Thursday, July 30, 2015

July 30, 2015

Quiet kind of day here. Ted and I had a walk this morning before it got hot. I took him over to his day care late this afternoon, he's always so happy to go there that I feel kind of bad. But it's kind of boring here, so I don't blame him.

I embossed some cards to color, I still need to finish up the wedding card.  We leave in the morning for Duluth.  Not sure where from there.

Another voice heard from, just not happy news.  Wendy and Tim and the boys (well, maybe Matthew) won't be at the lake this year, either.  Orrin is starting to think we should just cancel in the future.  How do the rest of you feel?  Seems like the interest is just not there. If there are just a few of us, that's fine too. We'll just be a smaller group to enjoy the time. We'll have all kinds of room this year and will have until January to decide on next year.

Not much else to report, I'll probably not be on here until Sunday.  

Hugs, Orrin and Linda

 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015

It was a very windy day today.  Ted and I went for a walk early and it was actually kind of chilly with the wind.  So glad we got some of the stuff around the place cleaned up yesterday.  

I mixed up some cookies this morning to put in the fridge to chill.  We had our chiro appointments this afternoon.  It is really helping me, but in the meantime the area that needs the work is very sore.  Orrin has been going longer and is healing faster.  2 appointments for me next week and then a week off for the lake!  After which, I'm sure I'll need more work.

We had lunch at the DQ and then came home.  We watched the special for the America's Got Talent show, which was fun.  I think we've watched that since almost the beginning.  

Then I baked the snickerdoodles I mixed up. 1 more batch in the freezer!  Now to decide what else to bake.

I sent out an e-mail about the lake and so far I've heard from Lisa and Cori.  ??

Tim posted this which I thought was pretty funny.  I'm sure most of you have seen it, but I'll share it anyway.

" I just have to say. I love being the dad of our two little boys. Sometimes it is really hard to keep a straight face when telling them not to do somethings. I got home tonight and Wendy told me the day care called and said Matthew and his buddies all went camando today. I said they just told us they had to wear pants and they said nothing about underwear. She said I wasn't helping."

 Not much else to report.  Have a great evening!
Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy 

 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015

Wow, it's almost the end of July!! I sent out an e-mail to all interested parties that it's 11 days to the lake!!  I've started some baking, but need to step it up a bit.  Please, kiddoes, let us know your schedules and your plans for that week??

Yesterday was kind of quiet. I did have a chiro appointment, and really got a workout.  I will say that it is doing some good, though, my arm is definitely not as achy as it once was.  Ted and I got a walk in.  

Deb called me in the afternoon and we had a nice long visit.  It's always good to hear from her, and catch up with the family.  They're getting excited about a trip to Alaska.  And of course, enjoying their new grandson!  

Al and Lisa were in Michigan last weekend for her niece's wedding.  I haven't talked to them since then, but the picture on facebook looked like it was a good time.  :)

I did some laundry today, still have a lot to get done.  Ted and I had another nice walk this morning.  Orrin got all of our trash burned, since we'd had .9" of rain last night, and the wind was still this morning.  There was quite a bit!! It's been too dry or windy to get it done before now.  Next spring, I think Peter will be burying our burning hole, so we'll have to come up with something new.  Where does all the garbage come from??  Orrin gets a fair amount in the shop as well.

We spent an exciting evening watching the tractor auction on RFDTV.  Well, Orrin enjoys it!  Then I messed with my stamping stuff for a while.  And now I'm ready for bed.  Orrin already is there.

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. Romans 1:16


Sunday, July 26, 2015

July 26, 2015

Here I am, just skating in under the witching hour of midnight!  As usual, we sat down to watch some TV and I fell asleep!

Friday we drove down to Worthington to meet Stan and Carol.  They were on their way home to Washington after spending a month in Wisconsin with their kids.  It was so nice to see them and have that nice visit!  It's so nice when, even though it's a few years between visits, it's just like we saw them yesterday!  We did some catching up before they continued on their way to Spearfish.

Stan will start to enjoy his retirement when they return to Washington!  He said their kids kept him too busy to start yet.  Carol is going to work one more year, and then they plan to move to Wisconsin.  The visit was over much too soon, but so glad they stopped to do that!

Saturday was pretty much a wash.  I read a book and puttered around some.  Orrin did work in the shop for a while, since he wasn't out there on Friday.

This morning we got up for early service and our final bible study until September.  We're working on 1 John, and will resume again with that.  After, Al and Rose had invited all of the bible study group to their house for pot luck.  We didn't realize that it was going to be at noon, had planned on going home and coming back for a later gathering.  But this actually worked out better, we just stopped at HyVee and picked something up.  No one went hungry, there were lots of goodies to eat.  We had a great time of fellowship, with stories exchanged and lots of laughs.  We were home around 5, so didn't get anything done but eating popcorn!  LOL

We had a nice rain last night, again badly needed.  We got about half an inch.  They had closer to an inch in the Watertown area. 

And that's it for the night!  Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy.

PS 2 weeks before the lake!!

This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.  1 John 3:11

Thursday, July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015

Well, I don't seem to get this done at  night, so I'll approach it this way today!  It's been a busy week, and usually if it gets late I can't seem to be motivated to sit at the computer.  And I see the last post I made was on Sunday!  So here's a little catching up.

Monday night I had CRS club. I had a chiro appointment before that, so went over around 5:30 for that, and then went to DQ for supper and then over to Joyce's for club.  We play garbage and that's always a good time.  Orrin always asks "what's new?" when I get home (or in the morning when he's awake) but there wasn't much new this week.  For a group of seniors, of which I'm the youngest, we do pretty well.

Tuesday was Treadlers.  I stamped a bunch of images in the morning to take along to color.  I'm planning on doing cards for the open house in October.  I did color several, but then I had problems with the ink bleeding when I used the watercolor brushes.  Grrrr.  There are a couple of very pretty quilts being made, lots of talent in that group.

Wednesday Orrin and I both had chiro appointments in Dawson.  This fellow treats it very aggressively for starters.  It seems to be helping, and he is motivating.  My arm is feeling less achy.  I've also managed to walk with Teddy every day this week.  We get up early enough to beat the heat.  Tonight is bible study, so another reason to post this earlier.

When I went out this morning, this is what I found -

A poor little fledgling that must have fallen out of the nest.  What should I have done?  I didn't know.  There are several nests, some under the eaves and some in the tree, so had no idea where it came from.  Orrin said to just leave it alone.  Which is what I did.  At noon, the poor thing was feet in the air.

And then at noon, Orrin said look out the window, quick!  And this is what we saw then -

Can you see the family of pheasants meandering toward the field?  The meandered a little faster when I went out the door to take the picture.

It was Jordan's birthday on Monday, and Stan's tomorrow.  We are now meeting them tomorrow in Worthington, so that worked out perfectly!  They are on their way back to Washington state from Wisconsin.

And now I should go finish reading for bible study tonight, have a great day!!

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Write them on the doorframes of your  houses and on your gates.  Deuteronomy 6:4-9


Sunday, July 19, 2015

July 19, 2015 Cori and Josh's anniversary!

Good evening, I did warn that I probably wouldn't post last night and I didn't. Just had my tablet and decided I would just wait until we were home.

We got up early and made it to Mitchell by 9 yesterday morning.  Eli was up first for pitching, so we got to watch that!  He did good.  They played hard, but lost the first game.  Their team is totally 9 year olds and the other team was mixed 9 and 10 year olds.  You can really see a difference in the one year, in terms of knowledge and just plain size!  

We came back to the field at 2 to watch the second game which was against Watertown, and it was a more evenly matched game.  Hard fought, and they won 5-4!!  Yay! for them!  So that put the boys in a much better mood.  We bopped around in Cabela's for a while after that and then went back to the motel for a bit. 

Funny story on the motel.  Orrin checked in early, but we couldn't bring our stuff in until 3 so they could finish cleaning.  Well, we went back at 4 and they still weren't done!  They hadn't even started with that room.  The gal at the desk said, oh, I have a room on the 1st floor you can have, room 123.  So Orrin went to check that out, and there was luggage and stuff in that room!  She was very confused, she said she didn't have anyone in that room.  So we just waited and went back later and moved into 240, the original room.  We were telling Wendy about it and she asked what room number she had given us on the 1st floor.  We said room 123, Wendy said "that's our room"!!  The rooms weren't bad, but they need to upgrade their help!  LOL

We met with them all for supper at Whiskey Creek.  I had steak, which was tough..won't try that again.  And turned out one of the mothers was from the Brandt area, her mother worked at EMPI, and she was friends with Denise, and several others.  Crazy world!  Orrin and I were just kind of tag-alongs this weekend.

Orrin and I have become rather obsessed with golfing, especially the open this weekend.  The last day is tomorrow, since they've had two weather delays.  It's in Scotland, and their weather is horrendous!  We are both fans of this young Jordan Speith, he really is remarkable.  He was 5 under after round 2, and today finished at 11 under!  With the conditions of that course, that was very good!  He was leader, but then someone else ended with 12 under.  And Jordan is 21!  He's won both the Masters and the US Open.  Just a nice young man from Texas.  So whenever we had a chance we would watch the match.  Sorry to bore some of you, it's just such a great story!

And I posted this earlier. . . 
What is wrong with this picture?  Lisa figured it out pretty quickly.  The Mustang is gone!  I didn't think quick enough to take a picture of it when they drove off with it, so this was the next best thing I could think of.  :)  We'd had a few inquiries, but hadn't really advertised it much.  This fellow from Dawson had driven past and seen it and just decided to drive over and buy it!  Didn't even haggle over the price or anything.  So I loved it while I had it, but it was time to move on.

Krause's called around 5 and said they were on their way home from a family reunion in Tomah, WI and would like to stop this way to pick up their tractor.  So we said we'd make something for supper, and Kathy had beans from the weekend, so we managed to eat well once again!

Shortly after they left, Stan called.  They were going to headed back home from WI and wanted to meet somewhere.  So we are planning on meeting them on Thursday at noon in Worthington.  It has been a few years since we saw them, too!  

So our dance card will be full this week, haha.  And for right now, that's all from Canby area.

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Wendy
This was Jesus’ exhortation, “He who has ears, let him hear” (Matthew 13:9)


Friday, July 17, 2015

July 17, 2015

Hi!  Sorry to have been MIA for a few days.  Truthfully, I've not done much exciting or even interesting.  I've had a few blue days, just too many thoughts crowding in.  Hopefully it will improve.

Ted and I did take a walk yesterday, before it was too hot.  We walked as far as the stinky turkey stuff, and then turned around.  I think next time we will head the other direction because they really do smell!

Orrin and I have been following the 2015 Open from Scotland.  That is interesting.  That is one course that we would probably not even be able to tackle!  And the weather!  Wow, I thought Minnesota was challenging!

Here's a close up of the apple tree, I think it will surpass other years yet again!  I'm hoping we will still have volunteers to help pick come October.

Do you see all the baby apples?  Granted, we will lose a few to wind and stuff, but think there will still be plenty.

Today we headed out to Morris for Leroy's funeral.  It was in Morris with burial in the Chokio cemetery.  It was nice to see all the kids and also Pearl.  There weren't a lot of people there, but I guess there were quite a few at the visitation the night before.  We had never met the spouses or the children before, very rarely saw any of them actually.  Jill lives in Tijuana!!  Joan lives not too far from Chris.  And Dean and Carter are over by the cities, Annandale, I think.  That's where Leroy had been in his retirement.  The four kids sang "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" for the service and it was beautiful.  I had no idea they had that kind of talent.  

Then one with Ruth and I included.

The Vogt clan's footprint is getting smaller and smaller!  I shared a few anecdotes about the Diers' that mother had told me.  I remember the first time I met Pearl, Leroy rode up on a motorcycle with her when we were living in  Johnson!  He wanted to introduce her to Uncle Louis and Aunt Gretchen.  

We did drive out to the cemetery, we'd only been there once before.  We tracked down the Vogt plots.  The last time I'd been there it was very cold and windy.

Then we stopped in Dawson for Orrin's chiropractic appointment.  He seems to be having luck with this dr. so I decided to try it.  He's very thorough! We had been more used to the plunger type of treatment.  Well, Jordan does more manipulation and massage type.  It really felt good, bordering on painful at times!  I think it will help the aches and pains, though.

And that's about it.  Have a great evening.  Tomorrow will find us in Mitchell for Eli's ball games and will stay over into Sunday.  I'm not sure if I'll post, but will take my tablet along and if it works out, I will.

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy.

A sad widow told her daughters-in-law that she had decided to go back to Israel: “‘Don’t call me Naomi,’ she told them. ‘Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty’” (Ruth 1:20,21).


Sunday, July 12, 2015

July 12, 2015 Dan and Tosha's 18th anniversary!!

Good evening! Whew, what a hot one today! Not nice.  We went to early service and bible study.  We just stopped at Culver's for lunch and then Orrin got a haircut while I bopped around in the Dollar Tree.  So we were home early. 

Kathy called and invited us for a get together tonight, and that sounded like fun!

I made a batch of banana bread, which I had planned on anyway.  I took a nap while that was baking, with strict instructions to Orrin to be sure and wake me when it was ready.  It turned out okay.  We had a great potluck supper and a great time visiting and reminiscing.  Fun times!

We watched the finish of the John Deere classic, Jordan Spieth won again!  He is such a nice young man, and it's fun to watch him play.

Eugene called to let us know that Leroy Diers, my cousin, had passed away.  He was 83, and had a stroke a few days ago.  We saw him at Jane's funeral and had an opportunity to visit with him a bit.

Yesterday was kind of a quiet day.  We watched the movie "The Fault is in the Stars" (I think that was the name). It was very good, and very sad.  We also had watched some of the golf tournament then too.

We discovered that when I hit that racoon the other night, it did more damage than I had realized.  Orrin will have to take it in tomorrow morning to see what Odean thinks.  I'm feeling a little glum about that now.

And that's about it for excitement.

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

 “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:30

Friday, July 10, 2015

July 10, 2015

Well, isn't July just speeding past, too!!  One month and we'll be headed for a week at the lake.  Yeaaa!

Got busy this morning and cleaned up the kitchen and started another load of clothes.  Then I showered and headed to Watertown.  I had a couple of errands to run before going to Needleworks, and then that's where I headed!  We had a good time again, worked on some Holiday designs, for the Christmas in July program.  My mission for the next week is to find my hoops, so I can actually work on some of these at home!!  These ladies are always a fun group, and 2 (maybe 3) of us are going to a larger 2 day event in Sioux Falls in November.  

Not much else new otherwise.  When I got home, I didn't realize that Orrin had let Teddy out, so when I came in the house, he asked where he was.  Hmmm, guess I shut him in the garage again!

I did get a birthday card done for one of the embroidery friends, for her birthday yesterday.  It just fit her so well!

And so good night!!

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

. . . but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  The will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, the will walk and not be faint.  Isaiah 40:31

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015

This is going to be short tonight because. . . . I didn't do that much today.  My plans were huge, but actuality not so much.  I started a book this morning, thinking I would just read a little bit before I got started with the day.  Ended up reading the whole book!!  I have to stop that!

I did do a couple loads of Orrin's work clothes.  Which reminds me, I need to get them out of the dryer.  We grilled hamburgers tonight, and I boiled some small red potatoes.  That was good.

It was pretty warm out today, and supposed to be warmer tomorrow.

Jeremy cut his hand today, and needed 13 stitches.  And was told not to use it for a week.  So, Jeremy, behave!  You will need that hand again.

And that's about it!  Sorry,

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy.

Philippians 4:4-13New International Version (NIV)

Final Exhortations

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Thanks for Their Gifts

10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July 8, 2015

Well, here I am again, fitting two days into one and trying to remember what I did yesterday!

I had book club in the morning, and it was a large group! 15 of us!  We had a good discussion of the book I mentioned the other day.  The author lives in Bemidji and is a professor.  Highly recommend it.  I picked up his newest book today at the Monte library.

I was planning on Treadlers, but then Terry called and said he was thinking of bringing the Ford tractor back, and they would bring supper again!  Kathy called and we decided she would bring spaghetti sauce and I would cook the noodles, and make some garlic bread.  She also brought some chocolate zucchini bread and I had some apple bars.  So we did not go hungry.  We had a nice long visit.  :)

This morning, I just puttered around.  Then I went over to  Monte for my hair and nail therapy.  The process is coming right along.  My next appointment in August should finish it off!  I did stop at the library in Dawson and then again in Montevideo, so I should be set for the next month or more!

I'm going to try to do some more organizing tonight yet, nothing huge, but open some of the stamps I got.  I have lots of cards to get done this week.  

Just had a note from Laura, and her dad is home!  And she got the job she wanted!  

Have a great evening, hugs to you all!  Orrin, Linda and Teddy

I really don't do selfies very well.  :(

Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.  Romans 10:13

Monday, July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015

Good evening!  Is everyone back to normal after the holiday weekend?  I just kind of vegged out.  I did get my book read for book club.  I had left it by Wendy's last weekend, and she was kind enough to mail it back to me.  It was "Red Earth, White Earth", by Will Weaver.  It was set in Minnesota and dealt with farmlife and Indian relations in the 50's-80's.  Pretty good, actually and probably not a book I would have picked out on my own.  It was published in the 80's as well.

We had sweet corn for dinner, just a few cobs left!  That's really all we need for a meal.  

Our rain kind of passed us by last night, or at least the bad storm part of it.  We had about .35", which was needed, but never got the high winds.  It really looked bad for a while, though, and they did get worse in other parts of the state.

And that's about it for tonight.

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.
34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died-more than that, who was raised-who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
36 As it is written, "For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered."
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:32-39

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 5, 2015

Oh, my, I'd better get this posted, we have a storm headed this way.  Very hot and still with thunder and lightening to the west.  Kathy says it's raining there and starting to blow.  I tried to put Teddy out before it starts, and he refuses to go!  He rarely does that!

We had a great 4th of July, I hope you all did, too.  Al, Lisa and the boys came over to Canby for the movie Friday night, and got here late, so slept in late!  Well, Al and Lisa did, I don't think that's in the boys mindset!  Oh, we did find out that Gary had fireworks, so we did drive over there for that, and they were pretty good!

Al and Dad got busy and installed the new storm door.  We decided that with the way the patio/steps are now the old door's configuration didn't work well, so needed one that opened the other way.  We've had this door all winter, just setting in the garage, so it's a relief to have it installed!  It did take them all morning and into the afternoon.  Alan is very particular, so it had to be done right!  It does need some adjusting yet, but they needed parts that they just got today.  It doesn't close tightly on its own yet.

Lisa and I just sat back on the patio and enjoyed watching them.  Nate discovered the joys of driving the golf cart and drove all over the yard most of the day.  Until he ran into my bird bath, the cement one from my mom.  Only damage was to the bird bath, which wasn't in good shape anyway.  Donald wasn't interested in driving, but he rode along once in a while.

We were going to go into P.K.'s for supper, until I called and found out they weren't open!  So I got a couple of Papa Murphy pizzas out instead.  The one on the bottom shelf of the oven got a little tough.  They just aren't as good out of the freezer as they are fresh.  But we ate them.  Well, we had to pick all the mushrooms off for Donald.  I think we ate well enough all day, actually, I made pancakes for breakfast and then we had sweet corn for lunch.

After all of that, we headed over to Madison for some more fireworks!!  They were pretty good, too.  Orrin and I found that if we opened up the sunroof and laid back in the seats, we could see just fine from inside the pickup!

This morning it was up early for first service and we made it in plenty of time!  We knew that bible study would be just too hard for the boys, so we went right to The Wheel Inn for breakfast.  Lisa and I had omelettes, and they were awesome!  Then we had the wonderful treat of a trip to Menard's.  The guys got the parts they needed, but didn't find what we needed for a hand rail for the steps.  I guess we'll need Jeremy to find that for us.

They left around 2:30, and Orrin and I just relaxed.  Actually, Orrin has been napping on and off every since!  LOL  Here are a few pictures from the weekend,

Nate giving rides.  The guys working on the door.  Playing some lawn darts.

As a sidenote, Eli had his championship ballgames this weekend, here's a post from that.
 In an epic game, the City Championship game ends in a 3-3 tie. Rain started in the SEVENTH INNING and wouldn't stop. Congratulations to the Yankees and Red Sox who share the City Championship. The main thing here is that for only the second time in 8 years, the word "Rushmore" is on the championship trophy.
Our boy is a star pitcher!  Yeaaa, Eli!  Jeremy, Laura and Maria were out there this weekend, so enjoyed the game, too.  Luke, Jordan and the kids went there to see them as well, I think they had a great time.  And Wendy's neighborhood goes absolutely bonkers with fireworks, so much excitement.

And now I see lightening closer, so had better finish this up.   Hope you all ad a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy
[The Lord] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Friday, July 3, 2015

July 3, 2015

Good evening from western MN.  Hope you all had a restful day and are ready for tomorrow and the 4th!!

I picked Kathy up last night and we went to ladies bible study.  Our regular leader was sick, so didn't make it.  We had a smaller group, but still a very good discussion.  Afterward, we had a stop to make at HyVee.  Got lots of fruits and veggies and of course, buttermilk!  It was 11 by the time I got home, and then I had to bring in the groceries yet!  I woke Orrin up.  Thank you, honey for helping.

This morning I was up and at 'em early.  Started cleaning up and kept at it all day.  Also did some laundry.  This afternoon I cleaned the bathroom and kitchen floors, which sadly needed it.  Then, after supper, I made 2 pans of apple bars.  Alan, Lisa and the boys are in Canby at the movie "Inside Out" and then are coming out here for the weekend.  :)  I am very stiff, so will be happy to relax tomorrow.

I wish for you all the very best 4th of July, and remember, God is still in charge!

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy (and soon, Alan, Lisa, Nate, and Donald.)

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God."  Revelation 21:3

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

So sorry I wasn't here last night.  I went to Treadlers in the afternoon and we had pot luck afterwards.  Something there did not agree with me, so I spent a lot of time in the bathroom, and just wasn't moving around a lot!

I made a pan of banana bars to take to Treadlers.  I did finish tying the quilt I'd been working on.  I brought it  home to finish it off.  Now I have to decide if I'll put it in the open house or save it for the new baby coming!  It's a little boy's quilt, hmmmm.

My right shoulder has been aching since the convention, not sure what that's about.  I didn't get much accomplished today, between my tummy and my arm, so I just read!  Tomorrow night is Ladies' bible study and I have to read my chapters yet.

This is the speaker from Canada -

I was surprised at all of the obstacles they face there.  He's in Calgary.

And Rev. Paul Prange, administrator for ministerial education and coordinator of global cross-cultural outreach.  (I hope I have the right picture, can't believe how quickly I forget!)

I wish I could post pictures and comment more on our mission and missionaries in Pakistan, but for their safety, I must not.

They had some mission crafts for purchase after the meeting and those tables were mobbed!  We went back to Wendy's for a delicious supper!

And I think that's it for tonight. 

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved.
2 Corinthians 2:15