Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Birth-month Celebration Update 2: Many are the plans...

I’m halfway through my birth-month celebrations and I’ve noticed a theme forming. It’s Proverbs 19:21: “There are many plans in a man's heart, Nevertheless the Lord's counsel--that will stand.” I had grand plans for this month. I had plans…but it seems the Lord had other plans.

My Lego house
This past week’s plans included a trip to the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the National Marine Corps Museum and the Kennedy Center. I only visited one out of the three, the American Art Museum on my son’s birthday. I enjoyed the video game exhibit, but that wasn’t the highlight of the day. My plans changed when we arrived at the museum an half an hour before it opened. We took a detour to the National Building museum, which by God’s divine providence, and found a Lego Architecture exhibit on display. In addition to that, the National Building Museum is a part of the Blue Star Families Museum program, so my family and I got in for free.  My family and I had much more fun at that exhibit than the video game exhibit.

Knit in Public Day
As for my trip to the Kennedy Center, I had to cancel it because I had a change of plans. I was quite looking forward to seeing that performance. Also my plans for the Marine Corps museum fell through because we were all tired from spending the day downtown DC. And the rain didn't help.  But that’s the beautiful thing about birth-moth celebrations. You can always add something else. Which I did.

New friends
Fibre Space, my local yarn shop sponsored a Knit in Public event at the King  Street Gardens on June 16th. I cut it pretty close with everything else I had to do that day, but I made it in time to sit for an hour with a nice group of women (as you know, I’ve never met a stranger). As I talked with them, I discovered that they were celebrating four birthdays in their group. Way cool.

I don’t have any real birth-month plans this week since I’m preparing to go on a women’s retreat this weekend (being in the Lord’s presence is always a great birth-month event). I may do my birthday yarn shopping this week, but I’m not sure yet

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