So, I overheard Mike telling Judy today that he worked for a fellow once who had 5 children. He told Mike that one of the kids took something to eat from the refrigerator without permission, and nobody was owning up to it. So, he lectured them about doing the right thing by thinking about what Jesus would do. Judy said Jesus would have probably upgraded the snacks. Mike says he thought the man should have been able to exercise his own authority, and not fall back on Jesus. And speaking of Jesus, Judy was reminiscing about a song that has the line,”He used to do acid, and now he’s found Jesus, but he still has that look in his eye.”
And this morning Mike heard the toilet flush in the guest bathroom upstairs. This is the bathroom where we have one of our litter boxes; and the four-leggeds are the only guests at the present time. What was unusual about this is that Judy was still asleep. So, Mike questioned us about the flushing. Thus far, no confession has been obtained. I personally don’t know who did it, other than I can say with great assurance that it wasn’t me. What I do suspect is that whoever flushed the toilet was the most surprised cat in the house, and ran like you know what out of the bathroom. It will be interesting to see if there are repeat performances. This could turn into a game.
So, it rained a while ago which we needed to wash the pine pollen off of everything. We are setting pollen records on top of our other strange miseries and goings on. What I can say for sure is that one rain is not going to wash away all the pollen, although the air is clear now. Mike says when he first moved the Georgia from Wisconsin, he thought people were exaggerating about the pollen covering everything, and lying about the clouds of pollen. He now is a believer. In fact, if the children of Israel were fleeing Georgia instead of Egypt, God could have led them with a cloud of pollen by day without having to work much of a miracle.
I have been talking about the spring flowers. Now the hawthorns and hydrangeas are in bloom, and so is the wisteria. Around the corner from our house in Happy Meadows is a wisteria vine that his climbed a fifty foot tree. This is what it looks like.
Incredible, right? I hope you get to see some beautiful spring flowers where you live, but I doubt if you can beat Happy Meadows.
Mike had the best experience last night! His Monday night men’s 12-step group has gone to a zoom format because of the coronavirus. The group has been going for over 30 years, and Mike has been involved with it almost from the beginning. He was introduced to the meeting by his friend Michael C., of blessed memory. Over the years many members have moved away, some as far as Oregon. Last night, because of the on-line format, there were 6 former members who were able to participate. When Mike saw their smiling faces it was almost as if he had died and gone to heaven. There were Chris C., Patrick C., Dave A., Norris N., Andy B., and Don B. along with the usual suspects who are still in the Happy Meadows area. Life is good.
So, not much more to report from Happy Meadows today. Please take care of yourselves, pray for world peace, and please pray for everyone in need of God’s grace (that would be everyone.) You will hear from me again soon. Bye, bye!