2020 February 28 Friday

2020 February 28 Friday in Liberty Hill, Texas

am slowly easing my journaling to my other blog http://TomAndEllaJournal.com RVingFulltimeWithTomAndElla was originally set up to blog our RV journey. As both of our RVs are on, more or less, permanent sites now, it seems reasonable to change our focus to journaling this stage of our lives on http://TomAndEllaJournal.com.If you have been following this, the old site, I strongly encourage you to follow our continuing story on http://TomAndEllaJournal.com.By the end of March, I will either close this blog or only post things related to RVs.Thank you

will take forty one degree mornings everyday instead of twenty nine degrees.

he pre-dawn sky had some color in it. However, it had pretty much disappeared by the time the sun arrived.

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ill and Karen invited Ella and I to their home to play Fast Track today. We played for games in two hours. Karen and I were partners and we won all four games.

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2020 February 27 Thursday

2020 February 27 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas am slowly easing my journaling to my other blog http://TomAndEllaJournal.com RVingFulltimeWithTomAndElla was originally set up to blog our RV journey. As both of our RVs are on, more or less, permanent sites now, it seems reasonable to change our focus to journaling this stage of our lives on http://TomAndEllaJournal.com.If you have been following this, the old site, I strongly encourage you to follow our continuing story on http://TomAndEllaJournal.com.By the end of March, I will either close this blog or only post things related to RVs.Thank yourr. I say brrrr. Baby, it’s cold outside. Ella is feeling better, but not good. We decided to stay home again. I didn’t get out from under those nice was covers to take a sunrise photo

Now for something different

instant potato flakes until desired consistency is achieved.
Serve with hot buttered corn bread. Yum!

t warmed up nicely today. The sun through the windows warmed us to the place that I needed to open the door and turn on a fan.

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2020 February 26 Ash Wednesday

2020 February 26 Ash Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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hirty seven degrees? I will believe that. Feels like twenty eight, with gusts of twenty four miles per hour? I’ll grant you that also. But “Clear”? I can’t buy that at all! Not when I have the photographs to prove that it is cloudy.

lla fell head-down between the bed and the wall this morning. I had to help her get up and out. When I ask how she felt this morning, she replied, “Like $h!t.” I’ve seem her through a lot of bad times, but I have never seen her hurting like this.

oday began with fasting lab work at our local doctor’s. We arrived a couple minutes early for our eight o’clock appointment. It was about eight thirty when we got back for the blood draw.

hey attempted to get blood from Ella first. It didn’t work. So, they put a heat pad on her arm. While they were waiting to get blood from her, they took mine. When they tried her again, they succeeded in drawing enough blood for their samples.

e arrived at Grandies** just as they were starting. We stayed for the meeting, the roll call, the devotion, and the prayer. However, we did not stay for games. We came directly home, where Ella went to the bedroom and laid down. It wasn’t long until age was asleep.

lla stayed home and in bed when I went to six o’clock choir practice prior to the seven o’clock Ash Wednesday service.

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  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

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2020 February 25 Tuesday

2020 February 25 Tuesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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e did not go to the senior center today because Ella was experiencing some pain, mostly in her lower back near the hip. I asked if she wanted to go to the emergency room and she said, “No.”

owever, we needed to go to the Wal-Mart pharmacy in Cedar Park to pick up a prescription. Instead of going directly to the pharmacy, I took her to the emergency room.

e arrived about 11:30 a.m. They took her for x-rays and found arthritis in the back (which she already knew) but the hip looked good. They are giving her pain meds and a steroid..

hen we arrived at the pharmacy, the original prescription that had taken us there was ready. However, we brought two new scripts from the emergency room.

nce we were home, I began working on today’s blog post. Then I watched a little TV. Then I worked on the blog some more.

lla said, “Are we going tonight?” It took me a while to understand what she was asking. It is Tuesday and Tuesday is prayer meeting night at Cross Tracks Church. “I don’t know. How are you feeling? Can you tolerate sitting on the hard pews in the chapel,” I asked. “,Yes, I think so,” was her reply.

HOW TO LOSE A CHILD

It was a very hectic spring day at home. As usual, I was trying to cram too many things into a tight schedule. I was well into the current project when I realized I was missing a vital piece.

“I’m going to the store,” I announced to the family. “Can I come too?” my preteen daughter asked.

“Can I come too?” my preteen daughter asked.“I’m not shopping. I have one item to buy, so you needed to stick with me.””Okay,” she replied.

Once at the store, I quickly located what I needed. After waiting a short time at the checkout, I was able to make my purchase. With my mind on the project at home, I left the store, got in the car, and left.

As I was leaving the drive, I remembered my daughter. Panicked, i turned around, and rushed back in. She was standing at the door with tears in her eyes and a quivering lower lip. “I’m so sorry,” was all I could say.

She is a grown woman now with children of her own. I wonder of she has ever left one of her children. But I’m not going to ask. Why open that can of worms?

ow about you, friends, care to share a story of leaving or losing a child? Or, maybe you were the child left behind.

am constantly amazed, not just of the beauty of sunrise and sunset, but also at how quickly it changes. I’m also amazed at how cropping a photograph can make so much difference.

ake these three photographs for example. They are all of the same scene taken at the same time. The first photograph barely deserves a glance. The second gives the eye and mind more to “chew on”. And the third gives a three course meal of light, dark, and mid-tones.

mmm, that scale it’s headed the wrong way. Maybe I should buy a new scale.

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2020 February 24 Monday

2020 February 24 Monday in Liberty Hill, Texas http://www.tomandellajournal.com

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t stayed very comfortable overnight in the RV with no heaters running.

hat’s all she wrote. I was very fortunate to have checked the sky at just the right moment.

his small tree, at the Georgetown Senior Center, though not in full bloom, is looking very spring-like.

e took a slightly longer route home from the center. We were following the advice of our HUMx device as we searched for the best gasoline price.

here was a nice progression as the clouds and sun interacted at sunset

nce again I was unable to get to sleep until shortly before midnight. I might have gotten to sleep earlier if I hadn’t been having some lose bowel movements that kept me running. I know … too much information. However, this blog is also written FOR ME. It is a way to track my health issues. Along that line, I didn’t get a photo of the scale this morning but it read 299.0. I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t lost some pounds last night, let alone show that I’d gained some.

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2020 February 23 Sunday

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he predicted high of fifty nine was surpassed by the actual temperature of sixty four. This us not a complaint.

he beautiful view from my deck this morning. This was in place of a sunrise photo.

astor John Saint’s sermon today was about the Transfiguration. You can watch it on YouTube by following the link above.

his group from church all went to Cherry Creek Catfish for lunch.

s we walked in the door, we saw Rick. He is the constable for Williamson county. He often stops at the Over The Hill Gang on Thursdays so most of us in this group know him.

ur lunches came, so the table talk stopped and we said the Lord’s prayer together. Ella had an oyster po’boy sandwich and waffle fries. I had the breaded crawfish basket with fries and a couple of hush puppies.

ery impressive sunset isn’t it? The subtle shades of light gray to medium gray effortlessly blended into a uniform overcast blah.

I’m moving my biometrics toward the bottom of my post. They are how I start my day, but it occurred to me that it’s of way less interest to the rest of you.

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2020 February 22 Saturday

2020 February 22 Saturday in Liberty Hill, Texas am slowly easing my journaling to my other blog http://TomAndEllaJournal.com RVingFulltimeWithTomAndElla was originally set up to blog our RV journey. As both of our RVs are on, more or less, permanent sites now, it seems reasonable to change our focus to journaling this stage of our lives on http://TomAndEllaJournal.com.If you have been following this, the old site, I strongly encourage you to follow our continuing story on http://TomAndEllaJournal.com. Thank youmailto:TomAndEllaJournal@gmail.comight after midnight, I went to sleep and slept straight through until about quarter after seven.orty two degrees is better than thirty two degrees and partly cloudy is better than completely cloudy.t was also a good day for a sunrise photograph. Now, I’ll admit that I adjusted the color slightly but it sure is pretty.Wash day has come again! As I think back to my childhood, I remember what a big deal things like “perma press and wash and wear” were. Just imagine never having to iron clothes ever again. Why haven’t we developed clothing that never needs washing?

captured some nice looking photographs before the sun disappeared for the night.

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2020 February 21 Friday

2020 February 21 Friday in Liberty Hill, Texas http://www.tomandellajournal.comam slowly easing my journaling to my other blog http://TomAndEllaJournal.com RVingFulltimeWithTomAndElla was originally set up to blog our RV journey. As both of our RVs are on, more or less, permanent sites now, it seems reasonable to change our focus to journaling this stage of our lives on http://TomAndEllaJournal.com.If you have been following this, the old site, I strongly encourage you to follow our continuing story on http://TomAndEllaJournal.com. Thank youmail to: tomandEllajournal@gmail.com‘m really excited about the New domain name and email address.Not quite six hours of sleep. But okay I’m back to waking at five o’clock, which had been my “normal” time to wake for years. Now our I can just get to sleep earlier.espite all of the recent rains, we are still in a drought.
So far, Texas has seen relatively little change in drought conditions since the beginning of the year. As of last week, more than half the state, or about 53.4%, was experiencing some degree of drought, but the winter rainfall in Austin is only about a half-inch less than normal. (Quoted from Austin Statesman)ven though I was awake and moving at five o’clock, I fell into the YouTube black hole and missed getting a photo of the sunset. If you really need a sunrise photo here is one from February 14th. Today’s sunrise would have nearly exactly like the forteenth’s.ecause Ella and I didn’t get around until later today, we skipped breakfast and went to the Georgetown senior center earlier than usual. As it turned out, we were the first ones (other than staff) to arrive.y the time lunch was served,there were about a dozen folks at the centere stopped at the Wal-Mart store inn Georgetown before coming home. We were out of milk, both the regular refrigerated and the shelf-stable, ultra pasteurized milk. Though it does not NEED to be refrigerated, I like to keep at least one cartoon refrigerated “just in case.”

ep, I’m trying to lose weight again. And by “trying” I mean, I hope I will loose about fifty to sixty pounds without me doing anything different in my life.

hat is either the sunset over a live oak or a burning bush. What do you think? Should I go investigate?

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2020 February 20 Thursday

2020 February 20 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas http://www.tomandellajournal.comam slowly easing my journaling to my other blog http://TomAndEllaJournal.comRVingFulltimeWithTomAndElla was originally set up to blog our RV journey. As both of our RVs are on, more or less, permanent sites now, it seems reasonable to change our focus to journaling this stage of our lives on http://TomAndEllaJournal.com.If you have been following this, the old site, I strongly encourage you to follow our continuing story on http://TomAndEllaJournal.com. Thank youine hours of sleep? I told you I was tired. Really, I think I truly did need the sleep. I try to turn my restless mind off at night as I lay in bed. However, it races along, swerving from one thought to another.orty degrees that feels like thirty three. Did I mention that our tree’s buds are beginning to open?.lood clotting factor two point three. ✔ Vitamins sorted (taken with breakfast). ✔ Weight, two hundred ninety seven. ✔ All internal systems nominal. ✔eorge Forman ready to prepare our breakfast. Yes, we have a celebrity cook at our home.his is my favorite way to toast English muffins. Although, since I butter them before toasting them, they are technically speaking, fried.

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  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.

2020 February 19 Wednesday

2020 February 19 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas http://www.tomandellajournal.comam slowly easing my journaling to my other blog http://TomAndEllaJournal.comRVingFulltimeWithTomAndElla was originally set up to blog our RV journey. As both of our RVs are on, more or less, permanent sites now, it seems reasonable to change our focus to journaling this stage of our lives on http://TomAndEllaJournal.com.If you have been following this, the old site, I strongly encourage you to follow our continuing story on http://TomAndEllaJournal.com. Thank you.orty five degrees at daybreak that did reach the predicted high temperature of forty sevenhe Grandies** met, as usual, in the Over The Hill Gang* building for our weekly Wednesday meeting.

hen the meeting part of Grandies** was over, Rex, Blanca, Bill, Karen, Ella, and I played a game out Fast Track. It is even more fun to play with six people in teams of two. Ella and Bill won.fter Grandies**, Rex, Blanca, Bill, Karen, Ella, and I went to Hobo Junction for lunch. The Three men ordered the daily special: chicken fried steak. That was the whole reason that we went there. Oh okay, also we enjoy each other’s company.

dreary sky to end a dreary (though fun-filled) day in Texas.
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  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)