That went OK

Last night saw me babysitting for two of my little grandchildren while their moms and grandpa went to see the latest Indiana Jones movie.  I think they enjoyed the movie.  I really enjoyed spending the time with the two kids.  At first Kimia slept.  Then Ronin fell asleep and Kimia woke up and ate.  Then Zaka and his mom came over for some help with daycare forms.  That woke Ronin up and he wasn’t too happy.  Zaka tried to play with him but Ronin would have nothing to do with him.  Pretty soon all three kids were making a roaring racket and having a good time.

We even got the forms figured out.

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It didn’t take long

for me to remember why I do not usually go to "Gospel music" concerts.  It is just not my preferred genre of music.  It does not inspire my faith.  It makes me tired and frustrated and I really don’t think it is meant to do that. 

Maybe if it was in a different setting – rather than in a church with a bunch of older people sitting on hard pews – it would be fun.  And if the music was either really "gospel" without the country or more bluesy or inspired ones feet to dance – then maybe it would be different. 

I know that tonight the keyboard player was fantastic but otherwise it was not so great.  Not that it was horrible – just not enough to leave me feeling good.

I suppose that being up till 2 am last night babysitting did not contribute to my enjoyment of the evening either.

Now off to cover my poor hanging baskets and plants so tonight’s possible frost does not kill them all and then to bed.

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So – do you remember when we bloggers posted something new almost every day, said stuff that really mattered to us, sometimes offended our families and acquaintances, forgetting we were public?

5 years and a few days ago, I started to blog.  For Randall its been 6 years.  If he hadn’t reminded me, I would have passed my 5 year milestone without thinking.   Really I have passed it by but he made me remember.

I went back and looked at the first real post I made.  How little has changed.  Yet how much I’ve changed.  It is good to remember and mark anniversaries I think.

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That felt as if I accomplished something


Tonight I changed the burner in our old barbeque.  It works!  One of my children will inherit our old barbeque if they want it. 

At first I wondered if I could do it.  The instructions seemed a bit complicated and I had trouble getting the old burner out to begin with.  Then I figured that out and the rest was a matter of following the instructions. 

A new grate to hold the ceramic tiles would also be a good idea.  Metal subjected to high heat pretty much oxidizes away so it is looking a bit sad. 

After that task was accomplished, I moved a big chunk of cement to use as a base under one of my big urns, leveled that area out and did some weed removal there.  It is ready to plant – if I decide to leave it there.  I have to get a better look at it in the light of day.  I am NOT going to fill it and then try to move it. 


It felt good to be outside working in the yard.  I need to spend more time doing that.  It clears my mind.

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Just keeping on

Sometimes work seems to take so much energy – mental and physical – that there is not much brain left to blog with.

Someday, I’m hoping it will get better and maybe once again I will have some semi-profound thoughts. 

Meanwhile, I am enjoying the warmer weather we are having and the Blue Jay that shows up in my back yard early in the mornings.  Maybe I will plant the large urns I picked up cheap at the Co-op.  And I did put out my hummingbird feeders so I am ready for them.  Hopefully they will show up and grace my yard with their beauty.

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Waiting for impression to set, waiting for x-rays to develop.

Playing Scrabulous while waiting.

Now I gotta go. 

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Too cold – IMHO

It is a gray, cold and rainy day.  Nice for greening up the ground but too miserable out for the gardening I had hoped for. 

Oh well, snuggle up in bed with a book and a warm blanket. Try to nap or something.

And a movie tonight will be perfect.

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