32 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 7-12-19

  1. Well, it is afternoon here, not sure what time it is there, but I don’t think that it is morning.
    Aj is getting an early start to the day.
    Lots of smoke outside as folks are burning the fields as it hasn’t rained for a few days.

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  2. Jo, in Indiana people are more likely to light fires when there has been some rain (as the fire is less likely to spread). Is the “field burning” an annual thing, or what is its purpose?

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  3. To prepare gardens. The grass grows over seven feet tall and has to be kept down. They burn whenever there hasn’t been much rain. Took awhile for this California girl to get used to.

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  4. Trash is out, people are calling each other names in the comments on my port story (the copy posted on the hometown FB page) and tomorrow is my last day before vacation.

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  5. When Aj put the thread up early, Jo and the West coasters can carry on early.

    But that Cheryl was really up late. I hope she is snoozing now.
    Good morning everyone else.
    Elvera has been wanting to get up since 4 AM. There is nothing for her to do but sit in the big chair.
    But I’m off now to fix breakfast and get started on the day.
    Chas.

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  6. Good morning, everyone.

    Chas, I’ve been awake since 4:00am, also. A charley horse in my foot woke me, and that was it for sleep for this gal!

    Wish Elvera a good morning for me. 🙂

    NancyJill, I saw your post late on yesterday’s thread, and responded to you there. I’ll quit with the “p” word for today’s thread. 😛

    You all have a nice day, filled with God’s blessings.

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  7. Morning! First cup of coffee down now I have to prepare a quiche and fruit for the still sleeping family 😊 They are heading out to have a 3 hour hike today and I am staying home to clean up!
    6arrrows….I just read your comment from last evening. Our experience with our purchase of our piano….it was a 10,000 dollar piano. Since the Bible College had it on loan for a year, we paid 8,000. But…our piano tuner happened to be the tuner the BibleCollege used as well. We had full disclosure of the maintenance and use history. That is a relatively big investment so I would insist upon a full going over with my own tech….just a thought….and continued prayer.. 🎹

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  8. I may get the new porch light taken care off and crossed off my list, I think I’ve found one that’ll (logistically) work with my recessed “hole” in the ceiling, is affordable and is in the same line as my mission-style outdoor lighting elsewhere on the property. I’m tired of seeing the bulb in the hole and it just doesn’t give off much light being stuck way up in there like that. The advantage was that it made it to where you could use a screen door with full clearance — with even a flush mount porch light, no screen door works (unless I someday can afford to invest in one of those fancy hide-away models that slides in and out of the wall, but that cold prove complicated anyway with a house as old as mine). So far, I’ve been living fine without a screen door and would rather have a pretty, well-lighted porch at night.

    But first … It’s another homeless story for me today, some copy block/cutlines to write for art assignments I’ve made in advance and other loose ends to tie up, then I’m done. I’m planning to go into the office today for a while, I need to change my password there and it’s been a while since I’ve been “in.” But there’s road construction that’s closed and created detours over the bridge so I’ll have to take the “back’ way in, but that doesn’t take all that much longer.

    I had a great night’s sleep but planned on getting up a little earlier than I did.

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  9. Good morning. Many challenges here today, but a beautiful day. We are enjoying our yard guest. Very well behaved and quite attached to his thirteen year old boy.

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  10. Good afternoon. When I went to the mailbox I saw my first gulf fritillary butterfly of the year, at least as well as I can remember, and there was a huge caterpillar that will turn into that lovely butterfly on a vine poking up beside the mailbox. A passion flower was in full bloom to the side of the box and a bumblebee was on that. It smelled so sweetly. So much life going on in that one little spot, so much beauty in the making! And the colors are so much brighter than before I had cataract surgery. Counting my blessings today.

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  11. Concerned for Kim and her comment lacking details on yesterday’s prayer thread.

    Glad that 6 Arrows is getting good thoughtful advice about the piano here. The Wandering Views Awesome Advice Team at your service!

    For every loss, we do have gains. By having to get rides with so many people at church, I am feeling so much more connected there. By staying at home I do get to participate in Wed. night Bible study again. It has been good.

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  12. Oh Janice silver linings in our blessings. I always dread daylight savings time due to not being able to drive at night. Relying upon husband or daughter to get me to and fro was difficult. Trying to see the silver linings of which there are many….discussions while being held captive in a car 😜 but seriously…my strong suit has never been relying on others as I am quite independent….the Lord has been gracious to me….

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  13. X is once again showing that he cannot be counted on to be on time when The Boy needs to be on time to something. He often had him late to his archery lessons, with one time being late enough to be locked out.

    This past week, Boy (I think I’ll drop the “The”) was supposed to go to a football training camp (run by the high school football coach) four days, Monday through Thursday. He missed Monday because Nightingale hadn’t had a chance to pay yet, so they didn’t let him participate.

    On Tuesday, Nightingale took him (and paid). On Wednesday, Boy acted pitiful and told X that he had an earache, so X let him skip the training camp for that day. (Nightingale sent a message to X through his mom, telling him that an earache is no reason to skip, and that if he missed the last day, he could pay her back for the cost of the camp.) So on Thursday, X picked him up, but late, so that Boy missed being in the group photo that was taken before the training began. 😦

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  14. The rest of that story is that she realizes that she cannot depend upon X to get Boy to his football games on the weekends this fall when she is working (every other weekend). So she is going to try to switch shifts with others as much as possible for those game days, and she has also lined up three other people who are willing to pick him up if needed. It’s too bad that she has to do that, but also great that people are willing to help.

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  15. I wish I could “like” some of the cartoons and comments (thought :like” isn’t the right word. It can mean “I’m with you and praying with you” as with Kim’s problem and Karen’s. But my “like:” post wants me to set up a password and open an account.
    I don’t want another account. I have too many already. It’s enough going through the name routine.

    It has been a busy, but uneventful day. Which is good. When you reach 89 (next month), all “events” are bad.

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  16. It is more true than you might suspect “6” a;.
    There is a bunch of people who might have experience on a subject, and are not emotionally involved, except they all want the best for you.
    A completely unbiased, not emotionally attached, but sensible, to them, outlook on the subject.

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  17. Does the boy not like football or just doesn’t like to attend faithfully? Or is it the camp he doesn’t like, but likes to be in football? Sad that his father cannot be trusted to do what is best for him, but not surprising at this point. Sorry for the stress this causes you, Kizzie and your daughter. I can imagine the stress it causes a little boy. Yes, prayers for many of you.

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  18. Chas, does it ever also include an option, maybe up in the corner or somewhere on the screen to “log in” as opposed to create an account?

    You still look like “you.”

    Seems like you’re kinda logged into something. But who knows what!

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  19. Busy day, writing the homeless story I’d planned on but now a school story has popped up that needs to be done for tomorrow. I was going to head into the office to change my computer password there as it’s expiring while I’ll be on vacation, but it’s silly to take an hour out of the day to drive over there and get re-situated. I’d rather keep pounding away here to get both stories done. Maybe I can change the password remotely or just plan to stop in there tomorrow or Monday, I have a key.

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  20. You may be correct, Donna. But it does no good to be logged onto something if you don’t know what.
    Lake somebody in NC. There is a lottery ticket, I think for $300k in NC, that hasn’t been claimed yet. And time is running out. Somebody may not know he/she has it.

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  21. I found that when I switch to chrome instead of internet explorer, I am signed in. Don’t ask me how or why, but now I can like things.

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  22. My kids just posted some pictures of their camping time together. I haven’t finished looking at them all. Then I noticed that there are 848 pictures! Yikes!

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  23. Janice, how cool that you have gulf fritillaries! I have a photo of one I took in Nashville, so I know I have seen the species, and they are really gorgeous. My butterflies of Indiana book tells me they are unable to survive our winters, though a few individuals end up flying here.

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  24. Kathaleena – He loves football, and throws himself into it. His coach thinks he has a future in it, that maybe he can get a college scholarship if he keeps applying himself. The football camp was not much to his liking, I guess, because it was three hours long with some waiting around to do the different things. But he did enjoy that last day.

    Nightingale is adamant that when they sign him up for something (at his request – she doesn’t force things on him), he commits to it. She said that one time there was some kind of event he was supposed to go to (maybe for football, but I’m not sure), but he balked when they arrived. She said she practically dragged him across the parking lot, demonstrating to me how she had her arm around him and was pulling him along to get to the event. And guess what? He had a great time! 😀

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