Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Final Game


They surely do like their baseball games...probably as much as I like digital scrapbooking. 

In my opinion, the price to see a game is too high. I suppose the reason I think that is because I really don't like to sit and watch much of anything...not even movies usually. But, Ron and I went with our life group to see The Song tonight. It was well worth our time and money...had a good story line and the kind of ending I like. 

We were quite surprised to see that all movies are only $5.00 at 'our' Regal Cinemas on Tuesdays...all day Tuesdays.  That beats the senior prices. We may be going more often...especially now that there are more movies fit  to see these days.  There for a while, I was embarrassed to have people see me at a movie theater.

I have been very concerned the way our society has been falling away from God and godly ways.

In the book of Jeremiah, a book in the Bible's Old Testament , verse 17 of the 12th chapter says," But if any nation doesn’t listen, I will completely uproot and destroy it, declares the Lord.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Back to School


School can't be too bad when it is called the CIA...Creatively Inspired Academy.  Those initials certainly make it sound better.

The leaves have noticeably been changing colors here the last two days. Seeing them makes me happy and knowing that John and his family will be here to see them soon, makes me even happier.

Now, if I could only get this last book completed before they arrive, so that I can start making pages of the boys while they are still here, instead of early next year.

One would think I could do 7 or 8 pages a day, but that is only when I do nothing else...at least not much..

Friday, September 26, 2014

An Aussie Quip



Our grandson, Aussie, is quite humorous....I like to think he gets it through our side of the family. But perhaps there is more on his father's side.  Anyway, he gets off some good ones sometimes.  I decided to immortalize this one by making a layout.

I am encouraged by his quick wit.

I was also encouraged this evening when we went to see a movie with a good plot that was rated PG. It was "When the Game Stands Tall", based on a true story.  The coach was a good man who taught his team to be loving teammates, telling them that winning was not the most important thing.  I don't even like football, but the movie was so refreshing after all these years of seeing not much more than  trash that is supposed to entertain us. Instead  it make my blood pressure sore.

It is good to see something like that since it seems the whole world is going farther and farther astray. I am hoping and praying that those of us who stay true to our Lord will be like the remnant in the book of Isaiah that was saved in Israel.  We will truly rely on God.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Life Expectancy








Not that this has anything to do with these darling pictures on my grand boys out west; but, Tonight I'd like to let you in on a title conversation some of my friends had today. One said, Isn't it sad how many of our elderly people are now suffering such dementia? It seems to have become so much more prevalent in the last ten years...kinda like autism has on the front end of life. What are we doing to our food and/or environments that we all seem to be getting so many of these serious diseases? Living longer I know is one of the things but I just don't remember so many old ppl having dementia so seriously as now. 
Someone at church told me a few weeks ago that it used to 1 in 10 women would get breast cancer, she said it is now 1 in 3! Can that be true? Is it too much sugar? Getting too fat? Diet soda? GMO's?  Did I do something that brought mine on? I know so many ppl would say yes, those things I listed are the causes and if you just didn't consume them or weren't so fat or exercised more then I wouldn't have gotten cancer. Problem is every time you hear these things we can point to a dozen women who are thin, exercise a lot, obviously don't eat sugar and don't eat the processed crap either yet they still got it. As well as so many really fat ppl with horrible diets that never develop any! Mystery yet 
I think our food supply isn't what it used to be also and of course the soil is depleted of essential minerals that it used to have.  I know we should buy organic whenever possible, and we can only do the best we can in that department.  I am convinced we should get away from foods that are processed and have too many ingredients.  It is a crap shoot as to how and why we get diseases, but we can help our bodies by exercising, eating organic, and taking supplements that boost our immune system!!!!unsolved. 

In light of this conversation we might want to Check out these life expectancy figures since 1900. You might  think we are doing something right, rather than wrong.
http://demog.berkeley.edu/~andrew/1918/figure2.html

A shorter version: In 1900, it was 48.3. In 1998, it was 79.5.  In 2014, it is the same as in 1998.

They didn't even know how to diagnose some things back then, let alone treat them. 
The life expectancy in 2014 looks like some of the countries where the people live off the land have way lower life expectancy than we do here in the land of MacDonalds, Dunkin' Donuts, DQ and large cokes. 
http://www.infoplease.com/world/statistics/life-expectancy-country.html
That said, I know there is one thing that is really hard on a person: overeating. It doesn't matter what. All things in moderation is what the Bible tells us...and I am a bad example right now. I've gained weight fairly fast and am feeling it in my joints. And my blood pressure is higher as well. That is a confession and a call for help at the same time. Anyone who sees this and feels that prayer is relevant, please pray for me as I try to get  a handle on this problem with gluttony. May God give me the strength I haven't been able to come up with on my own.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

My Perfect Dog



Yes, this is my perfect dog.  At least that is what one of her new friends called her tonight.
That's  all I have to say tonight. It has been an enjoyable , but long day. I'm heading to bed.



Friday, September 19, 2014

What does a Pirate Say?



Okay, how many of you knew that this is National Talk Like a Pirate Day?  Of course  it will be too late to practice that by the time you read this, since I have a habit of writing my blog right around midnight. Sorry about that, but I pack my days full and leave FaceBook and the blog for after my brain goes to sleep at night.

These pictures of Pirate Caleb were taken in July, but I just got around to making a layout of these sweet boys, taken while Caleb was still encouraging Oliver to stand. He needn't do that anymore. I understand Oliver is running rings around everyone else. He can be still only to sleep. Hmmmm. I wonder where he gets that?  Couldn't be that it's been passed down the blood line, could it?

I have to admit that had I not gone to Curves today, I would have missed out on this little bit of information.  There, we had to talk like a pirate to get a ticket. Yes, it was a ticket I wanted. Cindy, the owner of our  Curves really makes it a fun place to be. There are always puzzles on the chalkboard for us to solve....for tickets. So we exercise  our brains as well as our bodies.  Every day of the month that curves is open ( all but Sundays and major holidays) she has something we have to wear that day, or do, or say that day to earn a ticket. She hides items around the exercise room for us to find...also for tickets.  Each month she gives away four prizes by picking tickets from bags under our preferred prizes.  The girls get together frequently for lunch and once a year she has a picnic for all our families at her home. Sometimes we even have weight losing contests.

It is a good place to go to get our minds off the travesties of this life and get a few laughs. We girls have bonded and are thus able to tease each other and just have a really good time before going back to work and back to the disappointments of this life that are handed down to each one of us as a group each day by those in Washington set on destroying our country.

I don't believe in sticking my head in the sand, but it is good to take a break now and then to get away from it all and pull ourselves together again in order to fight the  good  fight.

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.  1 Timothy 6:12 

We need to fight so that some day we can say: 
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7

By the way Shiver me timbers. Ahoy Matey. Arrrrgh!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Trolley Ride


In case  you haven't noticed, I'm suffering from burn out at the computer. I've given up Words with Friends, even though I really enjoy it...because it takes too much time. I'm deleting some of my email...same reason. And now, I'm sloughing off the blog...same reason.  And there are more reasons I'm failing at blog right now. I'm tired by the time I get around to posting, so I'm not thinking clearly enough to write anything enlightening, or meaningful. My thoughts are all mostly running  in the same vein these days and no one is listening...so why say it again and again.

I would really like to say something uplifting and/ or useful , but I'm not qualified now. All I can think about are warnings. Like one I often use. Turn or Burn. Choose to follow God and do his will, or suffer the consequences.

Open God's word and read it. The few 'rules' he gives us are all for our own good.