Whirlwind Missions

Monday, August 22, 2016

Podcast! Azalea!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:41 pm  

Fun morning! RECORDING! As my wife would say, I live to hear myself talk. I love this edition of Verbal Surgery because it is centered on neurology, a subject I love. Train your brain to change your mind! Check out “Mind Craft.”

Uploaded to my server.
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Link on Facebook.
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Had a fabulous lunch with Kathy, Ashley and the Magnificent Baby. AP will be going to Texas with Miles to visit my parents in Georgetown. It’s about thirty miles North of Austin in Central Texas. So I’m getting as much baby time as possible.

Had a short rest before going on to Azalea. BEST news was that Ashley brought Penelope. Awesomeness incarnate.

Gassed up my car.
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Weird at the mission today. Ashley and I had been there for over 1.5 hours and were ready to leave. That’s when a few more kids wandered in. I sent the girls on home and stayed there with the tardy ones. Apparently, their Mom had been at work and they weren’t allowed to leave. C’est la vie.
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Great to be with my girls!
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Stopped by Subway to pick up a couple of subs for Jesse. He hasn’t been sleeping well. Please pray that Jesse’s sleep with increase and that he’ll feel well again. Amen!

Kathy was already in bed by the time I got home around 7pm. She’s a tired girl who has to get up before 6am.

Admin duties now.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Run! Penelope! Westside!

Tim A. Cummins @ 4:58 pm  

Saturday I ran 2.61 miles. First time I’ve run in a while. Beautiful!
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The jasmine smelled fantastic.
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The Georgia Power guys ruined the plants at the front of our subdivision. They thought it might interfere with the wires!
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I vacuumed the house before Penelope came over. My back is feeling better. Amen!

Ash and Miles dropped Penelope off for a few hours. Always great.
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K and I went to Westside this morning.
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I thought this was interesting.
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We picked up Penelope and went to Piccadilly.
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Took some food to Jesse. He hasn’t been feeling well.

Came home to rest. Ash and Miles just picked up the baby.

Admin duties now.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Shopping! Chocolates! Olympics!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:06 pm  

Worked on my hummingbird feeders. I moved the one in my main window over one pane. I want a clear view from the left two window panes.
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Cleaned all the bird baths.
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I did the family shopping today. WOW. Was that cart hard to push.
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There was something wrong with one of the wheels and then adding all that heavy stuff.

Went to Lowes to get some more small dry erase marker boards made. Their saw wasn’t working. Bahd luck.
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I did get a fantastic begonia for only $3. Wow.
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I had the idea to make chocolate candy with molds. It was a fun project!
Start with good chocolate. Amazon rated it 5 stars.
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I went with brain and baby feet molds.
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Scooped out the chocolate into the molds.
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I put the chocolate into the freezer for about 20 minutes. Then got the chocolate out of the molds.
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Wrapped them in gold foil.
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Watched Olympics this evening with K. Man, that Bolt is super fast. I’m surprised he’s saying it’ll be his last Olympics.

Admin duties now.

My son says this all the time. Chicken butt.
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ashley! P! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:57 pm  

I enjoyed a fun lunch with Ashley and Penlope this afternoon! My back is still tender, but it was GREAT to hold the baby again!
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Met up with Ashley to help the kids with their homework.
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Came home in a driving rain and thunderstorm. POWERFUL bolts of lightning shaking the car. Impressive. Not a little scary.

Great to watch the Olympics. Hussein Bolt. Wow.

Admin duties now.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Shirts! Back! Rest!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:21 pm  

My back was really hurting this morning. It continued to improve as the day went along.

I bought a bunch of shirts a few months ago. The company turned out to be located mainly in China and the Czech Republic. Took weeks to get the shirts and they were all Asian sizes. Our Large in the USA is most other countries XXL!
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I had to package them all up along with documentation and send them off. Fortunately, they have an office in NY.
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Also sent off a Red Thread to a friend.
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Rested most of the day. Took ibuprofen and had a heating pad on for hours to help my back.

Saw Suicide Squad this evening. I thought it was pretty good. Reviews were so bad I wasn’t expecting much.

Admin duties now.

I loved the clouds outside the theater.
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Look at the size of this thing!
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These little bromeliads fell off from the mother plant this afternoon.
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Keep everything in perspective.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Podcast! Azalea! Back!

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:19 pm  

I hurt my back yesterday lifting the baby in her car seat. Seemed a lot better today. Then I re-injured it this afternoon lifting school supplies. I’ll just have to be careful for a few days, give the muscles a chance to heal. But it’s SO hard not to hold the baby and walk around with her. My guess is I’ll just deal with the pain.

Some kind of big plumbing thing going on at the end or our cul-de-sac and down the road.
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I had a great morning: RECORDING! Woot!
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A fun episode on how to change called “Mountain Trees.”

Just click on the title and GROOVE!

Uploaded to my server.
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Put the link on Facebook.
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Had a good lunch with Kathy. She’s been working a lot. Always great to spend time with her.
Our last team stayed at Azalea Mission. They left us a message.
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Worked with the kids at the mission. Great to see kids after a couple of years. WOW they look so grown up now.

Just a few kids had homework.
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Flyin’ fearless baby.
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We called Ian North to come get some school supplies. What a great guy.
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The kids helped carry the stuff to Ian’s car.

Came home to rest my back and work on Admin duties.

Ashley has really done a marvelous job with the invitation for the Double Decade Dinner.
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Squirrel acrobatics.
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Melissa! AP! Whirlwind Tour!

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:16 pm  

Always a great day when I get to talk to my Mom. She’s getting my Dad around ok, but it’s not easy. They’ve had to cut back on many activities because it’s so challenging to get him in and out of the car and wheelchairs.

Fabulous to spend time with Ashley and Penelope today! We met up with a new friend from 12 Stone Church, Melissa!
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We took her on a Whirlwind Tour with visits to the Buford Highway Farmers Market, Enigmas, China Town, Asian Square, Pho 24 and 8 Degrees F.

Santa Muerta looking regal.
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Pretty good. I like Yogurt Land better.
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Little milk chin.
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Artsy.
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I love this baby so much.
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Ashley and I worked on the slides for The Show this afternoon. Went to Azalea to sort out and decide what to do with the extra school supplies.

I tweaked my back picking up the baby in the baby chair. I think I’ll be fine. Doesn’t hurt too bad. Decided to call it a day and go home and rest.

We’ll start with the kids after school program on Tuesday.

Admin duties now.

Now that’s marketing.
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Editing! Brain Mold! Kendalls!

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:43 pm  

Edited the video I shot for the final team of the Summer: Rush UMC, NY!
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Uploaded to YouTube.
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Burned a DVD.
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Sent the final email and got the DVD in the mail.

Cleaned the fish tank.
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Cleaned and refilled the hummingbird feeders.
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Finished adding the final email addresses for our list. Sent out a greeting and a newsletter.
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I read up on making gelatin molds/casts. It was fun to try it.
1 part Honey.
1 part warm Water
2 parts Glycerin
2 parts Gelatin
Heat, mix and pour.
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I let it cool overnight.

I made a second one on Sunday. It’s cooling now. Has a cool rubbery feel.

Went to Kroger to pick up supplies for the party. Halloween?
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Had a fun party at the Kendalls house Saturday. Kathy and I were there along with Miles, Ashley and Penelope, Roxy, Justin, Izzy and Addi and Jim and Cheryl.
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I brought bubbles.
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Sunday I rested. Hung up the clothes rod ends which had broken.
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Watched To the End of the World with Kathy.

Admin duties now.

Friday night I had my best game of Battlefront yet at 26-6.
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Beautiful blue sky moon.
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Friday, August 12, 2016

KJAP! Wands! Eggs!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:17 pm  

I stayed up till 2:00am last night looking at meteors. The Perseid meteor showers are always great! I saw one huge fireball. Amazing.
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Back to painting Golden Eggs.
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My whole family got together this morning at Al Madina! It’s great to have Kathy and Jesse and what a blessing to have Ashley and Penelope!
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Did the grocery shopping. I think it was the heaviest cart I’ve ever had at Walmart. Sunflower seed, cat food, suet, grapefruit juice, 4 gallons of water. Must have weighed 100 lbs.

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I’m trying something different with my bird seed mix. Instead of mixing the cat food with the seed I’m keeping it separate and putting it exclusively on the ground.
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Came home to continue the Golden Egg of Eggcellence awards. I made 50 eggs.
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Then I set out to make some of the WhirlWands for bubbles.

Cut to size.
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Paint them gold. What else?
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Attach the microfiber.
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A good project that I think can be a lot of fun for the teams.
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I see a parking lot full of people making big bubbles.

I lengthened the swing I have for Penelope. It has a nice, long arc now.

Also sprayed my Pink Magnolias with fungicide again. Hopefully, this time will take care of it. It’s been so rainy that it might get washed off.
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Ate dinner with K and J. Always good.

Kathy was super tired. I get that. I took a 1.5 hr nap this afternoon. She’s crashed.

Admin duties now.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Rush! DDay! Global Mall! Al Madina! Temple! Last Day of SUMMER!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:34 pm  

Ashley, Penelope and I had a great time on our Last Day of the Summer!

The Golden Egg of Eggcellence!
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Red Thread Ceremony.
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It’s been a great ten weeks!

We had our Dedication Day.

Fashion show.
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Then on Safari to Global Mall.
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Ashiana!
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Shiv Mandir.
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Baps Hindu Temple!

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I love these doors.
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Strike the Set! It was a great run and terrific season.
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Came home to work on more Golden Eggs of Eggcellence! Our last team of the Summer was from New York and they got the last egg I had made!

Take off all the labels.
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Lay them out.
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Shoot ’em with the metallic gold spray paint.
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I’ve already painted another 44. I probably have over 50 more to paint. That’s the next 50 teams. Might be two years to do that many. Hopefully much faster than that!

I’m really proud of what Ashley and I have come up with. I think it’s fast paced, packed with information and funny! And spiritual growth!

I washed Ashley’s three piece from India.
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Glad to have Jesus back on the mantle.
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Admin duties now.

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