Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tina's: Traveling to the south will bring you unexpected happiness.
Shawn's: Modify your thinking to handle new situations.
This week, I started a new job and I drive 25 minutes (yes you guessed it south) each morning. My man is having a difficult time with this new schedule... maybe he just needs to modify his thinking. ;)
Friday, September 25, 2009
I commented about how much I love fall on her site.... so I thought I'd say a bit more.
I love fall.
Love Love Love it.
I love the sights of fall: one of the things I am most excited about this year is my awesome pumpkins from our garden. We have about a dozen of them all over the place.. and they are so. cute.
I also love fall food: I can't wait for my first opportunity to settle in for a cool evening with hot soup and some hard crusted bread, followed up by a pan of pumpkin bars oozing with cream cheese frosting and hot coffee with vanilla caramel creamer. mmm mmm good.
And the smell... the cool crisp breeze and fresh air in fall. I love it.
Looking forward to a couple months of my favorite season of all.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
No, silly, we're not moving. That would require loads and loads of work. And I'm not doing that.
It's crazy. This week, 3 of my friends are moving. Yes, 3. All at one time. We committed to helping the first one that announced so we're on for that one. The others get our sympathy and support... but not our physical presence.
Mary and Paul are moving into a new home. They've rented for a long long time and we're super excited for them to be homeowners. This week we've spent some long hours getting the new place ready for tomorrows moving day.
Bill and Natalie are moving to Arkansas. There is something about Arkansas that keeps drawing our friends there. God is doing great things in their lives and we're excited for them to move to their next steps with Christ.
Tom and Patti are moving to Kentucky. They can't believe it either. And when I sang "We're going to Kentucky we're going to the fair..." song to her yesterday at coffee, she looked at me with wild eyes and said she'd never heard it before in her life. ut oh. She doesn't know the song.
Life is changing around here. Some serious things are changing. And I'm good with it. I am really good with it. It's hard and uncomfortable and stretching and strange in a lot of ways. But, it's all good. I know who is in charge... and I know what He is able to do.
Oh the Joys of those who trust the Lord, who have no confidence in the proud or in those who worship idols.
Oh Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.
I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
I know... it says "Valid only in the Greater Phoenix Area". Now.
But, yesterday, it didn't. And yesterday was the day I printed mine!
So, we got them. mmmmm hmmmmm. we did.
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Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Last night, I dreamt that all my tomatoes were ripe, so I picked them until the plants were bare. Then, in my dream, I experienced a strange sadness... because I didn't have any tomatoes to look forward to any longer.
I was thinking this morning maybe I should go out and check those tomatoes just to make sure they are not ripe yet.
Instead, I sat and watched the cat play with a strange caterpillar that had found its way into the house ... for about a half hour.
Just enjoying the simple things in life. It really doesn't get any less complicated than this.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
I thought I'd better make a list of things I have to get done in the garden before September gives way to October.
1. weed. - yes, I'm still doing that.
2. cut back all the perennials that are finished blooming - not many here yet. We're starting though!
3. get those tomatoes to ripen! Do you suppose I could do a cheer for them? Soon enough I will resort to ripening inside.
4. turn the compost
5. plant spring bulbs
6. plant garlic (this can actually wait until next month)
7. begin saving and drying zinnia and marigold seeds
8. watch for frost! BRR!! I just can't bear to think of it!