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Seeker - Shelby Lynne

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At the beginning of the month, I thought that things would slow down a bit once I had my certification renewal finished, and Easter and the reunion were past.  Silly me.  I've been under the weather all week from the lingering effects of my bad asthma attacks (breathing's still not back to normal, and I had a bad, though fortunately brief, reaction to the Xopenex), and we were busy getting dear husband and the two older children ready to head up to NY for dear husband's grandfather's funeral.  Younger son, aka "monkey boy"* or "Super Butt-Man!" (his accolade), or "high-energy child," and I stayed here due to the deleterious effects on family life and sibling relationships of suppressed high-energy sitting in a van for 24 hours total spread out over three days. 

Today's really the first (slightly) slower day, and I've crashed, mood-wise.  I perked up briefly when younger son and I went to see Night at the Museum at the Graham Theater.  Another mood help was this (from Theological Musings): 

  • Go to Google.
  • Click on “Maps”
  • Click on “Get Directions”
  • In the “Start Address” box, type in “New York”
  • In the “End Address” box, type in “Oslo” (as in, Norway)
  • Click “Get Directions”
  • Now, scroll down until you find step #23…..

The Seeker also cheered me up (and it's fun to sing).  I love the jazz/bluesy piano in the bridge. Click here to listen to a clip.

...When You reach out and lead me
Guide me and keep me
In the shelter of Your Care each day
I am a seeker, You are a Keeper
You are the Leader won't You show me the way...

Jbiaw It's from Just Because I'm a Woman:  Songs of Dolly Parton.**  I love Shelby Lynne's singing in this song, and I need to check out more of her music.

* This is said with much love.  Younger son is high energy, but, once he learns how to harnass it, it will serve him well.  We do a lot of hands on activities in his homeschooling!

**  There's a video at the Sugar Hill Records website of Mindy Smith singing Dolly Parton's "Jolene," from the same CD.



Step #23 made me laugh too.

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