January 5, 2023 – Day 4 of #ADayInMyLife @PTLPerrin @RRBC_org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA

1-5-23 Day 4 In PTL Perrin’s Life

Welcome to day four of A Day In My Life!

I woke up making lists in my head of all the things I must get done this month. Some of the items made it into my notebook to be accomplished today, and the rest drifted off to wait for my next vulnerable half-dream state. High on my priority list is my need to finish editing my friend’s book and to write the next chapter in mine. Instead…

… I spent an hour or two doing my morning routine. Did you know that the book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament is from the point of view of a spoiled King who had EVERYTHING? King Solomon was the richest man on earth. He had more wisdom than anyone ever had, he had hundreds of wives and a few hundred more children than I have, and he was BORED.

At the beginning of Ecclesiastes, King Solomon focused on how great he was, how he’d done everything a man can possibly do, and that nothing was new under the sun. He’d seen it all, done it all, knew it all, and there was nothing left for him to discover. How sad. Poor Solomon had yet to learn the lesson the Lord pointed me to today. We can choose to rely on ourselves, or we can choose to rely on the One who makes everything new, every morning. As it turned out, the king dying of ennui actually had an awakening, but you’ll have to read the book to find out how.

… I started the laundry. At the time of this writing, I’d also finished it, folded, and put it away.

… My iMac called my name after I put in the first load, and I jumped on to start editing. Instead, I caught up on emails and discovered everyone’s comments on all the blog posts from yesterday. I also found today’s entries that had already been posted and left my comments. I love reading your blogs! Nonnie, this was a great idea! Even though it takes up so much time.

I wrote a book review I’ll be posting today, and at lunch I read a short book I enjoyed very much. Every day needs some balance, right?

It is now nearly 5pm, and I haven’t started doing the two items that made my list. This does not bode well for the rest of January. Tomorrow is another day. I’m off to make dinner, watch another Christmas Hallmark movie (we recorded them all), and hopefully get to bed at a sensible hour. After all, at my age, what else is there to do?

Blessings!

Patty Perrin (writing as P.T.L. Perrin)

15 thoughts on “January 5, 2023 – Day 4 of #ADayInMyLife @PTLPerrin @RRBC_org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA

  1. Hi, Patty! This was one of my favorite posts so far – I know you will deliver many more. Secretly, I was waiting for you to post a post like this, so thank you!

    It’s funny you mention Solomon. When you did (“He’d seen it all, done it all, knew it all, and there was nothing left for him to discover,”), Proverbs 26:12 came to mind… “Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.” I don’t know why that came to mind just as soon as I read your first entry, but, it gave me pause.

    It sounds as though you might need to buckle down and get a handle on your list and stop allowing all of these other distractions to get through.

    I am looking forward to catching up on every post of yours that I have missed. I know without a shadow of a doubt, they will all deliver on the entertainment I’m after when I visit the blogs in our challenge!

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~Nonnie Jules
    nonniewrites.wordpress.com

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    • Thanks, Nonnie! I read through Proverbs every month, and have done so for years. Each time through, I learn something more. I’ve also been reading all the blogs and enjoying every one of them! What a great bunch of people, including you. So what if all my annual tasks are pushed back a month? Who wants to do taxes anyway? Or dishes. Or clean bathrooms… Just kidding. Keeping house is easy with just two of us. The rest can wait.

      Blessings! Patty

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        • Patty, I was just explaining to Pat G and John P this morning that I never want to visit Florida again. When I did back in 2008, the travel agent told us that it rained everyday like clockwork in July around 3 pm, and lo and behold, it rained everyday like clock work in the 3 pm hour. I couldn’t wait to leave there! I don’t like the rain… at all… anywhere, so Florida has seen my backside for the last time, but thanks for the offer! I’ll take you up on it when you leave Florida! LOL

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  2. Hi, Patty,
    I am aware of King Solomon. His family may have spoiled him, but God named Solomon when he was born. He told King David to call him Jedidiah.
    Solomon made mistakes, but God still used him. That’s reassurance for me because I make mistakes all the time.
    I enjoyed reading about your day.
    Shalom aleichem

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    • Hi, Pat! Like David, Solomon was appointed by, and beloved by, God. Solomon asked for wisdom instead of riches, and that pleased God, so he gave him both wisdom and riches beyond his wildest dreams. In Ecclesiastes, we hear Solomon’s own thoughts about it all, and at the beginning of the book, he expresses his boredom. As the book continues, though, his attitude changes. One thing I love about the Bible is how it tells the truth about us. The only perfect person was Jesus. Everybody else had flaws, and the Bible pulls no punches. There’s grit and drama, and the humans fail and sin and act like humans. Then there’s holiness and hope and redemption, which brings the story of humanity and God full circle. I love reading it because I, too, make mistakes all the time and it shows me I’m in good company and there’s hope for me, yet. Blessings!

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      • So true. That‘s why the Word is close to my heart. When I read about any of the people in the Bible, I need to only look at my own faults and thank God that I am saved by his grace.
        Shalom aleichem 🤗👧🏾✌🏾

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  3. I enjoyed your post. Are they called posts or articles? Anyway, I remember learning about King Solomon in Hebrew School or Yeshiva, and I don’t remember him being bored. He built the first temple. Was he the one who fell in love with Batsheva? I don’t remember anything from elementary or high school. But I love watching Christmas movies. Since I caught Covid, I’ve been watching a Christmas movie daily. The happily ever afters give me a peaceful feeling, and I love the holiday time of year.

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    • Hi, Susanne! Hallmark has no lack of Christmas movies. In fact, they also do Christmas in July, with even more of them! You’re right about the comfort factor. I think that’s why Bill likes them, too. I hope you’re fully recovered from the Covid. Praying for you.

      Solomon’s father fell in love with Batsheva and Solomon was her son. King David is one of my favorite characters in the Bible. He and his misfits (in the Message version) led Israel to be the strongest, most prosperous nation on earth. But David was very much a flawed human and also had a lot of wives and children, many of whom caused him heartache. I believe the human family has been dysfunctional since Adam and Eve! But there’s hope for us! Blessings!

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    • Hi, Maura Beth. My list is never ending! I know, right? Just goes to show that even people who have everything aren’t always satisfied. Gratitude helps to give us perspective. Blessings!

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