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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Backing Up a Bit...

A few weeks ago, we spent about 3 weeks traveling to Blaine, Washington and back.  We drove the car this time, staying at the most inexpensive (but clean) hotels/motels we could find.  I found most of the motels on TripAdvisor, and we were mostly pleased with the price and the accomodations.  We spent an entire week in Blaine, courtesy of our best friends who shared their condo with us.  It was a wonderful trip.  

Unfortunately, my computer chose that very time to get all flaky on me.  I also had a new phone, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3.  I love the camera on that phone, but I couldn't figure out how to get the photos from the camera to the computer.  So frustrating.

We've been home about a month now, and once again, all is well in my virtual world.  I figured out the phone, and the computer fixed itself.  Really.  One day, it just started doing all this weird stuff, I thought I'd crashed it for good.  But after an hour or so, it rebooted itself, and it's worked like a charm ever since. 

I will never understand electronics.

Anyway, I will be trying to post a few photos each day until I've described the entire trip.  We had so much fun!  

To begin, here's a few of my Cowboy at a few of the state lines we crossed.  He was a very good sport to indulge me in my touristy whim to get as many state line photos as we could.  Though he did kind of roll his eyes as me a few times.











We did miss a few. . . Colorado, Washington, British Columbia, Wyoming and Kansas were the other states/province we visited.  And by the time we got back to good old Texas, we were just too tired to stop one more time.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

January 9, 2014. At home. Alone.

Listening - to Sword of the Lord.


Seeing/Seen/Been/Done - Met the church ladies for brunch this morning.  Then I went to Target for a gift card for Rebecca's baby shower on Sunday, and ended up buying a set of sheets for our bed.  Cowboy left to go play golf right after I got home. I've been on the computer ever since.

Feeling - Glad to see my friend Marilyn this morning.  Seems like we were just getting to know each other well when she up and moved to North Carolina!  Also glad to see my friend Lena, but kind of sad that she's returning to Papua New Guinea next week.  But thankful for her willingness to serve the Lord on the mission field.


Wishing/Wanting - I don't waste much energy wishing for things I can't afford, but sometimes I do wish we had a gardener/outside maintenance person, so I could have a beautiful yard and garden, without actually having to do any work.  Except when I just felt like it.


Needing - to research games for the baby shower.


Eating/Drinking - Yum.  I had pancakes and bacon for brunch.  And I didn't eat it all, so that's what I'll have for supper, too!


Wearing - Jeans and a sweater.


Weather - 47 degrees, cloudy, and humid


Thinking - About trying to make my own flour tortillas with the new recipe I just found.


Enjoying - Modern technology. 


Praying - Oh.  That reminds me.  I didn't finish my morning prayers.  Better do that now.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January 8, 2014. STILL at Home.


Listening - to the silence

Seeing/Seen/Been/Done - It just occurred to me that I'm always going to see the same thing - my living room - when I'm typing these journal entries.  Because that's always where I sit to look at my computer - on the couch in my living room.  So I decided to expand this entry to include where I've been, what I've done, or where I'm planning to go and do.  Today I went to Wal-Mart, then to church.  We took the Awana kids into to the Sanctuary with the adults tonight to listen to the Chapmans, missionaries to Papua New Guinea, tell us about life in PNG. 
Then, we came home and watched a few episodes of White Collar.

Feeling - Very contented.

Wishing/Wanting - Nothing.  Well, except the usual stuff, good health and such for us and our kids.

Needing - to take a shower and go to bed.  It's nearly midnight.

Eating/Drinking - Hmmm.  This morning I had Greek yogurt for breakfast.  And Lima beans and cornbread for lunch.  We had supper at church, lasagna and salad.  And Sherry's wonderful Snickerdoodles.

Wearing - My new pajamas I bought at Wal-Mart today.

Weather - 51 degrees, cloudy, and humid

Thinking - I really shouldn't stay up so late.

Enjoying - Yes.  I am.

Praying - For the missionaries our church supports.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 7, 2014. At home.


Listening - to First Peter

Seeing - The empty corner where our Christmas tree was!

Feeling - Ready to get out and do something.

Wishing/Wanting - To get started redecorating our guest room.

Needing - to make a list and go to the grocery store.

Eating/Drinking - Cowboy made breakfast taquitos this morning.  Yum.

Wearing - sweats and a t-shirt.  Fixing to change to jeans.

Weather - Sunny and 33 degrees.  Brrrr!

Thinking - about what to cook next week.

Enjoying - my quiet house.

Praying - That my sweet cousin Becky will feel better soon (strep throat.  Yuck)  And for so many others who are sick or injured.

Friday, January 3, 2014

January 3, 2014. At home.

January 3, 2014 
At Home.


Listening - My own breathing.

Seeing - My naked Christmas tree.

Feeling - At peace with the world.  Except for that Christmas tree.

Wishing/Wanting - Salad to go with supper.

Needing - To get some exercise.

Eating/Drinking - Ice water.  We ate at Cotton Patch for lunch.  I'm fixing lasagna for supper. 

Wearing - jeans and a t-shirt

Weather - Cold and sunny.

Thinking - about where to go on our next trip...Galveston, maybe?

Enjoying - Things I've accomplished today... Blood work, x-rays, pedicure.  Plus I put away a few more Christmas decorations.

Praying - For my children to feel better.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Sitting on the Couch, at Home

January 2, 2014     

Listening - to Once Upon a Time, Tony Bennett
                       The Christmas Song, Nat King Cole
                        It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Frank Sinatra
                        Mansion Over the Hilltop, Elvis Presley
                        Love Come to Life, Big Daddy Weave
                        Faith in You, Jami Smith

Seeing - Christmas decorations, still not put away

Feeling - Frustrated.  Still get tired way too easily.

Wishing/Wanting - For a change of scenery.

Needing - to get off my couch and clean up this mess!

Eating/Drinking - Ice water, right now.  I made soft tacos for lunch.  
Wearing - sweats and a t-shirt

Weather - Sunny, but cold.  36 degrees

Thinking - How truly blessed I am.  

Enjoying - The I-phone speaker July gave me for Christmas.  
                  A quiet moment while Cowboy's in town.
                  Cuddling with Charlie Chihuahua.


Praying - For rain to fill our Texas lakes.  Or better yet, Lord, could You just speak water into them one night, and fill them all at once?  A real miracle.  Also fill our underground water supply.  Wouldn't it be great to hear the atheist scientists try to explain that away?  I know You can do it! It would be so great!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

January 1, 2014 - at home.

Listening - to Cowboy's gentle snoring as he takes his afternoon nap.

Seeing - The Christmas tree still up, and the rest of my messy house.

Feeling - weak as a kitten from the flu, but glad to be over the worst of it.

Wishing/Wanting - to see my kids.

Needing - nothing I can think of.

Eating/Drinking - we ate at McAllister's for lunch.

Wearing - the usual...jeans and a t-shirt.

Weather - A sunny 66, but windy.

Thinking - it's about time to load up the 5th wheel and go somewhere.

Enjoying - life.

Thankful - for medical insurance to help pay for ER visits.

Praying - for the USA.