Whirlwind Missions

Sunday, October 24, 2021

J’s Birthday! Nana! Nagano! 10.24.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:14 pm  




J’s birthday through the years!

I called Nana today.

We talked about cutting dates for when she comes to visit. Here are the dates that school will be out.

Ordered groceries.

Uno dia mas.


Looking into the booster shots. Moderna seems to be the vaccination of choice. Map of where it’s available in my area.

We had a chilled birthday for J! I went to Naganos to bring back Japanese food for us.


Saturday, October 23, 2021

Anthony! Yard Work! Cleaning! 10.23.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:00 pm  

A friend of mine who’s a sailor made a reference to this. I learned some things.

Much better.



Leaves hanging on a spider web.

That’s a lotta days, yo.

Great talk with my buddy Anthony who just completed his sailor’s course. That took a lot of work!

I had a weird diet today. Coffee/hot chocolate, Kachava banana smoothie, and Oreo ice cream cake with bananas and peanuts. So good. So good for me? Nah.

Let my carnivorous plants get some much needed sunlight.

Blew the garage, driveway and deck.

Beauty day.

Vacuumed the house.

After I use the machine, I take it completely apart and spray it clean with my water hose set to “jet.” Then sun dry.

Cleaned and refilled the birdbaths.

Raked and swept my outside carpet.

Cleaned out the St. Francis shrine.

Cleaned the glass doors.

I’ve enjoyed playing Far Cry Primal. The graphics are so beautiful. I ride a saber tooth tiger in the game.

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery called, “Navigation Station.”

Friday, October 22, 2021

Grandgirls! J’s Pre-Birthday Party! 10.22.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:41 pm  


I’ve started working on chapter titles for my new book Story Tim Too.


Mild day.


I have a bit of a cold. Didn’t have the strength to do the tutor time. My throat hurts.

Always great to see my girls! Everly’s been a bit sick too.

Jessi’s birthday is on the 24th. Everly helped me get decorations yesterday. This morning we wrapped a bunch of presents for the party.


We took Jessi out for lunch at El Torrero.

We went to look for a jacket for Jessi. I got a jacket for Miles and shoes for Ashley as well.

Our insurance is partnering with Walgreens.

Big 700 tomorrow on Duolingo.


Penelope liked the nail polish I used on Everly. I gave her the Salon de Pop Pop treatment today. How about my new jeans?

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Grandgirls! Azalea! 10.21.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:14 pm  

I always find Seth Godin’s blog worthwhile.

I will get a booster. Still need to do more research on what kind. I had the Johnson and Johnson shot. Now there’s some thought that perhaps taking the other type of shot might be better. Mix and match for a more robust effect against the virus.

I’ve experienced this on a number of items.


Cloudy with some sprinkles today.

I continue to teach the kids on Fridays, although the Moms really just didn’t have the time nor interest, so I don’t have students to teach ESL to.

Love my girls!

Ashley is such a blessing!

Beautiful sunrise!

As opposed to your fantasy?

Always a handy word!

My buddy Anthony Jacquin lives in this district of England and has been to this book store.

I worked on Everly’s finger and toenails this morning. I painted them with this super-sparkly nail polish.

I used the fans to dry the nails rapidly.

I got some things for Jessi’s birthday party.

We went to Dollar Tree to pick up decorations and gifts for the party.

Then to Goodwill for toys and shoes. And over to Hot and Cold for lunch. The topper is always the fried doughnuts. We dip them in the vanilla or chocolate puddings. Everly likes both. I stick to vanilla.



We took Penelope over to the Buford Highway Farmers Market for chicken fingers, mac and cheese and rice.

Helped the kids with their homework.

Tasfia is a good friend of Penelope and Everly. Today, the grandgirls came over and asked me, “Pop Pop, Tasfia needs your help.” Each of them came separately and give me that message. She was too shy to came over to the table with the other kids, so I came over to where she was sitting on this low wall with Everly.

Brought home some potato samosas for K.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Everly! Shoes! Azalea! Podcast! 10.20.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:25 pm  



Love my girls!

Great to have my little partner with me!

Deposited checks!

Went by Walmart to pick up some new jeans, shoes and fruit.

She loves climbing!


Gassed up car and checked levels.


Everly and I had Vietnamese food today.



The reception committee for Penelope!

Helped the kids with their homework.

I liked this drawing by one of the mission kids.


Penelope loves unicorns!

I decided to get a water measurer for my Ficus. It’s really hard to tell how dry the soil is and it does not like getting too wet.

Car codes.

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery called, “Want to Care.” So good!


Checked the mail at the office.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Everly! K’s Doctor! Azalea! 10.19.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:02 pm  

I find this marvelous.

Our power went out about 2:30 this morning for about an hour and a half. I always call Walton to let them know.



New work week starts with my sweet little partner!

My back still hurts, but I’m healing rapidly and completely.

Another beautiful day.

Spent about twenty minutes working on Everly’s hair. Every time I take a picture and she always says, “I love it.”

I took Kathy to her lung doctor today. I need to go because she doesn’t even know what questions she needs to ask. Her CPAP machine had a recall, BUT we didn’t use the cleaning machine that caused the problem with the machine, so the doctor felt we could keep using it safely, which is exactly what I thought. BUT, I’m not a doctor and I like to get a professional’s estimation of the situation!

After the appointment, we picked up Everly and went to Metro Cafe. We enjoyed our meal and had a great Reese’s Pieces cheesecake. Her sweet little lips and a chocolate ring around them. She liked it off just before I took the picture. So cute.

I’m not sure I wanted to see this.


Mas cada dia.

Helped the kids at the mission.

Gorgeous clouds.

Went by my office to check the mail.

So beautiful.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Go Daddy! Podcast! Plants! 10.18.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:08 pm  

I enjoyed this article on correcting perspective.

And this one on curiosity!

My buddy Anthony is in Greece sailing. I showed him a picture of a Greek fisherman’s hat I used to wear when I was a Freshman at Baylor.



I renewed the domain name for Verbal Surgery for a couple of years this morning.


Cada dia.

I bleached cleaned my hummingbird feeders. Let them soak in fresh water for a day and then dried them all out this afternoon. I’ll store them in this state till about next March.


Mas Harry.

I recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Purple Cupcake.”

Downloaded it onto my Mac.

I cleaned out this container in preparation for putting my carnivorous plants outside for their dormant season.

If the container is clean, more light can get to them. If it gets in the mid 30s I bring them inside.

I watered my indoor garden.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Peachtree Corners BC! Nana! Podcast! 10.17.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:33 pm  

I hurt my back yesterday lifting one of the heavy plants. Felt pretty bad this morning.

I like these.



Mas palabras.

Such a beautiful day! Still glad I got the plants in!

I spoke to all the children and all the young people at Peachtree Corners BC this morning.

Kathy and I went to eat at the BAPS Hindu temple this afternoon. It was beautiful weather and the food was good. I loved hearing all the Indian languages around me. It reminded me of being in Nairobi and India.

I released a new episode of Verbal Surgery called, “Act Like Blank.”

So good.

I had a good talk with my Mom this evening. Always a blessing!

I recorded a new edition of Verbal Surgery called, “Arctic Heat.”

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Plants! Prep! Test! 10.16.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:39 pm  


It was windy! My hat tried to get away!

A good buddy of mine got married this week. Congrats, Kev!


Just do it.


Paid a bill.

Cada dia.

It felt like it was going to rain this morning. Then completely cleared off.

It’s supposed to get into the 40s for the next few days. I moved all my external plants inside. It’s a heavy job. They stay inside for about six months.

I used this old door as a ramp for my dolly and cart. That helped a LOT.

Penelope left her ring in my car.

Senor Potter!

I went to the Dollar Tree to pick up some supplies for my presentation at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church. These are examples of toys for Christmas and for block parties. I also got markers to write on the notecards.

I got all the stuff in my car ready to go to the gig tomorrow. I’m speaking at the children and in the youth departments. It will be very interactive.

Kathy regularly has to take tests for her Day Care job. I helped her with the computer end of things. It was a little tricky because I had to set up a new account. No big deal. It was on my Mac, so she kind of knew how to work it because it’s like her iPhone.

It was the Civil Rights and nutrition element.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Everly! Zoo Atlanta! Azalea! 10.15.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:10 pm  

I work with Penelope with these regularly. If she’ll let me!

Interesting from Seth Godin.



Beautiful day.



Love my girls!

Deposited checks.

Waves of dry air and their effect on con trails.

Gassed up the Mercury and checked levels.

I joined a Atlanta Film group a couple of days ago. It’s fun to see what’s going on locally.

She’s so beautiful!

Con cross hatch.

Ordered groceries and picked them up this evening.

I took Everly to Zoo Atlanta this morning. We had fun. She gets tired after about an hour, but we can still see most of our favorites. We spent time at the reptile section today, which we hardly ever do.


We had a good lunch at Taco Veloz after the Zoo.

I love Penelope’s art.

Helped the kids at the mission.

Went by my office to check the mail.

Got groceries.

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