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The pretty white and purple carpet of tiny flowers has been replaced by a beautiful, lush carpet of spring green.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?
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.