Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lovely Summer Morning

Hello ladies, friends of my heart.  I appreciate you all so much. In Love I just wanted to post a bit while the week still feels young.  I've been busy cleaning things that need to be cleaned and organizing things that have needed to be taken care of.  I feel really good about what we've been accomplishing.
This spring has been so fickle that the flowers we bought on our anniversary haven't been doing that well, except for the orange Gerberas thankfully, and we hadn't found time to do anything beyond that.  I remembered how much I enjoyed my red begonias last year so Jack brought a bunch home yesterday, and some pink ones too.  I have them in all my big tubs now, so that will be nice to have them blooming prettily here.  Besides, so late in the year they are cheaper now too which is really nice.  I also have daisies blooming various places too that we did not plant, another plus.
Jacob is at work, but Molly and Sam and I just took the Mule down to sit by the river for awhile.  It is sunny and it was so peaceful watching the fish make rings on the surface of the water as they caught bugs, and I love listening to the birds singing.  This is one reason the Mule is so important to me, so I can go down there when I feel like it, just to get away for a bit or to see the river.  Watching the water is just a very satisfying thing.  I would love to take a book sometime, or my laptop, to get in a routine of spending time down there like I have always wanted to.  The nice thing about the Mule is that it is a built-in chair, no needing to bring one along, etc.  The only thing that would make it better is a giant mosquito net. Wink
Regarding my "teetering," it is nothing so grand or exciting as a new change or something happening, etc.  I should have written more, to be more specific, but I feel like I have been so complainy in the last months.  I get sick of myself, and I don't want to subject you to that anymore than I already have.  The change is just personal changes I have been trying to make.  The frustration comes when I look back at the amount of time that goes by from and since the time I aim for the change or think it is just about to occur.  Yet, as I mentioned, I am hopeful above all.
We had a really good time at the Needtobreathe concert.  It was raining a bit up until the time the concert started so we were thankful that it stopped.  The kids got their merchandise autographed and a picture with the band. 


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I really like this band, very southern, kinda bluesy.  I was charmed by their open smiles and the sweetness of these guys.  The lead singer has an awesome voice.  They sang Washed By the Water which was really wonderful live.  I love the video too, a lot.




Jack and the kids went to the Building 429 concert the next night.  The kids enjoyed that one more.  They really really liked it.  I enjoyed myself too, just quiet at home, and I knew they would bring home a video of the concert too as they did the night before so I would still get to see what the concert had been like.  I finished watching 27 Dresses which was an okay movie, and I backed up some more of my computer.  It was a nice night for all of us.
Well, this is all I should take time for today.  Thank you for your visits - I appreciate your notes. Not one care

Friday, June 20, 2008

Just Teetering

Have you ever felt like you are teetering on the brink of change but you just keep teetering?  It can be tiring, exciting, frustrating.  Hopeful.
1.  I have just marveled in the last week, knowing that some were experiencing temps of 95° F. even triple digits, etc.  while we wake to only 50°.  One morning it was only 46°.  I had forgotten the window in the pantry  open overnight.  The tile was ice cold.   It just seems so odd at this time of year not to wander down in the morning wearing shorts.  Or wear shorts at all for that matter.   We did just have a couple of completely lovely days though.  I hung laundry and it dried nicely.  Perfectly.  That's a perfect summer day to me.
2. The other day Jacob was singing and for some reason the snatch of tune, though a completely different song, took me back.  Oh the memories, my first album.


3.  My computer has been very squirrel-y.  There have been a few "serious errors" and some other scary moments.  So I've been backing up files.  At least I got my photos backed up from the last year.  That would have been tragic.  And some other things I surely didn't want to lose.  But I'm not done.  It feels like I never will be done.
4.  Last night Jack and I took the Mule and Molly, Jacob, and Sam climbed in the back.  (Picture a "vigilante" look Grin, without the guns of course.)  We zoomed around the yard like we used to when the kids were little.  Back then we had a three wheeled thing with a bench seat and a little back end.  The kids would sit in the back, and we'd tool around and around the yard.  I miss the days when the kids were little.  So it's fun to have a little vehicle again that we can, actually, all climb into.
Kingdom Come 5. I just got the book Kingdom Come from the library.  It is the last in the Left Behind series.  I have not read the Countdown prequels yet, but I did want to read this one since I enjoyed Glorious Appearing so much.

image6. I'm also starting to re-read and edit Molly's second book, Every Tear.  This one, for some reason, I never finished reading so I am anxious to keep reading and find out what happens to her characters.  It has been fun hearing from people who have finished reading the first book.

7.  I am getting company next weekend, in a week.  Mom and Dad! In Love and my brother and my sister and their families.  It will be a short time, but sweet.  I hope our weather is good.
8. We are going to an outdoor concert tonight to see  Need to Breathe.  I love love their song Signature of Divine (Yahweh).



Signing off now . . .   I still have not been round to visit.  But you have been in my thoughts. Not one care

Monday, June 2, 2008

If It Looks Like Summer

and sounds like summer, it should act like summer. wink