The Whistler's Dream

Everybody needs a dream...
Mine is to go to Oklahoma and play whistles for The Pioneer Woman. (Having been invited, not in a "creepy stalker" kind of way, for the record.) Heck, I'd play in a pup tent in the backyard for the joy of the cows and critters. What can I say? I'm a fan.
Everybody needs a dream...

Random Fluffy Foto!

Random Fluffy Foto!
Writing in bed, and Beka editing by ear. Really. The ear typed some letters. Really.

Friday, February 24, 2006

One Month...

It's now been one month since I was laid off from His Kids Radio...

Pros... Working on my CD and actually getting some things finished for it. Discovering time to spend with God every morning. Having my creative thinking abilities restored (or at least renewed) - somehow, when my job went away, all the creativity that had gotten blocked up someplace is now moving again. Making jewelry and seeing Vicki enjoying wearing it. Learning the proper way to load a dishwasher... (maybe this is listed in the wrong place - is it a pro or a con?) Being reminded that my wife is one of the most amazing people on the planet (not to mention T.W.B.K.), and that God's goodness can always be seen by looking at her. Beginning to finally see glimpses of a reason behind this whole thing. (albeit small TINY glimpses, as if seen without my contacts from about two miles away...) Exploring the concept of not returning to a 9-5 job, but doing other things for income, and being able to do creative things just for the joy of doing them. Having the Lord put some things on the financial horizon that would actually allow us to survive on Vicki's income alone.

Cons... I miss His Kids Radio. I miss working with Dodd and Amanda (and Stacey too!), and seeing them in The Outback. I miss the fellowship of just walking through the building at CU Radio. I miss Saturday Morning Sonshine, and Mornin' Time, and watching Vicki, the Queen of Phone Tag as she gets such a joy out of talking to the kiddos. I'm disappointed that I'll never make 20 years at the university (it would have been 20 years in August...) I don't understand my purpose anymore. (when you feel like something is your "calling," and something like this happens, does that mean the Lord hung up on your "call"?) The only time I sleep is if I take a pill - hence the fact that I'm typing this at 4:44 in the morning... and haven't been to sleep yet. I'm concerned about the future, and am trying to understand that for right now, I'm not going to get any answers about it - I just need to wait. I'm afraid of gaining back all of the weight I've lost. (I've already gained back between 20 and 30 pounds, although that was happening before the layoff) My blood sugar is up again, so I have to work on all those things that come with being a diabetic. I'm concerned that in order to do these "creative income" things, one needs to be self-motivated, and that sort of discipline is something I've never been able to do. I feel empty...

And, maybe brokenness is the point. I have some lessons I've been too slow to learn, and perhaps now that He has my attention, I'll finally listen. As I said to Pastor Craig at lunch one day, I'm still having a discussion with God, and am getting to the point of letting Him win the arguement.

One month... and counting...

1 comment:

Kathy Cudney said...

Cal- just wanted to let you know someone still reads your blog outside of close friends, etc. The other day in Our Daily Bread the dovotational pretained to looking back at what God has done for us. I found it to be a good reminder that although we must plan for the future we must remember that He will continue to take care of us and supply our needs. I continue to hold you up in prayer and am confident God will provide you with a wonderful future.