I. want. to. spit.
No moisture in ages. (Although we're supposed to get rain -- and snow -- today and tomorrow, thank God.) The dogs exhale big plumes of dust when petted. All over a freshly cleaned house, of course.
And the house is clean because I've been trying to avoid working on taxes. And business paperwork. Pumping out sewers would seem preferable, at this point.
Papers everywhere. A few need-to-get-finished-NOW projects in the spots the papers haven't drifted into. So what does my secret heart want to do? Tidy up in the bedroom closet. Clean out the refrigerator. Put out lavender sachets here and there. Prance around in the garden. Anything but taxes and business paperwork.
Ever have one of those days?
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If you haven't been watching Undercover Boss, you should -- this tv show is refreshing. A CEO goes anonymous for a week during his/her business locations, just to see what happens. The results are enlightening. The boss finds out how hard people work -- and generally better than the boss!
I was especially impressed by David Kim, the head of Baja Fresh. (They have GREAT tacos, by the way.) True to form, he wasn't nearly as quick or effective as his employees. What he did have, though, was high standards, an attention to detail, and a willingness to consider new ideas.
Kim is obviously a practicing Christian. (A "muscular" one, as Eric Liddell would say.) His faith was never forced. He prayed as naturally on camera as he scrubbed the floors or took an order. A Korean immigrant himself, he gave a franchise to one of his managers -- a Mexican immigrant who had worked his way up. (The guy said, after wiping away tears, "I won't let you down." And I'd bet he won't. See the video on the link for his initial reaction.)
Putting your faith into action? Actually doing what you should, and doing it well?
Wow. Yay God.
Guess this means I have to go back to working on those stupid taxes.