On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Thursday, March 10, 2016


Getting back in the groove after a vacation usually takes a couple of days. So many things to catch up on, the mail, groceries, laundry, just life getting back to normal. That was happening just fine, but Sunday was a bit of a downer after church because our faithful and loving pet sitters informed us they wouldn't be able to keep Trudy for us any more. It's just too hard for them to see her in her condition. They really made me feel guilty for not putting Trudy down. DH and I are not ready for that, and as long as she is able to function, we just love her and take care of her. Our vet assures us she is all right except for the dementia. 

Monday was better. We got a call from Amy wanting to know if we were getting our bearings and whether we were ready for grandkids!!! Bring it!!! We had lunch with Amy and the kids and then Kate stayed to spend the night. It had already been decided Kate would stay Monday and then Jack could stay with us later in the week. Poor Jack. He cried and cried. It broke my heart. 

Great time with Kate. I took her to the new park DH and I had found.

On Tuesday, we woke up to crazy thunderstorms and rain, rain, rain! We take so much for granted. The big storm has come through and the power went off. Here is a bit of irony. We recently had our hot water heater replaced with a tankless. It is supposed to be energy saving and more importantly, since the hot water heater was in the attic, it seemed much safer not to have a tank full of 50 gallons of water. There are pros and cons to everything. On Tuesday, I discovered the con. Hot water is generated by electricity. So, no shower until the power comes back on.

So, looking for other things to do, I thought I'd fix a cup of coffee. Nope! Can't do that. Went to the laundry room to put laundry in the dryer. Oops. Went in the bathroom, flipped on the light. Still darkness. Lol. So silly. I think I'll sit by the window for a while. The chair requires no power to hold me and the light at the window is great for reading. Having an iPad simplifies things a bit, too.

Finally, around noon, I had a shower, cleaned up, and we all met for Mexican food at Posada's and then went bowling. It was a fun time for all and I didn't do too bad for a person who has probably bowled a total of 15 times in my life! We really enjoyed it and the kids did fine for their first time ever. My pics at the bowling alley weren't that good.




Now here is a happy pic of the guy who came home with us after bowling.
Love this sweet boy! He melts my heart every time.

This morning I had my visit with the eye doctor for an exam to see about removing the scar tissue from my lens. Wow, immediately following the exam they did the procedure and hopefully by tomorrow, my eyesight will be back to its greatness and I can ditch the glasses again. That's the plan!


  1. Well, good luck with the eye and please let us know how you are doing tomorrow! Amazing what they can do (and how fast!). Great photos of the little ones and glad you had so much fun with them! Good memories for all.

  2. Nonnie, Your power outage..everything you described is why I would never have make a good pioneer. LOL. I love electricity to much to rough it. Your grandkids look like they had some fun with you and your hubby. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  3. Power outages are no fun at all! It sure is fun to spend time with the grands, I got to do that today, love it! Hoping your eye issue is solved and you get to take those glasses off, I only wish for myself!! Many blessings, Cindy xo

  4. No glasses?!!!
    That must be a great feeling and it was done so quickly. Woo Hoo!!
    You HAVE been a busy gal lately, including Bowler Extraordinairre! Kate and Jack are both so darn cute and I know you and Jay love your time with them. Poor Trudy! No one like the infirmities that often come with age, even our poochies.