Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Just Checkin' In and Sept. 11

Hello, all you F.O.T.E.'s (Friend of The Ewe),
I want to encourage you first-timers to start at the bottom of the page of posts and work up--otherwise you'll miss some background...

Well, this is the first chance I've had to get on here since last Friday, Sept. 10. The Ewe had a great weekend visiting with her dear parents-in-love, who stayed with us Sat. and Sun. nights. It's always a joy to have them here. I must tell you about Sat., Sept. 11. I got up early, before the Lambs, and went into Walmart (sometimes we call it The Bad Place, but most folks think of somewhere else when I say that ;-). I generally detest going to Walmart, just because of the extreme drain on emotional, physical and financial resources it causes. Anyway, I went and to my delight, it was practically deserted. Even with the sparse crowd, though, the noise was rattling. As I was standing in the diaper aisle, weighing my options, an announcement was made, pointing out that at "exactly this time" three years ago, our Nation was victim to the worst terrorist attack in history. The announcer went on to ask that there be a moment of silence in remembrance of the people who lost their lives, their families and all the heroes of that day. Friends, it was amazing. In Walmart you could have heard a pin drop. Never have I experienced that, there. Very sobering. I was reminded that had that event not happened, my Dear Ram would not now be getting ready to leave us. He's my hero. A man of honor and courage, as are the overwhelming majority of our soldiers, sailors and airmen. God bless 'em.
Sunday, Sept 12, we went to church and had a fine day. Our church eats together every Sun. lunch except the first one of each month. It's a very relaxed time for the children to play, the ladies to chat and the men to visit.
Yesterday, Mon. Sept. 13, I spent some time organizing one of my kitchen cabinets. I will admit, I did this because we couldn't fit the cookie sheet in there without a major remodelling. I was amazed to find out that I own 4 9X13 pans. I discovered this after I had complained to a friend on the phone that I didn't have one. Ah, the treasures we find right under our own noses. My wish for you today is that you uncover something you forgot you had. :-) ( And I'm not referring to any festering mystery meal that got shoved to the back of the fridge.)
Well, I must run. Gotta go rouse the Flock. Big doins' on today...Y'all keep your wool dry...
The Ewe

Quote of the Day: "I know! We'll go somewhere where there's CHEESE!!!"

1 comment:

Lisa-Anne said...

Give the "Ram" (it took me a minute, it really did!!!)a hug around the neck for me! He's our hero, too, and we'll be with him in Spirit wherever he's sent. :)

I admire your courage in being able to go to wal-mart. The last time I tried, I ended up abandoning ship (left the cart in the middle of the aisle and ran for home!) That was 3 years ago... :)

Love *ewe*