40 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 10-22-21

  1. I’ve said it before.’
    Likely say it again.
    As I sit here watching TV, I am thankful tha I am sitting here watching rather than being on the border trying to get in.

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  2. As expected, daughter was irate that her room had been cleaned. From the sounds, I will be cleaning it again tomorrow while she is gone to Grangeville. A lady there wants her to come live with her but maybe not, since daughter destroyed her blinds and other odd things are happening. We are trying to get her to move slowly and she is willing but daughter is frustrated.

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  3. Is there a purpose to keep cleaning her room, mumsee? I do keep you in prayer. I hope her meds (or whatever is plaguing her) will be exposed and adjusted. That is so difficult. I hope she becomes more like our relative, (or completely well) who is able to get his meds adjusted more quickly. He also calls to see if something is real or not. He also does not go off and on drugs, which is very common among those first suffering from mental illness. My heart goes out to you and your family living with this.

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  4. Kathaleena, very good question. We have let her keep it like she wants for a couple of years, since she turned eighteen. But we have noticed her mood matches her room. So, the past couple of months, or less, I have begun picking up her clothes and trash. Initially, we were picking up everything, She would dump out all of her colored pencils, pull off all of her clothes from hangers (she had a limited number of hangers), empty her dresser, dump out her desk, leave partially eaten food, used feminine products, used tissues, various needles for sewing, etc, all over her floor. We deemed it unhealthy both physically and emotionally. The last couple of times it was just trash and clothing and leggoes and books. She is leaving more and more things put away, That is an improvement. And her yelling about the abuse of having her room cleaned has subsided to just about ten minutes last night. She smiles when yelling because it makes her happy that I care enough to do it but she thinks she is supposed to be mad because it is an invasion of privacy. We tell her that if she lives elsewhere, she will be expected to keep her room in some order. She says she knows and just does this for us.

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  5. Interestingly, I peeked in her room to know what I would be up against, since she is off to speech therapy. Not a thing thrown down!

    I mentioned the coat hangers. She used to keep a very COD room with everything in place, shirts hung and spaced, etc. That changed. At some point, I had left the guest room unlocked in an effort to show her we trusted her. She went in and got the poster paint she used to paint the walls, and throw at me as a bag of “vomit”. Anyway, she also snagged a bunch of hangers. So I have been using said hangers to hang her clothes. She has often broken the hangers in her rages but the last couple times, none have been broken and this time, as mentioned, nothing was taken down. It seems strange and unnecessary but it seems to be working.

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  6. Seems that Mumsee is dealing with a young woman who is on the verge of becoming an adult.
    Someday soon, she will be on her own.
    Doesn’t look good
    I’ll help pray about this.

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  7. Good morning. I made eggs in the microwave. In an unfamiliar kitchen so that seemed easier. I loved my egg with spinach and basil. Simply lovely. Art had two with salt and pepper, all fluffy and scrambled. Son is teaching now. Should be a free afternoon to go do and see.

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  8. I have been reminded recently of the tactics of a two to four-year-old’s dump and go. I thought of that as we had to do some of the dump and go when moving when we ran out of time to get furniture packed into that moving truck. Reading about that gal child, Mumsee, makes me think she is stuck in that age. Once when little, Wesley had a kindergarten mate visit who dumped out every bin in Wesley’s room. I had noticed his mom was an immaculate housekeeper who never would have allowed him to do something like that in his own home. I was not into disciplining other parent’s children so I said nothing at the time and did not even mention it to his mom, but he was not invited again. Each case is different, but it seems you are easing her into growing out of that stage she has been stuck in where she probably first got damaged, Mumsee. Wisdom earned through experience.
    You are courageous and lion-hearted♡

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  9. I have laundry going this morning — as soon as it’s done, I need to hit the shower (I should have reversed those two activities, oh well). I have a dr appt at 10:30 (annual check-up) but am also trying to work today as well. Right now it’s an ongoing deluge, day after day, of port-related stories.

    This morning I’m struck by the fact that it’s been an exhausting week in an exhausting year. I’ll feel better later. If not, I may just call myself in sick for the day. We’ll see.

    I have half a dozen chores that need getting done in the house, all just hanging over my head; Cowboy hasn’t been doing very well in the last week or so 😦 ; and I’m hungry but I can’t eat because of the bloodwork in just a couple hours.

    Mornings are simply not my best time of day anyway.

    I am not a “Rise and Shine!” person, to say the least lol

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  10. Janice, the Dodgers couldn’t be stopped last night. The night before, they couldn’t be started.

    One of the sports commentators said it’s a pattern he’s seen throughout the season with the team, it’s either feast or famine.

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  11. Morning! It is beautiful out there…fresh and crisp!
    Today we get together with our neighbors for lunch. My sweet neighbor is in decline with dementia. She wants to have lunch with us and today it is. Praying the Lord will bring a sense of calm in the midst of the storm she is going through…for her and for her husband. He knows….and we trust Him through it all.

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  12. Janice, you hit it. The definition of developmentally disabled. Happens a lot in foster care as children get removed from danger into uncertainty. We often see her stuck in six year old behaviour with the body and influences of a twenty year old.

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  13. Praising God here for the birth of our newest grandbaby this week! Dear Granddaughter 1 (DG1) has a new little sister (DG2), who is not very little! Birthweight was 9 lbs., 11 oz., and son-in-law had to go home the morning after her birth to get diapers that fit her because the hospital only had preemie and newborn (8-lb. newborns) diapers on hand! What?!!

    We will be receiving pictures after the two sisters meet, because 2nd and SIL understandably want DG1 to be the first to see the new little one. (I keep saying “little”!) Hopefully, they get to go home today, and then DG1 can finally meet her little sister. (No visitors allowed at the hospital — covid policy — except one, who of course was SIL.)

    We’re going to visit them next week when they’re settled in at home. Thank you for all your prayers for 2nd Arrow and DG2 this week. Mom and baby are doing well.

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  14. I can’t either and would be as well. But one wonders about horseplay. Why was a weapon pointed at the choreographer or director? Only point at that which you desire to shoot. Know your target. Praying for him and his family and theirs.

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  15. Chas and Mumsee- I have read that Baldwin says he is heartbroken. Something I read said that whatever he did was “in character”, so perhaps they were getting ready to film a scene.

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  16. 6 Arrows – Congratulations and blessings on the birth of your new granddaughter!

    She may be big for a baby, but she’s still little when you are holding the precious bundle. (Boy was 9 lbs. 10 oz. when he was born.)

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  17. Regardless of all the other explanations and excuses:
    There is njo reason for a loaded gun, with real bullets, to be in someone’s posession.
    How can a gun get loaded?

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  18. The prop guns are not supposed to be loaded with ammo, but they are loaded with gunpowder. If a projectile was in there, it would go. They have lots of security measures with the prop guns after some accidents. There will be a complete investigation. The woman will remain dead. He will feel great guilt, as would most people, may it turn to the True Forgiver and may he find peace.

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  19. a quiet Saturday morning here. Costco says my package was delivered to grandson. Not sure if he is home. Hoping for some word.

    Had three out of school again yesterday, so only seven. One mom came and said that her son was very sick. When I asked her what it was, she said that he stepped on a nail. They were on their way to the clinic.

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  20. true confessions. I have a set of children’s books that I want to give someone. I am missing two books. I work at the community library, so last month I took those books. Now I have to return them. God is still working on me.

    You should also realize that this is a library that virtually no one uses and I think that they will probably close it down soon. When I work on a Saturday for two hours, I usually only see one person come in. Lots of reasons to rationalize, but it is still wrong.

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  21. yes, He has been calling me to be pure before him and it doesn’t matter what my excuses are, He is true and right.

    We have to call ourselves into account even in the little things.

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  22. The family question of the evening is how to measure decreasing degrees of sweetness in chocolate. Son gave me some semi sweet chocolate chips, and I commented that they seemed pretty sweet. I had in mind the Dr. Bronner’s chocolate bar I recently had which was barely sweet. So the discussion began describing degrees of sweetness in chocolate as demi semi and hemi demi semi sweet which somehow relates to notes in music. Such conversations are outside the realm of my knowledge. But at least I enjoy the word play.♡

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  23. We have a relative who directs movies and he said that there are often shots that involve those people being very close to the action to get a certain angle. He could understand how they could have been shot. He could not understand why there would be any actual live ammo anywhere near the filming.

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  24. Posting tomorrow’s threads early. Like real early, even for the east coast EST.

    Fishing at first light with some guys from church. 🙂

    The ⏰ 🐦🦜🦚🦢 catch the 🐟🐟🐟🐟


  25. Here’s an update. I have no idea why there was a gun with live ammo.

    “An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, the Associated Press reports, citing court records released Friday.

    “Cold gun,” the assistant director announced, according to a search warrant filed in a Santa Fe court.

    Instead, the gun was loaded with live rounds, and when Baldwin pulled the trigger Thursday on the set of a Western, he killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Director Joel Souza, who was standing behind her, was wounded, the records said. . . .

    According to the records, the gun was one of three that the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez, had set on a cart outside the wooden structure where a scene was being acted. Assistant director Dave Halls grabbed the gun from the cart and brought it inside to Baldwin, unaware that it was loaded with live rounds, a detective wrote in the search warrant application.”



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