Is a virtue, and one of the fruits of the Spirit (longsuffering). Mine is being tested greatly this week! Waiting, and waiting, and waiting…
This post will probably be categorized as a “whiney” post, so you may just want to hit the X in the corner and back out now.
The machine part is STILL not here… Please, Lord, let this arrive tomorrow. I MUST get my machine up and running again!
The fabric I ordered to finish Boo’s quilt has not arrived, either. I ordered from a Texas quilt shop on the 27th of Sept. I ordered from this shop because I felt it would arrive quickly, and they stated that they ship everything Priority mail… that means 3 days max. HAHA!! I finally called this past Monday. They don’t know WHY it didn’t ship already but it was going out THAT DAY. Well the post office notification says they didn’t get it until yesterday, which means I won’t get it until probably Friday. I really wanted to get this quilt made and quilted before we went to Arkansas… that is THIS Sunday. I wanted to deliver it to Boo when we went that direction. That means I’ll have to finish it after we return and mail it to her.
The devotional books I ordered from Amazon have not come. I don’t understand it, but I ordered 3 worship music CDs and 4 books (the same one). Two days ago I got 2 boxes… one contained 1 CD, the other contained 2 CDs. Supposedly the books were shipped the same day, but still have not arrived. I PAID for shipping on this one because I wanted them quickly…. a test of patience.
On the positive side, I am LOVING the IQ! I’ve done lots of playing with the pad and am SOOOO eager to get the whole thing up and running again. But I will be so busy trying to get things ready for the camping trip that I won’t have time to play much on the machine. Gussie Fay will patiently wait (unlike me sometimes) until I return, and then she will again work hard for me. I just hope this time I don’t crash her into a side clamp. I’m pretty sure I won’t make THAT mistake again. I wonder what OTHER kind of silly thing I can do? Only time will tell.
I really am working hard to be patient. I think I’ll also work on the OTHER fruits of the Spirit while I am waiting!
Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Have a blessed rest-of-the-week and weekend.