Good morning Friends ~ I want to thank you all for being such a wonderful, encouraging support system at this time in my life. I felt better yesterday and feel much better this morning. I’ve already got a load of laundry going in the machine and will hang out on the lines to dry when finished washing. I enjoy hanging out the laundry and taking it down too, and most especially enjoy the fresh air scent of it being sun dried.
Last night before bed I was reading the book ‘Friends Through Thick & Thin’ and it really put me in a positive mood before sleep. Here’s the bit meant for me right now.
“It’s not necessary to own a home, but it is necessary to make a home. It can be your nest & reflect who you are. It should be a place that contributes to a feeling of solace & comfort deep inside yourself. Make your own celebrations, moments & rituals ~ being a whole person on your own, is reason to celebrate.’
My little cottage is paid for, it is my nest, it is filled with lots of memories that make my heart glad. So, may I take each day as it unfolds and be glad in it. It is a gift from our awesome God.
This morning I got a wonderful poem from a dear blogging friend, Ilene, that I want to share here.
My life is but a weaving,
between my Lord and me;
I cannot choose the colors,
He worketh steadily.
Oft times he weaveth sorrow,
and I, in foolish pride,
Forget he sees the upper
and I the underside.
Not ‘til the loom is silent
and the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
and explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
in the Weaver's skillful hands,
as the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned."
A verse from scripture just came to mind and I had to look it up.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. ~ Pro 25:11
Thank you all for lifting me up when I was feeling down.
Well, my little 36 day job with Bella and Max is over. It was quite the experience and I’m glad we made it through our time together. Their Dad brought me some goodies from Finland. Liqueur filled chocolates that are wonderful. He told me to just let it melt in my mouth not bite into it, so I did as told and then an explosion happened that was a shocking delight. The other treat is Cloud berry preserves, which I’ve not tried yet. It is made from the berries of a little plant that grows there and in other northern countries. You can read about the plant/berries here.
This morning I ordered three items from Amazon for my needlework aspirations.
Yesterday I started another pin. It is 2 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches tall. It will have a crazy quilt look when finished.
That’s it from Plum Cottage. I may go out and do some trimming of overgrown shrubs, although it might be a little too late for that now, as it’s 9:30. Temp is 86 and with the humidity feels like it is 99. UGH! I am so ready for cooler weather.
Enjoy your day whatever you do,