Tuesday, September 15, 2015

THE WEEKEND AND THEN SOME



Can you believe it?  Where is this year going?  I like this time of year -- warm days, cool nights.  Not too hot, not too cold.  But...  I know it won't last. So I enjoy it while it's here.  It lasts not long enough.

I have been so busy this past weekend.  On Saturday Joe preached his first Saturday night sermon.  Only 3 people showed up but he preached as if there were 300.  It was so good  and those  not there certainly  missed out.   I was taping it  and all  of  the  sudden my  camera  battery ran out and the whole thing stopped.  So today  after  Bible study he is going to preach  it again to some of  the  ladies that  are  able to stay and I will try to tape it again.  As soon as the video is posted, I  will share  the link.

We had sandwiches when we got home from church Saturday night and iced tea.  The tea didn't  bother me, but Joe was up all night.  I think it was the excitement of the evening and the caffeine.

Joe finally fell asleep around 9 a.m. and I went to church without him.  After the service Bud, one of the elders, asked if Joe was OK and if he could come to talk to the pastoral search committee along with the elders.  Joe was an elder until a few months ago when he resigned because of his health.  Since he is better now, he told them he would be willing to be reelected this year.  But for statistical  purposes he is still part of the elder board.    

I called Joe and he said he could do it, so I ran home to get him and took him back to church.  Then I went home ate lunch and started to straighten up the living room and do the dishes.  It was much later than I thought it would be when Joe called me to pick him up.  They had a really long meeting but Joe can't tell me anything about it even though I'm dying to know what's going on.  I hope that means that a new pastor is being chosen for us.

Yesterday was an OK day at work.  My one co-worker is still not speaking to me, stares through me, but I am forcing her to speak to me by asking her questions about work in front of Boss.  She can't not answer me.  I am not angry with her or upset with her.  I just can't understand what happened.

I met my two new co-workers.  They are a young man and a young woman.  That is so great because most of the library people are 50 years old or older.  We need some younger people in the library system.  They are both nice, eager to learn and eager to work.  Of course they are starting during my vacation week.  It figures.  But I worked out a schedule for them for the next two weeks and then we will go from there.

Doug brought in bagels, cream cheese and smoked salmon yesterday.  So that's what I had for lunch.  It was so good and so nice that he did that.

I left work an hour early.  I was so tired that when I got home, I fell right to sleep.  I slept for about an hour.  Joe didn't know I was home and said when he came downstairs he was surprised to see me asleep on the sofa.  He didn't wake me up, though, just let me sleep.  What a guy!  That was so nice of him because I really needed the sleep.

I had an easy dinner last night:  boiled Spam, potatoes and Brussels sprouts.  I wanted ham and green beans, but I didn't have any.  Joe said it was good even though he doesn't like Spam.  He said that with the Brussels sprouts it tasted like ham and cabbage.  I have to go food shopping this afternoon because the cupboards are pretty bare.

I woke up at 4 a.m. today and haven't been able to go back to sleep.  When it's time to get up for Bible study, that's when I'll want to go back to sleep.  I have a dentist appointment today, but after that I think I will take another nap.  Afternoon naps get me through the day.

I have my day planned out and hope I can stick to it.  I really need to get things done around the house.

It's just about time to start the day, so I'll end for now.


Kathy

9 comments:

  1. So nice of Joe to let you sleep! I love afternoon naps. even if I don't 'sleep' ,laying across the bed &
    being still is so.....well refreshing I guess. I totally love the "Rise & Shine!". So inspiring....though at the time I don't feel very 'shiny'. I'm a work in progress....

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    1. We're all a work in progress, Debbie. I feel better if I have a nap in the afternoon.

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  2. I have never thought of boiled Spam! We used to eat that as a children - older children! When we were really young we ate potted meat! Now that is NOT good!!! IF we had the $$ mother would put a chopped onion in the with mayo. If we REALLY had $$$ she added a hard boiled egg. When we ate peanut butter, we always stretched it by adding Karo Syrup. I just ate the rest of the fried chicken Louis Dean cooked last night and I can't tell ou how WEALTHY I feel!!!

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    1. We grew up with Spam and I've always loved it. Never had potted meat though. I guess we weren't as poor as you. Times change and I'm glad.

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  3. Kathy, Boiled spam ...sounds so gross...I have eaten Spam as a child. Heck we thought it was steak. Things I had to eat while growing up, I can't eat now...have no desire to ever eat it. I hope your Joe is truly okay. I want you and Je to be able to enjoy your lives...you sure do keep busy. Blessings to you both, xoxo,Susie

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    1. I LOVE Spam. I could eat it every day. Joe says I would be in my element in Hawaii. Boiled Spam is a lot like boiled ham. Basically it's a Boiled New England Dinner. Lots of people eat it in the northeast. Joe is doing good, thanks.

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  4. I am not a lover of spam, but Jim is. He would rather have it than a lot of things. Glad you are on vacation and can get caught up. Beautiful title picture.

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    1. Jim and I would get along then. Joe is not a lover of Spam in any way but I am. Like I said to Susie, I could eat it every day. It's great being on vacation. I'm resting more than anything.

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  5. I'm not a fan of spam, but my husband eats it from time to time. I agree that this year is just flying by, but I'm really looking forward to the Fall, too... :)

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