it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion.
Matthew 6:25-26 The Message (MSG)
Friday, August 15
We were just beginning to hear about the cardboard boat races that were coming up for a Sunday school class picnic and got to see the early stages of Ian and Jesse’s boat that Josh was building for them.
August 12 & 13
Our oldest granddaughter, Elizabeth, came to spend a week with us ~ the evening before Reuben and Judi went back to Wisconsin.
A few days later I asked if she wanted to go along to AC Moore to get some supplies for Cousin’s Week. We had a delicious lunch at Coffee Co. which is just across the parking lot.
The next morning I heard Elizabeth and Abby talking about going shopping, and as I thought, “It would be fun to go along,” I derived a plan, and told them that I would drive if they invited me to go along.
These sisters are smart girls, and took me up on the offer.
By the time we got to Wal-Mart, Anthony needed lunch, so Abby stayed in the van to feed him while Elizabeth checked on a special tea that Abby wanted (they didn’t have it) and I bought Subway sandwiches. (Our Wal-Mart has a Subway inside.)
Since Anthony was full and happy again, Abby asked if we could stop at Madelyn’s Closet in Ephrata (a thrift store). It was half-price day, and she was looking for little boy clothing for Anthony.
I found a light, dressy Chico jacket that was a perfect fit for me. As I was examining it for flaws, I noticed that it was new – with an original price tag of $88.00 ~ then marked down to $52.99. The thrift store price was $9.85 ~ and since everything was half-price, I paid $4.93.
Our last stop was Good’s Store where I bought two air mattresses for Cousin’s Week as Cerwin was taking two of ours along on a chapel maintenance trip to Shrewsbury, Massachusetts ~ during Cousin’s Week.
Cerwin and Glenn Fahnestock were replacing a chapel door and making several other repairs ~ that would take more than one day, so they were going to sleep on the chapel one night.
Elizabeth spent the next week ~ August 17 -26 ~ in New Windsor, Maryland, with other members of her team as they trained for a one-year term of volunteer service in Lewiston, Maine, with Brethren Volunteer Service/Brethren Revival Fellowship.
Saturday, August 9
“No, Bryson. The party is over. It’s time for you and the Cat to go home.”
Saturday Afternoon, August 9
Pictures of that tomorrow night.
I will be back to normal blogging when my laptop is repaired.
I am having a great week with the grandchildren, so there are lots of fun things going on – because it’s Cousin’s week.