I cannot believe I’ve been doing this regularly for two+ years (well only a plus by 3 days, but still…)
I’ve had blogs before, as matter of fact, I wish I hadn’t deleted one that was on blogspot, I’d love to retrieve some of the info – but alas it’s gone.
Not real sure why I started this one – and posting weekly seems like a lot to me. I surely don’t have enough time to do more than that and sometimes that’s a challenge. I did have one a number of years ago that was “365 Days in…. where ever you live”. Some of my online friends had started that and I got involved. Now, if you think weekly, I have no idea how I did daily. If I remember correctly I didn’t make it the entire year.
I do enjoy reading several blogs that I follow that are ‘fashion’ blogs. Not that I’m very fashionable but obviously if you’ve read much here you know that my title is pretty accurate – “Ramblings”! That’s pretty much what I do.
I’m still “at home”. I’ve made a couple of brief forays out for essentials and a hated dentist trip (and there’s another one of those in a couple of weeks) 🙁 but otherwise I’m here.
Right now I’m concerned for my country – so much hate and destruction going on and it seems to be almost everywhere. I’m really trying to not worry about family in some of the cities that are hardest hit right now – and I’m trying to not be frightened. I keep reminding myself of the scripture that I have posted in the blog footer – and the quote I used in my last post about worry. There’s another one that I was reminded of this morning – 2 Kings 6:16-17 “Elisha said, ‘Don’t be afraid. The army that fights for us is larger than the one against us.’ Then Elisha prayed ‘Lord, open my servant’s eyes and let him see.’ The Lord opened his eyes and he saw that the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” (NCV) I’m picturing chariots of fire and angels all around my loved ones!
On a more pleasant note I did watch the space launch on Saturday. I worked at N.A.S.A a gazillion years ago and the launch was emotional for me and brought back memories.
It’s nice to have the “Space & Rocket Center” close and a great place for guests to visit. It’s fascinating to see some of the things displayed there.
Happy Blogaversary, Iris! I’m glad our virtual paths have crossed.
We are still fairly stuck at home as well. New York State has had a tough time with the virus.
And I’m trying to understand much of what’s happening in the country (which has never been very understandable) with an open mind. Terrible that we can’t have an actual conversation with our fellow Americans. SO hope we all come out of this as better people.
Would LOVE to visit that space and flight center some day!
Thanks Em, I’m glad we crossed paths too. I feel like I’m on a different planet every morning when I wake up. I can’t watch the news, it just upsets me. I’m pretty much at home too. A lot is opening up in Alabama, but with my age and heart I’m trying to be smart and careful – and my kids love reminding me. You should plan a trip to the space center when our world settles down some. It’s a totally fascinating place. I only live about 35 miles away and there’s some gorgeous scenery around north Alabama. Would… Read more »
Happy blog anniversary Iris.
You should share some of the fun memories when working at NASA!! That would be wonderful ramblings.
I’m glad you’re still living after the dentist appointment. Hopefully, the tooth was savable.
Thanks Jodie, I should have let you know. The dentist was able to save the tooth – and the next one to it that I didn’t realize was cracked. He put temporary crowns and I went this morning and got permanent ones. I can definitely say it was not a fun experience. I was pretty drugged when he did the original work – conscious sedation, but today was nothing and it was quite painful (for me anyway). Very sensitive this afternoon but hopefully it will get better. Thanks for your advice. I just hate going to the dentist so badly.… Read more »
First off, Happy Birthday to your blog, Iris! My blog’s fifth birthday is coming at the end of July. Time does fly by, doesn’t it? I would have loved to read your earlier blogs but I’m so glad I found this one! Thank you for sharing the scripture from 2Kings. It helps me to hear those words. It is hard to not be frightened with everything that is happening in the world right now. I am teaching an online class right now on the Serenity Prayer and sometimes I feel like a “fake” because I don’t always have serenity in… Read more »
Thanks Debbie. I’m sure all of us are frightened at times with all that’s going on in our world right now, and God knows that. I think the main thing is to go back to the scriptures and hide the uplifting ones in our hearts for those times. I have to remind myself that fear or joy are both choices we make. I try to always choose joy – it’s tough sometimes, and sometimes I feel like I’ve landed on a different planet. I did enjoy my time at NASA and have great memories. Visiting the Space Flight Center in… Read more »
Congrats on your blogaversary! 🙂 I wish I’d kept my first blogspot blog too, I don’t have the photos any more and it would be fun to look back on the posts! It’s staggering seeing the scale of the protests in the US – we have even had some here in solidarity. I hope that they stay peaceful and bring about real change!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend! We had a (small, due to restrictions) party for my son’s birthday yesterday, it was really fun 🙂
It’s staggering to us too. That along with all the virus stuff has really made a difference in our world. I’m still staying at home.
Happy birthday to your son. I’ll bet he had a good time anyway. Guess your weekend is over, mine has been pretty quiet (sometimes that’s not all bad).
Hello Iris, congratulations on your blog-versity. I have a few blogs lying around in blog sphere too. I took a little over a year off from my current one (MeadowTree Style) and no set schedule-if I get at least one post published a month-I’m good.
We were venturing out a little more but with the cases now on the up tick-think we need to pull it in a bit.
Cool thing about working for NASA.
Take care and stay safe
Thanks Terri. Blogging is certainly interesting sometimes. I’m still pretty much staying at home. I ventured into town once to go to the UPS drop off (returning shoes to Amazon), but otherwise I’ve just been at home with the furbabies.
Yeah, NASA was waaay back for me, bu interesting.
Wow, very impressive that you once worked at N.A.S.A.!! (That’s hard to type!) My sister and brother-in-law watched the launch. They were out shopping and she kept texting me saying they were trying to get how before launch time. I thought it was a typo over and over for LUNCH time. Had no idea myself that there was a launch!! I think I live under a rock some days. We have begun to go out more. But every time we do, I worry a bit about doing so. At some point, though, we have to get back to some sense… Read more »
I think most of us pretty much live under a rock these days. I’ve only ventured out a couple of times and haven’t really interacted with people.
NASA was a good experience – but oh so many years ago!
Didn’t have any cake 🙁 Good idea though. Thanks for stopping by.
You worked at NASA?? I never knew that! What did you do there? I LOVED 365 Days in ____!!! I had several of them…in Islip, in My house, in Brooklyn, in a Brooklyn Apartment…ha, I’m a blog ADDICT. When I lived in Northport (last apartment), I did have an Instagram account called Northport Everyday and I shared a picture from the town every day for…awhile. Then…I lost my driving companion and then I moved and…it’s much harder to do it in my new town cuz you can’t pullover anywhere to take pictures!!! And it was fun to “visit” other people’s… Read more »
I loved 365 days too – was so interesting to see other’s towns. I love blogs too, I just can’t keep up with them. I don’t follow that many, but seems my inbox gets full pretty fast.
I was a Receptionist and then an Assistant Purchasing Agent at NASA in Huntsville. Helped buy ‘stuff’ for the Saturn 5 Rocket. That was a LONG time ago. I went to work for NASA the same day they became NASA.