Saturday, March 22, 2008

Good Friday

I had a busy week, and of course my weekend will be just as busy.
Today I cleaned off my desk and actually finished off a bunch of "things to do" that had piled up for the past few months while I was busy training new drivers.
I met a friend for dinner and then went to my AA meeting to help Doreen celebrate 25 years of sobriety!! She was 19 years old when she decided to turn her life around and enter alcoholics anonymous. She is only 44 years old and looks 30! She calls me her sponsor and calls me at least twice a week. That is how you "work the program". You get a sponsor, don't drink, go to meetings and help others that want to get sober. Period. It is that simple. Life has its struggles, and yes you might have suicidal thoughts at times, but do not put alcohol as an option to make things better. Period. We had chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting (YUM) at half time.
I got home at 10:00pm and called a friend from Church and we sat here and watched "The Passion of The Christ". Of course we sat here in total silence with tears rolling down our faces. He died for our sins, folks! As I watched the nails being pounded into his flesh, I felt it! I remembered too many of my sins. I pray and asked forgiveness knowing he died for my sins and I will be accepted in Heaven. That is one thing I am so thankful for with my brother. He is suffering in his Cancer but he has eternal hope! He will die here, but will live on in eternity.
Thank you dear God, Thank you!
Tomorrow I am teaching a First Aid/CPR/AED class for about 30 people at work.

My friend that watched The Passion with me and I are going up to Sunnyside Cemetery Sunday morning at 6:30 to watch the sunrise service put on by the Methodist Church, then have breakfast, then on to our normal 10:00 service at our Church. It sounds weird having a service at the Cemetery but it is on a slope and looks East. Jesus died on a hill so it is actually quite appropriate. If we have an earthquake at that time I will crap my pants!
I will more than likely have a nap after that then on to my brother's house for a late afternoon Easter Dinner. My sister is going to Bellingham to visit with her son that day.
Monday I have off to catch up on some MUCH NEEDED REST!!

I pray you all will have a great Easter weekend!

God Bless.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Frog pond

Where are the frogs? They are oversleeping and not paying attention to the calendar!!
March 8th of every year I can stand on my deck and hear the frog concert from the pond 1/2 mile away. So far this year, no frogs. I drove by the pond last night and opened my car window and heard a few frogs doing a solo, but no chorus line yet. I guess it is too cold for them. It is still in the 30's at night. The trees are late to bloom also and the rose bushes are just starting to get leaves. I guess I better go prune them this weekend.
Tomorrow is Friday, my favorite day of the week!! YIPPEEEE!!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Easter in two weeks!!??

Wow, tonight we set our clocks ahead (why? who the heck knows?!!) Easter is in two weeks. And the Country is still in the middle of Wintery weather!! If there is snow, then the Easter eggs will be much easier to find.
I was driving home today from a luncheon and we saw a yard with clothes out drying on the clothes line. Now that is a rare sight to see. That brought on a conversation of laundry day. I remember using a wringer washer, wringing the clothes into the rinse tub, then wringing them into yet another rinse tub. Then out to the clothes line using wooden clothes pins to keep them on the line. If it started to rain we would run out and grab them really quick or else just leave them out on the line until it clears up and dries them.
After we brought the dry clothes in we would sprinkle the ones to iron using an old pop bottle with a special top on it for sprinkling. After sprinkling the clothes we would roll them up and put them in the basket to iron.
There were no steam irons then, or spray starch. Electric dryers came later as did the fancy washers. Maybe they were already invented, but we sure didn't know about them!! We had white scratchy sheets that were stiff from the lines. (Maybe that is why I spend ALOT of money for my special sheets now). I guess I have turned into a sheet snob. Well heck, I spend 1/3 of my life in bed, why not sleep in comfort and style?
Laundry day now is on Saturdays, and the biggest chore is putting them away. Not anything like we had forty years ago!! Thank the Lord!!
I am keeping up on my Fitness Center! I actually look forward to it now. I try to go at least three times a week, preferably four times a week. I spend at least an hour each time. I use the recumbent bike for 10 minutes then the treadmill for 15 minutes, then upstairs for the 7 different weight machines. I do about 30 revolutions each with 50 pounds. I feel my back building up strength and muscles. Whoopeeee!! I have only needed to use my pain pills once this week!!
This will be a long journey, but well worth it. I hope to keep a steady schedule of this. After the gym, then I really watch what I am eating, knowing how many calories I burned on the machines.
Hope every one has a great week ahead!!