Good afternoon Folks ~ Well, I bought the little electric pressure washer this morning, and two samples of house paint. No way will either of these work. Seeing the colors online through our monitors is one thing, seeing it for real is another whole deal.
That’s the ‘Holy Moly.’
Exotic orchid that I liked online is awful for a house color. I went through other options I had liked, then went online to HD again and found another one, Peruvian Violet, which is nice but still ‘too much’. Exotic orchid on the top, Peruvian violet on the bottom. Peruvian Violet alone in the second photo.
I decided to paint the trellis in the main garden and like it. I’ll have to get a picture tomorrow morning with the sun shining on it.
Buddleia ~ smells like honey. I love the silvery leaves.
New Guinea impatiens from friends Nanci & John
Sweet coloring on the buds.
These lilies bloom every spring all over the county. These bulbs are just in a pot with little soil at all and still they bloom.
These crafty goodies are from Suzanne and I thank her for them.
This is a give away win that came in the mail today, from Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm. This lady is awesome. One hard worker taking care of a farm herself. She lost her dear husband a couple of years ago too. She inspires me.
I have read some of Alexandra Stoddard’s books before and been encouraged and inspired by her photos and writings. This book ‘Living Beautifully Together ~ How to Live Graciously in a Hectic World by Finding Time to Love Your Family, Your Friends, and Yourself’. I look forward to reading this especially at this time in my life.
The YIKES part of my post is that I will most likely will be out of a job May 1st. I just heard this news, this afternoon and needless to say my heart started beating a little faster as the adrenaline pumped. The building that my boss and my friends Nanci and John own together, where their shops are, was put on the market just a few weeks ago and they had an offer over the weekend and accepted it. If the inspection goes through, closing will be May 1st and that will be that. I’ve been there 17 years, I don’t know what God has in store for me next, but I’m trying to stay focused on His taking care of me, just as He has in the past. I will be 66 on the first day of spring, and I’m not a ‘spring chicken’. Please keep me in your prayers. Thank you.
As your faith is strengthened
you will find that
there is no longer the need to have a sense of control,
that things will flow as they will,
and that you will flow with them,
to your great delight and benefit.