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


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

A "cute as a bug" Hodgepodge


1. Something you've seen recently that's “cuter than a June bug”? 

I know it’s only an expression, but I don’t see anything cute about a June bug. Maybe a lady bug. I might in the past have thought the baby bunnies were cuter than a June bug, but not anymore since they’re eating up my plants. My boss was named June and she was affectionately referred to as "June Bug."

But...to answer the question. I came across this picture in my iPad photos. It never fails to make me smile. I love this boy and he's much cuter than a June bug.

He's 10 now.

2. Tell us something about where you were and what you were doing in June of 1988? If you weren't born yet, June of 1998. Or if that doesn't work, June of 2008. 

Working as a paralegal in a law firm during the week, keeping up with housework, and planning little trips with Jay and kids on the weekends. We had so much fun in those summers. Turner Falls was ice cold water, a sandy beach, and so refreshing on a hot summer day. 


Turner Falls, OK

S. Padre Island, TX

3. A place in your home or outdoor space where you feel 'snug as a bug in a rug'? 

Sitting under a blanket in my recliner with my dog on my lap.

4. June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Month. Do you normally get your 4-5 servings each day? No. What's a favorite summer dish you make/serve/like to be served-ha! made with one of your favorite summer fruits. A favorite summer dish made with a favorite summer veg? How do you feel about cooking in the summer months? 

I love poundcake served with strawberries and whipped cream, or peach cobbler and ice cream, or warm blueberry sauce served over vanilla bean ice cream. My favorite summer dish is made with zucchini, yellow squash, onions, red, yellow and orange peppers, and cherry tomatoes sautéed in butter and ginger until tender. I love this stuff. I don’t mind cooking in the summer.

5. Do you have a summer reading list? If so share a title or two we can add to our own. 

I just finished The Ocean Between Us, a very sad fictionalized account of the true story of the deportation of 130,000 children to Australia during WWII. Here are a few on my reading list. If anyone is interested in reviews, my friend has already read these and given her reviews. The top of her list with the highest review is The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan, which she rated 4.75. 

Saturday Evening Girls Club, written by Jane Healey: set in early 1900's. 

Also by Jane Healey, Beantown Girls. Set in WW2.  I enjoyed it and would rate it a 3.75

I was on a roll here with Jane Healey, so picked up her book called The Secret Stealers. Anna is a young widow (set again in WW2)  I liked this story And rate it a 4

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

There has been too much rain the past few days for me to have made my trip to Texas, so that is put off for a couple of weeks. Trying to schedule plans and coordinating with other people’s calendars can be a little bit tricky. In the meantime, I’ll carry-on with appointments and commitments made for the next two weeks.



Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Hodgepodge Wednesday

1. Besides the flag, tell us about something red, something white and something blue from your weekend.

I wore one of my favorite white tops to church on Sunday, bought a blue and white tunic, and slept in animal print pjs with a red top.  Friday and Saturday were beautiful perfect Spring weather with sunshine and lower 70's. The lawn man planted more shrubs for me (which included red roses), I had lunch with friends, church and then Memorial Day was cool and very rainy. I spent the morning working at the thrift shop and the rest of the day at home.

2. June is here and it's National Give A Bunch of Balloons Month. Who would you give a bunch to if you could? Tell us why.

Since our grandkids are past the "balloon delights", I would give bunches of balloons to the  kiddos in my 4-5 year olds Sunday School Class. We will be having company later this month with four rowdy little ones, so it would be fun to give each of them a bunch of balloons. To all of them I would give the balloons simply for the joy it would bring!! (Although I really hate it when they let go and the balloon disappears to unreachable heights and then the delight is over!)

3. What are three adjectives you associate with the month of June? Something you're looking forward to this month?

Sunshiny days, sweet summer evenings, beautiful blooming roses. I'm planning a trip to Texas next week although it looks like another rainy week both here and there. My nephew and his family will be coming through here on their way to Colorado, so I'm looking forward to seeing them. Our seniors group is having a "pickleball social" and I am looking forward to trying this with a group of beginners!

4. Tell us about a time (besides the obvious Corona answer) when you felt stuck in second gear.

I might be in second gear right now. Although I'm content and have plenty to do, it may be that I am expecting too much too quickly, especially knowing I've reached an age where we know without a doubt that time is precious. I'm longing to make close friends I can spend time with. I know, I know, it takes time. It took 50 years to grow the deep friendships I've left behind ... not really. They're still my friends ... they just aren't close by. So thankful they are only a phone call away.

5. Sum up your May in fifteen words or less. 

My birthday month came and went too quickly for me, but May was still full of good things.

6. Insert your own random thought(s) here.
  1. "Sunrise, sunset, swiftly go the years. One season following another, laden with happiness and tears!" 
  2. A very random thought/confession here is I find myself eating way too much and also watching too much TV. 
  3. And my dog knows there are bunnies living under our deck, so she wants to go out much more than she normally would. She thinks she can stare me down.

She sits by the window waiting.

Then she moves on over a little to get closer to the door.
She won't take her eyes off me until I let her outside.
Then she comes back in and expects a treat!