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This is what we were doing while the earthquake was happening. It was Easter Sunday afternoon and we were also celebrating my nephew’s 7th birthday.
I was taking pictures, not listening to what people were saying and everyone was turning and looking towards the pool, then I thought I was feeling dizzy. The pool was splashing water and the ground was moving!!!
And the geese are going to Canada - or not!!! Instead they decided to stay here in Fresno, in my pool to be exact. Out of the 15 years we lived in this house, LAST year Mr. & Mrs. Geese decided to spend some time in our pool. At first I thought they were so cute, “Geese in my backyard! maybe they’ll still be here when my grandchildren arrive.”
It did not take long to experience the destruction of the pool. I did some research and did you know that geese poop every 6 to 8 minutes and that they poop about 2 lbs. a day? And they like to eat slugs, leaving the shells in the pool for the sweeper to pick up and deposit them in the filters which they…. You get the picture.
This Spring they came back, and they look like the same couple!!! Mr. & Mrs. Geese spent the night in the pool and by morning it was a big mess. Went back to cyberspace to find some help. Someone wanted to sell me a silhouette of a dog for $70 plus dollars. Getting a real dog was out of the question since we travel a lot, and my husband running out to scare them off, well it would work for a while but they always came back after an hour or so. Somewhere in cyberspace I read about putting some beach balls in the pool, I thought the wind would blow them away or bunch them all up in one corner of the pool. So I decided to get some mean looking pool toys and tied them down. I did and… Ta Daaaa, so far so good, they have not returned!!! I hope I’m not singing a victory song too soon and the geese realized that the mean looking shark and alligator are just inflatable toys.
Two angel fish, one mean looking shark and an alligator.
Someone said “Time change next week-end” already?
That means getting up in the dark, but what I like is that the days seem to be longer, and that springtime is almost here.♥
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Colossians 4:5
I understand December 14 is one the busiest day for the Post Office, maybe that had something to do with what happened to me. I was there to send my out of the country Christmas cards and the lady behind the counter gave me way more stamps than I paid for. When I realized it I immediately went back to return them. All I said is “I purchased 6 and you gave me 17 stamps, here” The look I got was “how dare you come back to tell me I made a mistake”. That happens almost every time I return something that was given to me by mistake – whether is extra change, or I was not charged for something I bought. I don’t want to get anyone in trouble, but at the same time I got something I did not pay for.
I’m one of those people that collets Christmas ornaments. Wherever I go I try to find a Christmas ornament as keepsakes. These ladies are from Russia.
When I saw this picture, I could not stop laughing. I saw myself. I’m sure it is me and I love taking every single picture.
Now go out and have some fun – take some pictures!
While I was standing in line at the Target in Kapolei, HI, on vacation, I was reading the magazine covers and it hit me. You can’t take a vacation from all this. The magazines front pages had all the usual ”So and so lost 14 lbs in two weeks, You too can have the skin of a 20-year-old, Organize your house in 6 minutes!, Eat this and do that and you’ll never have cancer, Clean your home all at once, and while you are at it, Be the best lover…” and it goes on and on.
You just can’t get away from it at all. So I open my Bible and read:
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2 MSG
It is so important for me to read my Bible daily and meditate on what I read, to renew my mind and heart daily, so I can see clearly.
Here comes Autumnal Equinox, September 22, when days get eaten by nights. Tomorrow, Wednesday, will be shorter than today.
Fall arrives tonight in spite of what our thermometers say, while this is no Georgia or New England there are a lot of California places where the leaves will turn gold, orange, red and some will turn purple – you just need to get out of the city and find these places. I have stood in awe at the beauty of the fall in Georgia, and done the same in the month of November in Yosemite.
Provides her food in the summer and gathers her supplies in the harvest. Proverbs 6:8
I’m planning on going to Yosemite and witness the beauty of it all.
Happy Fall Season everyone, enjoy it, fall seems to go faster than any other season of the year, perhaps because we start celebrating Christmas earlier and earlier, me being one of them
You want to make God laugh, make plans.
I look at my calendar and I have nothing for the next week, no trips, no eating out – and I make plans – plans like a full week of eating at home. I like knowing what I’m going to eat at home all week; specially for dinner and lunch. I don’t mind cooking if I know what I’m going to make. I work better that way. Then Fermin calls and says: Are you dressed? (he means “presentable”) so and so is in town and I’m taking him out for dinner, it would be nice if you could join us. He knows that I enjoy seeing people that come through town from other places and Fermin also likes it when I’m with him – so there goes my plans. What’s a girl to do?
You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:21