48 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 4-8-21

  1. Good night Jo.
    I was noticing on TV this morning.
    All the stuff going on at thee border reminds me of what an evil world this is.
    Kids abandoned,
    And that’s only part of it.
    A lot of this is Biden’s fault. He allows much of this.

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  2. Good morning! Our yard is full of blooms. I need to mow the grass so the azaleas have a beautiful stage. As it is, the yard is shaggy with lots of weeds that bloom. I am not prejudiced about blooms so this is the lucky weed yard!🤩

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  3. I want to be with all that beauty, Janice, until I hear complaint of all the allergy issues right now. 😉 They are a feast for the eyes.

    Cheryl, we also were lost in Nashville a couple of times. The changing of street names was one issue. Once we were blocked off from the downtown area at night. We ended up driving and driving and finally returned to where we started to reorient ourselves. That helped us finally get to the freeway we needed. We have been lost in Franklin, too, but have a general idea of the the main highways.

    There are places I do not mind being lost. it is just a pleasant detour where I get to see new things. There are other places and times when it is very frightening. I suppose there is a spiritual idea in that too.

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  4. The discussions here fueled my dream. Somehow I was dropped into a large city, maybe Tokyo, where I did not know the language. I could tell I was inside a college building because everyone appeared to be students. I felt sad not being able to communicate with anyone. I left that building and was wandering around in the midst of tall buildings and many people on the sidewalks, basically in the state of being lost. Then I found what appeared to be a place of worship, but it was a Buddist type temple. I went in but still found no one to talk to except for one business man who spoke English and clearly did not want to give me the time to help my predicament. I rested there a bit, and then I tried to find my way back to the college building. So my dream covered our topics of being lost and being all alone. I think the business man was Art in disguise as he is too busy lately to have any time to give me. And the search for the college building is in regards to Wesley’s search for a position for next year. Isn’t it funny how the brain puzzles things together over night?

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  5. Just finished the little 300 piece puzzle that Second gave me at Christmas to, she said, put together during my recovery. The picture was of Puebla pottery, so I thought of you, DJ.

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  6. Roscuro, your puzzle sounds more fun than my overnight 1,000 piece puzzle! In my dream I cried about the situation. And it bothered me that in the dream I did not feel the presence of God as I do in real life.

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  7. I’m not quite done working the 1000 piece puzzle I bought at a thrift store and have been working as I listened to yet another round of Mrs. OC read by me.

    I stopped whenever I heard an error and made a note. I think I’ve got at least another hour back in the recording studio.

    And, I’m still working the puzzle while I finished listening to the 65K book 10 days ago!

    In other news, my dear friend arrived from the big B last night and sends greetings to Mumsee.

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  8. Remember last year when we ordered a big Ikea order, got a delivery date six or eight weeks down the road, got it delayed a couple of times, and then it got cancelled (after they’d had our money for four months)? Well, we found out that Ikea orders are “picked” by computer, and if any part of the order isn’t in stock when they’re trying to put together a delivery, the order gets postponed, and if it is postponed a couple of times the computer cancels it, with no ability of humans to override it. In that case, the only out of stock item was a basket or something small. An order with multiple pieces of furniture got cancelled for something inconsequential being out of stock.

    Well, my husband realized recently that that original order would not have worked. Our family room slopes, and four feet of load-bearing furniture wouldn’t have been a good idea on the wall we had planned it on. And bookcases continue to be out of stock. But he ordered several other pieces just one week ago today, making sure only to order in-stock items with a big enough quantity to make cancellation less likely–and it is now scheduled for delivery in the next two hours. Almost three years after moving in, we will finally be able to get a lot of those books out of boxes!

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  9. Strange, I was just wondering what ever happened with those wandering orders of Cheryl’s, but I may be thinking of something else that was lost in the universe.

    Roscuro, when I saw your description of the puzzle I thought “Oooh”

    Busy day for me, I was tapped to do the county update for covid numbers (which typically comes very late in the afternoons) and earlier in the afternoon we have staff call on homeless coverage today which could be interesting. A reporter at our sister paper in the valley who covers homelessness (we sometimes work together on regional stories about the issue) is extremely and personally passionate about the homeless cause and those strong personal feelings (I think) are a bit of an issue sometimes. Several other reporters will be on this call, along with a couple editors and our photo staff, so it could get interesting.

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  10. I finished the 1500 piece puzzle I got for my birthday in Sept, (waters of Venice) the two 150 puzzles I got from son at Christmas (one was cats, one was guitars), am working on the 300 piece puzzle I got from almost daughter in law (no idea what it is yet, but from her, I suspect dogs), avoiding starting the 5000 from sis in law (modern views of Rome, a bunch of pictures on walls), and expecting her to send the bigger one she recently finished in preparation for the even bigger one my bro in law sent her.

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  11. DJ, there is a picture of it on FB.

    Saw croci and bloodroot blooms while walking around today. Can’t crouch down to get a good picture, and the battery is shot on my camera anyway, but did manage to get a couple phone pictures.

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  12. Yep, that’s my pottery style

    When we got back from the dog walk last night, around 8:30, I started taking the dogs’ leashes off in the backyard and kept hearing this strong low-moaning yowl. A cat wasn’t happy and I remembered that Annie had ducked out the back door when we left about 30 minutes earlier.

    Tess led the way and there she was, crouched in the very dark corner of the yard near the rarely used side gate on the south side, where the water heater is.

    I looked up and there was another cat, also black and white, sitting on the crossbeam of the fence. That was Li Lu, the now mostly grown kitten from next door. The two of them look almost identical now so it took me a moment or so to figure out which was which. I had a weak flashlight so I was able to “shoo” Li Lu over the fence and onto her own side.

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  13. Sounds like a typical day around here, between our neutered cats. Unless they are piled up together sleeping as they often do.

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  14. We ate out for brunch today. While waiting for our food I looked out the window and saw a car with Montana license plates. The “number” was “MUMZEE”. Any relation to our mumsee?

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  15. Yes, she’s The Real M

    Beautiful flowers up there on the header — I’m waiting for my plumbago to get some fresh blue blooms, it’s really taken off since I transferred two of the plants from pots maybe 2 years ago now?

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  16. All you people with your flowers and growing things. I’ve got some vegetable plants started in the basement but there’s nothing growing outside yet. Sigh.

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  17. I don’t remember ever finishing a puzzle. I don’t have the patience. Same for crossword puzzles.
    I understand that they are great vocabulary builders, but I’ve never tried it.

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  18. Every mumsee is the real mumsee.
    That is one of the great things about mumsees.
    All i know is that my mumsee is better than your mumsee.

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  19. All that I know is that that is the longest drive I have ever taken to meet someone. And then we won’t mention the mice.

    But I would do it again.

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  20. A puzzle of the Lunar landscape would be almost impossible.
    Every piece looks like the other one.
    Much more simple to make one of the Atlantic Ocean.

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  21. Cheryl, never heard of that one. Sounds like so many other fans gospels that have cropped up since the 1950s-’60s or so.

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  22. My husband is almost finished with the fourth 1,000 piece puzzle he got for Christmas. They were all of places we have been and like. Two in TN and two in MN. He likes the landscape ones the best and refuses anything less than 1,000.

    In the meantime I finished a quilt top. I haven’t accomplished as much lately as I am watching the George Floyd trial. I am so glad I do not have to make a decision like that. I pray they will make the most just one.

    We have had rain for days and are more than caught up with the amount of moisture we needed.

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  23. I had to look up Enneagram because I have not encountered that in my circles. I have never liked being pigeon holed into a category so up front it does not appeal to me. And to find out it is New Age is not surprising. Even the name sounds New Agey.
    Thanks for posting the article, Cheryl. It’s good to be aware.

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  24. Yes, thanks Cheryl. My parents’ church to which my niece goes had a series on enneagrams! I sent that link to my sister so that she could discuss it with her daughter. My sister and the rest of the family quit attending that church because of the new pastor long ago, but my niece can’t handle change so she kept attending. My stepmom would have left long ago, but for my dad. It’s ‘his’ church and I don’t think he can think through things thoroughly anymore and may just forget the sermon shortly after hearing it anyways. Praying that God’s Word will overcome.

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  25. How blessed have I been?
    I don’t know. But I was sitting at the table having Cheerios.
    The people on TV (I heard. I can’t see it from the table.)
    These people were talking about people on the southern border trying to get where I am.

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