Author Archives: Roslyn

Summer “chill”

Tuesday, 8/19/14. Is it written somewhere in Murphy’s Laws that as soon as one step forward is taken, it’s imperative that two steps backwards will occur? That seems to be the way we’ve lived over the past two years. House … Continue reading

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Third of July

Tuesday, 7/7/14. Note the date: 7+7=14 : ) Last Thursday, the day before the Fourth of July, Hurricane Arthur came barreling through the eastern coast of NC: in Wrightsville Beach, we had tremendous rain storms, thunder & lightning, strong winds, … Continue reading

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Labor Day, etc

9/5/13 — Thursday evening. Time at the beach is always fun. It’s even fun if the weather is bad — of course, if it’s sunny, all is right with the world! But, for those days that it’s too hot, too … Continue reading

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Limbo

August 8, 3013. Limbo: an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition. While I hate to admit it, I’ve become rather comfortable with our interim living arrangements (a two-bedroom, very conveniently-located condo), while our … Continue reading

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Asking for help.

3/4/13 Monday night. It’s been almost four months since I’ve written a blog post. Other than fighting off a bad case of bronchitis and traveling a bit, my days have been more or less tied up with house-building decisions. The … Continue reading

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Sense of humor.

Thursday night. It’s under-rated — a sense of humor. We hear it’s a good idea to have one. We know it’s easier to face challenges with one. We love comedians — and of course, they have one. How do we … Continue reading

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The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Sunday night. The movie, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, made in 1951, starring Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal, has always been one of my favorites. I remember thinking that Michael Rennie was such a handsome stranger from outer space! … Continue reading

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Nihao.

Friday night. Tonight Jim, Rob, Ashley, and I went to China…. well, we drove over to Buford Highway in Atlanta — it just felt like we were in another country. We had to drive through Mexico to get to China. … Continue reading

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September highlights.

Wednesday night. Whew – July, August, and now September are just flying by. Our recent move has me feeling off-kilter since we are not living anywhere permanently at this point. Lots can be said about that, along the lines of … Continue reading

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Lessons.

Thursday night. It’s July 19th — tomorrow is my mother’s birthday. I have one mind to go get a cake for her and celebrate. How silly does that sound? But, I miss her, and want to somehow say happy birthday … Continue reading

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It’s been a while….

Monday afternoon. Happy Birthday, Ashley!!! I haven’t been paying attention to some things, like: how long has it been since I’ve added a post to this blog? Oh, gosh — it’s been three months! Even though it may seem that … Continue reading

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Questions.

Thursday night, 4/12/12. It’s been just over two years since my dad’s death, and that probably explains why I’ve been feeling so lonely lately — lonely for both of my parents. Strange that I thought I knew most of the … Continue reading

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Burdens.

Thursday. Augusta, GA. The burden of the day, the burden of the moment, is always the heaviest burden. I’m presently in Augusta; however, I’m not at the golf course — instead, “the boys” (Jack and Rob) are using the Masters … Continue reading

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Testing.

Wednesday afternoon. In various Bible translations, the word testing can also be interpreted as temptation. Do we know when we are being tested or tempted? If it’s something big, I’d like to think yes. But, there are so many ways … Continue reading

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Prayer.

Thursday night. At church with Rob on Feb. 26th — during the Affirmation of Faith, the congregation recited this together: Prayer means calling upon God, whose Spirit is always present with us. In prayer we approach God with reverence, confidence, … Continue reading

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Rose-colored glasses.

Friday. Inspiration. It can come from unexpected sources. Over the past couple of days, I happened to turn on the TV to find movies about both Seabiscuit and Secretariat. Both were amazing horses with amazing stories. Secretariat was the colt … Continue reading

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Patient patient.

Friday. 2/24/12. Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law, Marcus! This week has gone by fast. Early Monday morning, we drove to Emory University Hospital Midtown (Atlanta) for Rob’s surgery — the purpose was to remove a painful neuroma. Dr. Monson (the … Continue reading

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Surgery scheduled.

Wednesday night. The schedule is set for Monday — Rob will have surgery on Monday to resolve his painful nerve issue. I think I can safely say he’s more than thrilled to be taking this step forward. As long as … Continue reading

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Weathering February.

Sunday. 2/12/12 (another cool number date!) — and the weather in Dallas is snow, sleet, wintry mix! We’ve just watched Glen Campbell sing on the Grammy Awards show, and he did a great job. Of course, Adele is just amazing. … Continue reading

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February 2nd.

February 2. Happy Birthday, Lee Anne! It’s also Groundhog Day. Here’s an interesting fact: The celebration of Groundhog Day lies in a German superstition stating that if a groundhog dog sees his shadow Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of Candlemas, … Continue reading

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