Picking up Where I Left Off

The last few months I’ve been irregular in writing blog posts. Sometimes a person just has to take a break from strict schedules, even self imposed ones. It has been almost three months since I posted a book review on Friday. This coming Friday will be a review of Gateway to the Future Book 3 of the Last Bucelarii by Andy Peloquin. Check it out when it posts.

My brother and me

In late April to mid May I was on a trip to New Mexico and Texas to see family and attend a couple of celebrations. My niece and her husband in El Paso celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary and I was able to see my brother and sister-in-law who flew down from Oregon. I hadn’t seen my brother for over 3 years. It’s always too long in between times we get to see each other. That was a real joy for me to get to spend time with him. The other celebration was our nephew (my bother-in-law’s son) graduating medical school in Albuquerque and I was able to attend his graduation and celebrate with many of the family there. All in all it was a nice trip.  Although on the way there I got stuck in a freak snow storm not too far east of Albuquerque on I-40.

4/29/17 I-40 Edgewood, NM

There was an accident that involved a semi and we sat there for over 3 hours before traffic began to move. I really was concerned that running the car to stay warm I would run out of gas. But, I did make into Albuquerque and when I filled up I swear I running on fumes.

The day after I returned home the first trip I made into town my radiator sprung a leak. It cracked across the top. Had to pull into the closest parking lot and call my husband to rescue me. My son-in-law ordered a new radiator for me and after it came in at the earliest opportunity he installed it for me. I do believe that the hand of God kept that radiator from cracking while I was on the trip because I didn’t have anyone with me to rescue me.  That may seem superstitious to some of you, but, for me, I see the hand of God on my life protecting me every day. I give him praise for every time something like that happens where I see God has me in the palm of his hand.

Near the end of May I finished reading through the entire Bible which I began on January 1st. Now I’m reading the Eth Cepher sacred scriptures that I purchased for myself in March. It’s a lot slower reading because the names of people and places are all transliterated from the Hebrew. I’m learning though that there are some names I now recognize and know who or where is mentioned. Only in Deuteronomy (Devariym) so far. I am truly enjoying the reading of this version though. Did you know that the ten commandments weren’t just written on tables of any ordinary stone? This translation translates it as sapphire. I found that quite interesting.

Granddaughter on her 9th birthday

We’ve had two birthdays here since I returned from my trip. My grand daughter turned 9 and my son turned 33. In a couple days my other grand daughter will turn 2. May to June has a lot going on.  We were blessed to have my other son here on a business trip when his brother was celebrating his birthday. It’s been a long time since he was here for his brother’s birthday.

Coming up for the Fourth of July holiday he will be back and bring his wife and one of the cousins will be here too. I love having family, though sometimes I have to take some time alone to recharge because even with family I get a little overwhelmed when there are too many people around.

I’ll try to get my blog writing schedule back into a regular Monday and Friday posting. This one is a midweek post because I just didn’t get it written over the weekend for Monday. Hopefully next week I’ll have a Monday post and I’ll get another book read for a review on Friday. No promises though. It seems I’ve only read 5 books this year. I have really slowed down from the past two years. But, I’d like to get my sewing room back in order and concentrate on finishing up some quilting projects that have been put away for a long while. I’d like to get those done and do some smaller things too.  I also have a couple of garment projects I want to do.

Blessings,

Grandma Peachy

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About grandmapeachy

I am a retired grandmother and amateur quilter. Generally I do not discuss religion and politics with people other than my family and even then I do more listening than talking. Because I dislike confrontation this blog is a way for me to express opinions that I hold on these and other issues without having to delve into controversial discussions with others who may not agree with me. I am also an avid supporter of indie authors. There are a lot of great books that are not available through traditional publishing and I believe that these stories need to be brought to the attention of the reading public.
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