Archive for February, 2018

Things I’m grateful for

February 24, 2018

I’ve gotten some good work done on my business, especially this morning. When I came back to the computer after lunch, I started feeling pretty tired..

  • I’m grateful that I should have some time to work on personal e-mail and things this afternoon. I don’t especially want to be on the computer tomorow because…
  • I usually like to put aside the computer on Sunday. Doing that helps me feel more ready to start work Monday morning..
  • And our church is going to be celebrating twenty years from our launch. We’ll be having a party in the evening. I love having fun things to do on Sundays. This is going to be time with good friends, looking back on all that God has done in the past twenty years.
  • I’m also grateful to be getting a couple of days with my sisters this coming week. I always love getting getting to spend time with them.
  • I’m not sure what all we’ll do, but I know that we’ll be celebrating my nephew’s sixth birthday.
  • An old friend has come to visit. This was someone who was kind of like an older sister when I was a teenager.
  • And I’m grateful to say that this post came together pretty quickly and easily. Sometimes I have a really hard time figuring out what to write here. I’m also

Some big news

February 17, 2018

Another Saturday has come, and I’m glad to have gotten some good work work done today. But I’m also glad to put my work stuff aside for a time.

We got the call on Valentine’s Day. I am going to get a new communication device.. I’m grateful for the loaner device I have. It’s doing most of what I need it to. But I’m really excited to get my new device. It will be nice to have something new that shouldn’t break for a good while. I am going to have a new computer system, and I’m sure I am going to have lots to figure out.

I’m also starting to do some article writing again. Somehow with the holidays and family in and out, I was doing the things I consider necessary with work and letting the rest go. I’m trying to get a good system down of what all needs to be done. I sent two articles out yesterday.

February 10, 2018

I’m making myself do this since I’ve taken so much time off. We are going to get together with some friends later, and so I’m kind of racing through the things I need to do so I can go and just enjoy some time just hanging out with friends. I’m not getting out much lately and so I’m looking forward to this evening.

Part of our gathering we are going to go to a nursing home.. My mom’s parents used to live in a retirement home. They lived in a small apartment and joined their fellow resident for dinner most evenings. Grandma was still driving, and I think they enjoyed their time in the home until Grandma needed more help with Grandpa. It was kind of fun to visit them there because it was kind of a cute place. My brother and I used to go to their activity room and play Wii and pool. Okay, I would just watch.

To me me, nursing homes feel sad. It seem like they’re in the hospital, and sometimes they aren’t even sick. I wonder if their family comes and visits them? Do they get to go on outings? Do they get to go to their church?


February 3, 2018

January was kind of a crazy month. The beginning of the month was kind of busy with family. My family gathers after Christmas. I loved seeing everyone, especially my nieces and nephews. And then last week we had the opportunity to go to Cyprus again. And now that we’re home, I’m trying to get back into more normal work. I have some decisions I need to make. But I did want to get my Cyprus story written. So let’s get to that.

My church is big into missions. I forget how many missionaries we support. But there is one group that we know the people who run the missions group. They came out of our church. These are people I consider dear friends. I also love what this group does. And this is the group we are going to see when we go to Cyprus.

I’m not huge on flying. On the way over, our long flight was at night. And thankfully we did get some extra seas . I was able to sleep some on that flight, and that was nice. Our shorter flight was about five hours. Sadly I’m not in my wheelchair while flying, so I can’t use my communication device. And I can’t use the earphones they have, they just will not stay in. I get bored.

But getting to the hotel.. I guess we got there later in the evening, so I mostly ate and got to bed. The next day was kind of the day a lot of people got there, so we were busy welcoming everyone and getting caught up with old friends and meeting new ones. The first year I didn’t feel like I got to know other people at the conference. I was taken on a lot of walks by the hotel, and I’m not complaining, that was nice. But this year I was able to get a lot more people, and spend some good time with the people I know well…. Our hotel had most of our meals on buffet, and I must confess that I ate a lot of what was put out for the children. the place we were staying was a beach town, and we would take a lot of walks with different friends… Okay, that first day I also took a nap, which is almost unheard of for me.

Monday during the day was a lot like Sunday. Lots of eating, walking and visiting. Our meetings started that evening. We would gather for worship and then we would have a time of teaching. Often more than one person would speak.

Tuesday started our normal schedule. We would start meeting after breakfast. We would break to eat lunch and maybe have time for a walk. We’d meet in the afternoon. And we would usually have tme to visit and walk before dinner. Of course, part of that time I would have to be out of my wheelchair. After dinner, it was another meeting. I’d visit with everyone a little after that, but would usually need to get to bed pretty soon after the meeting.

That was Tuesday through Thursday. I do not remember a teaching I did not enjoy… Friday morning our meeting was kind of a wrap up session in the morning. And then sadly, people began leaving shortly after that. Friday afternoon\evening we were visiting with the people that were still there and saying our good-byes. Saturday evening we had the shorter flight. I got to lie down. But was still glad to have a hotel in London to sleep in. Sunday we were mostly at the airport and then had our long flight.

I loved my time there. I loved getting to spend time with old and new friends there.. Flying is not my favorite, but I think I’ll be ready to make the trek again next year.