In the wintertime, I can go for days where it seems that I just don't really serve a purpose on God's green earth. Life slows down, I stay home, I stay in, and just don't do a whole lot !
These days, though, I keep finding myself totally worn out at the end of the day, and, yet, it is so nice to look back over these days and see actual accomplishments. It seems ridiculous that these normal, average activities SHOULD wear me out, but there has to be more to aging than these wrinkly legs and droopy jowls..........HA !
ANYWAY, .......... today hubby and I got a couple of coats of paint onto the 4 porch posts that were left unpainted when the porch roof was built. It is pressure-treated lumber and had to 'cure'. We painted them white, and still want to put a third coat on them another day.
After that, we managed to get the front yard mowed.
The pretty white and purple carpet of tiny flowers has been replaced by a beautiful, lush carpet of spring green.
I don't know why God blesses us so, but I'm awfully thankful that he does. The Irises are ready to bloom any day, and they look like they're all going to be deep blue-purple. I re-worked the Iris beds last Fall..........last Spring most of the few blooms that I had were that burgundy color. which I really don't like ! But this year I'm thrilled !
And my Daisies have started blooming again. These are the wild Daisies that I rescued from the side of a highway. I also have taller, bigger-blooming Daisies that will be blooming a bit later in the year.
My backing fabric arrived yesterday, and when I layed it in the floor with the scrappytripalong top, you would have thought that I designed the one based on the other. They're wonderful together ! I do dread basting a 72 x 96 inch quilt all by myself, but as Scarlett said........." I'll think about that tomorrow".
Anything made you really happy today?
" 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