Friday, August 29, 2014

FRIDAY, AUGUST IS ENDING AND SEPTEMBER IS ABOUT TO BEGIN

What a week.   I went for my walk this morning and managed two miles without any problems.   I also saw something I haven't seen before.

There was a balloon...

and yes, I have shown these before, but I have never been close to one that landed...

It's huge including the basket.   There were ten folks in that basket!  What a neat surprise.

This afternoon, I went to the Swiss Festival in Midway, Utah and walked another two miles.   What a wonderful festival...the best I have been to with such a great variety of booths.  

I did talk about Midway a while back when I went to the 'All That Stuff In The Barn' store.   If you are in the area, it's a tiny town full of cute little stores and well worth a visit.  I only took one picture...

Cute, huh?

Well, with the departure date not too long from now, my days are going to be full.   I'll post my to-do list next Monday.   Hopefully, I will get it all done before September 8th.   If not, I may leave a few days late.

Have a great holiday weekend...

Thanks for stopping by...
See you on Monday...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING

I know, Thursdays are for crafting, but things are going to be a lot different for the next month or so. I am getting ready to travel which means...well, there's a lot to do.   My departure date it September 8, 2014.   And you would not believe the list of to-do's I have to do!

I am in Park City, Utah right now and I will be traveling to Asheville, NC to celebrate a special event with my daughter.   By the way, it's about 2,000 miles as the crow flies, but I will be traveling a longer route!

Anyway, as this week has really been mixed up, I thought I would share Monday's Moments today...


JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING

This comes from a verse in Psalms. (And no, I'm not going to do any preaching.)  It is actually the last half of the second part of this verse. The rest of that part is '...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.' Psalm 30:5b.

I think of this verse as a statement of hope. A statement that in the end, all will be alright. Maybe not perfect. Maybe not the same. In all probability, things will really be changed. But all will be alright.

I think of the loss of my husband of 43 years. NO, I did not want things to change. I did not want him to die. I wanted him to get better and we enjoy our retirement together. But that was not to be. And, yes, there was weeping...lots of it...and a lot of adaptation to change. But, also, in the end, there is joy.

Joy that I had 43 years together. Joy that he was no longer in pain. Joy that we had four beautiful children. Joy that we had friends who were closer than our relatives. Quite frankly, the list of joys goes on and on.

So, if you find yourself experiencing the first part...'weeping may endure for a night...', there is hope and joy will come. Slowly, even creeping at times, but, in the end, joy will cometh in the morning.

So how is your Joy Tally going?   Today was great, I counted 7 beautiful times of joy.

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See you tomorrow...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MORE MOMENTS FROM BEAR LAKE

When we arrived at the campsite, it was pouring down rain and I got completely soaked setting up my trailer.   Well, I guess to make the circle complete, when I packed up the trailer this morning it was raining.   Not quite as bad, but I was wet by the time I finished getting the trailer ready for travel.

And guess what, this afternoon, here, back in Park City, the sky opened up and dumped a ton of water.   I got soaked once again just walking from the trailer to the house...about twenty feet.

So here are some more moments from Bear Lake.   First, the sky looked like this 99% of the time...


I liked this set of clouds...

Oh, and here is the other end of Bear Lake.   I stopped and took these pictures on my way home...


Flowers and weeds...



Rocks big and little...




Some birch trees...

And a humming bird...


Tomorrow, back to the regular routine, walking first, unless it's raining again.  
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See you tomorrow...