2020 March 29 Sunday in Liberty Hill Texas
Good morning and welcome to our daily journal!
This is day sixteen of being self isolated, not wanting to be around folks with the corona-virus.
ur home was … well, it was right down chilly at fifty seven degrees in the living room, and a might cooler in the bedroom on account of the window being open all night. We both enjoy sleeping when there is a chill in the air. Oh not frost on nose and toes kinda chill, somewhere just North of seeing your breath is fine for sleeping. It is the getting out from under those covers that takes a real force of will ~ or full bladder.
his morning’s sky was a right pretty sky. It is the kind of sky poets would pen poems about. Lyricist could write ballads about a sky such as this. Artists would weep and drop their brushes just to see it. Birds stop their singing and sit transfixed at the sight. The cat sees it and thinks, “I’ve seen better.”
nd then came the actual rising of the sun. I couldn’t quite imagine the pounding of drums from “Also sprach Zarathustra*” playing as Sol appeared over the horizon. Nor was I tempted to throw bones in the air and grunt, as in 2001: A Space Odyssey. None the less, it was nice to see the sun rise. Heck, at my age, it’s nice to see any sunrise. Thank you, Lord, for another day of living.
Our worship service today was self-led from a bulletin that came via email. We had some rousing prelude piano music by Jim Turner. And then tuned into Pastor John Saint’s sermon. Unfortunately our cell service is … ah … how to say this … iffy … yeah, that’s it … Iffy. This caused the live feed to freeze. This week’s technology was better than last Sunday’s. As our worship committee continues to do this I’m sure it will continue to improve.You may also wish to read my sermon for today.
ithout the normal items for our worship table, at home, this morning, we had the candle (symbolizing Christ’s presence), a rock (the Lord is the rock of my salvation), keys (he who holds the keys to the kingdom).
hortly after lunch of roast beef, with roasted potatoes, carrots, and celery, all topped with a nice beef gravy; I received an email that my groceries were ready for pick up at Wal-Mart.
hen we arrived, we pulled into one of nine or ten spots in the staging area. Soon more people arrived. All spots became full and still more people waiting for a spot. I thought they appeared to be moving along at a good pace. The person next to me was complaining about how long it was taking.
There were a coupled of items that had gone out of stock sources I ordered them on Thursday. I was glad that the folding clothes dryer racks were still available. We have no washer/dryer on our fifth-wheel RV. Laundry day has always meant packing dirty clothes into the truck and shuffling off to the laundromat. That really isn’t an option in the currency environment.
Along with the drying racks, I had also ordered a washing wand. In years past, when we we’re still tent campers, I had done our dirty laundry in a bucket using a new stool plunger as an agitator. This wand is an upgrade from the plunger
oon we were done at Wal-Mart, and were moving on down the road toward Dollar General.
We needed to take a short detour around an accident. I prayer everyone is alright.
e arrived st Dollar General, dressed in my Sunday best. It is a charcoal impregnated dust mask. It’s not the best defense, but it is what I had on hand. St DG I found honey and an off brand of the cereal we couldn’t get at Wal-Mart. I also purchased some paint brushes. I’ll tell you about those brushes some other time. We weren’t done shopping for the day. We stopped at Parker’s Corner Grocery in Liberty Hill for eggs that neither Dollar General nor Wal-Mart had on hand. I also found a small bag of corn meal that I haven’t been able to find for a couple of weeks. Now, if I could just find bread flour or even all purpose flour.
s a treat for our retreat, I got a small pack of ice cream. Once home, we wiped all of our grocery items off with some disinfectant wipes, before putting them away. I left my face mask on the dashboard of the truck. That seemed like a good place in the sun, which should kill any viruses.
God bless and g’nite.
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* You may know it better as the theme music for 2001: A Space Odyssey.