Tuesday, October 17, 2017

     Good morning!  The biggest news around here is the coffee pot died.  It is only about 2 months old, but it gave up the ghost this morning, so no coffee means hot chocolate.  It was a cheap coffee pot, so maybe I should invest in a better one today.

     Jim has appointment this morning to have his eyes examined.  He has gotten to the point that he really can't see close up or far off, so it is definitely time.

     Mission Conference continues.  Last night we heard 3 of the missionaries sing for us in their dialect and then we saw slides of their countries.  We have so much and they have so little.  (Little is much when God is in it...)  We have flags of many of the countries where the missionaries live, on both sides of the sanctuary, and I took pictures of several.  
     I am enjoying this cool, fall weather and am hoping the colors start showing up on the trees.  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Today is my favorite day of the week.  Not only is it a day of rest, but it is the day I go to church and worship with fellow believers.  

Today is a special day in our church, as our annual Missions Conference begins.  We will have 8 missionaries from different countries each night.  They will give their testimonies and tell us about their work in their specific countries.  They sing in their language, they visit each Sunday School class, they have slides of their country and their ministry.  We always learn so much and it helps us to know that God's Word is going around the world, not just in our little community.  My church supports over 100 missionaries every month.

I pray you can worship in your way today.  Fall weather is supposed to come our way this next week.  Goodbye 80-90 degree temps, and hello 60-70!  You are welcome here.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don't feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone
'Cause today I swear I am not doing anything

I said it, oh yes I said it, I said it 'cause I can

Today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don't feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone
'Cause today I swear I am not doing anything

              Lyrics to song 'The Lazy Song' by Bruno Mars

Friday, October 13, 2017

Good Friday morning to all!  The days and weeks just seem to be flying by, and we are already at the middle of October.  I have already seen Christmas trees and decorations in the stores......geeeezzzz, slow down time!

Our son and his crew got back from their trip to the beach and from the pictures, they seem to have had a great time!
Lots of laughter, beach time, no work, no school......sounds perfect to me.

We will do our 'parent' duty and go to our oldest daughter's house to check on things there, feed their cat and pick up mail.  They will be home on Sunday, so their vacation is winding down.

We took a 3 hour trip yesterday to the cemetery that we own.  Yes, we own a part of a cemetery in Alabama.  Jim will be cremated and if he dies first, we will hold his ashes until I die, and then bury them with me.  I won't be cremated.  Most all of Jim's family is buried in this cemetery, so we visited their graves.  Death is never a happy situation, but when you can talk and have sweet memories, and laugh about times past, it helps.
My family is scattered; some in Nashville, my Mother here, but Jim is part of a large family, so he gets to 'visit' with them there.

Enjoy the fall day....it will end soon and cold and snow approach quickly.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

I wish I had something interesting and/or exciting to post this morning, but I just don't.  All is quiet and calm, and I am thankful for that.

Have a nice day, whatever comes your way!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

My two babies are sick or something.........Cali cries constantly and Spotty sleeps all the time.  They are eating and using liter box, they are not losing their hair, just acting totally different than usual....:-(  Some have said it is the change of seasons, but our weather has been exactly the same as summer. ???

Our day is going to be as usual.  I will pick up groceries around noon, and Jim will have physical therapy.  Hopefully church tonight.  We miss it so much when we cannot go.  October is such a busy month at our church, with Missionary Conference coming up next weekend, then the Fall Festival at the end of the month.

I have decided to make coasters and a place mat for Christmas gifts.  I tried to do that last year, but got side-tracked.  I have one set of the coasters finished, and beginning a second.  I only need 3 sets altogether.  Will finish the coasters and then do the place mat.  Seems odd to be even thinking of Christmas, but it always comes up about this time of the year.