Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thank you

Words cannot express the feelings I have from all of your kind encouraging comments. My heart is filled with love and appreciation for all of you.

Today I did not do anything outside. I heeded your words about taking my time and not over working, especially in this heat. The real feel temperature for today was in the low 100’s and I was worn out physically, mentally, emotionally from watching and preparing for the hurricane and going through it. Plus worrying about Plum Cottage, my barn girls and the property. It was a day for easy work and resting.

After surviving disasters, one can feel burdened with so many different emotions. I came through pretty good, others lost life, property, etc. It makes me feel somewhat guilty for being able to ‘clean up’ and then go on about my life, while others have lost so much and have to start from scratch. My heart and prayers go out for them.

I went back to bed this morning, then took a nap after lunch and am ready for bed again and it’s just 6:30. I cleaned out the fridge, mopped up around the base of the fridge, folded up the transport cage for Miss Tork. I know she was glad to see that go back into it’s box.

My living room is a wreck from the remodeling project I’m working on, but at least my house is dry, intact and I have air-conditioning. Tomorrow is a new day and I hope to get outside early to do some more clean up, and to do some laundry. Today I did what I felt like doing inside and didn’t stress about outside.

Right now I’m listening to Soothing instrumental music on You-tube.

That’s it for tonight. Be thankful for your many blessings, large and small.

FlowerLady

 

16 comments:

M.K. said...

Listening to soothing music is so, so helpful, isn't it? I'm glad you are being careful with yourself, and taking it slowly. That heat index is nothing to joke about! That's really hot. I'm so glad you have AC; so many don't have anything yet. I feel so much for the people on those little islands like St. John. Terrible devastation. So glad you are safe!!

Nancy J said...

Oh My, be thankful is so right. Your Miss Tork, your barn cats, Plum Cottage, power restored, nothing so damaged beyond repair, and others that have lost everything, Go slowly, rest often, and a whole leap of love and blessings for you from down here.XXX

September Violets said...

I'm so glad you came through with minimal damage and loss. I've been thinking about you a lot these past few days. I was glad to hear you didn't stay at home and were able to get back relatively quickly. Yes, definitely take things slowly. Hugs to you and your pets.
Wendy xo

Morning's Minion said...

Our niece in FL reported that the anticipation, preparation and fears during the wait for the storm to strike were exhausting. Do continue to take it easy as you put things to rights indoors and out.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Sounds to me that you are being very wise about the clean-up. Sometimes things like that can be overwhelming.

Terra Hangen said...

I am glad to read your post and hear that you and Plum Cottage are safe and doing well. Be sure to do only a little at a time, with the heat and the emotions you will benefit from not over doing. Hugs.

Stacey said...

Days that you can just take at your own pace are nice. Tomorrow get some more good music, something cold to drink, and carry on. :)

Rebecca said...

Sounds like a day well-spent.
That temperature sounds quite oppressive.
I'm glad you have air-conditioning!
Praying for you this morning, Lorraine - body, mind, spirit, etc.
May the joy of the Lord be your strength; His peace, your protection. ♥

Betty said...

You are probably still in shock with what you are going through. Take one day at a time. Don't feel guilty, it will drain you of the energy you need and you have nothing to feel guilty about. Sending you a great big hug.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Hi Rainey. Isn't Youtube great? I listen to calming music I find there all day. Recently I discovered DappyTKeys Piano Worship and I just love it. I hope you will feel the peace of God and His presence with you as you work on restoring your gardens. I'm so thankful you're okay and your home is standing. Hugs, Nancy

Janneke said...

So glad you are safe and back home. The minimal damage around Plum Cottage will be solved by your friends together with you. Now you can rest and feel relieved.

lil red hen said...

God has answered our prayers for your safety! Just be careful with the work in the heat; the mess will wait for you. :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Glad to hear you came through that horrible hurricane with not a lot of damage to your home. Take it one day at a time.
Hugs,
Kris

denimflyz said...

I was in heavy Prayer mode for you, the girls and everyone there.
My heart is so sick to the devastation, and I can't do one damn thing about it.
I am so happy that your little plum cottage is ok. God is good.
Hugs my friend.
Denim

GRACE PETERSON said...

Hi Lorraine...

When I saw your comment on my blog (thank you, darling) I wondered about you and how you fared through Irma. I'm so glad you're okay. What a monster. I'm sending my love.

GretchenJoanna said...

I'm glad you are okay, Lorraine. You are always in my prayers, and I'm thankful to get a good report here.