Wednesday, August 8, 2012


It's so hot out that my motivation to do anything has practically melted away. Without air conditioning in our house, I'm at the point where I'd rather go hungry than to turn on the oven or the stove. Somehow I don't think anyone else would agree with that idea. A friend gave me a couple old oscillating fans that are huge and obnoxious looking, and I am so happy for the relief as I sit here in the breeze and type. Seriously, there's so much I need to be doing right now, but I can't seem to muster up the energy. My brain must be melting! School is fast approaching, and I think for just one more day I'm going to ignore that fact.

We've all been involved with VBS in the mornings at church this week. I've got a group of eleven kids, two of which have special needs. It's been neat to discover ways to make our morning run smoothly, and to watch people reach out in compassion when things are not. I've enjoyed seeing so many teenagers and adults of all ages take part in the week's activities, reaching out and using their gifts. It makes me happy all over again that the Lord has brought us to this place.

I'm continuing on with physical therapy and my back is much improved. I've made an attempt to return to our "summer list" this month, since last month was pretty much a summer stand-still. For several years now Olivia has compiled an activity wish list of sort for our summer break. In June we were able to cross off most items on this year's list. The three items we have left to do are:

1. Ride bikes to the beach-- A distance of ten miles
2. Sleep outside-- Open air camping in the back yard
3. Fly to Canada-- The only item out of 14 that we cannot do this year.

No doubt we'll do more water activities. I look at this picture and practically feel a cooling effect just now! But it's getting to be dinner time, and, well, duty calls! Time to start cooking...



  1. soooo sad that you cannot fly to Canada......
    Miss you so much,Grandma

  2. we dont have a/c in our house either. and we have fans in every room; some rooms have 2!! thankfully here the hot hot only lasts a few days at a time and overall for 2 months. and i always appreciate the heat because i know the coooold is coming!!

    all that to say, though, that i feel the pain. heat has a way of zapping your energy!!


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