Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Puppy

He came early this morning. He is very cute and playfull. That was the part I was upset about. How can I pack and get ready to move when he wants to play ball. He cries when I leave the room. If he is left outside alone he barks. The grandkids will love him. My brother-in-law loves him. He is very content with me at the computer. The dogs name is Spanky.
I have to go bring more stuff down from the attic. I will have to leave Christmas stuff until later. In the upper right corner are pictures of our new home.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

In New House

We closed and slept in the new house. I am very happy but this side of the house is my daughters so it is like visiting. We are waiting until warmer weather to ask the renter to move, and us to move into our home.
A surprise came because near the house on a road that I can handle the traffic is a large shopping area. I have been doing some fretting about driving and getting out to shop. I mean that when I thought of the move and the traffic my stomach would knot. The shopping area has a Khols, Wal-mart, Shopko , and Walgreens. To eat Applebees, KC, Wendys ,Culvers, and Mc Donalds. If you wanted to go to have this kind of selection you would have to travel two hours from my house in Crystal Falls. You could get Walmart, Shopko KC, Wendys and McDonalds by driving 45 minutes. God was good to me.
We did drive into Neenah and I liked the different architecture of some of the older buildings. I noticed an older train station. I am not sure if it is used as such. There is much to explore yet.
I will be using the coming week to get settled in so I won't be at the computer. Will be missing you.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Veterans' Day

It is Veterans' Day .
I want to add my thank you to the men and women who have served and are serving in our armed forces. Pictured is my father who served in WWll. He did not talk about the war. He went to reunions of the men he served with.

Friday, November 10, 2006

What a Shoe Store

On Upper Michigan and Beyond a link on my left side you will find a Different kind of Shoe Store in Crystal Falls . You will also find some more interesting photos, one is of my house. It is the picture of a house with a for sale sign.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Welcome Marathoners

I haven't had time to write a post until now. I used the peace globes as my own marathon going ,and commenting on many, it was after midnight when I had to stop. There were so many nice messages.

At 4:00 AM the phone rang. That early in the morning you get concerned. They had hung up when I stumbled to the phone. The I D said private name, private number. My daughter has an unlisted number, so I thought it was her. I called her. It was not her. So I don't know who called, and I am sure my daughter was not happy at that time to hear my voice,although she said she was glad that I was concerned about her.

6:00 AM I hear my husband calling I get up . He didn't call me. I went back to bed and sleep and there is a car out front honking its horn. I look out no car. I get up for the day. Every thing is now out of order. Breakfast is late I have to wait to eat after I take my pill.

I began the marathon and doing house cleanup at the same time. I have been having trouble leaving comments. I thought this would be the time to blog.

Monday, November 06, 2006

What Would Peace Look Like?

No bombs, no bullets, no violence but peace is more than that. There is a confidence that you will be not harmed by anyone. That you can play , work and rest without threat. Our world is far from that.

How do we get this peace. It has to begin with each individual respecting an other. How easy this is depends on the individuals background. How has that person learned to respond to conflict. The easy way to respond is to attack. The more difficult is to discuss and negotiate.

Another way to work for peace is to work for the well being of others. To work towards the goal of every one being fed and clothed. Health care should be within reach. This should not be for just the people who look and believe as we do.

Is this possible? Only if we change, and we have to want to change. I believe this change is only possible from God. Where does are help come from? Pray for a change in yourself to be a peacemaker.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

A Good By Sermon

All three services were very nice and different even though it was the same preacher. They were a little longer than his usual 10 min. Good bys are hard.

The last service the choir sang accompanied by french horn it was beautiful.

The congregation had a very nice coffee for us. We will miss them.

My oldest son and family were here and Pennie and his sister Christine surprised us. Pennie came on Saturday and Chris stayed at a motel here but we didn't know. Dr John forget his teeth and because we had gone to the church very early I went home to get them. I got them and was pulling out of the drive when a car was coming down the hill and I thought would pass by. I waited. The car slowed down. I was wondering why she could easily go behind me, but the car pulled up to the curb and rolled down the window and then I saw that it was John's sister. She went with me to the early service where she surprised Dr John. Then at the coffee she got to surprise Lori, Pete and Pennie. They came for the coffee and the later service.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Shunned by Little Ghosts and Gobblins

I didn't have one Trick or Treater. No not one. I have 13 little pastic pumpkins with little candy bars in them. I don't buy a lot of candy because I know that I will not have many children. If my house faced Michigan Ave, I would have a few more but they have to walk in a block. Last night was very cold with a lot of wind.

Growing up in Escanaba I lived on a street in the middle. We had many many trick and treaters.

Hope you had a good Halloween.