Sunday, March 17, 2013

We Had A Plan - Prayer Request


We don't often have a plan. But TODAY - WE HAD A PLAN!  The weather forecast was nice. Michael is not assigned to a service any longer. We'd go visit Shipwreck and catch the evening service. 

Zander woke up feeling like he was "on fire" and his throat/neck bother him. He has a 102* fever....a funny side story is that I bought a new thermometer which is SIMPLE to work. Our old one was "lost." We found the old one. IT says Zander had a 98* ......but he felt hotter. The new one said 102*. We then checked it on all of us and the old one was 4* off....wow....all these months we've felt sick but weren't sick as we didn't have a fever. ::snort::

A mild disagreement broke out in our home...with three of us insisting green eyes exempts one from wearing green on St. Patrick's Day. In any event, Michael, Arielle, Nolan, Stacia and Yuuki have headed for the beach. I'm home with Zander and will do some blogging, some reading, some nursing....

We'd appreciate prayers for Michael.  He's had this pain  for far too long....we really haven't seen a lot of improvement after the surgery and recuperating time....and no one has any real idea of what the pain is or how to fix it. More surgeries, without concrete hope of improvement, seem counter-productive.   His shoulder has been hurting since January. He has a torn Rotator Cuff.  He's been on an anti-inflammatory for two weeks and we've not seen improvement there either....seems the same or worse to me.

Ah....the adventurers are home.....here are some shots. The waves were rollicking and the mountains were very clear in the distance.  Beautiful scenery.




Nolan found his third glass large glass float.  This one definitely is showing some wear and tear - or at least an extra large batch of attached critters and such.  We all walked by it once.  Nolan saw the float thinking it was a black, plastic one and thought he might like to throw this particular one back into the water only to discover that under the barnacles was a glass float.  Sometimes it happens just like that.

For some reason unknown to us the Shipwreck has been dismantled....sad....glad we have photos from the past 3 years of visits to the Shipwreck. 

This is a before picture.
This is after "they" destroyed it.

 This is the before picture.  There are/were two boats next to each other.


This is what remains of the two boats.  This seems rather senseless to me.  Why totally ruin a local landmark?  They have been working on a project to shore-up the coastline, but these boats are not next to any sort of a bluff that needs to be shored-up.  Someone must have gotten a burr in their behind to think this was a good solution to a problem that did not exist. 


These are "after" photos.

 Just some pretty rock formations along the shoreline.


Yuuki spent the afternoon napping after her eventful day at Shipwreck. 

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

6 comments:

mel said...

I've always insisted that my green eyes are enough from having to wear green on St. Pat's Day. I love green, though, and wear it often. Hope yours all get better. I have one down with sore throat and earache today, too.

Kristine said...

1. Green eyes certainly does NOT exempt one from wearing green on St. Patrick's Day!

2. What a blessing to not be assigned to a service for the remainder of your stay! Wow!

3. Praying for Mike. Perhaps your CA#22 can be access to different medical care and a solid diagnosis/solution.

4. Oh, you know how I love hearing about the floats! This one is spectacular!

5. Sad about your special shipwreck. It sounds like something that would happen here, someone determines a "landmark" is not safe, so it's arbitrarily destroyed.

6. Yuuki! LOL! How can that poor girl sleep up there, she looks as if she'll fall right off!

Linda said...

What incredible pictures! So hilarious that the dog will sleep up there. :) Ugh about Mike's continuing pain, though. Will be praying for him.

Anonymous said...

enjoyed this post a lot, sis!

Praying for Mike! ---- Love the float cus it is so big and full of personality. Neat find Nolan!! ---- wow! that shipwreck is awesome and the seas are beautiful......

We too are glad you are having no services now and forward at Misawa. Know you are going to be busy just getting everything done and seeing everything & everybody! love/prayers - jan t.

Sarah said...

Oh, green eyes is absolutely an exemption from Saint Patty's day green. I've been claiming it my whole life.
Love the pictures.

DeEtta @ Choosing Joy said...

Ah - see I've been claiming the green eye exemption as well. Nolan and Stacia both have green eyes....but the others were sure it shouldn't count. LOL

Thanks for the prayers for Michael.