Checking in

Checking in

It’s late Monday, I returned home this evening from my weekend stay with the grandkids.  Hubby had planned to go with me, but wasn’t up for a trip after aggravating his back. His chiropractor suggested he take it easy this weekend–and he’s improving. We have an excursion planned, so it’s in his best interest to be roadworthy! 

Rain was my companion, Saturday.

Rain was my travel companion, Saturday.

Our eldest granddaughter is preparing for a month-long mission trip to Guatemala.

A carful of lovely young ladies.

A carful of lovely young ladies.

The youngest ones on a recent race day, Tough Mudder, Obstacle Course Racing (OCR).

photo courtesy of their mother

photo courtesy of their mother

 

 

 

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Random Five–Monday!

Thanks so much for your blog visits. Life has been a bit crazy lately and I haven’t been able to visit with you as often as I’d like. Let me see if I can wrap my head around what I’ve been up to.

Five Random Thoughts

1. I’m still sorting through vacation photos. I have fond memories of these nachos! They were so good. Wouldn’t mind having some for breakfast this morning.

Nachos at Hilton Head Diner--this was not an ordinary diner!

Nachos at Hilton Head Diner–this was not an ordinary diner!

2. I got a new phone–iPhone 6 Plus. I backed up the 4s to the computer and downloaded most of the info to the new one. I was missing a few contacts, which made life a bit more crazy when I had an appointment, and the address was nowhere to be found. I’m still tweaking/updating, but quite happy with it. Love the new ear buds, much more comfortable. It has a nice camera. I’m thinking it will be great for selfies–it’s almost like carrying around a full-length mirror.

photo taken with iPhone 6 Plus

photo taken with iPhone 6 Plus

3. I watched a webinar about writing software, Scrivener. I’ve heard it mentioned several times recently by speakers at our writers group, and also the conference I attended. I have two devotionals to write this week, so I’m going to download the free, 30-day trial. I’m impressed, it’s 30 days of use–not 30 calendar days. The website, Literature and Latte, says if you only write twice a week, that’s 15 weeks. Have you used Scrivener, or know anyone who does? It can be used for blog posts–any writing, really–but especially good for long-form writing. Research links can be saved right in the program! (Another learning curve.)

4. Going to visit family this weekend! SIL and some of the kids are obstacle course racing (OCR) at a new venue, not far from where they live.

5. It was nice to wake up to sunshine this morning, the gray clouds that hovered a few days are long gone. And then I realized how quiet it was–the near-gale-force winds went away, too. It’s a busy week ahead, and I will try to visit your blogs and comment as much as possible. Some things have to be put aside, but your blog friendship nurtures my soul, there will always be a place for you. Thanks to you, and thanks to WordPress, who makes this all possible.

 

 

 

Cloud Cover

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The sky never ceases to amaze me. Yes, I had my head in the clouds again. This was taken as I drove home from the Traveling Pen workshop, Saturday. (Isn’t that a great name for a writing workshop?)

I love that perfectly-straight line that allows a peek of the blueness beyond. To me, this demonstrates why it is called “cloud cover.” Doesn’t it look like a soft blanket, or partially-rolled-up window shade?

Did you have a good weekend? What did you do?

We don’t follow NASCAR as avidly as we used to, but decided to watch the Daytona 500 Sunday. Not even an hour into the race (which started around 1:00 p.m.) it began to rain. The race was red-flagged and didn’t begin again until 8:30 p.m. That made for a long day for everyone. Fans were evacuated from the stands when lightning threatened. Estimated attendance at a Daytona race is 250,000. That’s a lot of a people to evacuate. Congratulations to Dale Earnhardt, Jr. on his win. I know “Jr.” is dropped when there is no longer a “Sr.,” but his father’s legend lives on in the racing world.