Life is full. God is good

Wow. That send button is awfully close to the keyboard. :). Yesterday was a full day from dawn until midnight. A friend, Kathie (pictured below) and I went up to Cowiche Creek nursery to revel in the botanical beauty there and buy a “few” flowers for our gardens. In the evening we saw the Warehouse Theater production of Joseph and the Amazing Technocolor Dreamcoat. We knew several people in it and it was wonderful.

Today we get to go out to dinner with some friends and tomorrow early Jim takes off for a 16 hour flight to Oshkosh in the Sport Cub. I’m looking forward to the wedding potluck of one of our Inklings Bookshop staff on Saturday evening.

I’m wondering what is bringing you joy during these long summer days. From the biggest milestones to the everyday surprises, what is making you smile today? I look forward to hearing from you.

Life is full. God is good.

Published in: on July 23, 2009 at 4:48 pm  Comments (2)  

It’s a hot one. Our AC is out at home. I’m sitting in a lethargic stupor feeling the temperature climb. It had been a busy week in Lake Woebegon. Monday was a Love Inc board barbecue (my, they were tasty!) Tuesday was our youngest daughter’s 26th birthday

Published in: on July 23, 2009 at 4:30 pm  Leave a Comment  


But, maybe you need a Meerkat

Every time I board a flight, I look in the seatback pocket in front of me. SkyMall magazine is always there. Through the years I’ve been amazed by the things advertised in there. It is kind of a high-priced Miles Kimball catalog full of amazing things – things you never knew you needed. Ok, mostly things you don’t need, but once in awhile a gem will appear, like this one.
My order today will be for a product that states proudly – “This ironing board doesn’t use an inch of floor space! It’s a quilted pad that turns your dryer into an ironing board surface, complete with magnets to keep it in place while you iron”. Now, granted, I won’t be able to press sleeves very well, or delicate nips and tucks, but for most things – the t-shirt that just needs a lick and a promise, or that one pant leg that has a wrinkle in the front – I’ll use it nearly everyday!

Now, I leafed through over a hundred pages to find that one little wonder. Most of the other items in the catalog were either way out of my league financially, or are just plain not my cup of tea. For instance. I’m not in the market for a foam chair in which to float in my (?) pool with two, count them, two drink-holders. Besides, it says it supports an average adult and I consider myself way above average. Nor do I need a lawn sculpture of three Meerkats who appear to be waiting for the Publisher’s Clearinghouse van. Hmm, that makes me wonder who will replace dear Ed McMahan?
I also do not covet the Brighfeet Lighted Slippers or the Hand-dipped in 24K gold roses, but maybe you do.

I’ve provided the link to the online SkyMall above. Maybe you haven’t been on a plane in awhile. Now, through the miracle of the internet, you can shop the SkyMall from the comfort of your Lazy Boy. You might need a Spy Pen. How cool would that be?

Published in: on July 8, 2009 at 11:27 pm  Leave a Comment