U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > Blogs
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Old
Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average.

The JoAnn's Gift Card

Posted 10-06-2013 at 04:18 PM by LookinForMayberry

The knitted hat pattern I am working requires a set of five double-pointed knitting needles for the bind-off, which (of course) I don't have. I searched online for where I could buy a set and found them at the JoAnn Craft Store in Lynnwood. Yesterday, I drove over there to buy a set.

I found the display, the size I needed, and walked them up to the line for checkout counter. I had a coupon for 20% off, and a gift card that Mom gave me for Christmas back in 2009. I think it was originally...
"... first take the plank out of your own eye ...
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 833 Comments 1 LookinForMayberry is offline
Old
Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average.

Requiem for a Robin

Posted 09-29-2013 at 07:23 PM by LookinForMayberry

We were speculating over our split pea soup whether your flocks were gathering in plans of a migration south,

Or were you arriving from a more northern climate in hopes of wintering here?

We were so happy that you'd found the cotoneaster berries,

And the rains were keeping Bigun indoors to watch benignly.

Then, we heard that forceful THUD on the sunroom's eastern window; the same window that took one of your brothers (sister?) last spring....
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2013-09-29 002.JPG (132.7 KB, 3 views)
"... first take the plank out of your own eye ...
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 779 Comments 1 LookinForMayberry is offline
Old
Rating: 3 votes, 5.00 average.

All my life's fussing and fighting, and here I am.

Posted 09-15-2013 at 06:13 AM by LookinForMayberry

Sunday morning.

DH is reading the NYT on his laptop, while Bigun ravages his super-duty Kong to get the three treats wedged inside. I'm on my last -- maybe next to last cup of coffee. It's still dark outside and the only sounds are Bigun's crunching, my tapping, and the low whirring noise from my laptop.

Sigh. Would that all life would be as comfortable and at peace as I am at this moment. This heavenly NOW. Thank you, God.

Yesterday, I started to...
"... first take the plank out of your own eye ...
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1032 Comments 2 LookinForMayberry is offline
Old
Rating: 3 votes, 5.00 average.

Only to be with You

Posted 07-17-2013 at 09:54 AM by LookinForMayberry

Outside our sunroom windows, behind the drawn blinds, comes the rising lilt of U2's "Only to be with You" from the painters' radio. I sit here at this magic box, listening, remembering.

All my life I've felt that a kinship with others was possible, just beyond my present reach. If only I kept reaching, kept trying. Time after time, my reach is just too short. Or, perhaps the other just wasn't trying. I don't know.

Is this the secret of life, that God really...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Sistine-Chapel-Ceiling.jpg (118.5 KB, 6 views)
"... first take the plank out of your own eye ...
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 424 Comments 0 LookinForMayberry is offline
Old
Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average.

In Memory of Ritzie

Posted 06-25-2013 at 10:44 AM by LookinForMayberry

Last Friday DH went up into the mountains south of Thorpe, WA to participate in DH's ham radio Field Day. We'd scoped out the area a couple of weeks before, and he found a few places that would work for him. They were due back Sunday evening.

Sunday morning I received a call from a repeater station master informing me that DH was on his radio with a message for me that Ritz was missing. He'd been looking for her since early morning. We arranged a place to meet him, and I headed out...
"... first take the plank out of your own eye ...
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 926 Comments 2 LookinForMayberry is offline

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:21 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. | Please obey Forum Rules | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top