Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Still here.....

Well, I have not posted any blogs in several days. Robin gave me the where-to-for about it to. My intentions, however, are good.
Let’s start with the weatherthat’s always a good ice breaker. It’s hot! This morning seems to be cooler than normal, but it is overcast so that helps. Remember to always wear sunscreen, skin cancer is #1 ranked, so be wise please.
All things green – the tomatoes Robin and Bryan planted started out okay, but they are struggling at this point. We have picked 3 so far, but I don’t know how much longer the plants can hang on. The citrus fruit trees are, for the most part, looking good. They all have fruit except for one tree. The fig trees are all doing well. They are the easiest fruit tree to grow in my mind. My father-in-law had someone come and do some dirt work for him. While here, he spread the piles which were along the back of the property. This was the left over top soil and sod from when we had leveled our back yard last year. Since the soil was loose, I spread some corn and okra seed just to see what will happen.
Factoid: Did you know that okra is native to northeast Africa? Okra’s English name is derived from ‘nkruma’, the Ashanti word for the vegetable. The first seeds were brought over to the Americas in the 1660’s by slaves. The classic okra recipe, gumbo, gets its name from the Bantu word ngombo. In Africa, okra grows to 12 feet tall, with a trunk 4 inches thick. It grows year round. I grew up eating okra out of my parent’s garden in N.O. all during my childhood. We had it fried, stewed, etc. Now I’ve got myself wanting to make another gumbo!
The practices and games are almost everyday now. The kids cannot say they are bored, that is for sure. I don’t make every game, only the ones that areBold cool. Me and the heat do not get along too well at this point and time.
Medical stuff: I had to get some more of the shots following last weeks chemo - one for the red blood cell count and three for the white cell count. Thankfully, my platelets are holding up so far. The cramping and associated symptoms are daily. I really do not look forward to waking up knowing the routine, but you just have to make it through it, because I have yet to find a way to get around it. God is faithfully with me through all of this as is my family. Casting Crowns has a new CD with the song ‘Praise You in this storm’ that is awesome. It speaks to many situations, including mine. If you get a chance, listen to it, it will bless you. I have to go and run an errand with my honey before it gets too hot outside. I will post some more. I promise. George.

6 comments:

FeatherIron said...

Well it's about time!! I was starting to freak ;-)

Stacie said...

Glad to hear from you again, George. Tell Robin Thanks for getting you back at and that we would love a post from her every now and again. Our traveling will slow down for a few weeks so hope to see you soon.

Russell said...

Yeaaaah, Georgie is back! Good to hear (read) from you, brother. If you get an extra fig tree starter that you don't need/want, let me know. Keep the faith, keep running the race, keep fighting the good (hmmm?) fight. Keep on keeping on.
Your brother's "keeper",
Russell

sonja said...

You, O Lord keep George's lamp burning; his God turns his darkness into light.

With your help George can advance against a troop; with his God he can scale a wall.

As for God, His way is perfect; the
Word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for George who takes refuge in him.

For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms George with strength and makes his way perfect.

He makes George's feet like the feet of a deer; he enables George to stand on the heights.

He trains George's hands for battle
his arms can bend a bow of bronze.

You give George your shield of VICTORY, and your right hand SUSTAINS him; you stoop down to make him great.

You broaden the path beneath him, so that his ankles do not turn.

George pursued his enemies and overtook them; he did not turn back till they were destroyed.

George crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath his feet.

You armed George with STRENGTH for the battle; you made his adversaries bow at his feet.

You made his enemies turn their backs in flight, and he destroyed his foes.

AMEN and AMEN....all God's promises are AMEN and AMEN!

Praying continually for you brother!

Sonja

Anonymous said...

HELLO GEORGE & ROBIN
GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN. I KNOW AT TIMES MANY MAY NOT WRITE BACK AND I AM ONE OF THEM BECAUSE I DO WORK AND DO NOT HAVE A COMPUTER AT HOME. BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOUR WORDS AND THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE LORD HAS GIVEN YOU AS BLESSED ME. SO DO YOU WANT TO STOP BLESSING ME. I KNOW YOU DON'T SO LET US HEAR FROM YOU BROTHER. MISS YOU BOTH AND ONE DAY WE WILL SEE YOU GUYS AGAIN. WE ARE ATTENDING ANOTHER CHURCH IN OUR AREA SO THIS IS OUR WAY OF KEEPING UP WITH THE WAITES. LOVE AND MISS YOU ALL.. GAYLE WALLACE

Anonymous said...

Blessings on you guys...
Have really missed your daily blogs...have been out of town and checked on you right after checking my email! Please call us if you guys need anything...You are daily in our prayers...
Bill and Cathy