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Sunday Sermon and Some Thinkin’ Outside the Box

18 Aug

When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
~Johann Wolfgang van Goethe
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Today’s Gospel was about the Canaanite woman who pleaded with Jesus to heal her daughter. The disciples said to send her away. Her faith and persistence was so strong that Jesus said,
“O woman, great is your faith!
Let it be done for you as you wish.”
And the woman’s daughter was healed from that hour.

That’s a good lesson for today. Faith, persistence and determination will win out in the end. I like happy endings.

It was a glorious rainy day today. We were blessed with a good storm and some well needed rain. Father even said a special thank you and blessing for the rain at Mass this morning. The storm curtailed my walking, but gave me the momentum to work on some more heavy duty packing. I decided to tackle the closets.

Even though the boys are grown and gone, they each have a room and I still maintain a fully stocked closet of clothing, football, baseball, and hockey jerseys, not to mention all their old books, trophies, toys, diplomas, well, you name it, it’s still here. So, while I was packing up all this stuff, I was trying to think of an easier way to transport all the clothes. (Light bulb moment.)

It would cost a fortune to box up all the clothes in wardrobe boxes to go just 4.5 miles. So, time to think OUTSIDE THE BOX. (Thanks, Leon Krejci who said, “Think outside the box.) I did. When I was looking at those big oversized hockey jerseys, I realized that I could fit 10 to 15 t-shirts or tops inside the jersey, use a twist tie or zip tie around the bundle of hangers, and “voila,” easy transport. Thank goodness I had a lot of hockey jerseys. I used them for all my shirts and tops too. Now, I can just throw the bundles in the car and hang right in the closets.

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Zip ties work great.

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Go Hawks! Go Wolves!

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Piled high into the sky. Miles to go before I rest!

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Theme Song Thursday

20 Jun

“There is always a sadness about packing. I guess you wonder if where you’re going is as good as where you’ve been.”
― Richard Proenneke, One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey
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Well, I was searching for a cheerier quote and song about packing up and sorting out things, but everything was kinda sad and depressing. I’ve been going through all my stuff, sorting, tossing, and packing up boxes and bins.
It is very difficult to let things go, especially when you are a self-confessed, card-carrying hoarder. I’ve barely scratched the surface, but my goal is to get a couple of boxes packed or sorted every day. I should be done in about 3,487,628 days. Wish me luck!
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This was very peppy and great dancing. Made me want to get up and dance along. (It’s a Zumba thing. You always want to dance.)

Bye Bye Blackbird

Pack up all my care and woe
Here I go, singing low
Bye bye blackbird

Where somebody waits for me
Sugar’s sweet, so is he
Bye bye blackbird

No one here can love or understand me
Oh, what hard luck stories they all hand me
Make my bed and light the light
I’ll arrive late tonight
Blackbird, bye bye

No one here can love or understand me
Oh, what hard luck stories they all hand me
Make my bed and light the light
I’ll arrive late tonight
Blackbird, bye bye

Songwriters
Dixon, Mort / Henderson, Ray
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A few boxes sorted to put in the garage.

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Lots of stuff. Some to save, some to sell, some to give away.

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