Good morning everyone ~ It is a very wet and gray day here today. This is the third week of rain. Tropical Storm Andrea is to the south west of us bringing us even more rain. I was able to get out and mow a couple of days ago and that’s a good thing. This place is quickly becoming overgrown though, and I hate to go out and look into the ‘back 40’.
Here are a couple of pics looking out the windows this morning.
It will be another indoor day. Yesterday I moved around a couple of bookcases, went through books making a pile to give away, threw away a few, and more to go through today. I also cooked up a nice pot of black-eyed peas with ham.
This week I’ve also been working on another blog. This one is for the widow’s group I belong to Friends Needing Friends.
The founder and creator of this group, Dotti Ackerman, called me last week to see how I was doing. We had a nice chat and then she asked me if I would like to interview the ladies so that we can get to know each other. It will be a 3 column page for our monthly newsletter, with the interview and a picture at the top of each column of the lady being interviewed. I was thrilled that she asked me and told her, YES!
So, I worked on setting up a template for the newsletter in Open Office and then on a whim, and unbeknownst to Dotti, I started a blog. I used yellow roses as the background because they are special to her, and I sent her an email telling her I had started a blog and hoped she liked it. Well, she loves it and says it is an answer to prayer as she has been praying about a blog, but didn’t know how to go about it. We’ve been talking on the phone daily, laughing, with some tears on my part, as we look at the blog together and talk about ideas, etc. She has lots of material to get up on the blog and I am enjoying doing this and adding some of my own bits as well. This group has been an answer to prayer to me and I am so thankful God led me to it.
If you have a spare minute you might want to stop by and check it out. Or tell a widow friend about it. Thank you.
It is raining pretty heavily right now. I hope this passes over us rather quickly instead of lingering around. Andrea definitely has a lot of rain in her, and the east coast is going to get it as she moves upward.
Here are some blooms taken from the past few days when it wasn’t raining.
Maman cochet climber
The McCartney Rose
Zebra with hamelia paten blooms. A favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds.
Zebra on purple top verbena.
Hope you all feel God’s love and peace surrounding you.
Look for the beauty in each day,
count your blessings.