Good Day to you all!
I am gasping through the day but had to find myself out in the garden you know. Well the golden was barking so, I went to see why. The new neighbors behind us were picking the oranges. The tree is in sad shape do to neglect. I taught them and encouraged them it is a good producer. Went on in and got my book and showed them what to do to bring it back to it's former glory. Her husband was nice. I being a might horse of voice obviously a threat to health let them know of it for their sake.
Their grandkids were there and everyone wanted to see the chickens. Head over wall one by one the joy on the faces of those who once knew what a farm was. Now mind you my "farm" is a little plot of earth. The charm of chicken is a mysterious thing.
The neighbors were real pleasant. It was for me to tell them of the old girl in the yards so they not panic if they come across her. We have the rare "Sonora Garter Snake" she is on the endangered list. Told them how she keeps us free of roaches and of rodents. Forgot to mention the scorpions she keeps away. Told them just encase they see her they don't just indiscriminately kill her. She and her babies have been around a good 9 years I have been here.
Here where we are folks just pull up and use an opener from inside the car go in and shut the garage the same way. When we first came here I went around and met the neighbors with a small trinket. When a new neighbor comes along a nice welcome is in order. Now this art of hospitality is becoming as foreign as the varied places folks come from. I love to know who my neighbor is. It is wise and wonderful too. At times it is not as pleasant but at least you know what your up against. Seems that kindness will eventually win them over. The garden is wonderful that way. Share some and the hearts open with greater ease.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Good Day to you all!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
A visit to the principle to gain understanding as to what happened with my Dove yesterday to only find out that this group of girls were all sharing and Dove comforting another child told her of being adopted from Russia.
The other children questioned her and disbelieved her. Calling her all the hurtful names. Because you know she does not sound Russian and she does not Look like one either...oy!...Running away from them into my presence hurt and angry. The other girls all shared the same story yesterday and then he and I called Dove in. Indeed she confirmed the incident. We spent some time empowering her to handle things with choice. Funny thing adults ask those stupid questions too.
They all forgave each other and the issue will be addressed in a meeting tomorrow.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Dash is doing better, now it is hard to get him on a breathing treatment for his preventative. He can't see why he should have to have it. I still have a hardy cough. A bit weak yet.
So lets see. There is a big broiler tray full of chicken legs in the oven. Stopping by the grocery this afternoon a good find less than $1 a pound for legs. Right now that was a decent price. With an Israeli side dish of grains boiled in chicken broth. A real good variety and so we have a bit of geography tonight.
The family has been watching installments of Gone With The Wind. We will finish it at supper tonight.
So happy I pushed into a nice supper, it smells so good. Temptations are to sit and rest, do nothing and wish for a wonderful meal to prepare itself. HA!
So many of you with kind supportive hearts have left wonderfully encouraging comments. Thsnk you.
Bless you all, wish you could come to supper. It is ready to serve.
Well Dove just finished her report on New York. She can not wait to go. She learned about Broadway. She is thrilled with that city, always has been is that such a strange thing. Don't know why. She just came in to give me a copy of the report. "I printed one out for you mom". It is wonderful to see her dream. Speaking of her and dreaming we got her into a sleep specialist on Monday. Lord help us this child needs healing.
Good evening, I'll come around later.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Hebrews 10:8 (English Standard Version)
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
and write them on their minds,"
Now if you get a little something just think of it as a bit of icing on the cake.
That is my sweet potato starter in the mason jar.
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Sunday, January 31, 2010
The family at peace
Moments of togetherness
Accented by a cough
colds have a way of slowing us
choclate frosting on my keyboard
Dove Made her Daddy man a cake
"all by myself mom".
"mom I am sorry"
"mom I can't get the oven door to close"
Door off the hinges
a ready easy fix that calmed the panic
Cake with candles
family night show
shoes for the needy
a tear in my eye that gave them a start.
Grandma had no shoes
Her father refused her
Sixth grade was her limit
No shoes No school in the hills of Tennessee bake in the 1930's.
Humble grateful little hearts come to me with an embrace
The joy off all those Jamaican children
Shod of foot tears in my eye.
The kids understood
We are far more than blessed with abundance and wealth
His sweet little voice.
"Scratch my back, old and new, before Him and after."
"That's a chapter" I said.
"Lets play"! Sisters awakes from her brother's floor.
"I am alright with it" say he
Mom asleep by 7 p.m. in a quiet room.
Rich we are in the abundance
Life is Holy as the Master streams
The oak stands strong rooted deep
The dear pants for the water
My soul longs for Him
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By Maya Angelou
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.
When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.
When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!
Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.
- A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
- The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
- Return with Honor
- The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
- "HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS"
- “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
- "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
- "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"
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This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.
"For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."