34 thoughts on “Rants! and Raves! 9-2-17

  1. πŸ™‚ I’m in the final lull before life goes into full swing and I find myself sitting here thinking, “do I really NOT have anything urgent to do?”

    πŸ™‚ I may just sit sweating and reading all day.

    😦 Oppressive heat is awful–I have trouble with it and no air conditioning.

    😦 Is there a reason people don’t seem to make a connection between weather catastrophes and God?

    πŸ™‚ Amidst the horror of the Houston situation, people seem to be handling things.

    πŸ™‚ I think we learned something from Katrina, thanks be to God.

    πŸ™‚ Road trip tomorrow! Friends to see and a Stargazer to take to lunch.


  2. 😦 Hubby in the hospital.

    πŸ™‚ “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

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  3. πŸ™‚ Nightingale’s friend Stacey, who has four little ones, tells her that her second son, the one who plays with Little Guy the most, has decided that the only clothes he is going to wear from now on are the hand-me-downs from Little Guy. And Little Guy’s boots fit Stacey! (She is tiny, less than five feet tall.)

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  4. πŸ™‚ A 3-day weekend and a 3-paycheck month

    😦 Hot

    πŸ™‚ Little green tomatoes on my vine, they’re so cute

    😦 Carol’s health and likely surgery

    πŸ™‚ Bought a new porch light, post light (for side of the stairs coming up from the sidewalk) and wall dusk-to-dawn/motion light for above the garage door, all Mission style so they’ll blend with each other and my house – good Labor Day sale

    😦 Hot

    😦 Big fire to the north of us causing evacuations

    πŸ™‚ LA Fleet Week with sailors in dress whites seen all about town

    😦 Those uniforms must be hot

    πŸ™‚ Fans and and the hint of an outdoor breeze this afternoon coming through open windows and doors

    😦 Work stress and low morale with some colleagues set to leave with their buyouts 😦

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  5. Some of you already know this, but that Jo is tricky.
    I sat in the car looking for two women. I saw a man and two women get out of a car and go into the restaurant. So I just sat there listening to the Carolina/NC State game. After a while, I went into the restaurant. They were already there. Three of them. Jo, Janice and Art.
    You may/may not get some pictures.
    We had a nice visit. I invited them over to our house for dissert. So they came over, but didn’t have dissert.
    I showed them some pictures of all my kids.
    It was a delightful experience.

    Jo fly’s out tomorrow and Janice and Art drive back to Atlanta.

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  6. It was so fun to surprise Chas. He was so kind and we even got to see his home. I took a picture of him at his computer so I can picture him talking to us all.
    Just finished having a wonderful visit with Janice. Such a pleasure to meet both of them.

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  7. 😊 how it warms the heart to know there was a sweet meet up today….brought a tear and a smile….the Lord is so very good!
    😊Just got back home from the wedding…it was a sweet time…

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  8. πŸ™‚ Sailors out in force as Saturday night kicked in, I saw several of them walking through our little downtown area, clustered outside the craft beer place — and two huge “party” busloads of them heading onto the 110 Fwy toward downtown LA and Hollywood. On Monday, 200 of the sailors will be special guests at the Dodger game.

    Had to laugh at someone at the dog park who suggested the sailors were 15 years old. They do look younger and younger, the older we get.

    My mom loved seeing young sailors, my dad, of course, would have been one of them “back in the day” when they met

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  9. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€Delighted to spend time with Jo, and Chas and Elvera. And with Art, too.

    😦Leaving Miss Bosley home alone. Worried that she may do something cra cra and cat foolery.

    πŸ˜€We saw beautiful clouds on our trip that were lined up like a stairway to heaven.

    πŸ˜€We have a giant television in our room with a king size bed. Art is happy. A television that works makes him especially content.

    😦Too many choices in refrigerators.

    πŸ˜€Great selection of refrigerators at all price levels

    😦The shadow government that keeps things stirred up with a spirit of hatred

    😦Flooding in Texas and other places from Harvey

    πŸ˜€People witnessing Christianity at work through devastating times. God turning bad to good.
    πŸ˜€Art’s good cardio report

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  10. πŸ™‚

    I didn’t think much about it at the time because I was busy dealing with the situation. But the more I think about it, I am awed and flattered about what happened that I still don’t fully understand it.
    This is the was I see it: after reflection”
    Jo was in Orlando.
    Jo went to Atlanta and met Janice and Art. They planned to come to Greensboro. Jo, who was planning to “stop by” flew out of Atlanta while Janice and Art drove up from Atlanta. They met at a Marriot and came to meet us at Tripps restaurant.
    We had dinner and came to our house where they looked at pictures and such.
    Then they went back to the Marriot and Jo went to the airport and J&A drove back to Atlanta.
    I thought Jo was on the way back to California, but I see she is now in Orlando.
    Has anyone notice that Jo is really a rounder?

    But having thought that through, I am amazed and flattered bayonet measure.
    But I suspect it was really TSWITW that they really wanted to see.
    She enjoyed the visit, but doesn’t remember much about it now.
    Also, pictures of my great grands, especially Ellie.

    JJ&A can get the picture: She is asleep in the LazyBoy beside me now

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  11. That is kind of how I say it when she said she was coming here. Here? Nobody finds this on the way to anywhere. What a blessing she was to me! And continues to be, of course.

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  12. πŸ™‚ All the blog meet ups – so fun! Hoping someday to do a driving tour and touch base with several of you, but that would still be years away

    πŸ™‚ A week off after going hard for spring and summer at Kadesh. So many young people reached for Jesus – 85% of our campers are unchurched.

    πŸ™‚ Drove down to visit our paramedic daughter – had a lovely visit and spent the day beside a beautiful prairie lake.

    πŸ™‚ Our 22 year old site manager married his sweetheart yesterday. She had been a cabin leader when they met. A beautiful Christian wedding with a clear salvation message (bride’s family does not know Jesus). My face hurt after from so much smiling! He totally teared up when he saw her at the back of the church and then she was a little weepy when saying her vows, but neither of them stopped smiling either.

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  13. Actually I emailed Janice weeks ahead. We decided to meet in Greensboro and surprise Chas. I flew from Orlando to Atlanta to Greensboro. Only had an hour in Atlanta to change planes. Met Art and Janice at the airport hotel in Greensboro. Then Janice drove us to surprise Chas.
    Today I flew from Greensboro to Atlanta to Orlando to Dallas to Sacramento. Janice explained why, somewhere. Way too much flying, but I am home.

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  14. I’m up way too early for a holiday/day off. Woke up a couple hours ago and could not get back to sleep so spent some time on the iPad looking at articles on Spanish Mission bungalows/cottages for more house ideas. And now I’m doing a load of wash & having a glass of milk.

    The rain here has been wonderful, summer rain in California is rare — and this one comes as the heat is *supposed* to be abating, but we’ll still see about that. I’m becoming less trusting of the science of meteorology and weather prediction; I suspect it’s sometimes as much art as it is science (though i realize weather changes on a dime and is, by its nature, somewhat unpredictable so i will cut weather “people” more slack than some of my other friends do).

    I took a meteorology class in college but the thing that stands out most in my mind about it was the day I showed up for class an hour early, took my seat — and couldn’t, for the life of me, figure out why no one in the class around me looked familiar. Very Twilight Zone-like experience. Luckily, I realized my mistake before class (whatever class that was an hour earlier than mine) actually began so I quietly gathered up my books and slipped out.

    Now I’m feeling sleepy again, it’s just after 5 a.m. here. Maybe I’ll try to go back to bed.

    Bit of a commotion right outside my window in the neighbors’ driveway, I think maybe a raccoon or other critter was trying to get into their trash cans, which set their dog off barking. but only briefly.


  15. Well that was a stream-of-consciousness post, wasn’t it? But very typical of early morning before the sun has even come up …


  16. See? That’s why it’s always better for me to sleep in

    Can you imagine the conversation if I got up to help you milk some animal?


  17. I was supposed to get up before dawn to help my friend’s kids milk some cows on their farm in NY a number of years back, but slept through it.

    Yeah, lucky for them.

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