SO …. I had hoped to put up something earlier, but my laptop’s screen is being funky, and will need to be replaced . . . hopefully this coming week. Half of the screen disappears, and I end up having to “smack it” and “massage” it to get it to behave.
So … tomorrow is Sunday, Father’s Day, and my brother’s birthday. We are getting together after church to have barbecued pulled pork sandwiches, green bean casserole, potatoes au gratin, and coffee cake for dessert. The collages that I am posting now are the ones which I shall post on FB this evening … and the birthday card is what I posted on my brother’s FB site this evening. (Our whole family is amused by puns, and so I thought I would share the fun with you, too!) I hope you each have a wonderful week ahead. God bless you each one. 🙂
June is here, and we are finally getting really warm weather now. Rainy like spring. Sometimes cool weather, and some days summery – like high 80’s and low 90’s weather. Something for everyone … kind of a season/weather buffet!
Most exciting news around here is that our son brought his three kids over to see Grandpa and Grandma. (Their mommy and our daughter had made a spa date that day.) Shaun and the three kiddos had lunch with us, and stayed for four hours. What a delight! 🙂 We celebrated Quinn’s birthday (she was to turn TWO later in the week), and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with them all. I let the two older kids use my camera, and they had fun taking videos, selfies, and other pictures.
I put up a collage per day on my Facebook page, read to Mom daily, and am studying Spanish (which I have done before, but I really needed to learn more), and very recently added French (because of my friend Michel). The French is a real challenge, because there are so many different sounds and spellings which are so different from English. I’d love to pick up a little bit of some other languages, too, but I don’t think I will ever be fluent in any of them; still it is good to be continually learning things.
Below I have a couple of the collages – one of our birthday girl and one of my nightly collages. Then I will treat myself with visiting my WP friends Have a great week!
I am making WordPress my new home for blogging. I have been with Xanga for many years, and loved it there, but over the past year and 1/2, I have decided that since it is no longer free, or Prime membership went up so much, that I would make the change permanent.
I have not been around here for some time. I keep up on Facebook, but it isn’t blogging. I just haven’t felt like blogging much, but I am going to try to start afresh and put something up once a week, or every other week at least.
Our daughter Marci sent this piece to us that was on the local news (Columbus, OH)… she is the second one interviewed. Yep, proud Mom & Dad. 🙂
Tiny, endangered mussel has a big impact on local bridge project.
Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial weekend. My dad uncles, and brother, my husband’s dad and one of his brothers, and our younger son & his wife (and most of her family) … and so many more of family and friends … have served our country in the military, so this day means a lot to us. Thank you to all of those who gave their lives so that we could live in a free land.
I don’t have a lot of news to report, all though I am doing better than I had been physically. Pain is just a part of life, but I’m so thankful that it isn’t as bad as it had been.
Sometimes Xanga friends become WordPress and Facebook friends too. One of those was John Childress – “Inciteful” — whom I know that some of you others knew as well. John is no longer with us; and my heart goes out to all of his family and friends who were especially close to him … he was a real family man, and in the short time I became acquainted with him, I grew to appreciate his posts and pictures. I had gone to his FB site to wish him a “Happy Birthday” on February 18th, only to find that he had died on the 8th. Here is his obituary. John, you will be much missed.
I read a good devotional called “A Godly Touch” – an excerpt from Max Lucado’s book, Just Like Jesus. The devotional was based on Matthew 8:3 – “Jesus reached out His hand and touched the man and said, ‘I will. Be healed.’ ” Excellent! Here it is:
Oh, the power of a godly touch. Haven’t you known it? The doctor who treated you, or the teacher who dried your tears? Was there a hand holding yours at a funeral? Another on your shoulder during a trial? A handshake of welcome at a new job? . . . Can’t we offer the same?
Many of you already do. Some of you have the master touch of the Physician himself. You use your hands to pray over the sick and minister to the weak. If you aren’t touching them personally, your hands are writing letters, dialing phones, baking pies. You have learned the power of a touch.
But others of us tend to forget. Our hearts are good; it’s just that our memories are bad. We forget how significant one touch can be … Aren’t we glad Jesus didn’t make the same mistake?”
Over my lifetime I have blessed with many of those godly touches … they often come when least expected, and from all sorts of places. Many of you my friends and family who will see this are among those who have touched me in special ways. Thank you. It is not way past time for me to come around and visit all of you NOW!