Friday Thoughts

Good morning folks! Spring has sprung in Southeast Georgia. Between the profusion of lavender Wisertia on the trees and the mint blooming in the cattle pastures with sweet smells wafting across the expanses, it’s hard to pick a favorite scene. The countryside is lovely right now.

The Confederate Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis) on the cemetery fence has finally woke up from a long winter’s nap. It’s not completely done blooming, but I thought I’d share what it looks like right now before the rain hits. I understand that the rose hips can be ground up and eaten for Vitamin D. Never knew that.

My husband’s niece and her husband have been renovating the kitchen in their old home. She’s been sharing the photos with us so now I have the redecorate ‘bug’ too. One of the items they have done is to make a special coffee klatsch in their kitchen from an old dresser. They’ve done a lovely job and it’s ever so practical. Now I want one! *lol* So, Steve and I went furniture shopping yesterday and found this:

Didn’t buy what’s on top of it. Those are separate items. 🙂

That thing weighs a ton too. It’s solid wood. Our plans are to redo the top with tile or something durable, then place it over by the window with all our coffee maker, flavors and paraphernalia on it. I wanted to paint the wood, but Steve said “No”. He’s all for leaving it natural like our kitchen cabinets. Thoughts?

We also paid our first visit to a new coffee shop here in Pierce County called Southern Grounds. It was OK. Not as tasty as Cafe Euro in Jesup, but it was fun to do something different. The decorations were well done, I thought.

The pollen is almost finished wrecking havoc on our sinuses. It was time to wash the metal steeds. They were so yellow one couldn’t tell what colors they were! Now that the pollen has abated, I have to also pressure wash the house. I sure dread that. Tears up my shoulder and neck every time.

And, I don’t know who brought the lovely flowers at Church this week, I forgot to ask, but they are gorgeous.

Well, time waits for no man, nor even a Sparky with good intentions. Gotta go start on all our projects. I hope your day is blessed!

“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 4:14

It’s Friday?

Maybe we should revive Funny Friday? Whaddy’all think?

Since I’ve retired, the days don’t really mean a whole heck of a lot, except in cases of when I want to do something. Then I’m like “What day is it? Is it open? Do I have to get dressed?” *lol* Our adventure today is to do a turn-and-burn to Jax. Steve sold a spare Honda CB1100 motorcycle seat to a fellow enthusiast on the Honda Forum. Rather than ship the seat all the way to the buyer half way across the Country. Then that buyer would have to turn around and ship it back across the Country to the custom seat manufacturer that is not too far distant from us. That would be silly. So, he asked if we’d mind taking the seat directly to said custom seat manufacturer if he sent us the money and info. Being one’s that are always up for a little adventure and a chance to be kind to a fellow motorcyclist, we both said, “Sure!” The buyer did as he promised and thus the trip.

2018 Honda NC750X

Also, tonight is scheduled our first FAITH Riders Meeting since the hysteria started in March of this year. The plan is to meet up at our now former Baptist Church, then ride to a place to eat and socialize. I haven’t seen most of my fellow FAITH Riders since March (don’t know why, we didn’t quarantine, lazy on my part, I guess). There’s very little to no restrictions in Georgia. It will be good to be on the two wheels after this long, hot summer of hiding in the A/C. I don’t ride when it’s over 80 degrees anymore. Too dangerous ’cause it makes me seriously ill. I’ve almost wrecked because of it. Steve is excited about showing off his new 2018 Honda NC750X. It gladdens my heart when I see him happy.

My 2015 Honda NC700X

Guess I’m gonna have to get my ride painted to keep up? (Say yes.) *lol* Not a fan of black vehicles. My favorite color scheme would be a two-tone French Racing Blue with White or some variation that’s close. Yeaaaahhhh … [dreamy look in my eye]

It’s gonna be a long day, but, just feed me enough coffee with frothy cream and I’m good-to-go.

Keep the shiny side down my friends and y’all have a great day!

Around The World On Two Wheels

Noraly Schoenmaker
Itchy Boots

For some reason, I haven’t shared this before. Perhaps I was thinking that most folks wouldn’t be interested in a Motorcycle Travel Vlog. For some months now, Steve and I have been hooked on watching a nice young lady from Holland by the name of Noraly that is traveling the world on her Royal Enfield “Basanti”. She goes by the clever handle “Itchy Boots”. Very fitting as she’s been so many places! She’s always polite, respectful, friendly and never uses vulgarity. Completely alone, this brave young gal has battled all types of weather, tire failures, tyrannical governments, difficulties finding good food and gasoline, and many oddities on her travels. I envy her way of being able to speak so many languages and overcome some really tough odds. I can barely speak my own native tongue of English, well, American, to be technical, let alone speak someone else’s language! *lol*

Yesterday, we watched all the posts again of her travel vlog on YouTube while we (im)patiently await her Series 3. 🙂 Below is the Season 1, Episode 1 of her Vlog (PS: They get better as she learns the Vlog ropes.):

Series 1 are her adventures in India, Asia, all the islamic “Stans”, etc. One of the Countries she toured was Croatia. I thought that place is so beautiful. If I was more adventurous, ok, ok, and 30 years younger like her, I would travel to Croatia to ride. There is such fantastic scenery.

Series 2 is South America earlier this year when the hysteria and shutdowns happened in March. Poor thing had to scoot out of there before getting trapped! The tension had us all on the edge of our seats. I think we were all praying for her to escape and stay well.

Now that’s she’s back home in Holland, she’s working on Series 3 which will be there in Europe. She also has a new motorcycle, a Honda CB500X. This bike is very similar to my current ride, which is a 2015 Honda NC700X. Can’t wait to see where she goes, meet the people she meets and see the lovely landscapes she sees. Through her eyes, I’ve learned a lot about cultures, the world and geography.

So, enjoy! If we can’t travel, at least we can live vicariously through others. At my age, being in my comfy recliner is a definite “plus”. 😉

We might ride to our new Church today, if it’s not 100* by lunch. With all the rain we’ve been having our usually sandy, scary, dirt road should be in super condition. Rain packs it down real nice. And now you know how (not) adventurous I am!

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26 NIV