Hmm .. the week has flown by .. a whole bunch of stuff .. that really didn't matter much .. meetings at work trying to breathe life into our business ..
meetings with my friend the candidate for mayor in our city ..
meeting with the lawyer to transfer the title of moms house to me ..
snow .. lots of wet snow .. lots of exercise .. that was Tuesday morning .. more again this morning but the broom will handle this amount .. still nice to be outside for a reason ..
tackled my pumpkin painting at first with paints and a brush .. nope this art work needs markers .. so I will call on my granddaughters to share with me or wait until I get to the cottage .. there are lots there .... I just had an idea .. I would bet shaved crayons and a hair dryer would work to make all kinds of funky faces .. hmm cottage here I come
speaking of cottage .. lots of changes with our friends and neighbours .. our card playing couple that we have been friends with for forever have moved .. at least an hour from the lake .. three hours now from our home .. so all get togethers will require pjs and a weekend .. thats no problem we will always find a way .. at the lake itself 2 other couples have sold their cottages and decided camping is the way to go .. I might have to agree .. but we sold our motor home last year .. just invested far too much $$ to ever get enough use out of it .. we had far more fun in the little old buses we used to tour with .. like everything else rv's can become "work" instead of pleasure .. when that happens time to reevaluate .. we get to look at our motor home because our neighbours across the street bought it from us .. kinda cool ..
well the canning and preserving is done all except for 20 pounds of apples .. maybe I will tackle them today .. slice up and bag in 4 cup freezer bags ..the fresh off the tree apples turn brown almost immediately so I have to slice into a lemon water bowl to stay white .. or add bag with brown sugar and cinnamon .. always options ..
two more meetings today .. then my commitments for the week I have satisfied .. I'm not much of a meeting person so I find them worse than physical work at the clean out the house project .. tomorrow I will dedicate the entire day to getting organized .. slow and steady wins the race as i move through the house starting at kitchen entrance .. boxing .. tossing and donating .. the collectibles behind glass will be the last to be packed up and taken for online auction .. I will try to sell a couple of bar fridges .. the antique table and chairs as well as desks stands .. less to pack up and deliver to auction ... staying positive and focused is the goal ..
my husbands nephew has had great health challenges since I first took him to his oncology appointment ... everything that was planned had to be changed .. and an emergency surgery ... I worry about him ... he is very private and will not reach out for help ... prayers are all I can do it seems since he won't call and only answers my texts with one or two word replies .. his mother talks even less .. so I pray ..
I know healing starts in our minds .. we have to set our minds first .. convince our minds .. take the steps that we must .. try to eat easily disgusted but nutritious foods .. stay well hydrated .. find a sunny spot on the couch.. lots of warm fuzzy covers and rest .. rest .. rest ..
staying positive and casting out the negative thoughts is a constant struggle .. yet it is the way to health .. and life .. seeing yourself .. next week .. next month .. new season .. on and on .. visualize wellness and restoration .. feel your body regain strength and power ..
sometimes I feel as though my words are wasted .. but I keep sending them ..
there are so many people battling all kinds of fear .. depression and illness .. these are times like we have never experienced .. unprecedented .. my only anchor is my moms 86 year old cousin .. she has a sharp sharp memory and can remember the hardships of the late 30s when nothing grew .. it was so so dry .. the fence lines were piled high with tumble weeds and topsoil .. she remembers stories of the 1918 Spanish flu as well and how they healed themselves .. so I find comfort in her stories and her Christian approach to life .. death .. and everything in between .. she is an amazing woman .. my brother and I along with a few other first cousins are all the family she has left ... never married .. but very very wise .. at present she is a creative machine .. she has knit and delivered over 50 pair of mitts .. toques and scarves to one of the churches she attends .. they have a "clothes line" program where they hang the winter wear so people can come take the items to keep warm .. now she is busy creating dolls and toys for another church to fill the Christmas boxes that the family of Billy Graham will deliver to foreign far away lands to bring love and pleasure to boys and girls .. Muriel and her mother have been filling these boxes since they first began I think she said 28 years ago .. they make dolls .. bears .. balls .. kittens and puppies .. little treasure bags out of hand towels with a draw string to hold combs.. mirrors .. elastics for hair .. and for the boys .. combs and mirrors marbles and tops .. I usually donate what she needs as far as pencils and sharpeners .. paper .. crayons ... scissors ... each box she packs is filled with love .. and I mean filled to the brim .. she has received letters and thank you's over the years .. one little girl was in her 30's now and still holds the dolls Muriel made as one of her most prized possessions .. now my friends that is living the life Christ expects us to live .. being selfless .. kind and sharing .. I can only imagine the love and joy that has been extended from Muriels fingers as she knits and crochets to these young far away children .. when her mother was alive they would sometimes fill as many as 50 boxes .. Aunt Josephine lived at home until she was 97 .. wow .. humming and creating every day of her last years .. even though her eyesight had diminished to almost nothing .. wow ..
well look at me go
I can wonder away in an instant .. sorry friends .. feel good love stories are few and far between .. I hope you dont mind my ramblings ..
well its time for a second cup of yummy coffee .. do my journaling .. and plan my food for the day .. I made a huge pot of rich and spicy veggie soup yesterday crock pot soup .. sure turned out well .. I'm going to bake a sweet potato to have as a side with it .. I have totally fallen in love with sweet potatoes again .. i can really make a nice meal by adding chilli or any other kind of meat .. or some other cooked veggies a little olive oil and seasonings ... yummy ..
Have an off the charts great day .. when you become overwhelmed or lost .. look up .. way up and feel the love of God .. and know all is well .. He's got this all figured out .. all we have to do is our best .. and be kind .. He will take care of the rest ..
love ya ..
"and He walks with me and He talks with me ... and He tells my I am His own ...