Wednesday, September 11, 2019

September This and That

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."   ... Philippians 4:6


1.) So guess who this morning, after 12 days, was a good little soldier and taught herself how to use the new big tv? The one with new-to-her Roku and Youtube TV?

Yep. Good ol' Debra and sheesh! Only took me around 14 minutes to learn what I deem necessary(!) Man, I think Tom only made things appear complicated so I'd stay away from his new baby. 

Husbands. heh. ツ

2.) And guess which program I chose to watch first? 

The opening episode of A Very Brady Renovation

Oooo, I'd anticipated this for a year and truly (don't laugh. I grew up a huge Brady fan.) every moment felt like a gift. A long-awaited present, indeed.

(I recall at age 10 running to find my mom, describing to her the first tv commercial for The Brady Bunch. This was, like, August of 1969 and I couldn't wait for September to arrive that year!)

3.) And in celebration? I'll post once again, the photo I took when Barry Williams came to town back in 1997. Here he is with Naomi--

--but it was her mom (and other ladies her age) who acted like total, silly teeny boppers. (Hey. Some things just are what they are.)  シ

4.) Wow. Will I ever stop assuming things? For eons I assumed we couldn't buy spray-paint online lest the aerosol cans, Kaboom! Exploded inside steamy-hot UPS trucks.

Good grief.

Well, I'm making up for it. Quickly. My spray-paint from Target arrived and I re-painted all our back patio furniture in 3 days--

And our umbrella stand went from this--

--to this--

(Much better, right? Had meant to paint this for only 9 years or so.) 

5.) Our made-me-a-slave-to-them hedges go away on Monday!

                                (Yes, those 60 feet of hedges are nice, but really, they are exhausting me. If we were considering moving soon, we'd have kept them, but we aren't. Alas.)

6.) Oh! Calling all Big Band era music fans. Via a random ad on Facebook (because hey, they stalk know me so well), I discovered WKHR. Perfection. Simply perfection.

7.) I called our go-to carpet cleaning guy, Kevin, and he returned my call the next morning--and was here in 40 minutes! The timing was perfect (he was coming to our town anyway) so this truly felt like another 'God thing.' Color me grateful to Him for His goodness.

8.) Are you familiar with the website, What Should I Read Next? You can plug in your favorite author's name or book titles and a list will (hopefully) pop up with other of the author's books or ones similar to those you've read. Try it!

9.) Basically? My Master Task List changed everything. 

I tweaked it a bit: added easy, pleasant tasks on Saturdays and Sundays so to spread my work out more evenly (while keeping my weekends, yes, easy and pleasant), but wow. Daily tasks almost 'mysteriously' get completed, I have no weekend backaches and now I can read verses like this--

"Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys". Proverbs 18:9---

--and not feel like a lazy, guilty sluggard. Whew. ッ 

10.) The nearby town where we lived at Autumn Cottage? For at least 15 years every pleasant-weather Sunday, people have gathered to fly kites. Is that a lovely thing, or what?

We drive by year after year and say, "Someday we should stop and watch awhile." 

Gee, I love New York.


"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15


Betsy said...

You have lots of fun tidbits here today Debra. I'm glad you mastered, at least as much as you need to master, the new TV. Sometimes larger than laptop screens are nice. :-)
I like all of the painting you've done around your place. I understand about the bushes. I trimed just three of ours yesterday. Out of about 20 something bushes, and I was DONE! I just couldn't do anymore. I need to choose a few bushes every other day or so but I don't even enjoy it any longer.
I missed the Brady episode! I always loved the Brady Bunch and never read any of the later reviews of it. I'm told some of them were rather, "not nice." I choose to remain blissfully in ignorance and enjoy the more innocent times.
I'm glad your carpet cleaner was available so quickly. I have a Bissell that does a wonderful job of cleaning and plan to tackle that job when we return home from Omaha.
I'm loving your Master List too. I've tweaked it a bit to fit my summer lake schedule, or non-schedule as it has been. I'm looking forward to being home more and getting on a regular routine with my cleaning, etc.
I hope you have a great day Debra. And, I will never forget what this day means in our history. I hope we've learned something since then but who knows?

Pam said...

Yay Debra!! I knew you could figure out the new tv! Technology intimidates me. I'm always afraid I'm going to break stuff, but when you watch young kids, they try every button and figure things out quickly. I need to hire a toddler to show me how to use my new phone.
Bet it feels good to have your painting projects finished (I love that feeling of completion), and freshly cleaned carpet is such a treat. You will feel euphoric when the shrubs are gone and you NEVER have to trim them again. Oh my...I can only imagine. Whenever I drop hints to hubby about simplifying life, he tells me we should just go straight to an assisted living facility. Hey, some of those places are downright lovely! We have an older friend living in one with a waterfront view, granite counters in her tiny kitchen, 3 delicious meals a day (plus snacks), free entertainment, and some residents can even have small pets. Sign me up.