Thursday, September 20, 2018

Five Iron Frenzy - Suckerpunch

Handbook for the Sellout

We were blessed with a good amount of rain overnight (the farmers would say something like 'we got about an inch and a half') and it has rained most of the day to-day.

I was able to make a good herb harvest before the rain, so they will be plenty watered and happy for the final month or so of growing. Already I have enough of my 'Scarborough Fair' mix for probably four or five 7 oz shakers. (And I just found a bit from last year - I thought I had run out!)

Michigan plays at noon Saturday and Sparty at 7:30 but the game I really want to see is ASU at Washington, starting at about 4am on Sunday. I want to see if those Aztecs and their top rated receiver whom the camera seemed to be affixed on all night a couple weeks ago can hang with a real top 10 team. I surely hope they open up a can of whoop-ass on the Huskies.

I did a rump roast on the grill last night that I looked so forward to slicing up for sandwiches on our fresh onion buns from Polly Market but the whole event was pretty much of a flop. I tried the sliced potatoes dressed in EVOO and Montreal Chicken seasoning right on the grill (using my new six dollar 16" tongs, only six casualties:-) but duh that doesn't work when you're indirectly cooking a three pound roast and need the lid closed. It ended up taking way too long, the charcoal all burned up, and I had to throw the roast in the oven for a half hour or so. The buns were soggy, the swiss cheese I thought would be a perfect match for that smoked beef did nothing for the sandwiches, and the potatoes were cold by the time we were ready to eat (although they did well as a snack dipped in our ranch/ketchup mix). Oh well, God is good, and we always have more than enough to eat and drink - praise His Name!

I'm ready to slice a bit off that roast for a taste for while I watch Jeopardy tonight.

Thank You, Father, for getting me through another work day;
Thank You for the many blessings along the way.
Thank You for giving me patience to deal with difficult situations,
and thank You for Your Son - The Example of Love.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Lord Jesus Christ, in this place and at this time, I am your hands, feet, ears, eyes, and heart. Lead me to work for justice where I live and in the world around me.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

I yam at work

Back in my comfy air-conditioned closet at the computer on a gorgeous autumn Tuesday morning. We all moved our vehicles so the big truck with our new sign could park and hoist; I am now in front of Lu and Carls.
Nancy's youngest is enjoying his first day of high school in Livonia so we are praying especially for Ric to-day.
We got about two hours of decent rain on Saturday and everything is lush and green again.

Our first Summer Ruffle Rose of Sharon

Love those dusty rose colored sedums

Our rescue dogwood is getting bigger every day!

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Our mailbox box with maiden grass, summer ruffle, and mystery weed that keeps coming back

This year's crab apple population is highest ever, wonder why no one eats them

This is a new box we built on the west side of the shed; the impatiens are thriving

Our one bell pepper plant has produced more than I ever would have expected; the friut is just now reddening

The second wave of chilies are getting up to size; we should have an excellent fall harvest

Oregano is always welcome

English Thyme ready to be harvested

Inadvertent hot and spicy oregano

Sunday, September 2, 2018

I don't ... know what... to say.

With fans blowing furiously here in Hamburg Hills

At the beginning of his homily this morning, Pastor expressed his dismay at the recent Church clergy abuses and then offered prayers, consolation, words of hope, and reminders that there is really nothing new under the sun. With personal testimony and stories, he tied in all four of to-days readings in a brilliant and heartfelt discourse. 

We had a good deal of rain yestreday and some associated breezes coming through the windows bringing movement to our curtains and blinds.  It is very muggy again to-day already, but Alexa has assured me there is no rain in the forecast.

College football dominated my recreation hours (and hours and hours) yestreday; the peak and climactic summit realised itself in another true road loss for the perennially over-rated Wolverines of Ann Arbor. I am, after last night, a renewed Notre Dame fan, due to both the many student-athletes and fans I noticed wearing Christian signs and symbols as well as the beautiful colorific 'The Word of Life' mural on campus - visible from the stadium and affectionately referred to as Touchdown Jesus.

Shoring up our deck railings using some super long screws, already cleaned the cat litter after mass. Yestreday I harvested more tomatoes along with my Scarborough Fair herbs; the second wave of chilies are getting close to ripeness - indeed as I do have some bacon in the fridge as well as some cream cheese, I will put poppers on the menu with our burgers and dogs. 

Do you also want to leave?

Lord, to whom shall we go? YOU have the words of eternal life.

Alleluia, alleluia!!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Epic Michigan State Radio Call Of MSU vs Michigan Ending With Video

Still gives me shivers. The emotion in the voices of George Blaha and Jason Strayhorn take me back to yestreyear, on that fateful night, as I dropped to my knees in joy and wonder and sobbed violently.