Daisypath - Anniversary

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Yesterday we restarted our Tuesday morning Ladies' Bible Study.  We are studying Daniel and I did an introduction of the book.  They were thrilled because I gave them a map and a picture of the Ishtar gate from the walls around Babylon.  Wow!  It doesn't take much to impress them, does it?

I wasn't sure how many ladies would show up because it was so COLD!  But there were four of us, so that was pretty good.

When we got into the church we found that the heat was off.  I didn't know how to work the computerized thermostat, so called Pastor Justin.  BUT all I got was his voicemail.  So I found a space heater and we turned that on.  Fortunately Deacon Joe came in to deliver something to his wife and he was able to turn the heat on.  I never really got warm, but it sure helped.

Pastor Justin came in toward the end of the study to pray with us and he reset it.  He had forgotten to add Tuesday to the week's menu on the computer.  Oops!

In the afternoon I took Joe to the VA Hospital for one of his doctor's appointments.  He was having a hard time walking so I went into the appointment with him.  I try to stay quiet when I am in there so that it is HIS appointment and not mine.  But the doctor was also talking to me and I mentioned that I am running out of vacation time to bring him to the hospital all the time.  She asked if I could get Family Medical Leave.  I said, yes but I was trying to find a doctor willing to fill out the forms.  She said she would, so we have another appointment in two weeks which I also have to attend to fill out the paperwork.  While I won't get paid for the time I spend taking him back and forth, I also won't run out all my time and be put on the abuse list and face being laid off for two weeks.

It was overcast on the way over to the hospital and since it was early afternoon the traffic was really light.  I made it in the fastest time ever -- just 30 minutes.  But on the way home there was another ICE STORM!  People were leaving center city early to try to race the storm home.  However, no one was racing anywhere.  It took me over 2 hours to get home.  I was on the on-ramp to I-95 for over 15 minutes.  Move 6 inches, stop.  Move 12 inches, stop.  Move 4 inches, stop.  You get the picture.  It was awful.

When I got home I got Joe inside and then went to work.  I was there for only 2 1/2 hours, but at least I showed up.  It was solid ice when we got out of work.  I took Diane home and then made my own way home.  It was tough.  Pulling up to our house I saw that the pavement and steps were solid ice also.  I very carefully made my way into the house and then threw salt all over the steps and pavement.

Joe had called for dinner for us.  He got me a gyro sandwich.  I really like those things.

I took today off to take Joe to two doctor's and a dentist's appointments.  But he has not been able to sleep all night so he cancelled the doctors.  I will get him up in an hour for the dentist.  I hope he will be able to go.  I wasn't looking forward to another drive out to the hospital today, but the dentist is only a mile away.  And it's raining and has washed all the ice away.  But we're expecting a major snow storm tomorrow.  *sigh*  I hope this is the LAST one for the year.

I'd better get off of here.  I have to shower, dress, get to the bank, get to the dentist, make cookies for Bible Study tonight and get dinner.  I'm going to be busy.  At least I took it easy this morning.

Have a good day everyone.

Monday, March 2, 2015


Yes, we really did.  Joe was not feeling well again.  He got up for church, but wasn't able to make it.  I called Dottie and told her I wasn't able to get there for Fellowship Hour, but would be picking her up for church.  She was fine with that.

We had 20 people today.  That was a crowd compared with last week's 7 that showed up.  When Joe doesn't go I record part of a song that the Praise Band does.  I was going to post it for you too, but it was too big.  But Joe enjoyed it.

I did get a shot of little Miss A.  She was a big hit today.  She kept running up the center aisle to see her daddy while he was making the announcements.  At least it wasn't in the middle of his sermon.  Sorry it's a little blurry, but getting her to stand still is an impossibility.  I loved her dress.  You can't see it, but it has Minnie Mouse on the front of it and her skirt was all sparkly.  She did have a Minnie Mouse bow on her head, but you know how that goes.


Everyone seemed to want to talk to me today.  I wanted to get going to go food shopping (which I didn't have a chance to do on Saturday) but I just couldn't get out of there.  Bud wanted to know how Joe was doing.  Genny and Carolann wanted to talk about Bible Study which is restarting this week.  Jon wanted to talk to me about Choir.  I was going to join the choir for Easter before this whole thing with my throat started.  Now I'm not able to sing.  But I can help by playing the piano, so I am going to show up to do that.

When I finally got together with Dottie to take her home, we opened the door and was surprised with an ice storm.  Yes, it looked like snow but it was ice.   My car was covered and the sidewalks are dangerous.  I have to get up early to clean off the car and sidewalk in the morning.

Here's a short video.  It looks like snow, but you can hear it hitting the window.  It's ice.

I spent several hours tonight editing the book I'm working on.  It's now 2/3 finished.  It's a hard book to read and edit so I will be glad when it is 100% done.

It's supposed to warm up some today, so I am going to have to run to the supermarket after work.  Then I will be making some peanut butter cookies for the two Bible studies this week.  A busy day.  So I will end for now and try to get some sleep.

Until later...

Sunday weather:
Sleet/freezing rain
High:  30 degrees
Low:  22 degrees
Sunrise:  6:34 a.m.  
Sunset:  5:53 p.m.
11 hours and 19 minutes of daylight   

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Luke 4:18-19
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
    for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
    that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free, 

     and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.

Revelation Song by Phillips, Craig and Dean
Be sure to watch the video.  It's incredible.




A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.

Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA
(c) Alija Getty Images

Saturday, February 28, 2015


On Wednesday morning I was getting ready for work when I heard some sirens.  That's not unusual since the firehouse is nearby.  But then I heard more.  And more.  And closer and closer they came.  I looked out of the front door and saw a fire engine right across the street.

Then an ambulance came.  And another fire truck.

By this time I had moved to the third floor where I could get a better look.  I was looking around to see where the fire was and all of a sudden I saw the smoke.

And then it got worse.

The fire was two blocks away on one of the side streets.

It was a two alarm fire.  I thought for awhile that I wouldn't be able to get out of my street to get to work.  I am so thankful for our brave firemen.  It's a hard job and they are the best.

The smoke got less and less and finally the fire was out.

It was quite an exciting way to start the day.

Friday's weather:
Light snow/cloudy
High:  30 degrees
Low:  22 degrees
Sunrise:  6:37 a.m.
Sunset:  5:50 p.m.
11 hours and 12 minutes of daylight

9 days to Daylight Savings Time starts
17 days to St. Patrick's Day
36 days to Easter
21 days to Spring
114 days to Summer