Monday, May 30, 2016

Stay Positive

After tonight's horrendous hail storm, a part of me wishes I could wave my hand and we will have L.A. weather wherever we go. Every Day. For Evah.

But, we have to stay positive and be grateful for all we have and count our blessings and whatnot, but a girl can wish.

ANYWAY, a couple of days ago, our part of the world dried up long enough for us to take the dog out for an evening stroll and catch up with neighbors.
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I have to say, we have a magnificent view out here in the country.  Wild flowers are in full bloom and we caught a glorious sunset.
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Today after church, we even had a few hours of glorious sunshine where we went for a mini excursion with Uncle Lin ( later post ).

Thank you, Lord for all the precipitation, but could You please make it a little less violent? Thank you. Amen.

Sunday, May 29, 2016


Storm after storm after storm.

I appreciate the rain and moisture, I really do.

But all this hail is just ....

And tonight, with the massive hail storm with hail the size of ugh, I don't even know, skylights in the RV are broken and leaking and it continues to rain. I know things could be way way worse, and that we are fortunate not to have had a tornado, but still.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

An Excursion?!

We go on too few excursions and it is often too far between them.

However, a couple of Saturdays ago, we had some things that needed to get done, and we ended up having somewhat of one.

It started off at Lake Fort Phantom, where the lake had overflowed across the road and over the spillway, something we have not encountered in YEARS.
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It was nice to be out of doors, but we had to make sure to be covered up & deeted what with the mosquitoes that come with such a lot of moisture.
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We spied several people fishing by the spillway and the hubs and little boy went over for a closer look.
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While the men were talking, I spied a truck trying to cross the now flooded road.
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I'm sure all people in the truck on the other side of the flood were watching just as curiously as I was to see if he would actually attempt it.  We are often reminded when it floods, to "Turn Around, Don't Drown" and all.
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He finally did turn around tho, when the water started being above the level of his door :)
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Our next stop was Garden World for old time's sake. It had been so long since we were there the last time with Grandad, and the little boy couldn't remember any of that at all.
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One of the things that always lifts one's spirits is greenery and beautiful, colorful flora, and there was plenty of that at Garden World. 
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It may not have been the little boy's cup of tea, but he still had fun running around and messing with stuff :)
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We found a garden ornament that would sum up the little boy quite aptly - The Reading Boy statue.
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There was even a photo op with the world's largest pot ( that WE have seen, anyway )
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Then we were on our way out to Abilene State Park, partly to see the full lake when just not that long ago the lakes were so low it was just very discouraging.
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A new addition that we hadn't seen before was the humongous chess set at one of the camp areas.
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We had a short rest room break, and saw a bridge we hadn't ever explored before across the way.
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It reminded me on all the hikes and treks I had gone on when I was on Borneo during my medical school days.
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It was so lush with all the precipitation that we have had ( and are still having ) that it was quite swampy, really.
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All in all it was a fun day :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Azmari's Birthday

I am glad we have all the family that we do here in Abilene.  The little boy gets to spend holidays and birthdays with loved ones.

Last week we got to celebrate Azmari's birthday with him. 

Part of the attraction for the little boy is all the toys at Max and Jet's house for sure :)

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plus getting to catch up with Mamo, Uncle Jim and all the little cousins.
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The best part, I'm guessing though, would be the Pool Party that followed afterwards! :)
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The little boy can't swim as yet, but we made some progress. I mean, this was a little boy who did not like any kind of water on his face, and would come to me for a towel everytime he got splashed in the face or something.  And, this time he actually let go of the edge and floated around a bit! Good Job, little one!