Tuesday, March 31, 2009

When Skies are Blue...

This was about a week ago........

I looked outside my window at the beautiful day. The sky was blue. There was not a cloud to be seen.
I decided to check the forcast online. For my area things looked pretty good but for an area about 50 km away there was a "winter storm warning". Hm. We called a friend who lived in that area. There too the sky was blue with not a cloud in sight.
Later that day I checked the forcast again. Now too for my area there was a "winter storm warning". I looked outside the window. Still the sky was blue all around.
How could there be a "storm warning"? I pondered. Hard to believe a storm was coming when the day had been nice and the sky was still blue.
But sure enough by morning things were looking pretty white!

I thought back to about a year ago. The skies looked pretty blue in the "economic world". Jobs were still plenty. Business seemed to be humming. I wondered, did anyone see "a storm warning"?
By early Fall things were different. We all saw it, or felt it.

I checked out this blog..... http://davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com/
For a different perspective on what is happening in our world today check out his Mar 7, 2009 post.
You may also want to check out todays post (We are not without hope).

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Favorite Invention

There have been lots of great inventions over the centuries but I think one of my favorites has got to be the "remote control".

Just click a button and the TV turns on, or off or changes channel or goes mute. Just click and the car turns on (not that my current car has this wonderful feature), but its an awesome invention for this particular season when the car is stone cold and covered in frost, and one doesn't want to step outdoors.

So a week or so ago when I went to "click" the button of my favorite invention, the button "did not" click and turn the TV on, or off, or anything. I wondered. I clicked and clicked but nothing, and when I tried the old fashioned way (the button on the TV) still nothing so then I knew it wasn't the wonderful invention that failed me, just the TV it was trying to control.

So now we have what I call "exercise TV", you actually have to "go to" the TV to turn it on, or off, or mute it or change the channel (if you can get more than one)!

So I was thinking the other day, has this new invention made us lazy? Why don't we declare a "No Remote" week? Wouldn't that just fit in with the "environmental" concern of our generation?

How many batteries would we extend the life of, or save?

How many calories would we burn?

How much more would we appreciate the great inventions of our time?

Would it be more acceptable than "No TV" week?

What do you think?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

One thing I like........

I must say I am hard pressed to find something I like about winter on those days when the thermometer is dipping it's needle to -40 C and the wind is howling and the snow is blowing all about. All is a mass of white. The snow is swirling so high in the sky that the drifts are gathering so quickly that one wonders if one needs a grader to get out!!!

I wondered if I could ever find something I liked about winter?......but I did.

It's on those other days.... when the sun comes out and the sky is blue and the temperature is up and you can feel the warm of the sun on your face and your back. You can feel the refreshing of your spirits as you wander outside to explore the outdoors.

It's on those kind of days I find the tracks. Big tracks or little tracks. I like to see who's been walking about. I like to see who else has been exploring the land. I like to follow the tracks! Don't you?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Green Promise...

If you are tired of seeing "white"...here is a promise God made to Noah....

"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
~Genesis 8:22 kjv