Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I Am Excited About Service

This morning I was talking "praying" to Jehovah about service telling him that I find it difficult where I am due to my work schedule, which makes mid-week service impossible, and the cost of gas for service, blah blah blah...and said that "I enjoyed online service before, so if I could do more of that it would be nice".  WELL, I get up at 5am.  I received a message at 5:30am from a client in China, saying that she would like to study the Bible and was wondering if I would teach her.  Very happily I wrote back and said of course.  Then at about 6am, I received a message from a man in the Middle East, saying: "I am Muslim, but I want to love Jesus and know about God and the Bible, could you teach me."  I happily responded once again, telling him that of course I would.  I told him to go to bed and when he got up in the morning I would have all the details outlined for him in a message.  Anyway, I am pretty happy today because I am always amazed at how quickly Jehovah God answers my prayers.  The Faithful Slave is correct in telling us to be dead specific.  And despite my whining at moments he listens.  Gotta love that. :-)

Hope everyone is having a great week,
d  :-)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cleaning The Dogs Pearly Whites

Okay, I am sitting here watching a pathetic scene.  Harvey must have failed "puppy chewing class" when he was a young'n in Korea.  When he was injured and at the vet the vet said that he needed his clean cleaned.  But because he is older I don't want to put him "under".  So some other vets online said the absolute best way to clean a dog's teeth is to give them raw rib bones so they can work the meat off and raw bones won't splinter or break .  Sooo...I have been giving them raw bones over the last couple weeks.  Pearl goes at them in a very rabid way.  With Harvey he just stares at them. :-/  The best success I have with him is browning the meat for 5 minutes so that he thinks its cooked, then he will try to lick it off the if nothing else he should have a very clean tongue.  But this afternoon on the way home from the meeting I stopped at the grocery store and there was a sale on big meaty beef ribs so a got a few of them  for the weekly attempt at cleaning.  Otto and Pearl are going at their rib bones like they hit the jackpot.  Then there is Harvey out there "cleaning his tongue". Sad little dude.  I have no idea how he missed out on learning how to chew. :-/

Meetings are great, but not always for the talk delivered or the WT covered.  As usual this morning I was making Jehovah God's ears bleed as I told him how I missed riding my bike back and forth to work such as in Palm Springs, Vancouver and Korea.  I have always liked exercise with a purpose.  At the end of a day of teaching the thought of working out in a gym is just dreadful.  So anyway, at the end of the meeting I slid up beside a sister, and asked her about life - I like her because she is very honest saying she is too tired sometimes to do much more than watch some videos, do laundry and wash a week's worth of dishes - basically do everything just to get ready for Monday again.  Which pretty sums me up.  Anyway, she was telling me a few months ago her boss which is an avid biker convinced her to start biking to work from Lake Country - 15 miles.  It has been taking an hour and she is loving it.  Inspired, now I am going to do it too.  Every time I mentioned it before I got the side-eyed glance from people, so it was nice to find someone like me in the congregation.  The sister's name is Erica, and really, if she can ride along a highway, and have a good time, I know I can do it too.  I will keep you all posted on how it goes.

Okay, gotta go check on the bone-chewers.  Love to all,
d  :-)

A Bunch of Sleepy Heads Here

It is 6:30am and I am sitting here with Otto, Harvey, and Pearl.  They are all sacked out after having breakfast. I would have like to have slept until 6 or 7, but it is REALLY hard to ignore Pearl once she decides it breakfast time. :-/

Anyway, it rained, rained, and rained more this week.  Sometimes I think it rains here almost as much as Vancouver, but now it is Sunday and we are supposed to have sunny skies.  I really hope so.  On the gray, wet days, I constantly fight the inclination to plot my escape.

I am house-sitting for dad and mom.  They were able to go down to the coast for a young relative's grad party. Would have been nice but when a person works full-time the long drive and quick return is just too much.  So I am dog-sitting for mom and dad so they can go down and enjoy it.  And it is going great.  I was pretty worried about Harvey playing a lot, but his back is holding up good.  Yesterday was very cool.  Pearl spotted a big deer that came up to the fence-line.  She started running in circles barking, which alerted Harvey and Otto, so all 3 of them stood face to face with it barking through the face.  The deer wasn't fazed at all and stood there with its face over the fence chewing, seemingly intrigued by the 3 little crazies.

I pushed my motorcycle under the awning yesterday and did my best to do an oil change on it.  Saves about $150 every few months, but this time I couldn't get the filter screws off.  Grrr...will have to wait til dad gets home to apply some brute force to them.

Okay, must start thinking about the meeting...WT..what to wear, etc.  So everyone have a great day.

Love to all,
d  :-)