Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fresh Fruit and Veggies

The end of summer is a wonderful time. I went to the open air market a week or so ago and got fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash. At the store I got cantaloupe, watermelon, fresh green beans and corn. It's all so delicious. And one by-product of eating all these good things is that my cholesterol is down. Yay!

When I was growing up in Pueblo over by Morton Elementary School, we had a plum tree in our backyard. It was great to go out and pick a snack. My children always loved it when we lived in a place where they could pick fruit when they were hungry. God gave us all good things to eat and just happened to make them good for our bodies.

I still want to get more green beans, corn, cucumbers and tomatoes before they are all gone. It's a lovely time of year!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bad News--Good News

The bad news: our kitchen sink was backed up over the weekend. The good news: the plumber came by Monday afternoon and worked a miracle!

The bad news: Gary and Aaron both had a kidney stone at the same time. The good news: both are doing fine now (those stones may come back to visit if they haven't finished their work).

The bad news: Jen got bitten by something (maybe spiders) and has had an allergic reaction. Her eye was very swollen and so was her forearm. The good news: I haven't heard any more news yet, so I guess no news is good news???

The bad news: little Gizmo didn't want to go outside to go potty because the wind has caused the screen door to move and it scared him quite a bit. So he went a couple of places in the house. The good news: I think he's doing better on that.

This is good news as far as I'm concerned: Jen's extra special birthday is coming up on October 5. If you want to send her a card, let me know and I will give you her address or email so you can tell her Happy Birthday!! I know she would love hearing from you. If you know others who would like to wish her happy birthday, let me know. Gary, Aaron and I are preparing a box to send her. The largest regular Post Office box can be sent for $50--it's a little steep. It takes about 10 days to get to Jen.

Monday, September 7, 2009


I just talked to Jen. We started talking about 5:45 her time. She was getting ready to have a busy day. If you haven't been reading her blog, you ought to. It's very entertaining. It's:

Saturday was the ninth anniversary of my sister Gail's death--September 5. I still miss her so much. She was my best friend and a part of me and a part of my life. I would like to know what she has been doing all this time.

We are going to barbecue for supper. It will be good.

While I do enjoy my work most of the time, I'm always sorry when a holiday comes to an end. At least we only have a four-day work week.

God didn't make all of Creation for us. He made it for Himself.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I noticed that other day that I was waiting for something...not consciously thinking about it, but I became aware I was waiting. After I thought about it, I find that I have a sense of waiting for many things. They are not all the usual. Here are a few that I can think of right now.

1. For the people who share our duplex to get rid of their van. They only got it a couple of months ago. It is handicapped accessible, and I guess I don't think it will be there permanently.

2. For Jen to come home.

3. For Gary to change some things.

4. For the need for new technology at work to finally come to an end.

5. For my leg to get better.

6. To move to a larger place.

7. To have more freedom with our money.

8. To write a book.

9. To quit being so tired.

10. To move back to Pueblo.

11. For a change in the government.

I know there are many things I should be waiting for and I probably am waiting consciously for a lot of things: the Rapture, to lose weight and others. But I know and think about those.

Do you have any things you are waiting for that are kind of at the back of your mind? Do you feel like sharing?