43 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 5-14-19

  1. Happy birthday, AJ!

    Lovely bluebird! It’s my third bro’s birthday, too. He used to share a birthday month with our mom, but now he is simply the first birthday of the year of us seven siblings . . .

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  2. Happy Birthday, Mr. The Real AJ. 🙂 Many blessings be yours today.

    Two arrows have birthdays today, too. We call them our twins born eight years apart. 😉

    Prayers for Jo and PNG.

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  3. Having now shifted to the computer with a more robust search engine, I see Kokopo is about 450 miles from where Jo is, on the far eastern end of a large island off the coast.

    Happy birthday, AJ.

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  4. Happy Birthday morning to you AJ!! How blessed we are to celebrate our Lord’s precious gift of YOU today!!
    That is an amazing photo up there!! Bluebird of happiness indeed ❤️
    We are to be up to 70 degrees today…time to de winter the plants out front….I can see the tender beginnings of my peonies popping up through the thawing earth… 🌸

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  5. Happy Birthday AJ! What are the plans?

    It’s time. I need/want to plant the perimeter of the backyard with color, with plants that expand and fill, but plants that won’t require a lot of water and tending, so natives of some kind … maybe even simple daisy bushes etc. Time to get some flowers into the ground.

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  6. Daisy adds whimsy and they are hardy….Russian sage is a no brainer plant that keeps coming back year after year…and they have a lovely lavender flower. And….they draw bees like none other! Pollinators!! 🐝 🌸

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  7. Thanks everyone. 🙂


    We’re going out to eat later. Cheryl has to work, but she has off tomorrow instead, so we’ll find something to do tomorrow. I have some ideas. 🙂

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  8. A moon story for Chas:


    Earth’s moon is shrinking and quaking, study says

    (CNN) The moon is slowly shrinking over time, which is causing wrinkles in its crust and moonquakes, according to photos captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

    Unlike Earth, the moon doesn’t have tectonic plates. Instead, as the moon’s interior has cooled over the last several hundred million years, it has caused the surface to wrinkle as it shrinks. Unlike the flexible skin of a grape when it shrinks into a raisin, the moon’s brittle crust breaks. This creates stair-step cliffs called thrust faults as part of the crust is pushed up and over another close part of the crust.

    There are now thousands of cliffs scattered across the moon’s surface, averaging a few miles long and tens of yards high. The orbiter has taken photos of more than 3,500 of them since 2009. In 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt had to ascend one of these cliffs, the Lee-Lincoln fault scarp, by zig-zagging the lunar rover over it. …


  9. I am back from the eye doctor. One eye is dilated. This will be short. I have swelling at the ba k of my good eye and will see a retina specialist in ten days. No glasses yet. Now I will listen to a book on audio. I hope to get back here later when reading is easier.

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  10. Oh Janice my heart hurts at the news of the swelling….we will most certainly continue to trust that our precious Lord is hearing our prayers and that He will make a way…sometimes “being still” is so very difficult…we love you sister… ❤️

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  11. The staff of the paper (which is the sister paper I really work for) at my new location asked if I wanted to join everyone to walk in the Gay Pride parade on Sunday.

    Yikes, I thought, but I smiled and said no …

    Strange to me that the staff would participate in any event they also are covering — this is a heavily gay area so I suppose it’s just what that paper has done through the years.

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  12. Glad that I didn’t feel that earthquake, but there is a volcano out there. May is red grass season here and it is hard to sleep. They call it May grass and the hills are covered with red.

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  13. I hope it works out for you Janice.
    I’m praying.
    I’m surprised that Donna remembered that I worked on the mapping for the moon landing.
    But I think we ought to leave the moon alone now.
    I think I told you this before.
    When I lecture on Lunar mapping, I end with a picture of an Apollo 12 astronaut dressed in his lunar garb.
    I say, “This is a Lunar bikini. This is as close to naked as you can get on the moon”
    Shed this and you die. Everything you use on the moon comes from the earth. Including the air you breathe.
    A base on the moon makes no sense at all. Let the Chinese have it.

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  14. Tonight I will finish reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to The Boy. He has been loving it, and is eager to go on with the series.

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  15. I have to wait for my birthday present. I’ve already waited 45 years for this remake, so I guess I can wait another 3 weeks. 🙂

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  16. I never saw Godzilla.

    Re: The Lunar program Several inventions/developments occurred because of the Lunar/space program. I’m thinking specifically of the microwave. There was a need to heat food in space. No other source was available, so they invented microwave
    I would starve to death without microwave.

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  17. I read “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” to Chuck when he was little. He would sit on my lap and giggle. He had/has a good imagination. It was real to him.
    Correction: It was “Winnie the Poo” that was so funny. We read both.

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  18. Happy birthday, AJ. Thanks for keeping us togther every day.

    Kizzie, we are on chapter 3 of “the Silver Chair”. My boy loves them, as does his dad. Miguel’s family never read books, and certainly did not read aloud to the children. I think when we finish the series, we will move on to “Little Britches”. I read him every one of the “Thomas the Tank Engine” stories. That is one good thing about amazon, you can find any series you would like without having to go to town.

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  19. From a movie site about the original Godzilla film

    In the original 1954 movie, Godzilla represented the destruction and fear of nuclear weapons and energy in Japanese society in the wake of the Second World War

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  20. Well, so far, daughter has paid her fine for the suspended license, failure to provide proof of insurance and her debit card account is paid off and closed. One bite at a time. She thought it would go faster but since we are simply hiring her to work and not just paying it off, it will take time. And making her pay her bills. Which just keep appearing. But my gardens sure look nicer!

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  21. I want a garden.

    Interesting local news clip on the homeless issue in my town — for 4+ years this kind of mini skid row has been growing and expanding around our 1930s Post Office building overlooking the main shipping channel in the port. In recent months, it seems like it’s only getting worse when I drive by on the way home from work every day.

    There’re between 50 and 100 people there at any given time according to those keeping track of the numbers. Sad and frustrating for everyone.



  22. I am unable to like posts today. Thank you all for your kind expressions of concern.

    Happy Birthday, AJ!
    You deserve a cake today!

    I tried to order up a Godzilla cake but they said I would have to wait three weeks! I hope you have some kind of sweet treat in the meantime.

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