Yes, I know that it comes on the same day every year, but the weather this past Winter made it seem extremely long !Whatever the case, hallelujah, God is on the throne, and the seasons continue.
The first day of Spring was beautiful here, with a temperature in the high 60's, and lots of sunshine. I had been awaiting this day to baste a quilt, but that didn't happen.
After not sleeping well for the last 3 nights, and it being especially bad last night, I awakened with a slight pain in my chest when I coughed, and a feeling of no energy at all.
Knowing that I had freshly-purchased ground beef in the fridge that needed to be used, I made myself go right to work in the kitchen. I made up a huge pot of many-vegetables soup (my go-to lunch when I want to spend time piecing/quilting), and a big pan of beef enchiladas (these have become a favorite of hubby's). During all of the prep work and cooking, I barely felt like standing up straight.
As soon as everything was done or simmering, I grabbed my Bible for some study, and prayed to the Father to rebuke the devourer for His name's sake --- to please take this affliction from me, which was causing me to be short-tempered with dear hubby.
Well, it wasn't probably 15 minutes before the funk lifted off of me, and I felt just fine. Praise be to God, my Healer !
I spied my trash barrel full of leaves that I had been waiting to burn on a wind-still day. So, I started in on them, not realizing that it meant that I had given up the entire afternoon to 'fire control' ! The wind came up just a bit, and I dared not leave the barrel alone, so I just set out to rake up, stir, and burn all I could gather around the garden spot. As night fell, I took the water hose and sprayed down the last of the smoldering leaves in the bottom of the barrel.
But, blessedly, I heard on tonight's weather report that we are supposed to have an even nicer day tomorrow. So, hopefully atleast one quilt top will get basted. My neighbor reminded me that I not only have the back porch where I can baste, but also my carport as well ! Can't believe I never thought of that !