Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time and Time Again...

I was puzzled by Helen’s time post.  I googled world time for some help for her.  I found this site

Times in North America

Time and date map

Day or Night map

There is also world weather, if she wants to know what the weather is elsewhere.  Of course, she did not even know the time where she was, so I guess elsewhere is a lost cause.

We want to wish Cuz Winnie Godspeed with her medical tests.  We will be praying for you, and Helen has asked me to put in a special prayer request with our Little Coin Church tonight. 

"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26

Praise the Lord, my soul, and never forget all the good he has done: He is the one who forgives all your sins, the one who heals all your diseases."  Psalms 103:2-3

" His wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5

Yesterday, I walked 6 miles to the Coin bridge.  Dry Creek is rolling.  I am glad weather is improving, but spring rains are coming.

Monday, March 09, 2015


No walk.

I did make 5 miles yesterday, 224 for the year.

I downloaded some books and I am reading the Jerry Lee Lewis book by Bragg.  I am really enjoying it, but really only because I love Rick Bragg's writing.  His books are like poetry.  I do not need to like a person to like a book about them.  I knew that he was a cousin to Jimmy Swagart, but did not know Mickey Gilley was also his cousin.  And I did not know they grew up so close in a very close knit family.  I have others to read when I get this one read.

Robert is also reading books  He has advanced a lot in his reading just since the first of the year.  We are reading books every night now, and they are sending little copies home for him to read almost every day.  It is just wonderful to hear him start to sound out words.

When we are reading at night, sometimes Hannah has to help me pronounce the words.  I took them to the library Saturday and they each have their own library card now.

I have found a new children's book help at our library called tumblebooks.  You have to have a library login, but then it has read along books, where the computer or tablet reads the words.  I am going to try it with the kids tonight.  If you have K-3 children and your library has it, you should try it.  Helen, you could try it with your Green Forest library card.  You do have to go to the Green Forest page, not just the main library page.  I know Hannah is going to really like this, and maybe Robert too.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Photos by Hannah

We went to Turpentine Creek Rescue yesterday, just me and the kids.  They  had a great time.  I let Hannah carry the camera.  She had a great time taking pictures.  She was a little disappointed  when she looked at them on the computer saying some of these are not very good pictures.  The bars really get in the way of the camera.  I cropped most of these to show her how truly great they actually look.