Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Five Minute Friday - Road

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One word. Five minutes to write about it. This is the idea behind Five Minute Friday and this is today's free-writing post.



on the road again
the long and winding road
road trip

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I love a good road trip! When I was growing up, all our family vacations were road trips, and a majority of our vacations since I've been married have been road trips too. It's fun to have that possibility of adventure ahead of you, with the freedom to stop along the way or adjust the route if needed.

A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting and new places. ~Tom Lichtenheld

But what if it's not a trip I had planned? What if I'm NOT behind the wheel, or sure about the destination? What if I'm not sure what to take with me, or didn't have time to plan and pack? What if I don't know how long we'll be traveling or where we'll stop along the way?

In a way, that's what we're doing right now. The road trip of our life has taken a weirdly unexpected turn. We thought our route was nicely laid out for awhile, and we just found out it was actually a detour, and now we're not sure where it's leading. It's a bit disorienting, to say the least.

A bend in the road is not the end of the road . . . unless you fail to make the turn. ~Helen Keller

Sometimes the most scenic road in life are the detours you didn't mean to make. ~Angela N. Blount

You see, we are suddenly job hunting again. We thought we'd be on that particular highway for several years, and were kind of settling in for a comfortable cruise. And then - surprise! - we had to get off that road abruptly, and we now find ourselves on a very bumpy and uncomfortable road that wasn't shown on our map. Where will my husband find work now? How soon? Will we need to move? 

Look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else. ~Tom Stoppard

I guess if we really believe that God is in control, then we can trust his voice as a very personal GPS. It's a test of our trust, and our obedience. Will we gripe and complain about the potholes and the poor signage and get impatient or infuriated with the other drivers? Or will we do our best to stay calm and drive safely, following the instructions of God's GPS because we know he can see the entire route and has the destination planned?

Show me the right path, O LORD;
point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.
~Psalm 25:4-5~




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I suppose . . . since I'm not working on Fridays now, maybe I'll be able to write Five Minute Friday posts on Fridays again . . . 

Every good road trip needs music:



I may not have ended up where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. ~Douglas Adams

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

I Spy #91

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Each week Lysha at A Camera and a Cookbook shares a set of prompts for photos. On Saturday she invites participants to share their photos in the I Spy 2022 linkup. Enjoy this week's photos!

 

- Seasonal - 



-  Outfit (quarterly) - ugh, I forgot to take a photo this week! I'll come back and add one tomorrow.

 

 - Starts with F - We had a minor leak under our kitchen sink but for some reason the whole family got involved to fix it and I thought this scene really needed to be photographed!



 - Listen - This little princess was listening very intently to me and we had some good conversations this week. 💕



- Choose Anything (same vantage point, monthly) - Cloudy again! 





      

    


iSpy 2022 is hosted by Lysha at A Camera and a Cookbook. The idea is to challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone and do something different with your photos. Anyone can participate by taking five new photos during the week that fit the prompts. Link up during the week and have fun! 



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Friday, September 30, 2022

September Photo Album

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As summer slipped away, we enjoyed some wonderful sunny weather. Thankfully, the weather was perfect for our quick Labour Day weekend getaway to Solomons, Maryland. We hiked to the beach at Calvert Cliffs State Park, spent some time at the local museum where we climbed into an historic lighthouse, and enjoyed some excellent meals in restaurants along the boardwalk in town.








Although many are back to school sometime in August, we still think of September as the start of a new school year. The co-op where I teach had first day of classes right after Labour Day.



My daughter was really hoping I'd buy this piano at the music shop where she works. I'm still thinking about it.


We paid a brief visit to the firemans carnival near our son's home.



Scenes from the neighborhood, including one of three bald eagles sightings:






And seen right around our house:




Granddaughter Aubrey isn't quite ready to open her own packs of hockey cards!


On to the next step in refinishing our basement - we have new floors and trim, so we're putting some furniture back in place. 



We discovered that we'd had a leak under the kitchen sink and it seemed like the whole family got involved in diagnosing and fixing the problem!


This last week of the month, we've been blessed to be able to babysit so our daughter-in-law could return to work. Sleepy Nonnie and Baby:


Good-bye to Summer!



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