Today, my husband, and I went out to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. I have the day off anyway so he took a vacation day from work. He has quite a few to use up. We decided that since the weather was iffy because of possible rain, that we'd do an indoor activity. We drove down to Salem and went to Northern Lights Theatre Pub for a movie and lunch. (Alcohol served at later times.) We saw Toy Story 3 for $3 each. Lunch was delicious, as usual. Served by a waiter while we were watching the movie. A good deal for $24.
We've now seen all 3 Toy Story movies and have thoroughly enjoyed them. I know, we are adults but it seems like the adults like them as well as the children. This movie was remembering when the boy was young and now he's getting ready to head for college. The end was bittersweet and tears flowed. Where's the kleenex? I'm not going to spoil it for the ones that haven't seen it. I often wonder what my adult children remember about their toys? It's always fun coming across drawings and writings of my children, now grown, one married, one gone to college......
Anyway, the day was nice and warmer than expected and we maybe could have gone to the coast, which I dearly love. But it's really cloudy and maybe rainy there. We had a good time together and that's what mattered.
We look forward to many more wonderful years together. Not always easy but we plan on going strong and seeking the Lord's direction in all things, good or bad.
"Has not the Lord made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth." Malachi 2:15 NIV
The dahlias in this post are from Swan Island Dahlia farm, Canby, OR. The top dahlias are close in color of ones I had at our wedding. The bottom is one of many displays that was in the root cellar. They open it up for displays when the festival is going on in Aug and Sept. I will share more in another post.
Monday, October 4, 2010
It's been an interesting day, to say the least. Not bad, just interesting.
Started out the mid morning with a phone call that had me searching for paper work. That made me lose some time today that I'd planned on using to create some menu work for a couple weeks. I did find the paper work and called man back and hopefully the ordeal of a matter that pertains to my mom will be ironed out. But it may take another year before anything happens. It's a financial issue with someone that's trusted to take care of your money is a scammer. All in it for himself.
I went to the bank to cash a check and deposit something in safety deposit box. Outside the bank door was a small black plastic sack. MmMMmmm---should I get close enough and peek inside? No! So I proceeded inside and thought to myself "I bet there will be police soon." Maybe not. It took me 20 minutes to do my business. As I was approaching the door to go out, a police officer came in, looked around and went back out. I asked her if she was looking for anything in particular. She wondered if there was a black bag outside, as it had been reported. I mentioned that there had been a black bag when I came in 20 minutes ago. I looked over and it was gone. Then I told "that she should stop messing in my head!" She laughed (like she knew what I was thinking when I came in? :0) Apparently the person or someone else picked it up. As I went to the car, a vehicle stopped and a lady asked if it was all about a black bag? I replied, "Yes." She'd seen a bank employee take it inside. So I told her that she'd probably want to talk to the police woman inside, which she did. WOW!! The police had blocked off some traffic coming into bank and there were 4 police cars in the area. Amazing! But it turned out to be ok. So it wasn't an ordinary day for me.
This evening I took my battery operated Coleman lantern outside to my garden. I intended to pull off the remaining red tomatoes today. But the light got away from me. So I went out after dinner. There's no lighting behind the house so the lantern worked well. I pulled off 20 tomatoes and about 4 that were not good. Some of the 20 are green and were big roma tomatoes so I am going to try and turn them red. A man told me that you roll them up in newspaper and put them in a bowl under the sink and they will ripen. He did it as his didn't ripen well this year. It's been a chilly start to the spring so gardens didn't do well. My Roma tomatoes were the best. The Early Girl tomatoes were 2nd and the Golden Jubilee (orange) were 3rd. I'm going to cook up most of them with onion and red peppers and use in soup. Delicious!
Friday I found out my hubby's job moved to day shift starting this week. He has worked swing shift for almost 4 years. He's lost his shift differential pay, which will be a tight squeeze financially. I am hoping to keep tight reign on the money. Maybe refinancing the house will help. Rates are down. We'll just see how things go. Bills don't go away and neither does food. Being more frugal than ever now. Leaning on the Lord as well, in good and hard times. At least we are still employed! That in itself is a blessing.
So we are just going flow along and see where it leads us in this time of our lives. Or as a song I heard on Laury's blog (you tube), Dancing in the Minefields, by Andrew Peterson. It's dancing with your husband and God through the hard times. It's the only way to do it!