10.26.2020

Coffee Talking.... re-reading the Left Behind Series

I was racing with the clock... but whew!  I made it and time for a fresh cup of coffee! How about some random chit-chat?

While the baby napped I was almost desperate to get a double batch of salsa made - simmering at least.  And then will worry about finding the time with baby on my hip to can it all and water bath.  But the biggest hurdle I was dreading is over and thankyoubabyjesus he was on his 'normal' sleep schedule of 9-12 to give me time to get it done.  25 lbs. of tomatoes were plunged into boiling water, skinned, chopped; onions were chopped, peppers of all sorts were chopped, spices were added and ahhh... coffee is my reward as the baby is stirring but giving me a little breathing room before actually waking. 

I've started to re-read the entire Left Behind series.  I'm almost to book number 4.  It's been about 8 years (?) since I've read it in its entirety.  I started a few times over the past few years but never got past book number 2 before life got busy and it would lay forgotten in my bedside nightstand.  But this time it feels right and feels good to be reading it again.  The times we live in remind me so much of the start of the book of Revelations.  These books - although fictional - are just a good way to remind ourselves to get back on track - focus on what's important - and to mentally and physically reboot ourselves. Also to make sense of some of the Revelations - or a possible sense of them.  It makes you ponder.  Makes you think.  But also brings some clarity.

(I own the paperback series so to read it, I have to have light... either my bedside light or a reading light.  While the books I have on my kindle app on my Samsung Tablet can of course be read easily and in the dark as the tablet is backlit.  I do all my reading during the only time I have free - at night before sleep or during the night when I wake and can't sleep between 2:00 - 5:00.  Thus; grabbing the tablet kindle app so not to turn on a larger light and disrupt my husbands sleep.  This is why the paper-books are often read at a much, much slower pace than the books I devour on my Kindle app!  Does that make sense?)  


Oh friends, coffee and quiet.  

Coffee and quiet.  That's what was needed this morning so although I've been up and busy... and I have tasks literally waiting for me right at this moment; I needed to back up; rewind and start my real day with coffee and quiet.

This morning on my little morning commute I wondered how many people would be on their phones and swerve into my lane, almost hitting me.  It's a daily occurrence and it happens at least once every single morning on our mountain roads - the question is how badly they will swerve, how close they will come to hitting me and how many will do it.  

But this morning was not just a swerver (1) but someone pulling out directly in front of me, attempting to turn left (from which way I was coming) - at the same time someone across from them was turning left from the other side of the road, directly in front of me. 

I was on the main busy road and the guy turning left from the housing subdivision wasn't looking/paying attention and pulled out directly in front of me - but the person in the car coming from the little side road on the right saw Mr. Subdivision go and instinctively pulled out to go as well!  But they were turning left IN FRONT OF ME.  They slammed on their brakes - literally in the middle of the intersection - I had to swerve quickly to the left to go around their vehicle and thankfully (?) Mr. Subdivision had pulled far enough ahead that I spaced to do so.

Every. Damn. Morning.

It's a swervy mountain road - with curves and hills and hardly any roadway that goes in a straight line for any length of time so WHY people are constantly not paying attention, texting and talking on their phones is ridiculous.  Absolutely INSANE because these steep hills and curves are deadly.  Not to mention the idiots texting and talking and pulling out in front of you like this...  thankfully the baby wasn't with me in the car yet this morning when this one happened, and the drive home with him was safe and sound.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10.25.2020

Step away from the news, back away from politics, take a break from the hatred and vitriol... enjoy an a cappella sea shanty version of the Pinball Wizard. :)

 

"Pinball Wizard" as an a cappella sea shanty.

A sea shanty, chantey, or chanty is a type of work song that was once commonly sung to accompany labor on board large merchant sailing vessels. 

 

 

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