Friday, July 30, 2010

VBS-Preparation Phase

This coming week is VBS at our church. This is very late in the year for VBS, but for some reason this is the week that was chosen. Naturally it will be extremely hot this year. I had originally volunteered to help with crafts this year. And I am still doing that. But then I was asked to help with decorating and area of the church building. For some odd reason, I said yes. What was I thinking? I don't really enjoy this sort of thing! I think I might have lost my mind!
I did a smart thing and asked my sweet, young, energetic niece, Mattie, to help me with the project. She came to my rescue and we worked at church last Saturday for about 5 hours hanging paper. Her husband James even came by for about an hour to help us finish up the paper. Thanks guys!
Tonight I went back and added some fish to the walls with the help of my Aunt Mary. We were just there for a few hours. But hopefully it will give Mattie and I time to finish up the rest tomorrow. It would be nice to be completely done by tomorrow evening. The most frustrating part about decorating for VBS is that the decorations come down so much faster than they went up. Hours and hours of work will come down in an hour or so.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Yesterday I was obsessed with clouds, and I took more cloud pictures today, but do you ever feel like you have a dark cloud lurking over your life? There it is, blocking the sun. No, not the pretty fluffy white one in the picture. A big dark depressing one with lots of problems to drop on you.
I try so hard to focus on the beauty around me, but then something comes crashing in and I get so bogged down in the gunk of life. Today is gunky. Maybe tomorrow I will find a silver lining in my dark cloud. I will try to go to sleep tonight counting my blessings.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vote! Be a Great American!

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Today are the Primary elections in Oklahoma. I stopped by this evening after work to cast my ballot. To be honest sometimes it seems like a waste of time, but I try to remember what a privelage it is to have the honor of voting. Many women cannot! Many people in many countries can't. God Bless America! This sign was hanging on the door of my polling place! Wow! I have to be honest, I am not completely sure I know what that means, but I think it means that you can't stand outside a polling place and harass those entering and exiting.
The sky.... oh man! Love the clouds on days like today. I am trying to focus on the beauty around me, this time of year is harder for me, because it is so hot that when I am outside, I just hurry to get back inside! But today the sky caught my eye, and I finally figured out how to change the setting on my camera.
Happy election day!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday or Full Moon day??

Today was crazy. I am anxious for the sun to set so I can see if the moon is full! It seemed like everyone that called or came in was an odd situation! Have you ever had a day like that?

I tried to take a photo today of the sky, but I think my settings are wonky, it was just a big blur. I don't understand my new camera. This is from my archives. I feel about this perky tonight! We skipped our walk last night due to the weather, tonight is looking "ify".

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gone So Long...

I have been away from my blog for a long time. Lots has been going on. But mostly I have just been neglecting this. What HAVE I been doing? Hmmm.

Last month I started walking. I am trying to get myself in better shape physically. I have surgery coming late this year, or early next and I need to seriously lose some weight. I don't think I have lost any, which depresses me, but it must be better for me physically, so I will keep doing it as long as I can talk someone into going with me. Jacob usually goes, and Sandy K. and her son Matt. Sometimes Cindy, from church, and her girls, Courtney and Tori. We have a regular gang! It is really not too bad, aside from the heat, we have a great time talking about our day and what is going on. It is extremely hot, however, and that makes it rough.

I have done some knitting and have a few items to add to my projects. Mostly just more coin purses. I don't seem to knit very much when it gets hot outside. I don't have an explanation for that. I have not been taking many pictures either.

Kim is healed and back at work. I am praying he stays out of trouble. Jacob is mowing, and mowing and mowing. He is talking about getting a real job. His first one. That will be nice. I think it will be a good experience for him.

Some big things have happened that make me sad and happy at the same time. Isn't that just the way life is? I think it is referred to as bitter sweet. Amy has moved to Bartlesville into her own home. That means no more local buddy to go junking with. :o( We did make one trip since I last posted and I can add some of those pix.

Jacob is growing up.... that makes me happy and sad. There are other things too, but not much I can post about.

I think one of the great mysteries of life is how it changes and how we feel and react to those changes. It is so hard, but I am trying!