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Good Morning!

Stars, I wish I could infuse life with more of a sense of humor, but I tend towards depression and negativity.  I do tend also to be a bit "it is what is", "don't sweat the small stuff", "complain, whine and moan and then move on" kind of person as well.

BC, that sounds like a lovely evening with music that I would enjoy.  Jakob Dylan was inescapable around here on the airways and VH1 (back when they played music) with his group The Wallflowers and their huge hit "One Headlight", which I liked.  

Ted, I hope the potential pastor gave a good impression.  I've been through that process with churches I've belonged to.  When I belonged to Metropolitan Community Church the organization didn't seem to have a shortage of Pastors that they could send us though.  They would send a temporary pastor during our selection process.  However, when I switched to UU finding a pastor was much harder.  For months we had to go week to week picking "guest speakers" for the service portion.  Actually it was interesting, we had people talk about the environment, human rights, Native American spirituality, Islam, etc.  We also had to deal with dwindling finances.  

Dianah, having children move away must be a bittersweet thing as you will miss them, but want the best for them.  I couldn't live in the town my parents live in and I immediately took a job in a bigger city when I graduated nursing school.  I think it was harder on them when my sister and their grand daughter moved away than me.  Grand daughter trumps me any day.  😂

I have an exterminator coming this morning to deal with the ants in the attic and do an extermination around the house.  I think I've done a good job keeping the bugs at bay myself, but never really thought about the attic.  Then they return every three months for routine service.  Best leave things to the professionals.  SlowBro and I have to be away for at least three hours after the attic treatment.  We're going to the Dog Beach.  I've never taken SlowBro to a dog park before, so I hope he likes it.  It being off season and being early on a Monday, I doubt many people will be there, if any that early.

Otherwise, not much going on.  I hope everyone has a good day. 

 

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Morning Tweety

Fairly quiet day for me yesterday.  Church, then a brief meeting about the fall rummage sale.  Spent some time cooking and exercised.  Was rainy most of the day so I was able only to get outside briefly

More rain today, but then it should be drier the rest of the week.  And wamer too, temps getting close to 90.  Which ismore typical for this time of year

Started a cross stitch project.  It's been going well so far, practicing hand stitching has made the cross stitching easier for me

Will be a fairly quiet week for me I think.  We'll see what work holds, if they have more special projects or if I can get back to my previous work

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Good Morning -

Tweety - Enjoyed the photos of you and SlowBro at the doggie beach. He seems to be one happy doggie! 🙂

Joe - When you get the cross-stitch project finished, I hope you share a picture of your work! I appreciate the labor and craft that goes into such creativity! 🙂

Well. . . Our 8-church Parish has a new Pastor! She gave an inspiring sermon, which clearly showed her spiritual take on life (as well as her religious one). This was important to me. Anyway, the vote by all of the congregations, that attended our church service this Sunday, gave a unanimous vote in favor of accepting her as our Pastor. THIS was quite remarkable. Our choir sounded nice when presenting the anthem during this special service. We may be small in numbers, singing simplified 2-part anthems, but we sound nice! 🙂 The rest of Sunday was, basically, a day of rest. It was a rather warm and humid day outside, yesterday. Didn't feel motivated to do the daily power-walk. I certainly didn't feel motivated to mow!!

Today. . . Amy and I did our 3 1/2 mile power-walk. We started somewhat early to avoid the heat of the day. I'm working tonight. However, if offered, I'll take being On Call. THEN, I'm off from work for the next three nights, before working the upcoming weekend.

The Agatha Christie play that Amy is in is titled, "Witness for the Prosecution".  Amy is playing the part of the Witness. (She won't tell me "who done it". 😄 )

Been up for a good portion of the night working on the dance video. I'm 1/2 done editing the first 2-hour dance recital. Still have much more work to do on this project, though.

Nothing much else to share. Think I attempt to catch a few ZZZZZZs before going to work tonight.

Cheers! 🙂

Ted

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Hi, 

Congratulations on your new pastor, Ted. I know this has weighing heavily on your congregation. 

I take Angus to an off-leash park occasionally, but I don't let him mingle with other dogs. He is unpredictably hostile at times. But if there is no one around, I let him run, which he seems to like. 

A nice, low key weekend. I overdid on yard work Saturday morning, which resulted in a headache and shortness of breath. So I curled up with a book and napped off and on. Yesterday was better. I actually went to the grocery store, which I loathe. It's just too overwhelming. I got fresh strawberries and made shortcake, to follow our grilled steak. Tonight will be burgers. Grandsons over coming over tomorrow to hang out. I plan to go shop for some sort of yard game and some books. 

Dianah, your trip sounded like so much fun! 

BC, yes that 3-fer concert sounded wonderful.

NSIME, I enjoy your musings very much. Many people don't get my humor, but I think we are both hilarious. But I think nurses get that a lot. 

Herring, your stories inspire me to be a better person. I grew up in a lily-white community, not realizing until I was in high school how racist my community really was. Things are better than they were, but still need work. 

Good day to all

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Afternoon, all...

Gonna be a humid 95-er today, so I will be going back inside in a short while. Hubby is about to mow again, Nannie is reading my already read paper; she's happy because Pippy gets in her lap every morning again. For a while she wouldn't, because of Nannie's propensity for wanting to HOLD her and HUG her head to draw it up to be kissed on the face. NO-NO-NO-NO-NO. Pippy gets right down and won't go back! I guess Nannie has finally realized that Pippy will lay on her lap if she just lets her be. 

Tweety, it has been because I AM depressed and or/mad that I go to humor. Make wicked fun of stuff when it irritates me , like stupidity of all kinds. I will have to be doing stuff sitting down today because of the thighs/knees complaining if I am up for less than 5 minutes, so perhaps I can find the doozy of a MANIFESTO I wrote when I worked at that agency that shall remain nameless. 

Welp, the Cub Cadet is making an awful racket and stirring up dust and flies and other bugs, so I am going in the house. It's hard to post and swat at the same time!

Hope your Monday isn't Blue (well, except for the skies)....

 

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3 hours ago, nursej22 said:

Hi, 

Congratulations on your new pastor, Ted. I know this has weighing heavily on your congregation. 

I take Angus to an off-leash park occasionally, but I don't let him mingle with other dogs. He is unpredictably hostile at times. But if there is no one around, I let him run, which he seems to like. 

A nice, low key weekend. I overdid on yard work Saturday morning, which resulted in a headache and shortness of breath. So I curled up with a book and napped off and on. Yesterday was better. I actually went to the grocery store, which I loathe. It's just too overwhelming. I got fresh strawberries and made shortcake, to follow our grilled steak. Tonight will be burgers. Grandsons over coming over tomorrow to hang out. I plan to go shop for some sort of yard game and some books. 

Dianah, your trip sounded like so much fun! 

BC, yes that 3-fer concert sounded wonderful.

NSIME, I enjoy your musings very much. Many people don't get my humor, but I think we are both hilarious. But I think nurses get that a lot. 

Herring, your stories inspire me to be a better person. I grew up in a lily-white community, not realizing until I was in high school how racist my community really was. Things are better than they were, but still need work. 

Good day to all

Well my Grandma went through a lot as a child or while raising her kids during the Great Depression. She was a smart person who did the right thing and worked hard. Her kids did well too. They settled in Oklahoma where my grandfather found work. Grandma started a "welcome" business. There was, and is, a military base near the town. She visited people just moving there representing businesses who paid her by the visit for telling the newcomers about their business. She gave out coupons from the businesses, the bakery gave a coupon for a free loaf of bread, a filling station gave a free gallon of gas, and such.

Her kids did well. My Mom's brother took over his Dad's pest control business, added a nursery, and became a millionaire. He also took us all fishing and camping a lot! 

All but one of her grandchildren earned at minimum a bachelor's degree, our adopted cousin went to medical school. The son who didn't go to college, opened and auto parts, detailing, and repair business. He is now retired at age 57 and worth many millions, including property. (He was the "Baby" born after his brother's and sisters were adult and on their own. He says it was like being the only child, except for having wonderful adult siblings. 

I used to think I would be the best grandmother after having two very different fantastic grandparents. But my kids are not parents and I. fine with that. 

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I wish that I could have gotten to know my grandparents, all of them had passed away by the time I was 5. I remember 1 grandfather for rolling his own cigarettes, and the other for his nicotine stained fingers. 

My paternal grandparents moved to this area  from Minnesota during the depression, and lived the first winter in a tent. My grandfather salvaged lumber from sawmill to build a house for the second winter, and insulated it with newspapers. He ran a machine shop. My grandmother would not go to my parent's wedding because she could not afford a new dress. My dad went into the CCC and later the Navy to help his parents put food on the table for his 2 brothers. My mother's parents also moved here during the depression, from Indiana. They had a egg farm, and my grandmother sewed draperies. My mother had aspired to go to nursing school, but her mother became ill and died from rheumatic heart disease, so my mother became a bookkeeper right after high school instead. 

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Couldn't find The Manifesto; it must be stowed in a box in the shed, which means it might be a while before it is re-discovered, because we have to buy a 2nd shed in which to unload all of the stuff (OURS) from the first shed. And, of course my stuff is at the very back and underneath all the other stuff ... no one who did the moving-van unloading for us when we got here  bothered to read what was written on some of the boxes which said, "UNLOAD AT HOUSE FIRST". That's why I packed them last, so they could be taken out first; instead it was ALL buried at the back of the shed. Well,  it all was unloaded first, however, NOT at the house! But they weren't moving professionals, just a guy and some teenage kids from Nannie's church (which she never attends anymore).  If the rain would hold up for a week or two, the truck required to move a new shed would not 'tear up the lawn", which is why hubby wants to wait. Personally I don't care if the lawn gets tire indentations in it. I just want to be reunited with some'o'my junque! No matter, though, because we couldn't use most of what is stored, anyway. However, along with me being able to find some of my stuff, it would be nice if hubby could have all that space freed up to use as his workshop, as did his father. 

Well, Nannie's got herself in the scrambled-brain mode....she took a 'bath' (daubed off at the sink) and then when she was looking for a pair of pants that would fit her (she's gained a lot of weight since hubby started cooking for her) ... somehow she got it into her head that she had to find where she had put a bag of dog food (I initially typed in "a dag of bogfood")  and could not understand where it was. She came out (pantless) and said she had been searching and searching for the dog food so her puppy could eat. But it's been well over a year since her dog died. She thought Pippy was her dog. We explained to her that our dog looks a lot like her dog, because they had the same parents, but Pippy was from one litter earlier than her dog. Eventually she got back on track, so she did find and put on some pants that fit her, but put on her pullover blouse backwards. Then, when she went out to do her yard-walk, she sat down in a patio chair, instead. Okay, then!

Two things I thought of whilst typing my post: George Carlin's very funny riff on "STUFF", and... um ... I already forgot what the second thing was. Hubby says I've been hanging around with Nannie too much. From his mouth to God's ear, eh?

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