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Difficult Times

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Hello dear friends, I'm just stopping in to let you know I may be missing in action for awhile. My mom had a massive stroke yesterday.   Thankfully she is still with us and alert.  She knows what is happening but she can no longer speak though she can  mumble a few words and move her hands a bit. She is undergoing more tests and observation at the hospital. Today she received a feeding tube. Today she failed the swallow test to receive a feeding tube but it seems like she may have had a slight improvement by end of day. No more tests will be done until next week as specialists are gone now for the weekend.  I don't have much more information to share at this time. Since I'll be busy dealing with her needs and responding to family and friends, I won't be here updating on a regular basis. If you wish to keep her and the family in prayer that will be much appreciated.  Thank you.

A Profusion of Colour

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It's been a busy time preparing for guests and doing deep cleaning in advance of arrival. I'm glad all the cleaning is basically done because it is going to get far too hot for it in a few days. After days of cleaning, I relaxed by taking photos and catching up on my reading goals. I've become very behind on my reading goals for the year and needed to make progress.   At twilight the sky is serene. It's hard to get a good night shot. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This week has been rather warm but it is going to get very hot by Thursday. I'll probably be looking to go to a mall or movie just to sit somewhere cool Reading Progress This Week The Temptress by Paul Spicer. This book attempts to solve the mystery of who murdered Lord Erroll in colonial Kenya.  I read this book primarily to learn more about the life and times of the early British and American settlers in Kenya. I enjoyed the quick read. The

It's a Great Friday

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Hi friends, It is summer and I'm doing all my Spring cleaning now! LOL. Each time I've been preparing for summer guests, it has given me an opportunity to do some cleaning, organizing and generally getting things refreshed.  Today I re-arranged my living room. I haven't done that for awhile. Because my home is on the small side and I have a lot of stuff, it takes awhile to accomplish anything. Things are constantly being moved from here to there. But I am very pleased with progress made over the past few days both indoors and outdoors just generally getting rid of garbage and freshening things. I have some plans to freshen paint in the master bath too but had to delay on that for a few days as I ran out of time. The photos I'm sharing today were taken a  few weeks ago when I was out and about in another part of the city. I haven't had a chance to share them until now. I like the flower pots on the top floor. These are all taken with my cell ph

Wewe Ni Bwana by Dorcus Ndambuki

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Enjoy the song (sung in Swahili). If you like it, I posted another song of similar name here along with translation. Thank you for your visit.

My World in First Week of August

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It's turned out to be a quiet but busy few days of  this and that.  Doing the usual things that one does on weekends to catch up around the house. I'm still a little under the weather so continue to occupy myself with indoor activities.  It's not all work though.  At times like this I enjoy my small garden more than usual and look for opportunities to take more photos, especially after a rain. See some samples ( click here)   if interested. Earlier this week. I've been catching to watching many of my recorded television programs so I can delete them and make room for more.  I watch Masterpiece theatre and have almost caught up to the several different series I've been following.   A few months ago I was enjoying, "Jewel in the Crown" series, the  final season of "Downton Abbey" (I was a latecomer to the series), "Selfridges" and "The Paradise".   I think my favourite series so far is "Jewel

News

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I awoke to news today that was upsetting. The young orphaned boy I wrote about here and here has passed due to complications of cancer. He was barely 20 years old. " Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." James 4:14 I want to thank those of you who gave to help his medical bills and to those that have been praying for him. The comfort is that he will never suffer again and as a Christian he is with his Heavenly Father.  “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”  John 14:1-4 I was feeling rather emotional today upon hearing the s

Another Friday

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Time for Skywatch Friday and Friday Foto Friend s as well as a brief update on a few things. We've had a bit of rain this week. I did not mind as it came after a week and some days of rather warmish weather.  In addition, I just like when the rain falls so the garden can get a good soaking. You can see in the distance that there are now two cranes at the site of the high rise that will be built on the horizon. The crane in the foreground has been there for a long time but things don't seem to be happening that quickly. It suits me fine because the slower the building goes up, the longer I have a view of the mountains. In related news, I found out that the new grocer in a small mall near by has signed a 20 year lease with the owner rather than a 10 year lease. That means that there is much less likelihood of the mall being torn down and condominiums going up in its place. I've heard the rumour for years that the new development was around the co