Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. Zechariah 13:9

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rainy Days, Heartburn, Old Friends, a Treat

Sunday, 20 March 2011

  • Rainy Days, Heartburn, Old Friends, a Treat

    Ummm....interesting title.....so, am I indicating that old friends cause heartburn on rainy days while eating a treat?  Nope!  Just updating on what has been happening around here.
    I love rainy days!!  I love to hear the rain on a tin roof and smell the wet earth.  But, most of all, I love rainy days when indoor projects get done because the men can't work outside.  That was what happened at the beginning of last week.  We had a bedroom wall that was unfinished.  The logs needed to be chinked and it was one of those projects that just did not have priority - until now.  Last summer we had wasps in our bedroom too many times and they were able to come in from the attic eves through an unchinked space.  So, Dave put it high on the priority list.  He also decided that it was something that the boys really could learn to do and so it became a great elective for school....learning to chink logs.
    The before picture....
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    project underway...
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    They did an excellent job and I expect no wasps this year!   Another project that got finished (almost, still needs trim) on a rainy day was a wall between the mud room and rest of porch. 
    Home renovations 022
    We were blessed with a free, beautiful door that someone had put out at their mailbox for free.  It worked perfect!  Once again, Dave thought the boys could learn some skills, so....another elective....learning to hang a door.
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    Home renovations
    There are MANY more projects that need done in the house, so bring on the rain!   No, seriously, our house really does need lots more work, but slowly it is getting there.  It is not new, not perfect, but it is our HOME and that is what matters.
    Heartburn.....for many, many years it has been Dave's companion and not a welcome one, either.  As the years progressed, it became more & more frequent until it was an every day thing.  For a long time, we thought it was all stress related.  Then, we started really thinking that it wasn't just stress, but also something he was eating.  Was it the eggs in the morning?  Or dairy?  Maybe meat?  The last few months it had gotten so severe that he was eating next to nothing and still got heartburn.  He was convinced he had cancer, for now he not only had heartburn, he had stomach pain.  He tried the prilosec and got relief, until a week after he finished it.  Anyway, something had to be done and he wanted to try something else before seeing a specialist.  Well, he is now heartburn free!!!  Praise the Lord!!  What was the culprit?  Wheat!  As soon as he took all wheat out of his diet the heartburn and pain was gone.   One time he thought he would test it and ate a piece of homemade bread and pronto! heartburn.  He can now eat whenever he wants and anything he wants, but wheat, and he does great.  We can't believe it!  After all these years and it was wheat?  Why, oh why, didn't we think of it sooner?
    Time marches on, we get older, our families grow, we make new friends and some things are forgotten.  However, some things are not forgotten and they live on through all the circumstances of life.  That is how it is for the friendship of 4 women.  "Us" 4 women.  We have known each other since the beginning of our lives and have grown up together.  Each of us eventually got married and somewhat went separate ways.  However, every now and then we get together and reconnect.  This week, we were able to have lunch together again.  2 of us are grandmas now and all of us have been through different trials and changes in our lives.  It was really nice to catch up and enjoy a few short hours together.
    24 1/2 years ago at my wedding....Karla, Marcy, me, & Dawn
    2011..... Marcy, Dawn, Karla, & I
    4 of us girls
    Eating out twice in 1 week?  wahoo!  I can stand it!  Last night, Gordon and Kelsey took Dave & I out to eat for part of our Christmas present.  The choice was ours and after much deliberating it was Golden Corral.  Our opinion?  uhhh.....not first pick.  Hoss' still ranks among #1.  We had a really nice time, just the 4 of us.  Thanks to our favorite daughter & son-in-law for the treat! 
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    Until next time................

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