Whirlwind Missions

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Podcast! Nana! 10.31.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:19 pm  

Funny. And true.

Just follow the money.

I’m watching a show in Spanish called “Bolivar.” A lot of it is set in Spain. So beautiful.



Penelope learned this word in her Spanish class at school. “Comedor.”

One of my azaleas is flowering. Astonishing.

Mileage log.


Went to Stone Mountain to record and make calls. Saw this doe on the way in.

While I was recording, I saw this pigeon land on top of a shed roof. Moments later, A sharp-shinned hawk dropped down like a rock and killed and flew away with it. Here’s all that was left of the scene.

Recorded “Hand Sight.”

I had a fun talk with my Mom this afternoon. Always a blessing! Sadly, I heard from her again this evening with bad news from relatives who live in Laredo. Sounds like there was a domestic dispute and the father was killed. Such sadness.


Went to the Post Office to get stamps for the newsletter.

Crisp evening.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Garden! Kathy to Pumpkin Fest at St Mtn! 10.31.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:41 pm  





Cloudy and very damp.

Uno mas.

My front porch view.

Got my new bag of dog food into the sealed container. I use my Gorilla Cart all the time. About time for more bird seed.

Watered my garden.

Cleaned bird baths and filled feeders.

Kathy and I ate at Hot and Cold today. We walked afterwards. I like this raw mortar look at Provinos Italian food.

I helped my sister-in-law put together her new walker and picked up the pedal exerciser I got for my Mom. We were letting Ann try it. She doesn’t have carpet so it was hard to keep in place. I brought it back to my house.

Sic ’em, Bears! I always love beating the University of Texas.

I took Kathy to the Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain. We have an annual pass, so all the festivities are included.

We stopped in to check out the glass blowing factory.

Cool lighting.

We had Brewsters Ice Cream for our treat. That’s what makes it FUN!

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery -892- “Arctic Heat.”

Friday, October 29, 2021

Grandgirls! Taco Veloz! 10.29.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:28 pm  

I was talking with my language guru OBJ about this app.


Musician joke.



Filled up my windshield spray.


Everly and I picked up Penelope from the School Bus. We let her change out of her school clothes.

We ate at Taco Veloz.

Everly had just woken up from a two hour nap.

Two-Fisted churro eater. She did share some of it with me. Some.

Then to FBCD to check the mail.

Took us a while to get home. We always have fun. Blasted out a lot of good jams.

Dropped the girls off at Miles’ folk’s house.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Labels! Rest! 10.28.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:53 pm  

Our treasurer has moved to Loganville. Even though he’s notified Paychex, they’re still sending these notifications. The last one I got at my house like it’s supposed to.


Pruned back the dead flowers from one of my African violets.


Big day!

Sent a thank you note to one of our supporters.

I have my newsletter written and copied. Worked on labeling all the envelopes today.

Bought more return envelopes.

When the small labels are bought are used up, I’m going to use stickers instead. They are cheaper.

I’ve had a good rest day. I’m still feeling pretty congested. Stayed inside all day long.


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Grandgirls! Jon! Azalea! 10.27.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:11 pm  

I thought this was beautiful.

I watched the Braves take it to the Astros last night, 6-2!


Cold mornings!

Fantastic clouds this morning.



Vaccination info is always changing. I went to Kroger today to pick up some meds and asked them about the Moderna shot, which I want to get. They told me they don’t mix the vaccines, even though the CDC is saying that’s the way to go to get the most robust antibodies.

My little sweetheart!

The clouds this morning just kept blowing me away! This set is about an hour later.

Deposited checks.


I love Escher’s use of tessellation.

This cloud almost looked like it had feathers.

Went to Kroger for meds and bananas.

I was a bit early for lunch with Jon, so Everly and I went to the Dollar Tree.


It was great to see my buddy, Jon Paul. He’s such a blessing to me.

Must be a really big truck!

I picked Penelope up at the bus stop. I thought her art today was super good.

It’s from her Spanish special class once a week. “Comedor” means dining room.

We had some drama when P got home due to her water bottle leaking. We had to take some of the papers out and get them dried off. I accidentally tore one of them as I was trying to fix it (typical for me!), man, was Penelope upset! I got everything dried off and repaired and in the end all was right with the world. Amen.

Everly got this “air dry clay” set at the Dollar Tree. It was a real mess. Fortunately, came off with water pretty easily.

Helped the kids with their homework.

I worked with all these kids by myself. It’s challenging.


Terrible traffic coming home. Welcome to Atlanta.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Grandgirls! Azalea! 10.26.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:17 pm  


I dig this.

Crazy talk. And they’re almost all minorities.


So true.

One of my favorite artists.



Looking forward to this!

Sunrise clouds.

Bands of golden light.

My girls and my new blue jacket!


Windy and chilly! Up to 21 mph!

Jesse and Everly playing with one of the toys from the birthday party. I think there was a whale inside it.

She had fun playing with the ball inside. She basically just put the ball in the hoop, which was fine with me.

Swept off the deck.

I got her to take a nap for about 1.5 hours.

Went by my office to check the mail. Also dropped off the newsletters.

Helped the kids at the mission. It was pretty cold outside. A LOT colder to come!

So many beautiful scenes that the grandgirls just take for granted.


Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery -891- “Skill and Will.”

Rev up your passion and your abilities!

Monday, October 25, 2021

Podcast! Newsletter! Primal! 10.25.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:51 pm  

This sounds promising.



How about that!?


Wrote my newsletter.


Picked up Thai for the family.

I’ve enjoyed playing Primal. It’s set about 100,000 years ago with primitive tribal structures. They even created three languages for this!

Laid out this month’s edition.

Put it on my hard drive.

I recorded an edition of Verbal Surgery called, “Sure Cure.” Put it in my ready to release or “in the can” folder.

Sewed a couple of rips in my comforter.

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?

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