Odds and ends

I was told tonight that I need to post a new blog entry.  I don’t have anything earthshaking to report, but here’s what’s been going on and why my posts have been a bit more sparse lately:

  1. I spent well over a week planning our trip between here and our next job.  We’ve got from October 20th till mid-December to galavant around the country and I’ve spent hours locating campgrounds that are open at this time of year.  I’ve contacted friends and family that will be within range of our travels and arranged to spend time with as many of them as possible.  If all goes according to plan, by the time we arrive in Sarasota, Florida for our next job, there will only be four continental states we will not have spent at least one night in, and I think we can hit those four on our way back here next spring.  Be watching as of October 20th for a whirlwind tour of the eastern half of the United States!
  2. I am beginning to get short-timer’s syndrome.  My body knows that the end is near and all the fatigue from this summer is catching up to me.  Plus we haven’t been doing much exploring for the last few weeks.  All work and no play makes Denise a dull girl.  I’m looking forward to our trip!
  3. I’ve been working on the quilt-in-a-bag that I bought at the thrift store Judy took us to several weeks ago.  I’m about halfway done.  There are twelve applique blocks.  I have never really done applique before so I’m trying to teach myself.  The first applique I did, I thought I needed to clip corners and curves the way I do on garments, but that made a bit of a mess.  Each applique block has been somewhat of an improvement, but I sure wish I had someone experienced to teach me.  I’ll take a picture of it to show you when I finish.
  4. There’s also some family things going on that I’m not ready to talk about yet, but prayers for my family would be appreciated.

Other minor things to report are:

  • …that I developed a reaction to a new medication this last week and before I realized what it was and stopped taking the medication, I was a little concerned about my health.  Fortunately the effects are wearing off and I still have my old medication that works much better.
  • I’ve also been realizing I can’t ride my bike in the dark.  I get disoriented and lose my balance, so Mark is going to start getting the golf cart for our evening rounds.
  • And finally, the weather has been windy and chilly the last few days.  Surprisingly, the leaves are being slow to change color.  I have been assured that they will turn color before we leave here.  I’ll get pictures to send if I can.

2 thoughts on “Odds and ends

  1. I love you and I am praying.

    As I read your post this is what the Lord revealed to me:

    Parallel Verses

    New International Version
    The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.

    New Living Translation
    The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.

    English Standard Version
    The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

    Berean Literal Bible
    Now the end of all has drawn near. Therefore be clear minded and be sober for the purpose of prayers,

    New American Standard Bible
    The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.

    King James Bible
    But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

    Holman Christian Standard Bible
    Now the end of all things is near; therefore, be serious and disciplined for prayer.

    International Standard Version
    Because everything will soon come to an end, be sensible and clear-headed, so you can pray.

    NET Bible
    For the culmination of all things is near. So be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of prayer.

    I love you and I am praying for you. WE serve a BIG God and I am expecting BIG Results! See You SOOOOOOON!!!!! <3

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