Friday, August 28, 2009

Sometimes a Joke is a Joke

I always hate when people say vague things about something in their lives that is having deep and lasting influences on them. They hint at dark secrets coming to life or events from the past, which may or may not have been hidden, rising to the top to overwhelm everyday happenings. I hate that. I am living that. Why does God always put us into situations we have always hated and we have to change? Why? Is this some kind of joke?

Now you have to admit. You must hate this too. You do. I can say no more. I can offer the following words and say "Now this? This is a joke."

A man walked into a bar and sat down, and ordered a beer. As he sipped the beer, he heard a soothing voice say "nice tie!" Looking around, he noticed that the bar was empty except for himself and the bartender at the end of the bar. A few sips later the voice said "beautiful shirt".
At this, the man called the bartender over. "Hey...I must be losing my mind," he told the bartender. "I keep hearing these voices saying nice things, and there's not a soul in here but us."
"It's the peanuts," answered the bartender.
"Say what?"
"You heard me," said the barkeep. "It's the peanuts ... they're complimentary."

Thursday, August 27, 2009

God is on His Throne

When all the nonsense in the news drives me beyond distraction I have to think, "God is on His throne and in the scheme of things the big O and his gang are not even specks of dust. All will be well."

Monday, August 24, 2009

Some Heavy Lifting

Well, time goes by and brings with it more and more stuff. Last week was a blur of heat and haze and lots of places to be and heavy lifting to do. Thursday and Friday were crazy. We sold a building, the last piece of the family business to go and I am so grateful that it's gone. The basement of the building was filled with the previous five years of old stuff never getting out to the dumpster or shredder. The end of this month all must be out and so, off to the city in the heat and humidity and down to the cellar I go to open boxes and sort out and supervise a removal company as they moved all this stuff to where ever they move it to. I can assure you that on Friday evening I slept like a rock.

This week we return to remove and store all the cartons of company records that must be maintained for the next 7 years or however long they must be maintained. Once that is done - - it is done. Oh. By the way? Yes. It is hot and humid and hazy this week too.

Buh bye for the moment. Here's where I will be wishing I were.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Thank You God

Well, we have recovered from the colonoscopy and the news that a polyp could not be removed and had to be BIOPSIED! Man oh man, start the music. We went through two days of yikes to - thank You Lord - good news. Nothing but a polyp too large to remain so surgery will be scheduled. We are in a heap of relief and gratitude. God is good as we knew He would be no matter the news. He would bring us through but I am so relieved and grateful beyond words that He decided we would take this road instead of that one. And now we are just moving slow through the hazy hot and humid August days we are experiencing.

We appreciate this weather because we remember this

and so we thank God for summer while it's here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another Day Another Colonoscopy

Off we go to another colonoscopy. Three days of clear liquids and my poor husband is unable to think straight. Everything he looks at resembles food. As for me? I have been sneaking bits of whatever doesn't have a food like aroma so I have about had it with lettuce and tomato. Hopefully this time the coast will be clear and all will be viewed. Meanwhile I think we could all use a laugh and I found this somewhere and it amused me. Enjoy

Sunday, August 09, 2009

A Day at Swan Lake

So it's a pond, not a lake. They're certainly swans and we had such a wonderful visit. My Father-in-law lives in the house the family always summered in and yesterday the whole gang got together for a cook out. It was terrific. Of course, I am always staggered when one of the nieces shouts out her age. I think they're all still 12. How did all this time fly by? Rather than think about that I will turn my attention to the swans and their habitat. How serene and lovely.

Friday, August 07, 2009

A Lovely Cool Place

Here she is, my girl has found the source of cooler air. Now that she has found relief the weather is changing and who needs it anymore? That large dark object her nose is almost touching is a very large fan. I'm surprised her ears weren't blown back since it is quite a wonderful air moving machine, although I must say, the air doesn't go very far with her in front of it as she has been. The humidity seems to be lifting a bit. Sssshh! Don't speak too soon.