Today is the day we usually do our errands, getting back home around noon. We do not like shopping, but are thankful that we are able to. It is always nice to pull back into our driveway from the hectic road out front.
I am looking for ways to cut back on our grocery bill, and one way will be in eating less meat. I also want to make more bread in my bread machine. I just checked out a good book from the library called 'Whole Grain Breads by Machine or Hand' by Beatrice A. Ojakanaas. I've been copying down ones that sound really interesting and good to me and look forward to making them.
We also look for bargains when shopping, buy one get one free, is always nice.
It is said that you should go shopping with a list, I do, and also that you shouldn't go grocery shopping when you are hungry, which we also do.
Right now, I need to go make my list, look into some of my cookbooks for recipes for the week, and get ready to head out.
Hope your Monday is a good one whatever you do.
“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful implanted in the human soul.”
Mm. Laurette Messimy is a sweet little China rose, introduced by Jean-Baptiste Guillot in 1887.
I became interested in Old Garden roses quite a few years back. I love their colors, scents and the shape of the flowers. Some are full, with many petals, some are single variety with just a few. Some are cupped, some have ruffled edges, all are beautiful.
Old garden roses are more hardy than their modern cousins. They are less susceptible to diseases.
Mm. Laurette Messimy can be grown in a container and does very well. I have her in two different containers and also in my shed's garden.
You can find several Old Garden rose nurseries on line. Some have closed recently for various reasons. We do not want to lose these old beauties. They are heirlooms, part of history.
If you want to grow roses that don't take a lot of work, try these. You won't be disappointed.
I have quite a few in our tropical, cottage gardens.
Visit the nurseries below and others and fall in love with these beautiful roses.
I was happily married to my best friend for 43 years. We married in Sept. 1969. We lived, loved and played in our compound which includes our tiny 50's cottage, a workshop, outbuildings and gardens on 1/4 acre.
On 09 Dec 2012 my dear husband went to be with the Great Creator of the Universe and all that is in it, who we believe is Jesus/God. My DH is free, in body and spirit now. No more pain or sorrow, only joy, peace and perfect health. I miss him terribly and this is just the beginning of my continuing journey in this life, without him. I'm not without hope though and I believe we will be reunited when the time comes. Love is forever.
It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
The Continuing Journey
A new blog about this next phase in my life. It will be a learning experience. One of dependence on God to fill the void left in my life by the loss of my DH. It will be my thoughts and times of grief. A place to let it out. Maybe it will be of some help to others.
I found the book 'Undistracted Widow ~ Living for God After Losing Your Husband' by Carol Cornish, online when I was searching for bits and pieces to help me as a new widow. This book is wonderful and just what I needed. It is full of encouragement and scripture.
I highly recommend it for anyone who is a widow, and for those who would like to know how to help widows as they go and grow in this next part of their journey.
It would also be a great help to any woman who is single, as it is all about trusting in Jesus for all things.
Sincerely ~ FlowerLady Lorraine
TERRY HERSHEY is an inspirational speaker, humorist, author, and designer of sanctuary gardens who has been featured on The Hallmark Channel, CNN, PBS, and NPR. Terry holds a mirror up to our fast-forward, disconnected lives, and offers us the “power of pause”—the wisdom of slowing down and the permission to take an intentional Sabbath moment to regain emotional and spiritual balance… to find the sacred in every single day.
One cannot but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day. Never lose a holy curiosity.