This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Saturday, May 23, 2009

midwest squall

high level thunder rumbles. mirrors reality on the ground. will it storm soon or be delayed? it is inevitable. the wait is is the hardest.

planting flowers in the thunder and rain was good therapy...

so grateful for the prayers. i am certainly blessed by friends.

Friday, May 22, 2009


I am used to falling asleep & waking up to the sounds of the nearby highway; motorcycles, jarring sirens, hot rods, smooth running cars, garbage trucks. It is a shock to fall asleep to almost total stillness and wake to the birdsongs. I love the country.

The boys have had their first encounter with recently born kittens. Lots of Benedryl, but apparently worth it. Fresh air, come and go in and out as you please. A far cry from having to keep an eye on them constantly, even in our own backyard.

No need for air-conditioning. Lots of breezed to cool the house. What a concept.

Small town, slow traffic...use the turn signal? Why? Everyone knows where you are going. Shop keepers, bank tellers know your name (and maybe your business?). A far cry from the anonymity of city dwelling.

Need to find the camera.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Starry Night and Cookies

Two days left of school. I have the worst case of Spring Fever/Summer Vacation Fever in the house.

Carrie asked what color my room is. I have to admit I just used WalMart's ColorPlace Paint...three walls (and a wall in the hall) are called Sebago Blue (think Early American Blue) and the "accent wall" (if we were going to pretend I was a fancy decorator, which I'm not, but we can pretend) is called Starry Night. Think Van Gogh.

In fact I am pretty sure I am going to get a print to hang on that "accent wall." I have a mini-quilt wall hanging, but it just isn't doing it for me. Which is sad because I love the piece.

For anyone who is interested, the WalMart paint has been really easy to use and the results are nice. This is the second room I have done with it. I am NOT a painter/decorator so I am sure my expectations weren't really high--but neither is my bank account. So WalMart brand it was going to be.

I got to watch the boys rehearsal last night. Two shows--tonight and tomorrow. Be patient with me because I can't help but brag. My guys were fantastic. My prayer is that they, and all there classmates, do just as wonderfully in the shows. I am so amazed at who they've become. They sure didn't get it from me.

Must go be a grown-up now. I really don't want to be a grown-up. Whoever thought I would make a good grown-up really had a sense of humor...

And for the record making cookies when you cannot have carbs should be against the law...and yet I volunteered to do so. So off to bake.

And inhale a lot.

Starry, Starry Night by Don Mclean

Monday, May 18, 2009

Daybook May 18, 2009

FOR TODAY ...May 18, 2009...

Outside my leaves, a view of the street. I've moved my computer in my big painting/organization project!

I am thinking...there's a lot to do in the next three days!! Still digging out of my project--living room and bedroom are chaos, but I've found my clothes. Laundry and packing need done.

I am thankful husband who let me paint and make a huge mess, who bought me new shelves!!

From the learning rooms...three days left, but who's counting?

From the dogs for lunch--Julia Child, I am not today.

I am wearing...still in jammies!

I am creating...working the same yarn with different size needles. Interesting and educational. Love knitting still.

I am going...oh gee...where am I going??? Oh that's right--dance!

I am reading...#28 in the Morland Dynasty series--The White Road. Number 31 is out in hardback and number 32 is out in November!

I am hoping...that I can make a difference today.

I am hearing...someone whistling and calling their dogs that got lose. I just watched them run by. I think I like this new view!

Around the house...chaos...praying for the piles to diminish today.

One of my favorite new paint color in my room. Who knew paint could help my attitude SO MUCH!! I'll post a picture when I get more work done.

A few plans for the rest of the week:Organize. Laundry. Pack. Drive. Wait. Organize. Laundry. Pack. Drive. Wait. Organize. Laundry. Pack. Drive. Wait.

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