Monday, March 28, 2011

Life Is Messy

This is the table beside my favorite chair.  As you can see I read here, several books at a time, at the present time I am also tying a quilt, and I have to have my pencils for my crossword puzzles.  Several pairs of reading glasses as I can never find mine and I can't read or thread a needle without them.  Sometime I get it all tidy and clean and it feels sooo good.  But, I just tidy,  I don't put away as all the things on this table add pleasure to my life even if it is messy.

Life seems to be much like my table.  Just when you think things are going well and seem to be in order you find  instead you have a welter of circumstances that require you to look at what is important in life.

I found out this week that my husband no longer has a job as his company lost a contract, my mother's cancer has spread to her bones and there is not much more they can do for her, and my favorite uncle is now under hospice care. I debated whether to share all of this with you but decided you all are an important part of my life so I feel safe giving you space on my messy table.  So I am going to take my little ruler and measure out all the good things in my life and give thanks for all love that surrounds me even if it gets messy sometimes.

I am going to tie up and cherish all the precious memories of my mother and uncle and put them away for safe keeping. And rest assured that the Lord  has his reading glasses on and has only good plans for my life. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's Spring?

Just when I thought it was Spring the weatherman says we can expect measurable snow for the weekend.
Just what we love about the mid west, our seasons, which vary from hour to hour.  I did get to put down  two truck loads of mulch on the flower beds while we had 80's the last three days.  Now I have another truck load waiting for me this morning which I will need to unload wearing my winter coat.

I know,  soon I will be complaining about the heat and humidity.  

Hope all of you are enjoying your spring.