Monday, October 31, 2016

I have no hair...

OK, not strictly true, but finally when I approached my hairdresser with a picture of a super short cut, she didn't want me to "think about it." She just went ahead & chopped. It only took three years to get to this point. I'll take a picture & share it soon (because that's who I am as a person), but today I have bits of hair everywhere & no makeup & just look really tired. So something for you to look forward to!

And why am I so tired? Because BASEBALL, that's why! The Indians are up three games to two (in case you haven't been paying attention). The Cubs are headed back to Cleveland to finish the series out so we get a break tonight.

In other news, I've been given the assignment of writing a poem for my dad's family's annual Thanksgiving gathering. And you know, I'm struggling with it, a bit. I haven't written any poetry worth reading in a while now, and it's a little bit hard to find the thankful with all the things going in the world right now. But a few weeks ago we sang a song at church (Now Thank We All Our God) written by a man whose life was much worse than mine is! From Wikipedia:
Martin Rinkart was a Lutheran minister who came to EilenburgSaxony at the beginning of the Thirty Years' War. The ...city... became the refuge for political and military fugitives, but the result was overcrowding, and deadly pestilence and famine. Armies overran it three times. The Rinkart home was a refuge for the victims, even though he was often hard-pressed to provide for his own family. During the height of a severe plague in 1637, Rinkart was the only surviving pastor in Eilenburg, conducting as many as 50 funerals in a day. He performed more than 4000 funerals in that year, including that of his wife.
After the war ended Rinkart wrote the hymn for a grand celebration service. So, come on, I can surely get it into gear & write something for our celebration service!

Today is Halloween. And right now Dr. M is outside giving candy to short strangers. I'm hiding in the house. So, for today, our lives are pretty darned normal for us. For that, I'm thankful.

13 comments:

  1. On Halloween, and every day, I'm thankful for YOU! Eager to see the cut, and encouragement for the poem. It will flow, I have every confidence.

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  2. It's raining hard here in Oregon and we've only had one trick-or-treater so far. I was smart and only bought candy I don't like so I won't be tempted.

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  3. Wow. And we sometimes think WE have it hard. Can you imagine?

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  4. Rooting for the Indians here, too, of course! But, unlike you, I just turn it off when I get too sleepy.

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  5. I'm hoping it will go seven games. As far as I'm concerned both teams are winners.

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  6. We only had one group of kids come to our door for Trick or treat. In fact that "group" consisted of the two small kids that live a couple of houses over and their mom. My neighborhood has gentrified to the point that what children are left mainly consists of high school kids such as my daughter. It greatly disappoints my wife who loves Halloween.

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  7. I love that Dr. M. loves to meet/greet/hand out candy to short strangers!

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  8. yay for normalcy. it took me several cuts to get from down to my waist to off my shoulders. I've even gotten a couple of cuts that short but prefer a little longer. since it's fall, it's in it's growing out stage.

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  9. We were on a plane on Halloween. They gave out free drinks, including the alcoholic kind.

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  10. Oh, my. I couldn't figure it out at first, but I think you must have been an Indians fan. So it goes. I don't much follow baseball, but it did occur to me that it was pretty cool for the Cubs to finally get rid of that so-called "curse.' Well, maybe next year for your team. But I have to say again that you're a winner with that haircut!

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