some of the petals from my roses
How was your weekend?
Ours was quiet. Tim and I ran an errand together on Saturday that required a bit of a drive and we took the scenic route. It's beautiful around here right now.
Then he and Kyle went and mowed at our friends' house. They have some health issues and we live closer than any of their grown kids, so Tim and Kyle take care of it for them. They also dealt with the part of the tree along our creek that came down in a big storm this summer.
I made an English apple pie, and made chicken and rice for dinner.
Yesterday, Tim and I went to lunch, Kyle preferred to stay home and make some pizza rolls. Ha! Teenagers! Tim said its weird that we can now go out to lunch on a Sunday and its like a date! Ha! Men!
He is right, though. Changing times.
We are a week away from our election (thankfully) and things have taken a weird turn. Apparently a group of Chinese who oppose the CCP have started to release videos and photos from H. Biden's hard drive. They want to show how the CCP gets blackmail on world leaders and then control them. I've wondered why the Biden family would allow Joe to be humiliated. Its got to be hard to see him struggling with dementia, and yet keep promoting him. Everyone knows that if he were to win, it wouldn't be 6 months before they were replacing him. Yesterday they announced that win 9 days to the election he was calling a lid. That means no appearances or interviews. This is unprecedented. Who goes into hiding with a week before the election? (Also unprecedented is the media's refusal to cover any of the scandal to protect a candidate. They certainly were willing to use false things to try to take down the current president.)
I think big things are brewing and I don't think its going to be good. Can a political party change their candidate with a week to go? What about all the people who have already voted for Joe? Would their votes automatically go to the new candidate? Who knows what is going to happen. It's like a movie.
Ah, let's get back to nicer things.
Some trees in our area are just past their peak, but my maples in the front garden are still just getting their color. November should be beautiful.
Our trees along our property line and in our back pasture are really beautiful right now. The maples along the creek, are looking beautiful also. We've had beautiful mild weather this autumn and in the last week we've had rain off and on, so the grass is still green.
Oh, and do you remember me telling you about my chickens scratching up the zinnias? They did, but the zinnias took root among some other plants that are now trimmed back for the winter, and I have three zinnias plants in bloom! That's life with chickens.
The week ahead is going to be interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if we see an unexpected death, a replacement candidate, social media shutting things down. Free speech is already over on social media.
I continue to pray, to trust, and to try to be a light shining to point the way. Eternity is what really matters. I think these things that are coming out are showing the darkness and evil that has flourished for too many years, and I'm not talking about politics, though many politicians on both sides are involved.
Solomon said in Ecclesiastes that "there is nothing new under the sun," and that is true. We need revival around the world. I'm praying for it, are you?