Church, Family and Big Brother

I don’t know about y’all, but Sundays around our house follow a kind of routine. For me,    it begins with my cup of coffee, bulletproof of course, and my favorite program of the morning, CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. It’s a nationally syndicated news magazine with entertaining news, profiles of famous people, art and more. Then, most Sundays I go to church. Since being back in the area, it’s been harder than usual to select a home church, however, I am fond of the one I’ve been going to, First United Methodist of Watauga. We have moved around a lot in our 31 years of marriage, and we became Methodists early on, my husband having been raised Southern Baptist and me a Catholic, we decided to compromise and become Methodists. This morning was cool because the front of the church was all decorated up for VBS which started tonight.

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My friends I normally sit with were absent, that didn’t bother me though because I always feel welcomed from the moment I walk in the front door. I missed seeing them still because I like having them to talk to and visit with.

Next in the lineup is usually prep and planning of family dinner, this Sunday was a little different though, because we had predetermined what the menu was and my brother in law offered to cook the meat. That left us with less prep and more pool time, yea! We were down a few members today but still had a full house and a good meal. My idea when we first moved back was that we would rotate houses for family dinner, but since  we have a pool and more room, and my brother works crazy hours with little time to do much else, and my dad’s house is kind of small for up to 11 people eating together, it has been at our house most of the time since summer started. We used to go to my brother in law’s place a lot but he has also been deluged with a full and hectic schedule, so we hate to ask him to work any harder. It has been wonderful having the whole family together at least once a week to break bread and we don’t mind at all. It’s a great tradition and I hope it stays part of our routine.

Tonight was another edition of Big Brother, one of my favorite summertime shows and I’ve heard from at least one other blogger, I’m not alone in this! My friend Stephanie watches as well so we always have that to talk about on Monday or Thursday, depending on show times. Tonight, I was surprised to see a budding romance between James and the houseguest with the dark hair (jeez, I forgot her name already). This will be a topic of conversation between myself and the other blogger (Myra) that I’ve been talking to. We were just wondering the other day why he didn’t have a girlfriend yet when he is so personable and cute.

So, there you have it, now you know my routine for several days of the week if you’ve been following along, what are yours? Go ahead and leave a comment and tell me your routines, fav shows or whatever you want to talk about. I’ll be waiting, on the patio😉.

My Friend Steph

Before the wine takes hold tonight, relax, it’s just a dab with Sprite, I thought I’d pen a thought or two, bout you and me, and me and you. We share some common interests, true, we love to write, and read and view, silly shows and live ones too. I’m glad we found each other, you are like no other-you make me laugh and keep me light, never have things not been right. A joyous friendship shared by two, feel lucky that I work for you, not like any “boss” I’ve had, never make me feel bad or sad. Big heart, bigger smile, always goes that extra mile, making those around you feel good, glad you’re in my neighborhood. You and me, we jive that’s true, we’ll know it til our time is through. Since that time is far from here, know I deem you very dear. Til tomorrow, special one, I’ll see you when the night is done.image

Breaking News

It’s a sad state of affairs, what’s going on in the world today. Just now, breaking news from a peaceful protest in Dallas, Tx. where another police officer has been shot, maybe more. The story is still developing and is similar to other stories around the nation. It’s been said the protest was over when the shots were fired.

What is the world coming to, when you can’t watch the news, or even a show, without another story like this happening? Are we going to slowly kill each other off because we simply can’t work together, agree to disagree, see the meaning of the injustice we bestow on one another? Soon, it will not be possible to go out in public to see a concert,  view a movie, or even go shopping at the mall for fear we will become a victim of some senseless shooting like this.

It’s getting very scary out there people, stay safe! Check out Channel 5 NBC News for the full story. I pray everyone is ok.

A Silly Poem

I’m supposed to be writing

instead I am fighting

the urge to sleep

is so strong I’m yawning

thoughts are slow to come

the wine has made me numb

a challenge has been taken

the idea is not forsaken

I’ll write more come tomorrow

continue what was promised

a year of daily musing

you’ll help to keep me honest.image

 

Rest and Recovery Inspire New Ideas

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As I sit here in my favorite corner of the couch, where I’ve been since my hubby went to bed, I’ve been thinking about how today was a day for rest and recovery. After spending way too much time having fun in the sun yesterday, it seemed an unspoken agreement that today would be spent anywhere but poolside! This is a horrible shot of the couch, a testament to my lack of photo editing skills, but it will have to do at this late hour. Trust me, a selfie at this point was not a wise idea!

I’ve  already written and scrapped one post, clearly I’m too tired for this, but Tuesday’s are for writing, and I was determined to post something, lol. Since a lot of time has been hanging out in the living room today, I tried to come up with some new ideas for the website I’m trying to design. For those of you who knew me from Essentially Paleo Life, I’ve decided to call the new website My Paleo Pantry. I plan to fill the pages with all the products I use to achieve the Paleo lifestyle I enjoy. I’ll include favorite recipes, tips and tricks along the way and news about my favorite  essential oils and their benefits. Wish me luck in this new venture and I hope to see all of you there! I have more work to do before it goes live though, so I’ll keep you posted.

As always, I welcome any and all comments, so feel free to chime in with those and any helpful suggestions, hint, hint, wink wink. For now, I bid you goodnight and I hope you all got some much needed rest and recovery of your own! See ya later on the patio!😊