Alice's Restaurant ~ Dishin' Up Food for Thought

Alice's Restaurant ~ Dishin' Up Food for Thought ~~~ A place to share what I am thinking, reading, feeling & contemplating as I travel on this journey called life.

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Hum of the Electric Heater

Have you ever listened to the hum of an electric heater.  It is very soothing to me right now.  Maybe because it is giving warmth where it has been very chilly.  You see the heater in the motor home quit working and so while driving in the motor home it gets quite chilly even with a sweatshirt and two pairs of slipper socks all the while snuggled down under two blankets.  The warmth of the heater is wonderful!

Today was a long day.  We got off to a late start this morning and didn't actually get on the road till almost noon.  We pulled into the campsite just before 9 p.m.  I then made some chicken with wild rice soup.  It was really tasty and as the heater warms our outsides the soup warmed up our insides.  We are definitely feeling good.

As we were leaving Clarkston this morning the tears started to flow.  I am really going to miss seeing our grandchildren, sons and daughter-in-laws.  I sure hope it works out for me to make a trip back to see them at least once while we are in Texas.  I am also thankful for Skype.  At least I will be able to see them every so often.

Well I think I am going to head to bed.  Ron is already snoring away and now that I am all nice and warm I know I will sleep well.  Wishing each of you a great night of rest and a super duper good day tomorrow.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Mornin Relaxin

Got woke up by Christopher whispering "Grammy open your eyes."  I did and it was only 7:01 a.m.  I haven't seen that time on a clock in a long time.  But since we are only here for a few short days I will take all the awake moments with him as I can.

We laid in bed, whispering, taking pictures ~ Christopher took lots of pictures of Grandpa's arm.  Grandpa slept till about 8:15 and then got up with Christopher.  I took advantage and went back to sleep for about an hour.  I was fighting a headache and the extra sleep helped a lot.

Once I was up I made cinnamon & apple pancakes.  They were enjoyed by all.  After breakfast Grandpa & Max put the new headlight on the motor home.  Christopher has been snuggling next to me, playing with the stuffed animals while I was checking Facebook and writing a few emails.

Now Grandpa is done and so we are going to go swimming.  Will write more later and also include some pictures of our time here.  We will definitely be missing them.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Just Thinkin'

Sitting here in the mechanics waiting area, drinking coffee and reading Facebook and checking emails.  

Woke up this morning without a headache ~ thank you Lord!  First day since Tuesday the head has not been pounding.  Still have the cold and cough but oh so very thankful the headache is gone.  Had decided if was still feeling super crummy this morning to see if there was a walk-in clinic or doctor I could see here in North Bend.

The mechanic is working on a relay switch from the gas tank/fuel pump/fuel tank (can you tell I am not exactly sure).  Not sure how long this will take or if we will be here through the weekend.  Told Ron this morning that if we are here for the weekend we need to find a church to attend on Sunday.  Need to stay in fellowship with other believers wherever we are.

Have gotten a couple of phone calls from friends ~ thank you so much for being such an encouragement to me.  Also getting comments and emails and facebook posts remind me of how much we are loved.

This  morning's scripture was from Ephesians 6:10-18 - be strong in our faith in the Lord; put on his armor.  It is He who gives us the strength to face each day, each trial or circumstance we find ourselves in.  Also James 1:18 - I am chosen by God.  I am his daughter!  

I am also reminded that we are to have joy in every circumstance we find ourselves in - so my joy today in the Lord is that he knows what is going on, he has surrounded me with many friends who love and care about us and show us this in many ways.  And I am thankful for his blessings ~ we have a safe warm place to be right now.  And for that I am thankful for that.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Blog ~ new ramblins

First off, congratulations to Karen P for naming my blog.  I will be in contact with you soon to send you your special homemade prize!

Today I am full of mixed feelins...

...I don't feel good physically.  Have a horrific cold, sore throat and headache.  It started last Sunday and just seems to be getting worse.  I have been livin on Nyquil, Dayquil, Tylenol Cold & Flu plus drinkin lots of juice.

...have been sleeping quite a lot too.

...trying to stay focused on God's promise that He will supply all our needs.  We know He got us this new job in Hondo, TX and we need to get there.  He knows the money it will take to pay for gas for the Home and that repairs are costly and we have no extra money.

I have prayed Lord help me to walk the walk that goes with the talk of trusting you.  Isn't it so much easier to walk the walk when life is going well.  I want to trust, I have trusted in the past and He has provided in ways I could not imagine.  I just need to keep reminding myself of the past and trust for the future.

...I have composed emails  (in my mind) and then thought no, if I send those AM I really trusting God or trying to do this on my own.  How do you know which is which?  God gives us a brain to use should we not use it? 

...I know I don't feel good and that causes my anxiety to soar so I need to let my anxiety rest in the Arms of God!  

So I sit and wait, watch the mechanics come and go, listen to phone calls, and check Facebook and emails and say a prayer and think some more and say another prayer.

Please join me in my prayer that I can trust God in this hiccup with the motor home.  I have called it a burp and now a hiccup.  One is bigger than the other.  But God is big enough for either!!!