Tuesday, May 28, 2013

George is visiting.

I just noticed the red letters on the side of this dollar bill and the words "Track this bill" around the circle on the left. It looked official, and I decided to go to the website and follow the instructions. My job was to say where I got George and describe the condition it is in. Though the bill was placed in circulation in 2006, only four owners have traced its location so far, the furthest from me being Delaware. I suppose it was an interesting thing to do.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


This sunny morning begins the third full day at Santa Rosa Beach. The house we are calling home for the week is a new one in the neighborhood of Watersound West, which is probably built to be more ecologically friendly than a traditional single beach house. The kids have enjoyed the big curvy pool, riding their bikes, and the trips to the beach. Yesterday we all went to Destin and took an evening cruise not too far from shore, but far enough to see dolphins at play. It got off to a rocky start that the captain blamed on a north wind, but most of it was smooth and pleasant. Some pics from the day.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wyatt at bat

He hit a home run last time.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Something to think about

Sometimes it seems that life is short.
Days are another story. Some pass quickly, but others drag out and seem long.
Either way they contribute equally to our final number of days.
Psalm 90:12 tell us to “Teach us to number our days . . . .” For a person who lives to eighty-five, that number would be roughly thirty-one thousand. That doesn't sound like a whole lot to me. It just makes me aware that I need to spend my time the best I can. Actually counting the days seems to make the days count! Here is a website to do just that.

Our childhoods are pretty much out of our control, but at some point afterward, we become the ones who determine what we do with those days. Perhaps accepting each day as a valuable gift and living it out as such leads to the end result, wisdom. "Teach us to number our days" - why? - "that we may gain a heart of wisdom."

But the question remains. Is life short or long?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Flip Flops

There's nothing like a great pair of flipflops. Last year I got a pair  at Whole Foods that I have loved because they fit my feet perfectly. Okabashi. I finally found a pair for this year. Yea!