Just rambling about the day 10/9

Listening to Diamond and Silk on Facebook Live talking about a lot of different things. Love those Ladies. They preach it and teach it and they live it. They are all about having the conversation. Catch them on Facebook and Twitter and everywhere! Be sure to check out their merchandise too.

Great news about the fence, icymi the before story: 

Take a look at the after story as of today, thank you Officer Bret for finding the right fencing team for our adjoining fences! You are the best neighbor! 

Excellent work by Professional Grade Fence on a very hot day! 

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Getting excited for the new CrossRope #ZenDudeFitness Challenge. You can join me and my Guns Out CrossFit teammate, Lance Winstein, by signing up here and tagging me or Lance with #TeamBooGah #GunsOutCrossFit in the CrossRope Jump Rope Community page on Facebook. All you need is a JUMP ROPE!

And yes, I love CrossRope. I love their jumping program so much that I joined the ZDF just so I could order smaller sized ropes with ZDF colored handlesBy the way, my jump roping is just about as good as my CrossFit but at least I am still working at it. 

Another tidbit of good news. My niece was crowned a runner up for Ms. Veteran America 2017.  

 

And that is it for today. Pip-pip. Cheerio!

 

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Church cancelled: Inclement Weather

When an event, like a hurricane or tropical storm, takes place that creates the need to cancel worship services for the safety of our congregation we are then encouraged

“to spend time together as a family in Scripture study and prayer as it is still the Lord’s holy day. Consider ways where you can come together as a family to be strengthened in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.”  

In our home we are thankful to have electricity and to have weathered the storm without incident so we offer prayers of gratitude and read the scriptures.

We turn on the Roku and dial into YouTube where we find the Mormon Channel. We proceed to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir live feed to see their morning broadcast of MUSIC & THE SPOKEN WORD and we enjoy several more videos. 

From General Conference last weekend, we replay the Saturday morning session and then we each take some time to work on our respective callings, his as Bishop and mine as a Primary worker with the MoTab music feed streaming throughout the house. 

It is a great Sabbath Day.

   

FIRST ALERT: Nate downgraded to tropical depression, weather slowly improving

“Tropical Depression Nate (recently downgraded) is rolling through central Alabama. There is an area of gusty wind and heavy rain falling just east of the center; this will continue to affect Chilton, Coosa, Tallapoosa and Chambers counties over the next few hours…  montgomery.raycomweather.com

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Never too early for Christmas decor

There are folks who think nothing of Christmas should be seen before Halloween, but I say BRING IT ON! I love the Christmas decor, especially in the South where the seasons are not as obvious as they are up North. Of course I understand the commercialism side of not wanting to see the decor up too soon. However, knowing what the real meaning of Christmas is, it makes me ever so happy the moment the first of the fake trees or decorations or wrapping paper or whatever appears! Especially Music!

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Having a ton of decorations all over my house is not my thing. I have several Nativity sets that I love to display. Normally I have them in my hutch for display year round. Last year we moved to a smaller place in another state so I only have one out now and use the rest of the space to store all of my dishes, flatware, and glassware.

That reminds me to put in a plug for the MONTGOMERY INTERFAITH NATIVITY EXHIBIT  this year. It was so lovely last year. It was my first time attending the display. This year should really be lovely as members from many congregations bring their Nativity sets to share with the Montgomery community. It is an incredible display of unity where we can demonstrate that we truly are of one heart and one mind in celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

The photos below are some I took from last year’s event where I volunteered to be a hostess for a few sessions. Definitely, I will be volunteering as a hostess again this year and look forward to doing so with great anticipation.

The Music Event Coordinator, my dear friend Stephanie Ladner, invited me to sing for a twenty minute segment. That is a long stretch for me as a soloist. She smiled and said she would take fifteen if I was willing.

IF I say (teeth chattering) Yes, it will probably only be for fifteen because twenty is a long time. #LookingUpSheetMusicNow 

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So I missed a post yesterday

Last night I was thinking, “Oh I need to go get the laptop and charge it so I can write my daily post.” 

Immediately acting upon that thought I ran to the back room where I last used it, being sure to grab the wireless mouse so I did not have to make a second trip. Straightaway bringing it all to the television room where I was binge watching POLDARK on Alabama Public Television, the plan was to have it near me charging so I could pick it up in between episodes to write my daily post.

Fortunately the laptop charged up perfectly as I watched episodes 1-6 last night… until the wee hours of this morning. Unfortunately, being so engrossed in the program, I completely forgot about writing.

My penance? I had to force myself to save the last two episodes for later in the day.

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A little Granny shuffle today

Finally, the spirit of running, well the spirit of the Granny shuffle, kicked in as I made my way around one of my walking routes. It felt amazing. Since my foot drama I have come back with a 100k row and a jumprope challenge and a barely shuffle twenty feet on Monday’s walk.  

For the last few weeks I have been pushing my Wall Ball (my little Charlie R. in his stroller) for a mile plus walk, gradually increasing my walking speed but today  something just took over and I started the real granny shuffle. It was a bit of a shock.

Then my mind kicked in telling me to start some run/walk intervals for time when all of a sudden my mind took over and I started shuffling, not wanting to walk. (It may have happened because I was so close to home and I wanted to be done already.)  And as I shuffled those old feelings of thinking I am a runner popped into my mind. 

I am back. Shuffling, but I am really back. Time to break out the PWR Sandbag and take that shuffle to the next level.

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Oh what a night

After dinner with my little Charlie R. it was time for his bath. He really enjoyed his dinner of turkey with green beans, squash, and rice followed with strawberry applesauce and a glass of milk. He had rice stuck to himself, everywhere. 

On the way to the tub I smelled a little something. Yes. The diaper of roses. (Not!) 

Standing him up on the vanity to strip him down made the clean up for bath prep easy. And then, as I was cleaning up one side……. Well, you know what little boys do and it went all over the sink and counter. 

The next phase was bath time. But, oh, that warm water created another stream of consciousness. Yes, the tub had to be drained and water refreshed and finally it was bathtime again. 

Fresh and cle52877099616__6E15A29F-C6E4-4EDF-9778-50F567CD76B0.JPGan and ready to dry off it was then time to diaper up and get ready for bed. Not a moment to too soon for just as soon as I pulled that second tab over to close up the diaper…… 

It was the end of a wonderful day with my little Charlie R. And yes, I changed him one more time before it was time for him to go home.

It is all about building memories one diaper at a time.

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