Sandman vs. snowman August 30, 2008
My husband and my daughter love making snowmen and sandmen. Since this was a vacation without our family, he did not have her there to help him……..but here is this year’s version of a sandman. It isn’t 11 feet tall, but he is pretty big and I think he enjoyed the hard work that went into creating him. A couple of boys on the beach wanted to come help, so here he is………..pretty cool, huh?
I am sitting here, very tired, but had a wonderful week. We ended up stopping in southern Alabama on Saturday night – very bad weather. Once we got in a room we saw the tornado warnings around us. So glad God prompted us to stop when we did. We got to Panama City around noon on Sunday to a day of rain. We did get to walk on the beach in between showers around 4 pm. Monday morning we were awakened by a howling wind coming through our door…….very scary. Around 10:00 am the fire alarm began going off and they evacuated the building. We stood outside in the rain (partially protected) while the fire trucks came and inspected. They finally decided it was a faulty something or other and we got to go back in. For the next hour the alarm kept going off every 10 minutes. We ended up leaving and finding the mall. Tuesday – cloudy but not storming, so I spent time on the beach. Finally Wednesday and Thursday we had sunshine!!! YEAH! We debated on staying for Friday, but then decided we wanted to beat Gustov and Labor Day traffic, so we headed this way. We got home about 1am this morning……thus I am tired, but I am on MY couch, in MY home, and slept in MY bed last night. I missed all my blogging friends and it is good to catch up today. Just call me Dorothy…………..there is no place like home.
Rainy drive August 23, 2008
Well……..we are going to head out and drive until we hit rough weather today. I don’t know how far we will go, but we are leaving…….say prayers for safe travel………..and for FAY to speed up and move away from Panama City. Thanks for your prayers.
Beaches???????? August 21, 2008
Well, it is looking more and more like Tropical Storm Fay will keep us off the beach next week. I am getting very sad. Depending on which weather site you look – it is calling for rain through Wednesday and there really is no point in going to Florida to sit in a condo to watch it rain. I did that in January in Texas. We are planning to leave Saturday morning, but I don’t think it will be hitting that area until Saturday night and Sunday and one weather site calls for rain through Wednesday. Don’t know what to do. 😦
My Husband August 20, 2008
What is his name? Fred
How long have you been married? 30 years Tuesday
How long did you date? 3 months
How old is he? 6 months younger than me
Who eats more sweets? He does – no contest there
Who said I love you first? ???I don’t remember???
Who is taller? He is
Who can sing better? Me…and that isn’t saying much
Who is smarter? He is – he married me
Who does the laundry? Me
Who pays the bills? Me
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? He does
Who mows the lawn? He does
Who cooks dinner? Me
Who drives? He does
Who is more stubborn? He is
Who kissed who first? He kissed me first
Who asked who out first? I asked him out first
Who proposed? He did
Who has more siblings? He does (5 to 1)
Who wears the pants? Definitely him
Now…what about your hubby????? Play along if you wish.
Grace of Giving August 19, 2008
2 Corinthians 8:7 – But just as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
As this transformation takes place we need to ask God for three things: Eyes to see; a heart to respond and creativity in our giving.
I have the most difficulty with the eyes to see. I am always willing to respond or give if someone else tells me, but I just do not excel in seeing the need. That is my prayer tonight. Dear God, give me the eyes to see needs of others.