Sunday, September 25, 2011

South Meets North

Man!!  Judy and I were beginning to get tired of all this southern cooking – grits and fried chicken and fried “oprah” and all – so we went to stirring up a nice New England Seafood Chowdah and a crab meat pie for dinner.  Norm, Linda, Rich, and Diane were kind enough to come over and help us eat it up.  Not nearly enough though; we still have enough chowdah left over for a few more days, but it’s always better the next day ya know!!

Anyway, we had a nice evening of visiting, sipping wine, eating seafood, and smacking our lips over a nice dish of ice cream with cookie sticks and chocolate sauce for dessert.  What a great way to spend the evening with friends and it was all so yummy for the tummy.  Even Alex came out to join in all the fun (hoping to get some chowdah); Katie stayed curled up on the bed until everyone left – party pooper!!!

Judy J. was feeling much better by day’s end.  That biopsy thang is painful enough all by itself, but the emotional stress both before and after the procedure is wearing on the body and soul.  She felt physically dragged out through out most of the day, however, she wasn’t tired enough to nap.  All I can say is, “What a friend we have in Advil!!!!”

For those of you who are curious about my rag quilt, here is a picture of the flannel fabrics that we picked out.  I, being the anal particular guy that I am, also designed the quilt.  Judy is good at following patterns so it shouldn’t be too many more moons before I’m wrapped up in my very own cuddle quilt.  It will be 49” by 70” with each square being 7” – and it will be, “Oh so snuggly!!!”

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Today we are looking forward to another fine day of worship.  This evening we’ll go back to church for training to be part of the Evangelism Team at the Hope Center.  The Hope Center is a medical facility, at our church, for low income families and/or those without health insurance.  There is counseling, medical, and dental staff available to meet the mental and physical needs of the patients.  The Evangelism Team is on hand to help meet the spiritual needs as well provide administrative support to the center.  Once we complete the training, we’ll find a place to volunteer in the Hope Center Ministry. 

Well, it’s time to go get our glad rags on and head out the door – can’t keep the Lord waiting.  Be sure to thank the Lord for all your blessings, the greatest being your family and friends.

Take Care Until Next Time  - - - - - - - -

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