Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Scattered thoughts from a busy week

  • I can’t imagine living through an earthquake and a tsunami, and then spending several hours wondering if my family was alive.
  • How in the world are the Japanese people going to clean up all the garbage created by the tsunami?
  • It’s wonderful to have friends that understand without me having to explain everything.
  • Skype is fun. We just got it set up at home and talked to Doug’s sister and her husband as our test drive.
  • I’m not a huge cake fan, but I shared an enormous piece of chocolate cake from a restaurant with Kate and Eric that was served with fresh fruit and raspberry sauce. Of that, I am a fan.
  • A friend of mine just gave birth to a beautiful ten pound baby boy. Fifteen years ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who was 9 lbs 13 1/2 oz. I’m a little upset that she beat me.
  • Everybody has troubles. Everybody.
  • The other night I was making gumbo while my husband and our three teenagers played Monopoly on the dining room table. In that moment, all was right with the world.
  • In the grocery store, I thanked a soldier for serving our country. I’m going to do that more often.
  • I’m getting very gray.
  • I don’t know what the future holds but I know who holds the future. That’s a little trite but I like it.
  • Birds. I’m delighted to hear them singing now, but I know I will come to curse them some summer morning. I shouldn’t do that.
  • I miss my parents.
  • Barber’s Adagio for Strings. It makes me cry every time.
  • I’d love to have a typewriter. (But not in place of a computer.)
  • You don’t have to be old to be grown up.
  • You can be old and not very grown up.
  • I love citrus “flavored” lotion.
  • “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


  1. Aunt Becky,

    Your blog is much appreciated.

    Sigh... I'm getting gray too!

    Thanks for including that verse at the end. I have the last part memorized, but now I will plan to add the first two admonitions. I'm finding them such an enouragement after my own very scattered week.


  2. Aunt Becky, I agree with Laurie... except knowing I'll someday be gray, I often appreciate it hasn't come yet! ha!

    We'd love to Skype with you sometime now that you've got it set up. We think Skype is really great for filling in the gaps between visits. I love watching my nieces & nephew grow over the computer... and it is fun!

    ~ Jana