Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy July!

Really, I will try harder to post more than once a month.  June is kind of a blur. I thought I would show you a picture of the inside of our tiny airport. Isn't that funny? We were sitting, (Ron and I) waiting for Peter's flight to get into Bako. He was in Florida for a job interview and was returning. We were sitting there and I was just laughing at how peaceful everything is in our airport most of the time. (He didn't take the job!) I was glad. With Kessie and her family in Arizona, Ben and Megan on the road, I think Montana. I wasn't ready for one in Florida. Not yet, anyway.

Did I mention in my last blog post that I have a group of ladies come on Thursday morning for Bible Study? We have about nine ladies and I fix breakfast and Emilie teaches. Its very nice, but I think I spend a lot of time keeping my house presentable. One of the reasons for my lack of blog posts.
Plus I have been painting and rearranging and fixing. I painted my wheelbarrow, to match the step stool Ron made on the porch. I took the picture of it but I can't find it on my new computer.

Elliot went to Las Vegas. He went with his girlfriend's family. He was not quite prepared for all for all of the sights he saw. He now knows why its called Sin City.

This last week we found out that Ron was receiving a job promotion. As always bittersweet. He really likes working where he is working now, well except for the two hour drive. Now he will be back in Bako. No more 4:00 A.M. mornings. That is nice and he won't be on 24 hour call anymore. Which of course hasn't been all of that bad. Still, this has been a month of changes. Kessie being pregnant with number six, which is a boy. She will have bookends. Her oldest is a boy, and the youngest is a boy. She developed a blood clot. Me being here and her there, put me in a bit of a tizzy.

I think if I could say anything about June, its been how I have leaned really hard on God, and tried to pray more than worry. I have tried to keep my thoughts at peace. Knowing that there really isn't a single thing I can do to change a single circumstance. The other day when we were having our Bible Study, Emilie said, " Do you notice how all super hero villains are the ones who try to control everything?" As I sat and thought about it, every single bad guy is someone who tries to tell other people how to live. Well, it showed me how if I am not careful I could just as easily turn into a bad guy. I am working on keeping my fingers out of every ones pies. So for July, my goal will be to pray even more than I do now and not worry or tell God what it is I think He should be doing.

 Summer is here. I do love summer. My list of summer projects continues to grow. I have all of those white railings around the porch to paint. I like painting when I am outside. August is going to be our painting the rest of the inside of the house. Hopefully, I can finally have a very nice bedroom. Its always the last thing on my list. Makenzie wanted to make curtains for her bedroom this week. We had a very nice time together, while she and I figured out how to make curtains for her. She is did wonderful job. They look so pretty in her room too.

All of those white railings in the picture. At least most of the time its in shade. It will be easier than the swimming pool fence. My hands have been full.  I have sat down so many times to try and write a blog, but the tyranny of the urgent was louder than my ability to write a cohesive sentience. 

I have sewed a little on His Eye and worked a little on my Jonah rug. Just not as much as I wish I could.
I hope you have a lovely Fourth of July. We will have a nice day I think.
Thank you to Lauren, for checking up on me. I appreciate it very much.

Blessings from me to you,

"In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?"
-  Robert Louis Stevenson, Bed in Summer

(I won't have to do this much longer. Yay for summer!)


Pom Pom said...

Hi Kim! It's so nice to hear from you. I'm so glad Ron doesn't have to commute anymore. Thank you, Jesus!
I remember going to bed early as a child. I hated it. We would hear the neighbor kids outside and here we were in our beds. My mom needed the quiet, I guess.
Prayers for Kessie. Love to you.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I am just happy to know all is well in Bako!
Prayers for Kessie. It's so hard being a mom, no matter the child's age we worry.
Congrats to Ron on his promotion.
You? A bad guy? NEVER.
LV is definitely Sin City!!!
Happy 4th to you and your family.

Kessie said...

The blood clot is a shallow one and non-dangerous, the doctor said, so don't worry about me! I'm glad you updated. I know it's been crazy busy this summer, but I can't think of a summer when we weren't busy.

Julia said...

I'm happy to know that Kessie's blood cloth isn't dangerous but I hope she takes it easy. The poor girl, 6 kids is a lot to look after. Being a mother, I understand how it's not easy not to worry about our love ones

Congratulations to Ron on his new job promotion. He'll have more time for his hobbies. I wish you lived closer, I could give you a lot of painting to do. lol. Just kidding. I don't take advantage of my friends.

Happy 4th of July.
Hugs, Julia

That's a great observation from your bible study friend.

Debbie said...

Good morning! It was soo nice to pop in and catch up with you today. Sounds like your summer is going well so far. I am glad Kessie left her comment as I was a little worried to hear about the blood clot. Congrats to her on number 6! I am having a summer bible study in my home this year too, and I know just what you mean about keeping things up for it. I wish we were going to finish our inside painting in August, but truthfully we really NEED to get the outside painted, and some wood repair done as well. It's really always something isn't it? Have a wonderful 4th of July!

GretchenJoanna said...

I don't think I've hear you say "Bako" before; I don't know if I've heard anyone use that nickname, actually... I like the full name better, myself, but then it's not my town!

That is wonderful news, though, about Ron's job. I hope your summer is just lazy enough to feel like summer, and you have plenty of porch-sitting in the evenings when the hot turns to warm. Here, I just ate a popsicle and it made me cold! XOXO

Gumbo Lily said...

I'm so glad you took the time to update us on all the happenings in your life. So much and so full! I'm glad to hear that Ron will be closer to home with his new job promo. Will there be more morning coffee and breakfasts together for you two? A new grandbaby on the way--how wonderful! Sending lots of love to you. ~Jody

Alica said...

I liked that thought too, about how the villians are the ones who try to control everything. Very thought provoking! I have missed your posts...but have been rather absent in blogland as well over the past few months. I hope your July is restful! (well, in between the painting projects, that is!)

Debbie said...

ooooh kim, i wish you could see a picture of newark airport, wow, a little different!! hehehehe

try not to worry so much about the appearance of your home, your time is better spent crafting and making goodies in the kitchen!!