Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The storm was aptly nick-named, although Franenstein was the doctor, not the monster. You get the idea. Many people suffered much loss and heartache due to Hurricane Sandy. I praise and thank the Lord for sparing us any real problem.....no loss of power, so we had heat (it was COLD outside) and the sump pump kept the basement dry. The reason why it was so bad, was not just the hurricane, but that over our heads it met up with a seriously cold front from Canada plus a wet, warm front from down south. Whew! At least it didn't snow on us.
Whatever I can tell you about the storm around us, there are a million stories of how MUCH worse things were for others, so please, keep people in prayer.
Two of our adult children (and 2 grands) live near us, and they are all ok, too. Again, the mighty hand of God.
Schools are still closed today, but I think they may reopen tomorrow. The USPS (Postal Service) did a fantastic job of delivering mail yesterday in the midst of the storm, and (of course) again today.
We've had to reschedule a couple of appts, but that's no big deal.....they weren't life-threatening things. Well, except my hair appt. Serioiusly, I'll live just fine until I can get in for that.
Praise to the Lord!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Yesterday (Sat. the 20th) I left the house around 6 a.m. to get to the site of the craft fair. DH drove the (covered) pickup and I drove a car, and we met the three women I worked with that day. After DH unloaded the truck, he took off in the car to help our SIL prepare the baseball field for play. It had rained cats, dogs, mice, horses, cows, and..….the night before, so the field was in terrible shape. They worked for hours, and finally the two teams that were to play called it off because of the field condition.
After cleaning up himself, DH went to church to help with preparations for the light supper married couples were having.
Meanwhile, back at the craft fair – we ladies set up our booth: a tent, several tables, and tons and tons of knitted and crocheted items. Our group of about 8-10 people makes and donates items to various local shelters, (needy) school children, a pregnancy center, a local hospital, and other places. It’s our joy to do it. Once a year, we have a booth at the craft fair to earn more $$ to better afford the yarn to make our charitable work. We also take donations.
The end of the selling day came at 4 p.m., so we reversed all our work and loaded everything leftover into my pickup and their big van. (whew!) We had a lot of fun during the day, made some money, and got plenty of exercise setting things up and taking everything down. It only got to about 60 degrees as predicted, after a Friday night low of the mid-40’s, but the breeze they were predicting wasn’t too bad, and we didn’t even notice it until after lunchtime. So, it could have been worse. : )
I drove to church, arriving in time for the supper and talk. I was able to come home about 30 minutes before DH and when I got home Darby (our dog) was SOOOOO happy to see me. She’d been alone so much of the day, and besides, Darby loves me bestest. LOL
One event that occurred right outside our booth was that a man came along with a HUMONGEOUS animal on a lease, with a wrap around its middle and the man was holding onto both the lease and the handle of the wrap. That handle was right up against the animal. They stopped right in front of me, and I was ‘hemmed’ in on all sides. Someone else asked what kind of dog it is. “Oh,” he said, “It’s not a dog. It’s a cross between a Malamute (dog, ok) and a WOLF.” I about fainted. He claimed that the beast is a registered therapy animal. Huh-uh! No therapy for me, thank you very much!
So that was yesterday.
Today, we had the guest speaker, and man, is he long-winded. Not a bad speaker; pretty good in fact, but he took a full hour all by himself. Today was DH and my assigned day to count the offering, and naturally there was a ‘love gift’ (money) portion that had to be counted separately. Then our financial secretary showed up and kept making comments, all of which slowed us down more……isn’t that always the way it goes when you have somewhere else to be?
Finally we finished and DH and I came home to change clothes before we dashed off to Josh’s ball game. They had one at 9:30 this morning, then the second one started around 1:15 this afternoon. Since Josh’s team lost both games, they’re through…..this was tournament weekend.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
My grandson Josh is 12, going to be 13 in Feb. He's on a 13 and under team (13U). Unfortunately, due to circumstances I have yet to understand, they don't have another 13U team to play with??? So they're playing 15U (age 15 and under) teams. Yeah, waaaaay lopsided. But it's good for the boys, really, as it gives them visuals and experience on how to play better. Still, I feel bad for them. This is just Fall ball. Having explained all that, they've lost all the games they've played so far (this month).
Tyler's game yesterdaty was it's usual 'interesting'. I'll be glad when he gets a bit older and they all play better. Right now, it can be frustrating, so mostly I just giggle. : ) I love both those boys!
Computer. Well, DH had zero trouble going WiFi for two days, even when he was up here in my room (I call it 'my' room because it's where I stash my crafts, have my sewing machine, and my computer). Since HE had no WiFi trouble it 'must be Nancy's computer.' I spoke to Mark (my s-i-l) yesterday at Tyler's game and he's supposed to come over tomorrow (has the day off) and bring the router he recently replaced at his house. Mark is a computer genius, and he says his old router (nothing wrong with it - he just bought a fancier one) is better than what we have. After Mark walked off, DH said 'it's not the router.' I bit my tongue. MEN! Personally, I hope it IS the router. Because if it isn't and Mark can't figure out what is wrong, then I'm going to have to bite the bullet and contact the Geek Squad and that'll be a princely sum. sigh.
My day: after church, DH and I counted the offering (we do it every so often), dropped by MacDonalds for lunch (I know, not a good choice), home to change clothes then off to the ball field. Josh had two games. We were a little late for the first, and only got to stay for 2 innings of the second. We dashed home again, grabbed the garden pasta salad I'd made yesterday and went off for small group. It's a small group of us from church, who meet every couple of weeks to study things from a Biblical perspective. We had taken off for the summer and tonight was a pot luck dinner and lots and lots of talk....some of it even centered around what we'll be doing over next several months. Had a wonderful time.
Since we can't leave Darby (our dog) outdoors when we're not home (we have an invisible fence and are afraid someone will snatch her), she was alone in the house a lot today. But between the 2 ball games, DH came home and picked up a Nectarine for me and brought Darby back with him. She loves people and several gave her lots of attention.
My cold SEEMS to be getting under control (I hate to speak too soon and cause it to flare up LOL). I plan to resume some light exercise tomorrow. I do still have stuff in my chest, but not a lot. Gotta love Cold Eeze, lots of extra Vit C, lots of water, rest when I can, etc. : ) Plus my nebulizer.
Well, that's probably more than you were interested in reading, but there you go.
Have a wonderful week, everyone
Sunday, September 09, 2012
I sat down this morning to read today's devotional from "Our Daily Bread" and almost cried from the blessing. God loves us so much. He sent His Son to die for us, He sustains us, and one day He will take us out of the presence of sin.
"Not far from where my husband and I live is a farm with a lot of horses. During certain seasons, some of the horses have masks over their eyes. For a long time I felt sorry for the horses who weren’t allowed to see. But then I learned that my assumption about the masks was wrong. The masks are made of mesh, so horses can see through them. But flies, which cause eye disease, can’t get through them. The masks don’t keep the horses from seeing; they keep them from going blind!
Non-Christians often make conclusions about the Bible similar to the one I made about the mask. They think of it as something God puts over our eyes to keep us from seeing all the fun we could be having. They feel sorry for Christians because they think the Lord keeps us from enjoying life. What I didn’t know about the horse mask, they don’t know about the Bible. It doesn’t keep us from seeing all that is good; it keeps us from being infected by lies that cause spiritual blindness. The Bible doesn’t keep us from enjoying life; it makes true enjoyment possible.
The Bible doesn’t keep us from knowing truth; it prevents us from believing lies. --
Julie Ackerman Link
O send Thy Spirit, Lord, now unto meThat He may touch my eyes and make me see;
Show me the truth concealed within Thy Word,
And in Thy Book revealed I see Thee, Lord. —Lathbury.
When we see the world through the filter of the Word, we learn the truth about both. "
Friday, August 31, 2012
My friends, for if you're still reading my blogs, you are my friends (or just plain curious LOL).
I got kicked out of the internet on Tuesday, and am just now getting back....I hope it stays as I have dozens of email messages, and lots to do on SP!
I did go to the endodontist, who sent me to a peridontist for another consult. When I called the peridontist, the earliest I could get in was late October....even after I told them my problem. I called my regular dentist who called the peridontist's office. I was able to get in to the peridontist at noon on Thursday. Praise the Lord! Many, many times over. The dr had a cancellation at 3:00 that afternoon, so I came back because sure enough, I'd broken the tooth (which caused the infection) and it had to be removed.
Now, if you're squeamish about dental things (and frankly, I am) stop reading now.
The peridontist cut a flap of my gum to verify which of 2 teeth was involved - the xray showed the infection between 2 teeth. Then, he tried to take the tooth out in one try, but had to take it out it pieces instead. There were 3 roots, the first came out ok, but I felt a little pain with the second one. He shot more novicane into my mouth, and started on the 3rd root. OH MY WORD!!! Can we say "PAIN"? Unfortunately, my body had tried to wall off the infection, so the novicane couldn't reach it. I was praying HARD, and mercifully, it was over. Then I had to have cadaver bone implanted because the infection had ruined some of my bone. My DH says I have a dead person in my mouth.....well, I DO. LOL
I'm on Rx pain meds, and am thankful for them. But within a few days it all should start feeling better.
Ok, on to other things. We're still having beautiful weather, into the 80's and I think today got into the low 90's. The humidity isn't too bad - it's not like living in the south (I've done that) or the tropics (done that, too).
I am going to have to figure out what's wrong that I cannot consistently have the internet. I have WiFi, and my DH is hard-wired into the provider, so I get jealous that he can get in and I can't. The router is less than a year old, so I don't know what I'm going to do. Is it my computer? It's less than 18 months old. So I don't understand what the problem is. Of course, you can take what I know about computers and fit it neatly into a 1/4 cup measuring cup and have room left over. Hahaha
Been nice talking with you. Have a wonderful weekend.
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