This morning I started the day by adjusting the carburetor on my little Mantis Tiller -------YOU GO, GIRL !-------I had never done THAT before, but it was necessary, and I got 'er done, so to speak ! Praise God for my hubby's cheerleading on the sidelines ! Anyway, once I got the little machine running well, I went over all of the garden spot that I had broken up last Fall. It's not a big space, although it's more than we ever dug up out in Oklahoma. I may do more, but will wait to see exactly what it is I want to plant and how much space I think that I'll need. I'm not a canner, and I don't have a lot of freezer space, so I need to be realistic about what we can use and share.
Then this afternoon I finished weeding that flower garden that runs down the side of the driveway, the one where the Dwarf Crape Myrtles are planted. I noticed that those shrubs have tiny budding leaves on them, and my Rose of Sharon trees are starting to leaf out too........even the 3 in 1 that I ordered from Michigan Bulb. Of course, it's only about 9 inches tall, if that, so it'll be awhile before I see 3 different colored blooms on it. But you know what? The little Lilac bushes that I put out last Fall have buds on them, and they're only about 14 inches tall !
Our temperature here today may have actually reached 80 degrees ! It's very warm inside tonight, but there's a breeze coming in the windows. I just love sleeping with the windows open at night. We're predicted to get semi-serious storms here tomorrow, so I went to the grocery store tonight instead of to church. There was a good crowd at church when I guiltily drove by on my way home......John is doing a good job of teaching that class.
" 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