Archive for October, 2014

Halloween

October 31, 2014

I’m hoping that my computer troubles are over, at least for a while. I think my computer troubles started about a month ago. I’ve had my brother do a remote assist thingy, and things were great about a week. Then something else came up. I thought we had figured that out, but we didn’t really… My sister helped me do a restore thing today. And thanks to my thumb drive I’ve lost no important documents. Now if I can just figure out how to get the programs I need back…

 

I’ve thought about it a lot today, and I think I may be the Halloween Scrooge. I love holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love any excuse to get together with family and friends. But I’ve never liked being scared. I will not watch anything like a horror movie. I don’t like witches or ghosts.

 

When I was young, I know we went trick-or-treating a couple of times. I remember I was Red Riding Hood’s grandmother.. I think we qui

More on Tennessee

October 24, 2014

I am kind of making myself do this. I have plans for both tomorrow and Sunday, and would like to have everything done. Done is completely relative when you have a business. There is always so much more that could be done.

Let’s get back to discussing my time in Tennessee… Our new pastor’s name was Derrick, and his wife was Wendy. Wendy became our youth leader. We started meeting as a group on Sunday nights, and doing fun activities at least once a month. There were five of us in the group usually, and we did a lot together.

I know that things weren’t great at church itself, though things felt somewhat lighter with Derrick and Wendy there. I’m not sure how to describe it. The church was divided, and yet it felt like the only elder of that church ruled everyone.

That summer our group went to camp together. That time was special to me. It was time with our group.. I can’t think straight anymore. I am going to go.

Life update

October 22, 2014

It has been a while since I have had nothing to do in the evening. And I know I haven’t done this in a while, and I apologize. Last week we had prayer week at church, which means we have meetings each evening. I didn’t go on Friday, but by that time this computer was giving me problems. To my relief my brother was able to fix it on Saturday. Sometimes I have to wait months to get my computer working right.

Our church had a missions conference Sunday. It was exciting to see just how many ministries we support. We support local ministries and international ministries. And our church has sent several missionaries out. Sunday morning we had all kinds of booths set up, so people could learn about the different ministries. And that evening we all came back. The booths were still there. But we had dinner together. And then several people came to speak to us about their ministries.

We got home that night, and a few minutes later a dear friend of ours shows up. She lives in Florida. And we knew she was coming, but weren’t sure when. So I’ve kind of done what’s necessary and nothing more.. I think I’m too tired to write anymore.

More on Tennessee

October 11, 2014

It has kind of just been a crazy week. We got home Tuesday, and by the time we got home, I was ready to just relax.. Since then, I’ve had things to do each evening, and so I’m just kind of doing what I consider necessary with work and managing to write some on my novel each day.

I think I am going to write more about my time in Tennessee.. The first year we were at that church, I was pretty content. Our pastor was Hispanic, and he was going through seminary. He and his family left after we had been there about a year. I started seeing problems with that church when our interim pastor came. I’m trying to think of how to explain this… Okay, the one elder of this church was a freemason. Freemasonry, we were to discover, is a cult, and our interim pastor was in the masons as well.

I think this interim pastor started in the fall… And that was the fall I wrote the Christmas play for our church. We’d do our practices for the play on Sunday nights, and I enjoyed being the one to kind of directing the play.. Well, as things happened, the Sunday my play was performed we were having a prospective pastor preach. And our church did accept him as our pastor.. He had a wife who started working with us teenagers.

I need to go get to some other things today.. Hopefully this coming week will be more normal.

Aunt Carolyn

October 1, 2014

wrote this last night while hanging out with my family.

My family and I are going to Tennessee this Friday, so I probably won’t write a second post this week. The days are starting to get cooler here in Georgia. And with tomorrow being the first of October, I’m starting to think about holidays. I don’t know exactly what we are going to do, but I’m assuming we’ll all be together at some point, and that’s probably what I’m looking forward to most. And then there is all the good food hoping to go to at least have one Christmas party this year.

Mom’s parents used to live next door to Dad’s brother. This was the house my grandparents lived in all my grandparents used to live in all my growing up years until they went to the apartments. I used to go over and hanging out with my Aunt Carolyn. Sometimes we’d do art projects together. One of the things she got into is doll houses. One year Granny bought me one of Aunt Carolyn’s doll houses. Carolyn and I would paint pictures together. Sometimes we’d also go to a movie in the next town. Or we would go get ice cream… And now Carolyn plans weddings. I am going to hopefully start working with her couples on their honeymoons.