Hi Guys! It’s good to be back! We have been on vacation to see our new grandbaby so it’s been pretty quiet on the blog front lately. If you would like to join The Hodgepodge, just click on the pretty button below and head over to Joyce’s to link up!
1. Did you watch the solar eclipse? Your thoughts? Sun Chips, Moon Pies, Starburst candies, a Blue Moon beer, a Sunkist orange, or a Milky Way candy bar…what’s your favorite eclipse related snack on this list?
We DID! As I said above, we have been out of town, so my main goal on Monday was to git to the store because we were Mother Hubbard-ing it over here. After walking with Keelyody and weeding our backyard (what the heck weeds!!!! We were only gone a week!), I headed down to Sam’s Club for essentials, which necessitated another trip to Meijers, and a stop at their gas station because the one I currently visit at is under heavy construction.
When I walked out of Meijer a little after 1 the skies did look darker, but it really just looked like it might storm, not an eclipse-y darkness. I arrived home to extra cars in the driveway and extra people in the backyard! With lots of homemade shoe box/cereal box viewing thingies!
Our friend The Peanuts Champ joined us!
And my brother Beeve and his family! I knew Beeve, Stacey and Goomba were coming to swim, they had the idea that it would be fun to be swimming when it was dark during the day!
Goomba was SO excited!!
So was The Ab-Cat!
We did see The Happening, but it never really did get that dark so Goomba was a little disappointed. It was also pretty cloudy but as soon as it was over the sun came out in full force. Dang nature. It was fun to be a part of the once in a lifetime ECLIPSE!
Of those treats I will choose Sun Chips, and a Diet Coke please, YUM!
I saw a meme on Facebook that I quite liked, but of course can’t find now, about how Monday everyone was united over the eclipse instead of divided over racism, politics, gender and so on. Good idea.
2. What are you ‘over the moon‘ about these days? What’s something you enjoy doing every ‘once in a blue moon‘?
Just the new Grandbaby!!! Little Moonpie was 6 weeks old at our introduction!
We had a fine time getting to know her and visiting with her parents!
She was sweet and snuggly.
Our first, how GRAND!
3. Tell us about something in the realm of science that interests you. How do you feed that interest?
I have an interest in stem cell and gene therapies, as it concerns the health of two of our children.
Twenty two years ago when our daughter was 6 and still hospitalized after a spinal cord injury, one of her doctors had said that because she was so young, there could be major developments in her lifetime. While this does not affect her living life at the moment, it is exciting to think that stem cell therapies could someday help her!
Our son was diagnosed at 19 months with the autoimmune blood platelet disorder called ITP. He has been in remission twice before, but has been out for the last 3 1/2 years. He is managing better at the moment, but as with all autoimmune things, you never really know what causes a flare up. It would be wonderful if future progress in gene therapies could produce something to offset whatever it is that causes his body to produce the antigen that coats his platelets with such efficiency!
I mainly do reading about the new progress science is making in these areas. When I recognize how intricately our bodies are made and how difficult it is to fix certain things, it causes me to reflect yet again on how we are fearfully and wonderfully made by an infinitely detailed Heavenly Father.
4. What are a few things you remember about going back to school as a child?
The main thing I remember is getting new shoes!!! That seemed to be a big deal to me. Most years were fine but I do remember one year when I felt I needed to get the exact same shoes as my next door neighbor and best friend Tina. Oh my, they were the most uncomfortable shoes I had ever had! Some kind of black patent leather loafer (fake alligator skin I believe!) with a trio buckle of squares, with the tightest elastic underneath!!!! A misery! They did not make it through the year, I can tell you that! Probably just wore my old tennis shoes the entire rest of the year.
I also remember feeling like having the right folders was somewhat important to me. And choosing what you wore on the first day back was a delight!
5. I’ve seen several versions of this around the net so let’s make one of our own…share with us five words that touch your soul and briefly tell us why.
I have not seen anything about this so this is my best guess. I like words!
Creation– When I look at the beauty of creation it points me to The Creator, which causes me to be thankful to our Creative God for being such a Wonderful Maker. Which then causes me to praise Him for His involvement in my life. Imagine, the Creator of everything in our universe wants to have fellowship with us individually. Mind blown.
Family– My most cherished thing on this earth.
Friendship– One of God’s finest kisses on the cheek to us! True friendship is an unbelievable blessing and the Lord has showered me with this.
Laughter– My most favorite thing to do with the above two groups! It knits hearts, joins unlikelies, and creates wonderful memories. Good for the soul.
Peace– This has been elusive at certain times in my life, and that makes it all the more precious. This summer a group of friends joined the ladies in our church to do Priscilla Shirer’s study, Discerning The Voice of God. Priscilla says peace is a gift that accompanied our salvation.I don’t think I had thought of it quite that way before and I like it. I like it a lot.
This is solid truth right here. It’s those dang external circumstances! I need to remind myself of this as needed. Peace is a deep longing for many in our world, and the Lord’s peace is irreplaceable.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I put this picture on Facebook with the caption “My Grammie and Papa left me!!” It had actually occurred a few days before and I’m pretty sure she has not noticed that we have gone. I guess it may have been more how Honey and I felt!
But leave we did, at the crack of dawn on Saturday, after a good week of visiting The Boy and The Dane and snuggling with the next generation. Thankful for my People and missing them already.
Thanks for stopping by!