19 thoughts on “Rants! and Raves! 3-5-22

  1. 😦 Watching the horror in Ukraine. Thinking of the horror in Afghanistan and so many places.

    πŸ™‚ Psalm 37 and knowing God holds the world in His hand.

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  2. 😦 Mumsee not having her daughter in a place where she will get the help she needs.

    πŸ™‚ We are blessed to have some very good places in our area to help the mentally ill. I am also grateful for our niece who is a social worker and knows how to get through some of the red tape.

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  3. I have no rants. Watching for all the many reasons in my life to be thankful and then praising God for his renewed mercies every single safe day.

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  4. πŸ™‚ Mom of one of my 4-year-old students texted me a couple pictures yesterday of the boy’s musical activities while they’re on a family vacation. They went to a venue with live music, and one picture is of the boy sitting at a table, using the tabletop as an imaginary keyboard, and pretending to play piano along with the band. πŸ™‚

    The other picture shows him in his carseat with a drawing pad on his lap. He had sketched music notes and drew vertical lines below them to represent piano keys. The fingers of his right hand are neatly curved as they rest on the “keys.” Mom wrote he pretended to play on his keyboard. πŸ˜‰ I wonder how long he will be “practicing” on his trip — they are many, many hours away from home!

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  5. It’s so neat to see how he engages in pretend play. He has such an analytical mind full of facts. We were singing a song at the piano one day in his lesson, and his voice is beautiful! I told him what a lovely singing voice he has, and he promptly pointed to his voice box and said, “This is the larynx.” πŸ™‚

    Both of his parents are doctors, so I’m sure he knows even more than that about the human body!

    At another lesson, he very seriously told me about how to stay safe — what to do and not do — in the event of a tornado.

    He is such a fount of knowledge, so I’m especially glad to see him engaging in pretend play, too, in addition to soaking up all the facts he does at his young age.

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  6. My tank is still full after filling it up for just shy of $5 a gallon last weekend. Working from home, largely via computer and phone, and without the daily work commute, I fortunately am not having to buy gas very often right now.

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  7. Funny how prices can seem so high or low, depending on what we’re used to.

    I only have one stay-at-home day a week (well, and sometimes Saturday), and I travel to the studio four days, so I fill up the tank more often now than when I had fewer outside teaching days.

    It’s all good — worth it to me with all the blessings that come with having those students.

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  8. What we’re used to — Like temperatures.

    Is it cold? Or just chilly?

    Roasting? Or smiling Kim weather?

    All depends …

    OK, the news is horrible and dark. But here’s a little silver lining I’m noticing from this past week:

    πŸ™‚ Our wayward cable news channels are returning, here and there, to their hard news roots, bumping the tired, opinionated talking heads for live news feeds and reports featuring some more serious folks weighing in, without the tiresome spin.

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  9. Yes, temperatures too! I think it was Kim who commented recently that getting down to 40Β° was too chilly. We had recently gotten up into the 40s, which prompted a fair number of people in town around here to break out the shorts!

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  10. πŸ˜ƒ Smiling at all the weather talk

    😒Top heavy amaryllis plants that topple over

    πŸ˜ƒCurious cats

    πŸ˜ƒFinding a church that is much better for me

    πŸ˜ƒSpring flowers popping out this week en masse

    πŸ˜ƒThe composition Six put together

    😒The reason for the composition (not a rant but sadness)

    πŸ˜ƒAll my Christian friends here on the blog

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  11. A wonderful week with Hubby riding our bicycles on Jekyll Island and in Inverness, Florida. Temps in the mid to upper 70s and only a sprinkle of rain on Monday.

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  12. Mumsee, you bicycle. A lot. My goal was to do 100 miles for the week and I ended up with 99.81, which would have been more except for stopping at 9 miles on Monday due to a flat tire. Generally, our day looks like this: get up, eat breakfast at the hotel, chill for an hour or so, ride for about three hours, shower, rest, have dinner somewhere, and collapse. It’s way more fun than it sounds like. πŸ™‚

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