Sunday, 1 March 2020

Is it getting noisy in here?

Periodically there is a police helicopter that makes it's way across the skies which blanket the area in which I live. It moves very little it seems . . . it appears to find a spot and then just hover there . . . seemingly not far from where our house is. It is really loud and disconcerting . . . it sets my senses on edge and makes me feel anxious. I always wonder if something bad is going on . . . perhaps I have watched too many police shows! I tend to make sure both Todd and Mitzie are in the house and then I close and lock the back door.  Just in case its a police chase and someone hops the hedge and tries to take us hostage.

I think noise must be the curse of modern life. The sound of a machine seems to raise a jarring voice on every quiet scene. It is not easy to find a quiet space anymore . . . radio (usually at about a bazillion decibels and nothing that you want to hear), televison . . . traffic racing by. Out in the countryside . . . the tractor ploughing the land, jet planes in the sky, soaring overhead, leaving their jet streams in their wake . . . 

These things wear upon the nerves, destroying peace and poise. It would seem that we are unable to progress in this life . . . unless we make a lot of noise!! (And I did not mean to make that rhyme, but somehow it does!) How very different this is from the work of Heavenly Father . . . work which carries on silently in the womb and cell . . . in the shell and seed, in pod and plant and tree . . .

We have learned to find comfort I suppose in the tick of the clock, or the hum of the refrigerator . . . even the wires which sing in hot summer sun . . . the chatter of the birds in the trees. If it all went suddenly quiet . . . would we feel bereft??? I don't know, but it is something to think about for sure. 

All is quiet out there this morning.  The calm after the storm from last night. It didn't half blow!  Must dash as need to get ready for church!  I am a bit anxious about all the hand shaking. 😳

A thought to carry you through the day  . . .

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Do you think this is really true? 

In the Kitchen today, Family Favourite Banana Nut Bread.  An oldie but a goodie.

Have a great Sunday!  Don't forget!  

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And I do too! 


  1. I love peace and quiet..not a creature is stirring not even a mouse:)

    1. I like it nice and quiet as well Monique, but I do love the sound of a ticking clock . . . so long as I am not trying to fall asleep! xoxo

  2. Just make sure to take your hand santizer with you. I usually use mine before and after church. So many flues and colds going around.

    1. I took our sanitary wipes with us and we did not shake hands with anyone. A few people looked at us like we were crazy, but you know what, just since we got home from church came the news that an additional 12 cases had been identified just since before we had left for church. I may be seen as crazy, but I am going to try my best to make sure we don't catch it or pass it on. xoxo

  3. Hi Marie~

    I'm with you, things like that make me so nervous. I like things to be quiet, but I don't think we live far enough in the country for that. Plus, I have a boy across the street with a loud truck...he's a good boy, just noisy!

    I'm trying to be diligent about washing my hands and staying away from crowds, but it's not easy. I always carry hand sanitizer with me and put one in the car. We are going to go to town on Monday and get some things that we might need, just in case. I think we just need to use common sense, only knuckle bump, if even that, and stay home if we don't feel good, or it we just get that feeling like we shouldn't go out, we need to listen to that inner voice. So far, I don't think that there is a case in Idaho, but I think it's just a matter of time, since it is in Oregon and Washington.

    We've been lucky this winter and haven't even had a cold. I'm hoping our luck will last. Stay inside and knuckle bump!! Love you XOXO

    Hugs and Love,

    1. Fingers crossed Barb, we haven't had colds either. There were a few yesterday that thought us a bit insane, but I don't care. I always say better safe than sorry, and we are being diligent about our handwashing. We have sanitary towelettes and rubbing alcohol. In the short time we were at church, 12 new cases had been reported. It is only a matter of time I believe before it is everywhere. Love and hugs, xoxo

  4. Not to shake hands was a wise decision, I think. People should understand. When we offer peace to people at church we no longer shake hands and that started years ago. So keep washing those hands. Have a good week.
    Hugs, Elaine

    1. Thanks Elaine! You be safe as well! Love and hugs, xoxo

  5. You are NOT crazy...all of us are having to take extra precautions. Our little granddaughter here showed up ill yesterday...and they were just at our if this is what she has, then we are well exposed. Well, we do not always catch everything that goes past and if we do...whatever will be, will be. One cannot overly worry. We are going to stay home more. Finally was able to get some extra insulin on hand (I was worried over that esp. as I know it is made in Denmark and the virus is there now too). Never feel bad about not touching folks...if they are offended and here you already have a problem with your health...they are not friends anyway!!
    Elizabeth xoxo

    1. Thanks Elizabeth. People who have compromised immune systems are the ones who need to be extra vigilant as they are the ones most at risk for dying. The young, the elderly, diabetics, cancer patients, etc. I don't go out much anyways, but Todd goes out every day. Love and hugs, and I hope that your wee granddaughter does not have it. xoxo


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