I guess I took a little unplanned break.  That is one of the things I like about having my very own blog; it is kind of like being retired.  If I don’t want to do anything I just don’t.

I have wondered how I will know when it is time to quit blogging; I think I have the answer.  I don’t think I will know, someday I just won’t write anymore, I don’t think that will happen any time soon, unless you quit reading, but as I try to transition away from that “bottom of the heart” stuff the schedule may become more erratic.

I kind of left you hanging with my vacuum fiasco.  Update: I now have a new Oreck XL commercial here (I am home tonight) and a nine year old Oreck XL at the lake.  That one saw a lot of action the first 4 ½ years it spent in our home.  The last 4 ½ it didn’t work as often but when it did work it worked real hard.

The Oreck is so simple even I understand it.  It doesn’t pull me if I push the handle nor does it push me if I pull the handle; it has a very simple ON/Off switch.  The floors at the lake are clean, well maybe not real clean but they have been vacuumed.  As soon as I get the old Hoover out of there this whole deal will just be a memory.

I kind of wish I wouldn’t have told you the vacuum story.  Now everyone that comes to my house, especially the lake house will check to see if the floors are clean.

I did a little more than just vacuum at the lake.  I spent a little time on the water, I didn’t catch any fish but I think you need to actually put a hook in the water.  I saw a pair of Bald Eagles, although sightings are becoming more common it is still very exciting.  These were in a willow tree at the water’s edge; we watched them for a few minutes from about 200 yards. They are beautiful and impressive birds.  I’m proud Ben Franklin wasn’t successful in his attempt to make the Turkey our national bird.

I enjoyed my time at the lake (except for the sweeper) this time and for the first time in forever questioned my decision to come home as soon as I did.

I know Mother’s Day has come and gone since I was here last.  To say I had a quiet one would be an understatement; I think that is exactly what I needed this year.  I better be careful I’m getting close to the heart and I don’t want to go there tonight.

The next two weeks are going to be a little difficult, so if you don’t mind, I could probably use an extra prayer.

Good Night and God Bless.


5 thoughts on “Briefly……..

  1. You have extra prayers from us. Bald eagles are magnificent! I am also glad Ben Franklin didn’t pick a turkey!!!!!! We have a pair nesting on an island at a lake in a shopping and apartment area here in Wichita. They have been viewed from a park parking lot the last four years, and have become quite an attraction for the citizens.


  2. May is my hardest time of year: Mother’s Day, the anniversary of my mother’s passing, and then her birthday. Maybe it’s better to just cram all the grieving into a couple of weeks. I can tell you, 21 years later, it’s still a rough couple of weeks, but not crippling like it used to be. Hugs from Texas!

  3. I just told Ron last night that we haven’t heard from you in a while. Think it’s about time for some lake time. Good food, good fellowship and just maybe alittle fishin.

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