Friday, November 16, 2012

Scripture Lady

My morning commute here in North Carolina is NOTHING like my long drive used to be in New Jersey. There I could carry on long conversations, listen to entire audio books in a few days. Here I know that I can leave home at 7:27 and still be at work in time to punch the time clock by 7:45! There is really very little traffic, an occasional school bus or fender bender, but by and large there is nothing to impede progress.  The ride is so short in fact that there is rarely time to listen too much of an audio book or even to complete a phone call.  

But recently something new has been added to the "what to my wondering eyes did appear" part of my trip to school.   Every morning I pass a lovely, African-American, elderly woman who stands at the end of her driveway on a very busy road holding up handmade simple scripture cards. At first I didn't really notice what she was doing, then I started to pay closer attention... she is faithful - rain or shine, heat or cold. I now slow down and wave to her and she waves back.  

There seems to be a repeat order to the cards and she always has the references from the New Testament using the St. in front of the apostle's names. St. John, St. James, St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke and so on. One morning I picked up my phone and asked Siri to look up the reference ... she came back and read the verse - one of the so send I you verses... then she said - "Now I don't know what I am supposed to do with that... "  Got to love Siri, and most certainly have to love the faithful saint standing by the side of the road sharing the good news... even if I can't always catch the verse as I drive by at 45 miles per hour! 

Love my North Carolina life!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Day of Randomness = Delighfulness

I am guilty of telling my students that what helps with writing is to just start to write-to put something on paper... and so today I begin  by listing my day!  I am not sure what this will become other than to detail the randomness of some of my days...

made Blueberry muffins

cleared kitchen table (only to dump it into my office)

washed kitchen window inside

cleaned a drain (ewwww)

washed the windows on all of the doors

took down the front porch plants and cut them all back to hang in the garage

vacuumed  the side porch and brought in those porch plants to transition to indoor life!

transplanted the aloe plants into 2 other containers

rearranged living room corner

brought in and cleaned up the 4th of July decor from the porches

vacuumed the living room

changed the 2 filters for the heat/air pumps

 took the back porch furniture to the attic and also cushions, soccer chairs, etc.

cleaned the light fixture in the kitchen

played with facebook, twitter and the internettyness

talked with several of my children

enjoyed a fire in the fireplace

watched a sad movie

had pizza for supper and leftover chili for lunch

tomorrow will be another day!