Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday and Coffeecake

I slept very well last night and even remembered to change the clocks before I went to bed.  I have dressed and fed Missy and myself and the coffeecake is in the oven.

Today we will go to church and then afterward go over to Cherryvale to":Just Us" for lunch. Phyllis should be with us today too.....and perhaps Karan if Becky doesn't attend. Becky doesn't like to be so far away. She has a meeting at 1:00 on Sunday afternoons.

I have to remember to take my great granddaughter Maia's birthday gift this morning too and put it in Leslie's vehicle to be given to her on Tuesday...her 7th birthday. It's unbelievable how fast these little girls are growing up. As I've often said, "the older you get the faster time flies".  my aunt Mildred told me that back in the 80's.

I have read the Sunday newspaper and done the crossword puzzle too.

I have reconnected with an old friend of mine from the church's web board.  His name is Nickolas. I went to his blog yesterday and discovered he had not posted there for a long time. I sent him an e-mail and asked if he was still alright. He lives in Portland Oregon. He is the person I met who was an intern for Al Gore and who told me years ago at World Conference of my church that I was wasting my time and postage writing to my congressmen. He said the interns answered those letters using "position books" kept there in the office and stamped the name and signature of the  congress person on the answer. He said the way to reach them is to write letters to the editors of our local newspapers. They have a clipping service that clips those out  and make sure the congress person sees them because in doing that, you are reaching their constituency ...and that is important to them.  That started my career of writing letters to the editor.

He e-mailed me back last night and I read it this morning. I will try to stay in touch.

I just checked my coffeecake. It's not quite done yet so I set it for two more minutes.

It's done now and out on the rack cooling.

More later....

The coffeecake was good and there was only one piece left. I took that to Marilyn R. She really likes it.  I did my congregational newsletters and got them out on the mailbox for the mailman to pick up Monday.

I got some rest in the afternoon after we returned from "Just Us".  I worked on a sermon for Palm Sunday.... April 9th. 

Bob came over sometime before 6:00 and at 630 we went to Howard and Judy's for the Living the Questions group.  Their new house is lovely.  It has character.  Character, to me, is more important than luxury.   We got home shortly after 9:00. Bob dropped me off and went home. I took my bath and Missy and I went on to bed about 9:30. Again, I was exhausted.


marlu said...

That is very interesting about the letters to our members of congress. I suppose they get many letters and it would be difficult to read them all.
Good to know they pay attention to letters to the editor.

Margie's Musings said...

Yes, it is. I have done it now for years. That's for reading here, Marlu.