Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
This summer / fall learning a lot about home construction. Looking forward to a birthday weekend on the job site.
This year I have rode over 2200 miles on my bike.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Yesterday I was give the task of cutting out the window openings with this sawzall. My first sawzall experience. My first window installation. Even as 54 closes in I'm learning so much.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
To my own girl: You. Rock.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
There are three ladies in this picture. The two others staged this way to promote their influence in my life: my oldest daughter and a black Madonna. Love.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
This has been our first year belonging to a CSA, community supported agriculture, farm. We have worked in the fields and reaped its rewards physically, emotionally and spiritually. We have truly eaten our share. And as the year closes I wanted to show our appreciation to the farmers who have tirelessly worked the season.
And as I contemplated a gift for each of them, I knew it would have to be balanced against my daughter's college expenses. For I couldn't pay what I didn't have. So after weeks of thought, yesterday a value was settled upon, and the thank you cards written. Today, we pick up our last share of the year and we will say thank you.
But the story gets better. Last night when I was picking up my youngest from religious education I was handed a check. "What's this?"
"It's your refund for the mission trip to Oklahoma. Your part of the fundraising."
And the amount not only covers the gifts, but there is a little but extra.
As Saint Pius X said, "I give away one million dollars in the morning and two million walks through the door in the afternoon."
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Riding 45 miles offers plenty of time to think and ponder. Thought of today: I'm very strong for my size. Very strong.
I need to remember that.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I thanked him, but declined his offer. Stating I had a lot on my work plate and I would feel better getting things done rather than fretting the end of the week.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
So... Grow quickly and let's move on.
Monday, October 06, 2014
When I see them walking by our house I always yell out, "Hi Cooper!" His owner drops his lead and he trots over to me for a pat. He is a love. A gem. A sweetie.
This morning, racing out of the house, we spied the Coop and owner. The greeting went out, his head lifted with bright recognition and he trotted to us. A pat in the head, and a tussle on the back. Dear Cooper.
As his owner and I chatted she mentioned that a few days ago he spied me walking around in our kitchen very early one morning. And he wouldn't budge. Perhaps waiting for me to see him, open the door and call his name.
My first interjection was: Feel free to knock anytime. You guys are always welcome.
My first fear was: Jimminy I hope I was sufficiently dressed....
Have a great day. And may you too find out you are important in some one's life when you least expect it.
That's the nail gun we shared yesterday. I even learned how to load the nails.
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Friday, October 03, 2014
The next from a friend when asked if she ever thought of having an affair. Her reply, "Never. Why would I give anyone else the opportunity to break my heart?"
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Like life. Slow steps and improvements. Hardly noticeable day to day. Changed diet. Exercise. Better mental outlook. Stronger. Healthier. 40 pounds lighter a year later.