..........but, I'm feeling pretty contented.
Yesterday, bored with the too quiet, and really hot Fourth of July, I decided to drive out to Walmart and see what kind of flowers had been clearanced due to the drought/heat. I was disappointed to find slim pickings, so I moseyed in to check out the paint department. I like to look through the "oops" cans, to see what paint is there that someone rejected when it didn't mix up to the color that they were trying for. I've had it in the back of my mind, ......slowing inching it's way forward, daily........that I wanted to repaint the front bedroom, and possibly the bathroom.
Blessedly, I found a rejected gallon that was a really nice shade of green.....just what I've had in mind. At half-price, I decided to pick it up. Well, let me tell you, these iron pills I'm on must be making the difference in my energy level, because exactly 24 hours later, I had a freshly painted bedroom in a beautiful shade of medium/light green......(and knees to match !)
So, I'm tired but happy. That room is SO SMALL, but I think that it'll be cozier now with the green paint behind the antique white headboard of the little four-poster twin bed. I'm waiting until tomorrow to reload the room, so pictures will have to wait also.
If you like the flowers in my header today, that is a HARDY Hibiscus that my neighbor, Rose, gave to me when it got broken in half during a storm last August. It didn't bloom again last year, but this photo shows what I found on it yesterday morning,......... FOUR blooms, all around the top of the plant at once. The Hibiscus that you buy at Walmart and most garden centers are only hardy down to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, then they freeze ! But this variety stays in the ground over the winter and comes back bigger and better each late Spring. I just love this deep pink one. She's given me two others, but this is their first year, and I don't know what color they are, as they haven't yet bloomed.
" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???
The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4