Saturday, November 30, 2013

Saturday's Scribbles

Good Saturday morning to you from or corner of the world.  We are having great walking weather today and managed 1.5 miles this morning.  The high is going to be 41 degrees...Yay!  Snow forecast for Monday, but today we are basking in sunshine, calm winds and warmer temps.

Speaking of walking we have managed to go a mile nearly every day, we even walked some on Thanksgiving Day although that was more out of necessity.  We were at my sister Janelle's for the day and offered to take her wild little dog, Scout, out for a walk.  We miss our Levi!  He picked up a chicken bone in the neighbor's driveway and while Joel was trying to get it out of his mouth, he slipped his leash and took off running.  This dog can run!  We took chase, with me yelling, "Stop him Joel!"  Joel kept telling me not to worry, but I was not about to let their dog get hit by a car on our watch, so kept saying "Run, Joel, run! Catch him!!!"  Our son Mark and grandson Noah were with us, laughing at mom's antics.  Come to think of it, they should have been running too!  Anyway Joel grabbed him once but he got away so the next time Joel was able to get in front of him and when he came around a bush he grabbed  a big handful of fir!  Whew.  Disaster averted!  And we got our exercise too :)...........

Grandpa and Grandma with Noah
Joel and our son Mark
Speaking of Thanksgiving, my sister Kay and BIL Dan rode with us up to the Twin Cities and we spent the day with Gr. Jo who had the stroke 12 days ago....along with some of Janelle's family.
Gr. Jo is out of the rehab center and back home!  Amazing doctors are in awe.  Thank you Lord!  We drove back home the same night and then the next morning drove the two hours back up their to meet with three of our children and their families for lunch at Whole Foods,  shopping at a Barnes and Noble we used to frequent years ago, and then a stop at Gr Jo's apartment near by to give hugs and visit for a little over an hour.  Joel and I then headed back home stopping at McDonalds on the way so Joel could get some protein.  We were happy to be back home safe and sound.

Around eight last night we settled into our chairs with pie and Garth Brook.  He had his Vegas show on for two hours live on CBS.  Interesting.  I used to listen to his music in the 90's and then he sort of disappeared......His one man one guitar show was good, but he had to be bleeped in a few spots for language which is just another reasons going to Vegas is last on my bucket list. 

We came back from our walk today to a flooded laundry room...ugh......something plugged in the sewer.  Needless to say it was not in Joel's plan to be sucking up gallons of water in the basement and from the carpet.  Not cool.  Instead of relaxing after two days of traveling, and working to prepare his sermon for tomorrow, he is working to get our sewer system working.  Oh boy.

Speaking of sermons, this past week Joel had two interviews for interim positions, but we have not heard from either yet.  We are truly okay with what comes or doesn't is in God's hands! 

Hard to believe we came back from our trip a month ago today.  Amazing!  We met so many interesting people, I may have to blog about them.  Don't you find people fascinating? 

I have been reading a book, "A More Excellent Way" by Pastor Henry Wright.  Also watched a few Hallmark Christmas movies while working on the Christmas newsletter, etc.  Plan on getting decorations out tomorrow to start making the house "festive".  How was your Thanksgiving?  Do you have your tree up yet?

Until next time..............


upnorth said...

Sounds like you are doing well, Renee, glad the dog was saved in time….I panic any time mine is on the loose. I didn't know about Levi? Is he gone, if he is I'm so sorry.

I've been trying to walk a little again myself. I am most impressed you can now do a mile or more, such great news.

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. Take care, Gail

Gayle said...

Your walking is amazing! The tree went up over the weekend and the Christmas decorations are up. This morning we had a light dusting of snow and tonight, the low will be in the teens! That is not fun when you live in 100 year old house. We will keep the water running to prevent the pipes from freezing. That sounds like a mess Joel got into!