Saturday, September 29, 2012

Random thoughts

I've never done a "random thoughts" blog before so to celebrate that fact, I decided to use a larger font.  How do you like it?

We've been home 5 days now from our car trip.  I believe I can honestly evaluate my feelings about the distance we traveled.  I'm glad we did it and I don't want to ever do to it again.

I was going to write something about the Beecher Bible and Rifle Church in Kansas but I researched it first.  I'm glad I did because it has a pretty cool story behind it.  Being a sarcastic kind of gal and also a non-believer, you can imagine what I was going to say.  I mean, when I saw it on the map I was like "bible and rifle"?  Really?  Then Mr.Google told me that way back when the people in that church were anti-slavery and had rifles shipped to them in boxes marked "bibles" so they could give them to people to defend themselves against the pro-slavery gang.  Cool, eh?  That was the only interesting thing Kansas had to offer - in my opinion.

We moved our bedroom downstairs and I love, love, love it.  In a one-bathroom house (it's downstairs and our bedroom was upstairs) being fewer steps from the john is wonderful.

When September cooperates, it is my favorite month of the year.  Unless October out-does it.  The cool mornings and evenings and the bright, dry days feed me.

As I listened to my sister, Lisa, talk about the spiritualist that was in town last weekend it made me wish that I believed.  Not in a higher power but that people are still hanging around after they die.  That would be very comforting.

My mom's 90th birthday is next month.  Family is coming in and we're going to have a celebration.  She really didn't want a big shebang so we're keeping it small.  90.  If I could do 90 like mom I guess I'd be ok with it.  Longevity makes me shutter, though, because very few people are as lucky as mom has been.  I'm thrilled for her.

Apparently my "random" bank does not have a large reserve.  I've run out of thoughts but at least I didn't let my blog go stale.

Have a nice day!


  1. Kansas. Gotta love that state. Brett visited his brother out there one year when he was a teen. He put his camera in the middle of the road, snapped a picture and said it looked like the road just when on into infinity...absolutely no rise in the road for miles. I have been there once and through it another time. My fondest memory of it was trying to follow the Oregon Trail...when we were leaving to go home, early in the morning, with a 12 hour drive ahead of us. I am not sure why my humors me the way he does sometimes.

    1. I'll probably always remember the stretch from Topeka to Denver as mind-numbingly boring. Ugh!

    2. Coming from the Berkshires in New England to Michigan, we were struck by how long and straight and flat the roads are here. It's all in what you are used to, I guess! We were stuck in Dodge City, KS, once when the radiator on our RV broke. It was so windy our RV was rocking back and forth - and I thought I was headed for Oz.