a Disney movie which was a treat (really!! Beverly Hills Chihauhau - cute movie!). I never get to watch anything like that anymore because all we watch is "boy/man" tv. You know - we watch "naked and afraid" and "duck dynasty" and "swamp people" and "life below zero" (or something like that) . . .or rather Mark watches those and I sit in the room and sort of listen and either read a book on my kindle or look at facebook or blog. . .but at least we are in the same room, right?
So I am here . . .and I spent a lot of time praying and listening to praise music today in the car. The conference is She Speaks but I am hoping that I hear God speak this weekend. I feel like a sponge that has been left on the side of the sink while the family has been on a two week vacation . . .a little dried out? I am ready to soak up everything He has to say this weekend. Speak Lord Speak! Speak loudly! Speak softly! Speak where I can hear you! Speak Lord Speak! Speak to me! Speak through me!