Good Saturday afternoon to you from our corner of Iowa. It is cold, snowy, and windy here but they promise the sun will be back on Sunday. It must be winter! We are over half way through January so that is something to celebrate!
Speaking of celebrating, last Saturday evening our eleven year old grandson Eli called us to visit. He is the son of our son Kevin, who died over 9 years ago at age 25. It has been at least two years since we talked to him.I have never met him but it is on our ag.enda this year to finally meet this grandson we love. He, his mom and dad, and sister live in Colorado.
Recently I mentioned a situation that made us feel like we were on a roller coaster ride while blindfolded. Well, after weeks of being on the longest roller coaster ride in the world for decision making, we have come to a stop. Joel begins working part time on Monday as support staff for a Lutheran church here in town. Basically he will be supporting the associate pastor for up to six months until an Interim is hired. Joel declined the Interim position for several reasons, but did feel God directed him to this type of ministry in this situation. The church is only a few minutes from home so that is nice. It limits our ability to travel and we won't have all the freedoms we have enjoyed the past few months. I am trying to adjust to that.
We have been walking a mile at the Mall every day, but hope to add some time to that soon. I wrote recently that I had been admiring a top I had seen in a store window for several weeks. I kept waiting for it to go on sale and it finally did. I told Joel I was not sure whether to buy it now or wait for a lower price....hoping they would still have my size. Well, my sweet husband came home with the top for me Thursday afternoon! What a nice surprise! Love my cowboy preacher husband.....I am so blessed to have him in my life!
We are still getting Christmas photo cards and newsletters and I am loving that. We received 5 this week! It is always great fun to catch up on the latest and ponder the photos wondering how others keep their youthful looks!
We spent an hour talking to someone about our lack of Internet connections....again. Ugh. This was an easy fix, only one hour of following the instructions of a kid one third our age, over half a world away. I believe the last time we went through this the young man was Filipino and talking to us from the Philippines. Besides fixing our computer, we had a short conversation about when we lived there! Isn't technology grand!
We went to the library this week, but I just could not find a fiction book I was interested in reading. Restless spirit I guess. I caught up on my magazines, started a kindle book and am continuing to read Ann Voskamp's book, The Greatest Gift before bed. What have you been reading?
Until next time.............