Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
AND wedding of Miss Jenny to Hippy Bob... I've already run into her.... and already forgotten to call her by her married name. Miss Jenny is now Mrs. Jenny, I'll try to get in the habit.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
This is where I'll be reading my books.....
I am going to play hostess with the mostess at a local B&B for the Canada Day weekend!
Not only that... but it's Superwoman's B&B... and, well- everyone already knows that all I want to be when I grow up is... her. (ok, that doesn't sound creepy in the least does it? lol... )
This is where I'll be serving breakfast..... mmm, fresh homemade bread.
Click the first picture... it should bring you to the website.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
and now I'm not at my computer... soooo, from the archives.....
early morning bunny munch.
uh, except the picture won't load.
pretend you see a beautiful strawberry leaf, kissed with dew.
Some things went down on thursday that gave us a glimpse of what our friends at GTI have to live with. The difference is- we can stand up for ourselves, and not live in fear of the repercussions of standing up... One of our team went over on Thursday to get the full story and handled the situation beautifully- so well in fact, that property guy called him that evening to "apologize" and invite us back to put on breakfast and our usual activities.
As one of our team said
Bottom line, everything is back to normal. I used to think I knew what normal was.
continue to pray for the team... things like this can take a lot out of us. Also, please pray for the summer, that we'd be able to find a few people who would be willing to help out for one or two nights so that some of us can take a week off.
Pray for E- that she wouldn't take the brunt of people's frustrations, and for N as he decides what to do next in regards to the tribunal- we heard that he may have been bullied enough that he's decided to drop the case... not cool. And most importantly, pray for our friends at GTI, that there would be some peace- and maybe some things go right for them.
I guess I should add some praise to that end too... praise for the way we are being supported (in prayer and financially... and thru gifts of meals and coffee!) Praise for resolution.. for safety... for friendships, for concerts and stories, and for no dead mice in the milk jug this week.
more at Ruth's blog
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I've been really excited about some advocacy and awareness things I've been able to do with a young family I've gotten to know better in the past two months, Please pray for them as they deal with some of the cuts to funding that they have relied on in the past.
But of course... when things get good... there's always something that's going to be a challenge.....
here's a copy of an email I just received from one of our full time folks....
> Church at Our House wrote:
> > Hi.
> > Just got a call from E (a very vulnerable resident of Greenwood) who
> > has taken the first couple of rounds of flak. Property guy came over
> > and yelled at her twice already today because N has given Property Guy the
> > letter re:Tenants Rights.
[N has been working towards getting the landlord tenant act to cover his accommodations, this is a 3 month process, and he reached his 3 months yesterday... and delivered the letter this morning]
> > As of now, our team are banned from the property and from talking to E, for some reason.
> > E is in everybody's bad books, even though she had nothing to do
> > with it.
> > As of now, there are no more Dinners on Wednesdays or church on
> > Sunday. Or Breakfast next week, one assumes.
> >property guy told E that the owners will have to find someone to run their
> > jewelery and dry cleaning businesses until after the hearing on the
> > 2nd. Don't know what that means.
> > E has been told to deliver these messages (part of her punishment,
> > no doubt), but she can't sit waiting for round 3, so she's going to a
> > friend's house for the day.
> > All this because a guy wants his floor fixed.
It's very frustrating... I have a newsletter nearly finished at home that I'll get sent out to you tonight to fill you in on what we've been up to the past two months... again, these are super exciting times... and super difficult.
Pray that E wouldn't have everything dumped on her, that N would get his floor fixed, and that Property Guy would.... hmmm... well, that we would continue to love him the way God loves him... and that he'd chill out a little.
Thanks for all your prayers!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tonight I was talking with a friend at GTI (community dinner night) about an agency that was working with her to help her thru some things.
I was so frustrated by the end of the conversation- sitting there, trying to be encouraging and supportive, but seething inside about the way she had been treated.
I DON'T GET IT!
There are so many things set up in our community to help ... and yet... there's so little communication between people.. that things are getting missed.
I offered all I could. A listening ear to a frustrated friend. The only practical thing I could give was a new brochure that listed all the help agencies in 'Umberland (our county). She and her partner poured over it... so surprised to see what was actually available to them.
Another friend had been listening and piped up... "is there anyone in there to help with my teeth?".... and smiled her trademark toothless grin.
I'm beat this month. - I was going to say "today", but in counting the number of days I've felt like myself, against the number of days where I haven't... I'm coming up in the negative with goodness. I'm not people'd out... I'm just hurting to much for some... and wishing that I had more time to do more....
I'm greedy for time -to make it feel like a dent is being made in all this wonderful mess.
Sometimes... I love things.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
I am one happy pirate.
Elbowmarie, Officer - Sage Ocean.
It's been a long time since I could play- the old computer was freezing all the time during battles. It was very sad. Now, the thing is, I love my crew/friends so much, that I hardly ever get around to actually PLAYING. I spend all my time catching up with me hearties.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
is something you need to watch!!!
it reminded me, my plants NEED to get into some dirt... and soon.
Shoulda, coulda, woulda... yadda yadda yadda.
I have baby worms! (yeah!) hopefully sometime soon, I'll have enough to actually make a dent on the compost! (side note... when I got the worms, I only got a 1/4 pound, big bin, few wormies, little eating going on still.... now, the pill bugs on the other hand.....)
Me and the Mac are making friends. I turned it on for the first time this evening.... have you ever turned on a Mac for the first time? All I could think was "my computer LIKES me!" ... if you've set one up... you know what I mean.
Hopefully I'll get it figured out enough to put it to use... uh... after I plant my little green babies.
ACTUAL quote from the dollarstore the other day (I hate the concept of the dollarstore, but my budget requires that I visit once in awhile)
(said by the woman loading her three LARGE reusable shopping bags)(in a really loud voice so everyone could hear)
"now, I know you're all mad I'm taking so long, but you all need to switch to reusable bags too... I CARE about my children... I CARE about their future and the environment!"
oh my goodness the irony of it all nearly killed me.. I pretended to have a coughing fit to cover my guffaws.
Monday, June 02, 2008
But so much has happened in the past three days... well...
Yet again, I forgot this was Monday...
here's a little somthin' somthin' to tide you over.
Yes, I know I've used this before... BUT- there's a darn good reason. I had to steal it from my own flickr account since this isn't my computer. Remember how I said my computer was making gross noises? and remember how I'm always complaining about my ageing computer? and remember how mostly I'm a big complainer and I never spend anything, and I never finish anything I start? remember all that?
I pet a cownose stingray today.
I bought a MacBook.
yup... big day.
I'm not currently ON my new computer, as I've only just taken it out of the box long enough to confirm that "YES, it is a computer". And I haven't really stopped to breathe since Friday.... so, today we're pretending.... welcome to post 999b.