Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yes, it's amazing

amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me
i once was lost, but now I'm found. was blind, but now i see.

the LORD has promised good to me, his word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be, as long as life endures

through many dangers, toils, and snares i have already come
twas grace that brought me save thus far and grace will lead me home

when we've been there ten-thousand years, bright shining as the sun
we've no less days to sing God's praise, then when we first begun.

Amazing Grace
how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I'm found, was blind, but now I see.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Attitude of Gratitude

So thankful I am this day, to-day,
For all the folks who come my way
To just say hi or chit or chat
To talk and hear about this and that

So nice it is when folks take time
to mention something they think fine
In what i've done or what i did
Or how i helped their teenage kid.

I'm thankful for, on this fine day
A job to work, and time to play
time to write and time to cheer,
time to read, time to drink beer.

Tigers at Twins in 10 minutes and wow JZ went down hard yestreday. More later...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Muggy Saturday

Here I sit in the Hamburg Township Library, at Internet Station #2 (NOT FILTERED), as I type. The air is super-conditioned in this building; I may well have a stop back at about 4:30 before they close...

Amidst all the talk regarding the Lions mini-camp brawl yestreday, one question still nags at my inner sphincter regions: who's fighting whom? Offense-defense? Black-white? Linemen-backs? Aren't they supposed to be a TEAM, playing a game against other like-minded individuals? What the heck? So Schwartz gave them all these big fines - hoopydo.

Porcello down with Toledo threw eight innings of one-hit ball last night. Rookie Oliver taking his place did well against the Braves but the bats never really got going (again).

I'm smelling some sort of food right now...

Pork sirloins on the grill tonight, breaded with dried mushrooms, asparagus, and taters...Tigers at 4:36.8, have to water the flowers by the house, screw some landscape timbers together, and buy a pellet gun for the squirrels who get in the bird feeders...

Friday, June 25, 2010

oh what fun it is to shop at the Wal-Mart nearest you...

'tis easy for me to spend lots of money there...they have so much I need. Groceries, kitchen stuff, beer, tools, dogfood, bathroom needs, ... omg yes they have it all.
A cool morning in Lakeland but it's warming up quickly. Tigers at Braves tonight 7:35 (is that a ted turner time?) after a huge win over the Mets last night. Valverde perfect again, Zoomaya not perfect but got them through the 8th, bats came alive early and Galaraga got the win (no one, anywhere, deserves a win more than he. he's my new hero. the Photo is down a couple of posts.)

Get to go buy some bird seed from the nice hardware and then what to do with the rest of the day??? Maybe make a deck down at the lake or something...

6500 new certified teachers in Michigan last year, less than 2000 of them landed a job in the State.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Glorious morning in Onekama...

and the summer scholars are hard at work doing whatever it is they do...

Looked like Bonderman had some good stuff last night against the Mets but there was no offense to back him and it ended up 5-nuttin.

S'posed to be nice to-day

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What a blessed day!

Got to see my little sister, her husband, and the younger four of their six children to-day. They are such a sweet group of people, sweet like Armando (above). Me and the landlord cooked brats and dogs on the grill and we had the perfunctory Lays (2 for six bucks) chips available with pickles, asparagus, and cooked veggies for the brats. These were real good Mennonite store sausages this time...i might have overcooked them cuz they seemed kind of dry but oh well. We had fun. Both brother-in-law and landlord share a love of playing music and hunting various four-legged mammals so there was good conversation all day. Sister got to spend a half hour on facebook and you'd think it was Christmas for jumped on the trampolene and shot water baloons into the blue with their launcher.
I'm thankful for family and friends.
First short week of summer school ends tomorrow; next week is only a two-day week, this is do-able.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer School starts tomorrow

and if I were a kid whose parents signed me up, I don't know if I could be happier. It'd be about the same as being told there was no Santa Claus AND the world is going to skip my next five birthdays. Yeah, just about the same.

To-day is Ernie Harwell Day, I'm listening to the birds outside sing and chirp and twistle and aint it grand? I have to remind myself of the chores i volunteered to do while my landlord is golfing at St. Ives: feed dog, water plants on deck, water plants in front yard, water plants in side yard, water plants in house, let dog run rampnt in yard (only in yard, not all through the neighbourhood, as is his want), and that's it, really.

Mostly sunny and warm. Tigers don't play to-day but start a tough road trip tomorrow: Mets, Braves, Twinkies. Then, I'm told, 20 out of 27 dates are at home. They've got a pretty good home record so far this year. Austin Jackson got some playing time yestreday at the end of the game.

I've been procrastinating on a number of issues and I'd like permission to go ahead and take care of a few things...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fw: Postgame Alert for the Tigers

Detroit Tigers Postgame Alert

June 20, 2010

Arizona 1, Detroit 3 at Comerica Park
Arizona Record: (27-43)
Detroit Record: (38-30)

Winning pitcher - Max Scherzer (4-6)
Losing pitcher - Ian Kennedy (3-5)
SV - Jose Valverde (16)

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