Today MiRaza had their first anniversary party down at Back 9 Bar in Bastrop. I’m batching it, since Debbie is out in California helping her mother, so I drove down after a leisurely morning in Bartlett. I arrived just as things were getting started, but several clubs soon arrived though, despite the cool morning air. The music started to warm things up a bit and the afternoon sun felt really good. I hadn’t brought a jacket, and earlier someone asked me if I was cold. I guess I hadn’t realized I was cold until they mentioned it LOL Mi Raza were serving pork taco plates with fixins, which I and everyone enjoyed. After a few minutes, I noticed Pastor Frank, President of Honor Bound, and we got to spend a while talking and getting caught up with each others busy lives. Another nice day without the normal baking Texas heat. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Today after church, I headed to Willie’s Joint down inBuda for the November UCOA meeting. The weather was beautiful today, so we had great attendance. Clubs For Kids was there to distribute the family information to each of the clubs so we can get ready for the food and toy delivery to over 70 needy family next month for Christmas. We also heard about the other two Christmas toy runs we support, Toy Runners (Texas Baptist Childrens Home), and the Austin Toy Run (Helping Hands Home). We are having some difficulty with Austin this year, so, although the distributed flyers say to meet at Texas Mist, it is preferred that clubs just plan to ride directly to Helping hands Home as a small group. We will NOT be having a police escorted parade as in previous years. Nor details later, as they become available.
My manager and other visitors are in town, and we have been having meetings all week. Along with my normal work of fixing software bugs, this has made my week pretty busy. Overall, I did get a lot done in spite of the meetings, and as a side benefit, they brought in lunch every day which is always nice. So, today is Friday, and all the visitors have left, and I expected that today would slow down a bit to my regular Friday pace, which is usually pretty calm. Who knows, the weather might cooperate, and I might get the bike out of the garage where it has been gathering dust, and go for a ride.
Then, life throws a little surprise at you. Debbie’s 88 year old mother was out walking her dog and got clipped by a car Thursday afternoon. She sustained fractures in her right leg and hip and she is in the hospital recovering. Apparently her injuries aren’t too bad because it seems all she is concerned about is her Dog, Jackie Blue. The dog is fine, no injuries there, but Debbie headed out Friday morning to California for a few weeks to help out. We can certainly use your prayers.
Now, I have no doubt that God is in control, but as perfect as His plan is, and I know it’s perfect, He did allow this to happen. After all, it does say in;
John 16:33 “I have told you these things so you may have peace in Me. In the world you will have much trouble. But take hope! I have power over the world!”
Fortunately, even though there will be troubles, we can still be sure that it will all work out according to God’s plan, because in;
Romans 8:28 it says;“We know that God makes all things work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.”
We are now, and always will be held securely in Gods hands, and that is where I want to be, especially when troubles come my way. How about you?
We went to our monthly chapter meeting tonight at Spring Hill Restraunt. We had out usual Sprint Hill salad with fried catfish, yum! We also voted in new officers for 2020, and we inducted two new chapter members. Lots of business tonight, and still time for fellowship. Enjoy the photos; Oh, if the first couple of shots look funny, Idid some special processing on them LOL
After church today, we headed out to the VFW in Leander to attend the Companeros annual BBQ Cookoff. The weather was moderate today, warm enough to be comfortable, but not hot enough to bake us. We arrived a bit late, so I’m not sure how many competitors there were in the cookout, but Debbie and I managed to visit at least five, and get samples while pretending to… I mean while actually taking pictures of BBQ. I noticed one particularly interesting activity, the hatchet throw. The idea is you throw a hatchet and if it lands on a card on the board, you get a prize. Well one of the guys was training his young son in the process. Needless to say the kid loved it. Don’t freak out, he was very careful, and no children, adults or cards were injured in the process. I have include photos of two of the winning cooker, but again, I seem to be a bit slow, so I didn’t get all the winners. Sorry! And finally, Companeros Tilt was setup to shoot portraits, so several people, including Debbie and I had our picture taken. I have seen his work, and he is an excellent Professional Photographer. I can hardly wait to see the results. Tilt said it would be a couple of week.