Whirlwind Missions

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Everly! Goodwill! Labels! Azalea! Podcast! 11.30.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:16 pm  

Everly and I saw some holly bushes today. Looked them up and told her some facts, in particular about the berries.

I love the Seek app. It’s a great resource for all things natural.


Ever changing situation.

Clear and cold.


Start of another week with my girls!

Everly and I went to the Post Office to pick up stamps for the newsletters.

Went to Goodwill to look for dresses, jackets and toys (of course.)
We had really good success with the clothes today. I probably bought at least six jackets for about $3/each.

I found this for Miles. He played for Parkview.

Un dia mas.

Today was Jesse’s first day at his new job. I think he’ll enjoy working there. It’s one of my favorite restaurants. He’ll be running the front end of the shop.

Started labeling the newsletters.

Everly always enjoys helping. She’s really gotten a LOT better at putting the labels on.

I had a fun lunch with Jon Paul, the treasurer for our ministry. He’s always a blessing. I’ll get to see him again next week when I have my Mom in town.

We went back to Azalea and I got her to take a nap.

Helped the kids with their homework.



Went by my office to check the mail.

Released the 900th episode of Verbal Surgery this evening called “That Heavy Thing.”

So good!

Monday, November 29, 2021

Newsletter! Anthony! Podcast! 11.29.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:28 pm  

Happy Hanukkah!

I thought this documentary on the Beatles was incredible.

Next Saturday. That’s the field that the Dallas Cowboys normally plays on.




Our payroll company keeps delivering our financial document to the house that Jon used to live in. He’s our treasurer. Jon said he’d call them again.


Cold and clear.


Un dia mas.

Great chat with my buddy Anthony. He always cracks me up.

Harry. Por supuesto.

Wrote and produced my newsletter. Printed it and the labels.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Español! Podcast! Nana! 11.28.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:53 pm  

Some excitement in our neighborhood last night. I didn’t see anything.

This is really cool. We’ll play OSU next weekend. Glad they beat OU.

That’s a lotta space junk.

From an article on what do foreigners like about the USA! I’ve definitely found this true. Especially in the ATL.





Beautiful day.

My Mom is coming to visit us in Atlanta starting next week. Yeah! Good chat today about more details of what to expect.


Went to Stone Mountain to talk with my Mom and record an episode of Verbal Surgery called, “Candy Land.” Excellence. Downloaded it onto my Mac.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Penelope! Podcast! Baylor! Beatles! 11.27.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:42 pm  

Penelope’s sixth birthday! Love you so much Angel!

Baylor held on to beat Texas Tech. It was really close.



Cada dia.

I took my carnivorous plants back outside. Trimmed some of the dead leaves.

I hung some Christmas lights.

Recorded a new podcast called, “Plastic Brain.”

Listened to Harry.

Ashley got a package.

Added some oil to Kathy’s truck and checked the windshield wiper fluid.

Jess brought me some pizza.

Released Verbal Surgery -899- “Finish Line.”

I’ve really enjoyed this!

Friday, November 26, 2021

Anthony! Podcast! Leaves! 11.26.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:38 pm  

Love this!

Good one.



Clear and cold.


Great talk with my buddy Anthony. He was headed to teach a class in London.

Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Along For The Ride.”

I’m trying a new way to get leaves out of the bushes. Water hose!

Cleaned and refilled bird baths while I had the hose out.


Penelope got her birthday card in from my Mom.

Raked leaves off the road and put them in some low areas of my yard.

It was a lot and they were wet and heavy. They caused a slipping hazard on the road so I needed to get them off.

Beautiful day and lovely leaves.

The mulch I raked off the road is a precursor to soil.

My little magnolia tree is looking happy.

Last of the job is to clean and refold the tarp for storage.

That was a lot of work in an hour!

View from the top of the my driveway. It’s steep!

My back yard trees.

Anthony sent me a link to some Rupert Spira quotes. I like them too.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving! Cleaning! Penelope’s 6th Party! 11.25.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:23 pm  




We got my Mom’s gift to Penelope by Amazon yesterday.

I wrapped about thirty presents.

They picked the stuff out at the Dollar Tree or at Goodwill. They knew pretty much everything they got, but they still had fun unwrapping stuff.

Never too many of these.

Lots of stuff.

Swept the floor and vacuumed.

I cleaned out the vacuum cleaner’s parts then knocked a bunch of leaves out of the bushes in the front of my house with the water hose.

We had fun at the Kendall’s house!

I think Penelope really enjoyed her cake. Oreo blizzard ice cream cake.

The girls had fun opening presents.

I let their cousin Addi open stuff too.


Miles’ sister Roxy and her daughter Addi. I have the same name, Addison.

So much stuff.

Fun in the leaves!

Beautiful day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Grandgirls & K! Stone Mountain Christmas! 11.24.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:04 pm  

One of my favorite retail stores, along with Goodwill.

I will probably get this.

I take Vitamin D.

Georgia is a big deal.

Really glad to hear this. I still can’t get over the Rittenhouse verdict.




I sounded out what we ordered for the All Star breakfast at Waffle House. She wrote down the letters.

I love me some Penelope!

Waffle House!

We fed hard bread rolls to some pigeons this morning.

I had the girls crunch ’em up.

Love my girls!


Deposited checks. Amen.

My new look.

I dropped the plunger I bought for Ann at her house.

We went to the Goodwill on 78 to look for jackets and of course toys.

The Dollar Tree is a good place to look for pencils and colors and notebooks. I made a little art box for her.

Everly liked the accessories.

We went to Dairy Queen to get the cake for Penelope.

I got them some chicken strips. Their white gravy is killer.

We checked out the Stone Mountain schedule today and it said the Dinotauriom was open. We got pretty excited about it. Told the girls they had to take a nap or we wouldn’t go. So they rested. Amen.

The place was crowded but not overly so.

The dinotaurium turned out to be really lame. So we went to the Dino exhibit pretty quickly.

My new friend.

The place was super loud.

We liked the dinosaurs, but I don’t like when they paint them and make them look goofy.

My favorite part was the funnel cake. Man. I love that stuff. Especially when it’s right out of the grease.

Train ride.

Interesting con trail.


Cool lighting with the fog.

We are so lucky to live right by Stone Mountain. Our year pass “Super Tickets” have really been a great value for us. The Christmas and Halloween themed attractions are really quite good.

I always enjoy playing with the “swishy lights” effect. I squeeze the shutter and rotate the camera at the same time. I also use the vivid filter.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Grandgirls & K! Goodwill! Doggie Park! 11.23.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:49 pm  



Cold day.

Shorter work week with the girls, just today and tomorrow. Glad K was there to help me most of the day. I had a headache and was really tired probably due to the booster shot yesterday.

Never too much Ashley!

We went to Waffle House. I let them climb on the rocks.

I liked this mirror. Reminded me of Ashley.

We went to Goodwill to look for jackets and toys.

Still working on the total menu for Thanksgiving with Jimmy Kendall and Ash.

Bet that hurts.

I gassed up my car at Walmart. Checked the fluids. There is a big pile of boulders for them to play around on there too. They always act like they’re in Lion King.

Went to Publix for some supplies, then over to the Doggie Park. (It’s actually called the JB Williams Park.)

The girls love playing there.

Cada dia.

Penelope got a note pad and markers for her birthday. She was writing words for me.
“Tell me the story of the Ginger Bread song.” She did well on sounding out the words she didn’t know.

The zip ties I got for fixing the basketball hoop came in. I attached the strings to the hoop.

Turned out really well. The hoop’s fixtures for the strings were too tight to work properly. Zip ties were the Plan B.

Grocery pick up was kind of an ordeal. Finally got the message that my stuff was ready and went there about 7:15 PM. Every slot was full! That’s ten cars all waiting for their groceries. No telling what the place was like inside!

Went by FBC Doraville to pick up mail.

Not my best photography. Can you spot the two major errors?


Monday, November 22, 2021

Health Insurance! Vax! J Job! Podcast 900! 11.22.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 7:05 pm  



Keep going, yo!

Had a good meeting with my insurance guy, Tim Deter. He walked us through the insurance application process. He’s a wealth of information.

Glad to get this done. We are getting better coverage for less money.

Ordered groceries.

Went to Walgreens to get a booster shot from Pfizer. My first shot was J&J. I read mixing the vaccines is the way to go to get maximum coverage. Plus, I’ve had COVID so I should be pretty safe.

Had lunch with Kathy and Jess.

Walmart was out of cranberry sauce as was Kroger. Went to Ingels and got three of their last four cans.

Started the fifth book of the series today.

As you might notice, it’s thirty one hours long. I’ve already listened to the whole series once. Hundreds and hundreds of hours listening to Spanish. No way around it if you want to get good at it. It’s just practice. Plus this go around I’m understand much more.

I helped my sister-in-law get her toilet working. Her plunger didn’t work. Brought mine over and finally got it cleared. It was super horrible. I didn’t take the picture until I had cleaned it all up. Just too gross. And the smell! Wowzers. Before I went in the door, I sprayed my mask with cologne. That helped a lot.


Recorded a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “That Heavy Thing.” It was my 900th episode.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Español! Mom! 11.21.21

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:04 pm  

Some of Kevin Kelly’s favorite quotes. He’s one of my heroes.

I got to listen to us win on internet radio.

Dali has some unique work.

Hadn’t heard this before.

Kevin Kelly also suggested this.



Part of my Hawaiian look.


I’m still taking cold showers.

Had a good talk with my Mom. Always like that!

Been watching Firefly and playing Second Son. Restful day after all the yard work yesterday.

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