Friday, July 24, 2009

{: It rained, again on my day off. :}

I was introduced to Folger's Black Silk coffee, it is really good. I am enjoying it this morning, with some hazelnut creamer in it. Delicious! I am surprised at how much I enjoy my coffee and my solitude in the morning, (before the crowds wake). I really thought that I was going to get to the pool. I haven't bought a bathing suit yet, but I imagined going anyway. The rain down here is so funny. It hardly ever rains for a whole day long. It rains on and off. It could be completely overcast and then 10 minutes later the sun is out and it is hot enough to go to the pool. I saw some people going to the pool yesterday, but, I used the rainy day off as an excuse to do some inside stuff.
I was going to vacuum, but, Enoch got the bug in himself to do that. I was very relieved at this. He has now grown to put near, perfect triangles on my carpet, the way that I like it. I do obsess over the triangles on my carpet. That is how it was when we moved in. We moved into a perfectly new, new carpet with perfect triangles on the floor and I like to reminisce about this, when I vaccuum. He did a couple of rooms and I made it worth his while, so he doesn't get discouraged at his effort. A couple of bucks might keep the teenage fellow doing the right thing, I hope.
My 3 days off, last week for Ethy's birthday, had gotten me caught up with some of my laundry. So, I didn't have to touch a load until my day off. It was such a pleasure to have that extra time. I do forget that that is a stresser for me, until I have it done. The relief was amazing.
Ben is going on an interview today, so I do hope he is able to land this one. He will feel much better when he gets through with this interview. That is usually the case. In the meantime, he is doing freelancing, occasionally and doing yard work for people. God is providing.:)
I watched the new dynamic duo, Ethan and Evelyn battling it out in monopoly,(they are really a couple of business moguls, or growing to be); while the other two were playing Wii upstairs. You wouldn't think that a 5 year old and a 15 year old could compete. Ezra whipped the socks off of Enoch in bowling. He is really good at it. They know the game backwards and forwards. It is so fun to watch them duking it out in the different areas of fun and folly, in the summer. Ez was "grounded" for a while, from the Wii for some infraction. I don't know what he did. I kept negotiating for him, but nobody would have it. Ben said he was grounded and he was grounded. He is just a baby, I kept saying. Nope. He was punished and that is that. All in all, I had a restful and entertaining day watching my little and big strangers in the house(children) being who they normally are. It was fun. Maybe I will get to the pool, next Saturday.

Psalm of the day^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Psalm 119:25-32()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()Daleth ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to Your word. I have declared my ways and You answered me; Teach me Your statutes. Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works. My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word. Remove from me the way of lying, and grant me Your law graciously. I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have laid before me. I cling to Your testimonies; O Lord, do not put me to shame! I will run the course of Your commandments, For You shall enlarge my heart.

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Title- The Studious One!

Title-  The Studious One!
artwork by Elyse

Of biscuits and syrup

Of biscuits and syrup
tasty treats

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
a day at the Raptor Center.

Widdle Emmie in outer space school

Emmie jumped on the bus and off it flew out into the atmosphere. There was a set of clouds with turbulence right above the house and it took a few minutes for my Emmie to buckle her seatbelt. They hit the bump hard and it knocked my Emmie out of her seat and she bumped her head. The video camera came on and the monitor looked through and stated, Ms. Emmie, where are you? You are not in your seat. Where are you? I am alright I fell because I hadn’t buckled correctly. Well jump up Emmie we have a long way to go and you have to be buckled there is entirely too much turbulence in the stratosphere for you to unbuckle now. As soon as we are through this weather system there will be straight sailing but right now you must buckle. Emmie scrambled into the seat with intensity and purpose now. She watched every cloud pass her window and her nose was pressed to the window trying to see the top of the house as it drifted slowly out of sight. Soon they were not only out of sight of the house, the sun came out brightly and just as quickly they were putting on the atmospherical breathing apparatus and the outerspherical lights. The ABA and the OL. These precautions were to make them appear to be satellites to the radar as they were out in the ionosphere. Emmie knew all about this now. She had gone to the orientation and had a good breakfast and it took them 20 minutes for her to get out past the atmospherical pull and to feel the zero gravity. It would be 15 minutes before the gravity simulators would take effect, a glitch in the system which was being worked on. Until then, they enjoyed the couple of minutes of floatation, while being connected to the seats by belt. The first thing they saw everyday was the strataflotsam. The items which had been dumped into the atmosphere by earlier generations. What would their generation do about this ecological waste area that remained floating above their heads? This was a question for the generations. For now it was the area that they had to guide through on the way to school.

Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS
Sunset in Huntersville

My little Emmie

ran to the bus on the first day of the last year of school. 2 buns on the side of her head. She kissed me and ran at dawn to the bus. She was starting the adventure of a lifetime. I would never see that little girl again, she was going to woman school!

My Father and I 1989

My Father and I 1989

to the tune of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme


Are you going to Mary Immaculate?

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Remember me to the one who lived there,

He once was a true love of mine,

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Between the muddy Hudson in Jamaica Bay,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to sow in it seeds of pure cream,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And build Ice cream mountains and buildings of whipped cream,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to reap them with sickles of M&M’s,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And chew bubble gum and eat till we’re done,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to run it off down the motor parkway,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

After your done 50 pushups

and jog down the West Side Highway,

Then he’ll be a true love of mine…

(Don’t wait for me today dad, The kids are sick again, My tummy’s bulging again, My heart is aching again, And now there’s no love there…)

He once was, a true love of mine….So, Girls, I do beg you don't miss your Daddy,Apricots, Chocolate cherries and Pie,You have one short chance to see him on this side, Go visit him and let your light shine.