To slaughter an Ox

Well, today was an interesting day. I got up really early, and now I am really tired. My dad and I went to get that new pickup. It was about a hour and a half drive over there. Its tires were flat, and I had to air them up with a bicycle pump. That was a lot of work. Finally got it loaded. I loaded it all with one arm. My right arm. Impressive huh? Naw, I used a hand powered winch too, and I only cranked it with my right arm. Still a lot of work. After it was loaded, we drove home and unloaded it with the tractor. It was about 4:30 or 5:00 by then and we still hadn’t eaten lunch, so I made us some cheeseburgers, and that was tasty. Then we went outside and talked about stuff for a while, and then did chores. Then I took a shower, and now I am here writing. Soon I will call Anne. I am very tired, so I will likely sleep very well tonight.

I have my schedule figured out for next semester though. It is going to be great. I am taking 15 hours and working between 12 and 20 hours. It will be a relatively light semester, and I almost feel guilty about not having 18 hours because I feel like I am being lazy. It seems like when I am not doing all I can handle, I take on more responsibilities until I have reached my limit. This upcoming semester is a process of me learning to have a happy balance. Not too much, and not to little. I will be lifting weights and working out like I did over the summer. That was great then, and I am really looking forward to it again next semester.

I am excited to see what God will do next semester. I know good things will come, and I am so looking forward to it. Hopefully, if I have more free time next semester, I can seek out more people who are having a rough time and need a friend and be that for them. I hope and pray that God uses me as much as He grows me.

I got a letter from Anne’s mom today. It was very nice and sweet. I haven’t met her yet, but I already like her… haha.

It was really nice today to sit in the pickup on the way over and just think. I can’t get enough of simple things. Last night, after I got done talking with Anne, I was hungry, so I decided to eat a snack before I went to bed. I had some peanuts and some grape juice. Pretty basic, but I felt good eating it, because I knew it was good for me. That is the kind of things I like, good, and good for me. Like water. Water is one of my favorite drinks. It is so useful. It makes me clean, it hydrates me, it keeps me cool, it lets me swim, it lets me iceskate. Simple, pure, unadulterated water. Good stuff. The simple things in life are the things that bring me the most joy. The natural things in life are the most beautiful. If you ask me, the closer you get to the way things were supposed to be, the closer you get to God.

Random thoughts going through my mind in the next 2 minutes:
I really want to go camping right now.
The dark is beautiful.
I need to write a poem soon.
Fish can’t blink.
Gnats have too much energy.
I need to brush my teeth.
My lips are chapped.
My God is too good to me.
Anne is lovely.
How are my plants in tx doing?
Ford made a good 9” axle.
I miss my cow.
I will be baking peach pie soon and my recipe is the best
I really hate TV.
My house will have a room with lots of mirrors
Two minutes are up.

#1 God. Period. (All dimensions)
#2 Anne’s long hair and what it symbolizes
#3 comfy pajamas
#4 simplicity

I perceived among the youths, A young man devoid of understanding, 8 Passing along the street near her corner; And he took the path to her house 9 In the twilight, in the evening, In the black and dark night. 10 And there a woman met him, With the attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart. 11 She was loud and rebellious, Her feet would not stay at home. 12 At times she was outside, at times in the open square, Lurking at every corner. 13 So she caught him and kissed him; With an impudent face she said to him: 14 “I have peace offerings with me; Today I have paid my vows. 15 So I came out to meet you, Diligently to seek your face, And I have found you. 16 I have spread my bed with tapestry, Colored coverings of Egyptian linen. 17 I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. 18 Come, let us take our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with love. 19 For my husband is not at home; He has gone on a long journey; 20 He has taken a bag of money with him, And will come home on the appointed day.” 21 With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she seduced him. 22 Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,23 Till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the snare, He did not know it would cost his life. 24 Now therefore, listen to me, my children; Pay attention to the words of my mouth: 25 Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths; 26 For she has cast down many wounded, And all who were slain by her were strong men. 27 Her house is the way to hell, Descending to the chambers of death.
Prov 7:7-27 (NKJV)

If I tell you will you listen?
Will you stay?
Will you be here forever?
The sweetest thought:
All our moments keep me warm
When you’re gone
All my thoughts are with you forever
Until the day we’ll be back together
I will be waiting for you

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