Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Monday, May 30, 2022


 Happy Memorial Day! I'm never sure about saying 'happy' because it is a day to remember those who lost their lives in the service of our nation. I'm thinking of those families this morning, who also paid a price.

This weekend we did puttering things and work around the house and property. Kyle vacuumed out the pool, Tim worked on our string edger to no avail, Sarah helped me move furniture in the living room and dust under and behind it, then vacuum. 

On Sunday we four went to church, came home for lunch, then Tim and Sarah took a bike ride on the rail trail. There is a nice stretch of old rail line that has been made into a walking/biking trail. They rode about 10 miles (5 there and 5 back). Then Tim got into the pool with Kyle. Soon we'll have a small deck on the pool and it will make it easier for everyone to get in. Tim really wanted to edge along the creek, and they mow for a client and also mow for some elderly friends, and so he decided to go buy a new edger. 

I rode 'shotgun' and went along. It was a beautiful day, warm but not hot and no humidity. When we got home, the four of us watched the third movie in the 'How To Train Your Dragon' trilogy. They are Kyle's favorite movies. He might qualify that because he does love The Lord of the Rings, also, and enjoys Star Wars, too.

Today, Tim and Kyle are working at the church. They are replacing deck boards and railings on the big deck our church has behind our building. We use this space a lot in the summer, and our June outdoor services start on the 12th!

I am working on potato salad for lunch, and I make up our homemade hamburgers. We'll have baked beans, and some desserts, too! A friend from church is coming over and probably our friend Denny. It's so important that we think of those who may be alone over holidays, and invite them to join you. Today there will be swimming, good discussions, games, some good food. I've got holiday paper plates, napkins, and cups, too!

Graphic by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings


"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

I hope your day is filled with Good Things!


  1. Wishing you a beautiful day.

  2. Wishing you a peace full and lovely day!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful day! I am cleaning, scrubbing, packing and fluffing the camper and front room un preparation for leaving early tomorrow. We have had water dripping in the camper from AC, signs of mice, and a good many ants to deal with. I do NOT want to return to a big mess. This is an old fragile camper and must be treated carefully. For a few days I couldn't get the door to stay closed but Louis Dean showed me he could lock it this morning so I feel better about that. Don't want the mice to have an open door policy! and last but not least - the smell of skunk has been here this entire visit! I do believe it is under our decking.....and I guess there's not much we can do about that. It's not often that I am ready to go home .....but this time I am.


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