Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October 1

In a few hours it will be October. Leaves are getting all colored up and falling off the trees. It's time for walks in the woods, leaf raking, apple picking, sauce making, and curling up on the couch with a good book and hot cider. I better get about the business of finding some good reading material. Any suggestions?

This past month I've been busy working at church, at home, and babysitting one day a week. Perfect. I'm happy doing what I'm doing. There never seem to be enough hours in a day or days in a week, but I'm content. The Bible says in Hebrews to keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, "I will never fail you nor forsake you."

The Lord has proven faithful in my life. I've never had more than I knew what to do with, yet I've never been without. I rest easy knowing God has everything under control...even when He doesn't do things quite like I think He should, or like I wish He would. (wink,wink) And truly, I'm glad He does things His way.

Good night. Tomorrow is October. It'll be a wonderful month, I just know it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Summer's Last Hurrah!

Fishin' in French Creek...

Sorry kitty, you're not invited along.

Isn't the creek gorgeous? We're so lucky to live here. It's a blessing we thank God for every day!

And...Here's the big one that didn't get away.

At the Zoo...

What does a giraffe say?

"Hello down there."

I have some terrific digital clips of our grandson swooshing down the little kiddy slide into our pool. And a few of a little gal who learned to swim in our pool last year. She went from non-swimmer to jumping off the diving board. It absolutely thrilled me, and I think she was pretty proud of herself too! I can't share those, but... if you come over you'll be treated to the latest greatest version of home video entertainment...spell that t-o-r-t-u-r-e. We can't help ourselves!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Promised Pix


...And the other...
...And both with their mother!
Aren't they adorable? Non-look alike twins, each cuter than the other. What fun it was to have them in the pool. They went from timid in the water, to putting their faces in, to going under without holding on...hey I call that swimming. Next summer we'll work on getting somewhere while under water!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Good, The Bad, and The Crazy

"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34

All of the calamities of the last blog are under control, old news, last month's woes. This month on the other hand has trouble of its own. But the good news is that there's a lot more good, fun, wonderful stuff than bad, sad, unpleasant stuff.

September looks like this so far:

I've done an experimental stint working at the church 3 mornings a week. I like it. And, I'm back to babysitting -- only one day a week, two children. Audrey, who is 3, has a new baby sister. Two little sweeties to look after. It really makes for a perfect baby fix.

Tom survived another school opening with only minimal stress. SWEET!

Melanie came home from Connecticut to look for a wedding gown. I got to go along with her mom and 2 bridesmaids to the Bridal Elegance shop. Mel tried on all the dresses we could possibly bring to her -- and she made every single one of them look fabulous. But there was one, one special dress. One dress that brought tears to the eyes. Yep, that's the one! It's gorgeous, she's gorgeous in it...SWEET!

The next day we were invited to a family picnic at Mel's parents' house. And SURPRISE! David was there. SWEET! (He flew to Erie, spent the Labor Day weekend here and he and Melanie drove back.)

My dear friend Beth came to visit (haven't seen her in years) with her daughter and twin grandsons. Pix to follow, and they are... Really Sweet!

Aaron & Amy came to visit with our most adorable grandchild. We had a fabulous couple of days that included shopping (got some cute maternity clothes!), looking at little kid table and chair sets, lunching out, then a spin through the Erie Zoo. Pix to follow, and they are also... Really Sweet.

Meanwhile the guys had some good fishin' days. Aaron spent one day on French Creek with his buddy Matt. Then on Saturday he and Tom floated downstream and caught a five pound walleye and a big bass. (Pix to follow. Yeah, yeah, I'm really going to have to get those pictures downloaded.)

Isn't that a whole lotta good stuff? And after counting all those blessings, the bad stuff doesn't seem worth mentioning.

But for those who bum knee is getting better everyday.