Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sunday Chit Chat

This cold Sunday morning finds me snuggled up at home listening to Allen Jackson singing hymns from his Precious Memories album. We don't have cable, but did purchase a TIVO unit so we can record shows and view YouTube on our television. I often look up music to play.

The Precious Memories is my current favorite. I find the hymns soothing. Now, I do listen to contempory Christian music also. In my current season I find them fine in the car, but at home I need something slower and softer.

I am waiting for the washer to finish its cycle and thought I would sit and catch up. I have a mountain of laundry to tackle today. Once I sorted it I thought, "oh my!" The change in season brings more laundry as pants, sweatshirts, and such take up more room. Plus if I am honest I am a little bit behind. *smile* Megan exclaimed that she didn't have any socks. I'm sure she has socks, just not the ones that she wants to wear. I can't say I blame her as I have certain clothing items I like more than others.

Speaking of clothing; did the quick change in the weather find anyone else unprepared? It did me. I had Megan ready, but not myself. It went from almost 90* one day to in the 50's the next. We have now had frost and our first freeze. Which might be the reason I have been under the weather for the past week. Nothing serious. I've had cough, congestion, headache, and tiredness for the over a week now. We have all passed the cold around. I am getting better and I am grateful!
Hence the reason I have this quiet time to listen to hymns, do laundry, and chat with all of you. I am waiting for Chuck and Megan to return home. They had a few errands to complete before they came home. Gas for the week and to pick up a couple grocery items.

Are you ready to hear how I am doing? Besides the change of season yuck I am hanging in there. I had my stitches removed last week. Oh, it felt so good! They were to the point that they were driving me crazy. I still have a slight gash and it looks gross. I will spare you any pictures. *smile* It's heallng well and will take lots of time because of the location. A knuckle is a terrible place for a cut.

I have once again started reading. Not to the level I was before. You have to start somewhere, right?
 I have made sure that I am resting.  I find that if I'm overly busy that it stresses me out.  One day while I wasn't feeling my best I binge watched Pioneer Woman.

I also did a little baking.
I have gone back to church. We weren't really settled anywhere so we decided to start fresh. We went to a church not far from home. I haven't been to a service like this in a long time. Some might call it old fashioned or the way church used to be. The kind were you could tell the people weren't just attending, but family. Hymns were sung with hymnals. I haven't used a hymnal since I was a kid. The pastor was in tune with the congregation. He called out some of the youth who were laughing and not paying attention. Then the service ended with an alter call. We intend to keep going and see if this is where we are meant to be.  Incase you are wondering this is an Independant Baptist church.

Overall, I am doing well.  I have moments where I struggle.  Thankfully I am able to work through them.  The hard days seem to be farther apart.  I keep reminding myself that I didn't get to this point immediately and I won't get through it immediately.

I've rambled on enough for one day.  My family is home and it's time to close up the computer.  I'll be back when I can.


  1. I am happy to read that you got the stitches out of your fingers. What a relief that must be. Here near St Louis we had that goofy temperature drop off, too. We kept having 90's and I kept saying I wished we could have some fall weather instead.
    Well, we got our Fall weather, not beginning of Fall but late, cold Fall. It was below freezing last night. The weather forecaster said it was a killing frost. My blackeyed Susans, knockout roses up against the house, and a David Austin rose still have roses on them, but will probably now not make any new blooms. I never did get any chrysanthemums plants for the porch or yard, but I am going to be tricky and put a pretty flower pot on the front porch with a big bunch of fake silk mums on the porch.

    I hope you get over your change of weather sniffles and congestion and feel better soon.

    Susie D.

  2. I find that I do better to slow down, too. I watch food network too, when I need to chill and relax. I bought cough drops last week, but I needed them after a trip to the dentist. It felt like they kept that vacuum thing in my throat for two hours... they sucked all my moisture out for days. I knew the church must be independent baptist... sounds like ours. :-))

  3. You have really had a time of it poor darling. I always notice when the weather changes how much more laundry I have. Speaking of laundry.....

  4. I am glad to hear that your hard days are fewer and far between. I understand more than some might.

  5. Sweet friend,
    I am glad to hear your difficult days are fewer and far between.
    And laundry??
    Oh. My. Goodness.
    I cannot get caught up!!!


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