Friday, November 18, 2011

What have we been up too?

"He, who every morning plans the
transactions of the day, and follows that
plan carries a thread that will guide him
through a labyrinth of the most busy life"
- Victor Hugo

Each morning I am greeted by this little beauty. Usually to part her hair for her, or to put her eye shadow on. What an honor to do so. It is so sweet a time. This morning there was some expectancy for she has a crush on a boy in her class. A real nice kid who has brought a lot of laughter to her days. They sit near each other in several classed.
 One day this week I had a real scare. There was early out. I sat awaiting her and she was now where to be found. The staff at the Jr. High was wonderful. She had gotten a ride from a mom without my permission. The mom later apologized. Dove learned a good lesson and I gained a few gray hairs and a crown for forgiving the mom. That was really a dumb thing she did. So Dove knows now to go to the office if I am ever late for her.

 Dash is doing his K12 here at home distance learning. Today was art. Early American Indians. He is making a shirt example of the planes Indians. What a fuss and fit! His hand give him issues yet. The fine motor thing really hinders him (us) when he gets angry.
 This is the product of my efforts this week. It is still in flux. See the work that stack of filing might just take two hours to get done. However the filing cabinet is now ready to receive it. It had to get a transfer of the files and the drawers so the novels paper work will be at hand.
 This is the wonderful chair that Steve got me. This is the best comfort ever felt. IT matters to me because next week I have a MRI for my lower back. I think injections will be in order and hope that no surgery is called for. The stinosis is getting really bad in my lower back. The Doc put me on a pain medication of 100 mg of Lyrica and 100mg of Tramidol every 12 hours. The nerve pain in my legs is better and the butt pain is much calmer. Too easy to have a pain in my bum haha.
 We were able last week to replace the canopy on the garden gazebo. It went on real easily. It had been washed with a UV protectorate. With it wet still the fabric really relaxed. The other one was town up so bad. It was an embarrassment being as the neighbors are in two story houses.
 Last week end we also cleared the garage out. A full long bed truck load to the Goodwill. We had these and were able to put them on the Creigs listing for free. We still have the desk, but Steve will not have to lift those heavy things again. The two separate men were grateful for the free stuff.
 Those bags are full of Doves Sweet Streets house collection. She is going to try to sell it. Dash also got his Train set out and photos were taken to list it as well. Another job to do is to get that all set up. I am so busy it would just tire you out if I told you.
 The kitchen has been a big project for me. I want the island to keep clear and clean. BIG task here. So far a week has gone by with dishes done before bed and kitchen clean when I wake. OH how good it is to gain back my lifestyle after the months of letting it go so as not to go crazy. My strength is good when I sleep.
 My sweet SILove gave me the image of Steve and I as young lovers. It is in the center of the wall there. We need so to go get family photos done. For years we just have not had the budget. I plan to print some that we took. The family is so good to see up there where they belong. It is the ending of the household feng shui. The redecorating has taken a good 8 months to get this far. I love the main rooms now. Just the kids rooms are left to do.
 A mirror placed on the side of the refer really helps me handle to absence of that garden window. It is a real savings of utility to have the units in house. I do so miss the window.
Using the computer cart facing south is also an option to me. I do not like my back to the entry of the room however. The file cabinet and the printer is right there to do research for novel.
 Lots of work to do yet over here. It was fun to make Doves necklace and ear rings this morning. I am looking forward to getting back into jewelery making soon. I now can sit for a while. The new chair could even be pulled into service if sitting there.
 The light yet has to get shifted into place.
We will hide all the wiring up under the table by and by. Loads of little things like that to do.

Speaking of 'to do' My timer went off to go get Dove.
Enjoy your day as you can see my life is full and rich. Teaching five hours a day with Dash and then the other duties of home and heart. Not often a dull moment. OH but when sleep is gifted me all the things I can get accomplished make a happy heart.

Is your heart happy today? I do hope so. Read Psalm 91. I just been thinking about abiding and not just standing in the doorway of His shelter.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
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."
  • “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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Amy has clicked her heals and flown to her real home. There is no place like home.

This was given to me for the third time in just a few weeks.

Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
"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."

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