For Today . . . July 16, 2010
Outside my window . . . it's raining again! We've had over 4" this week! Historically, once it starts raining in our area, every cloud bursts open and a downpour results. We've had enough for this week and could use some sunshine now, please!
I am thankful . . . for time spent with friends and family.
And I also am thankful . . . for serious conversations and heartfelt sharing.
I am praying . . . that God will go ahead and prepare the way, just as He's promised.
I am thinking . . . about all the hay that's been cut down and rained on, over and over, this week.
I am creating . . . a layout of Blake, our youngest grandson with the most winsome smile, and the one who has fewest layouts in my books.
I am celebrating . . . my Mom and Dad's 56th wedding anniversary today. I teased Dad that he was celebrating by sending Mom away and he just chuckled :)
From the kitchen . . . Eggs In A Frame (the very first thing I ever learned to cook in Home Ec class in grade 7) - and I don't think I'm cooking for supper :)
I am wearing . . . jeans, a green sweater and my fleece jacket! I know - in July - but it's a rainy day and our furnace is turned way, way down.
I am reading . . . John 10: 14 "I am the good shepherd: I know my sheep and my sheep know me"
"On Every Side" by Karen Kingsbury - a clash between human rights and personal freedoms pits the members of a community against each other.
I am hoping . . . to visit some of our family this weekend.
I am hearing . . . thunder as the clouds gather again.
I am going . . . to get our bedroom purged by the end of the summer - stage 2 is underway!
Around the house and yard . . . a very, very wet garden, wind-whipped flowers, soggy lawn (which thankfully I mowed on the one dry day we had this week) and puddles everywhere.
You can see the water gathered in the cucumber rows but it soaked in very quickly. I hope they can handle this moisture.
One of my favourite things . . . Super Blueberry Lemon Muffins from The Best of Bridge cookbook series.
A few plans for the rest of the week . . . some visiting this weekend and hopefully silage to make next week when the weather clears.
A quote for today . . .
If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you . . . crabapples growing on our tree. In another month they should be ready to eat :)