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Odds & Ends

Posted by on May 26, 2015

 

I don’t know if any of this is worth posting but since I can’t think of anything else to write, I’ll just jot down a few things that caught my attention recently.

Weather–Actually, as I write this post, I’m sitting in a closet with the dog because we’re under atornado tornado warning. There are flash flood warnings as well, but we’re up high so those don’t matter as much. Three weeks ago, my daughter got married during the only three days of nice weather we’ve had this month. I’m getting sorta used to gray skies. And I’ve discovered three weeks of cloudy skies are more tolerable in May than in January.

Dreaming–Our house hunting continues. One of the things we’ve wrestled with is wanting something different than the suburban living we’ve had for our entire married life. We’ve looked at everything from half-acre tracts up to fifteen and twenty acres. As much as I like a larger plot of land, I look ahead ten, fifteen years and wonder if we’ll physically be able to maintain that much land. And it seems you should have a purpose for that much property, something like running cattle or goats or horses. None of which we have any experience with. Ah well, each day brings us closer to the day we can move from this nightmare place to our dream home.

Getting to know you–Years ago, the pastor of our church challenged everyone in our small congregation to get better acquainted. He encouraged us to know each other well enough to recite the other person’s Social Security number. He was kidding, of course, but since that time, I’ve known my husband’s Social Security number. I may not remember his cell phone number, but I can recite his SS number with ease!

file0001909368709So, thirty-three years into our marriage, Hubby learned something new about me. In a recent conversation, it was revealed that in my younger days, I wanted to go into police work. I even thought of working for the FBI. Maybe it was all those Nancy Drew books I read, or the television shows I watched, like Adam-12, The Avengers and Mod Squad. I even wrote my senior English Lit research paper comparing the FBI with Scotland Yard. Hubby was completely amazed that I’d ever considered that line of work.

So tell me, how have you weathered the storms? What are you (im)patiently waiting for? What have you learned about someone you thought you knew everything about?

 

 

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