Archive for June, 2010

 There was lots of wind and yes we were in the basement.

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A half eaten brownie lay on a plate on the table. I gobbled it up as I cleaned up the kitchen.

This is the conversation that ensued:

Megan: Hey! Somebody ATE my brownie!

Me: Sorry honey. It was me. I ate it when I cleaned up the table.

Megan: Moms don’t eat little girls’ brownies?!?!

 

I have got to stop eating abandoned food. It isn’t good for my reputation….or the size of my backside. 

 

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I am blessed to have a wonderful Dad. He is now 87 years old and doing great. He has been a registered pharmacist for over 60 years.

He recently decided to allow his pharmacy license to expire. I don’t think it will change his life much. He will still go to the drugstore every day, get the mail, converse with customers and do some bookwork.

He has contributed much to the little town where I grew up and where he still lives. He has been a credit to his family, his community and to his profession.

Megan and I stopped in the drugstore yesterday. She ran the length of the store to the pharmacy in the back shouting, "GRANDPA!"

He turned, grabbed her, gave her a big hug and said, "MEGAN! I LOVE you!"

What a gift!

Happy Father’s Day, Dad. I love you.

Eph. 2:10 "We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do."

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Three days of rain has our lawn needing mowing again. We won’t be firing up the mower right now. It is still raining. We would rust the mower blades. Thomas does most of the mowing here. He tells us that the mower mows better if he drives it as fast at the mower goes. His dad doubts that.  I am just glad to avoid the chore entirely. I stopped mowing when our oldest was ten years old and took over the task. He is now 27 and mows his own yard. Since Megan is just four, I figure we will just move to assisted living when she gives up the Heits family mowing job.

The rain has cancelled Emma’s ball tournament for the day. I was looking forward to a relaxing day sitting at ball games. We need a little time to relax around here. We have been busy this week. Shega was the busiest. Most of her days began with ball practice at 8; swimming lessons at 10; summer school at 12:30 and Bible school at 6. Whew! She went to bed tired each night.

Megan went to Bible school too. I had to peel her off of me each night at drop off. She returned to me at the end of the night smiling and singing so I guess I believe it when her teachers tell me she cried just for a minute.

I used to volunteer at Bible school each year. It has been quite some time and is likely my turn again. One year, when we just had one child old enough to attend, I was volunteering and went off to my class early. Steve had to drop Paul off. Little Joe, about 2 was in the car too. He was headed for a babysitter. At that time, Steve still drove a hot, two-door, white Camaro. (What are these young parents thinking!) Paul did not want to go to Bible school, so Steve had to get out of the car, bring Paul to the church door, peel him off of his body and hand him to the teacher. In the meantime, Joe wiggled out of his carseat, stood on the driver’s seat of that nice Camaro and put the car in gear. The car grazed 4 other cars before our friend Em, 8 1/2 months pregnant, ran down the road, opened the door and jumped in to stop the destruction! 

I’m glad they make car seats escape proof these days!

Enjoy your rainy day!

 

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We had a little old boat. We have had it for 4 years. I call it our "gateway drug" for boating. We now have a little bigger boat.

The last boat is 17 feet long.  It was getting a little too small. The new boat is four feet longer and a little more comfortable.

We took it out for a spin on Memorial Day. We had a great time.

If this addictive effect continues, we might own the Mayflower by the time we hit the nursing home.

We are now ready to become dealers too.  Does anyone want to buy a dandy 17 ft boat? It works great, you will enjoy it and a few years down the road, you may want something bigger and better! 

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Ball season has begun!

Emma hit a homerun today. We were down by one in the last inning. The first batter got on base and Emma stepped up to the plate. Her dad was giving her advice from the stands. He said, "Don’t close your shoulder! Open up to the ball!" I’m quite sure she didn’t hear him before she socked it over the fence for a two-run homer! He may need to keep his advice to himself.

Shega ran to find us from her place under the bleachers. I don’t think she saw Emma’s hit, but she said, "I’m really popular! Everyone keeps telling me that Emma hit a homerun!"

Shega will have her own opportunity to hit homeruns at her first game on Saturday. She can’t wait to ride the bus with all of the little girls to their first game of the season.

Thomas had a tournament today. He had to get on the bus at 6:30 a.m. He didn’t have any family fans but seemed ok with the junior high boy bonding.

Summer school starts for Shega and me on Monday. Kendra is one of my teachers this year. I hope we have a fantastic month. I love being called "Teacher, Teacher."

Sometimes I catch teachers replying to the students who call them  "Teacher."  They might say, "What do you need, Student"" or they say, "I have a name, please use it!"

I actually enjoy being called "Teacher" by the little ones during the summer school month of June.

There’s a passage in John 13 that I sometime read to my students who are preparing to become teachers. Here it is from Bible.org

13 You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and do so correctly, for that is what I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you too ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example – you should do just as I have done for you.

The name "Teacher" is such a noble name. It is pretty amazing to be called by one of the names that Jesus called himself. I pray that God will use us as servant teachers this summer.

I hope you all have a Homerun summer!

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