Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Spring is coming soon. I can hardly wait. There is a lot of good in the world if you pay attention... like getting all green lights on the way to work, the kindness of a stranger, the dedication of a doctor, the bible, and of course... patience. Sometimes I think I just need to count to 10 (or 100) and be patient. Things have a way of working out. It's easy to fool ourselves into thinking we have control over a lot of things. Only God has that control... and responsibility.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Gotta gun?

One of my neighbors has a yappy cocker spaniel. I ask you, CAN'T THEY HEAR HIM BARKING? The other day I went out to work in the yard and that dog drove me crazy. It was all I could do to not swing my shovel at his head. I don't blame the dog, I blame the owner. Luckily they don't live here full time and I can hardly wait for them to go back to New York. Whew, I feel better. This year I'm going to really pamper myself. Nutritious food is on the top of my list. I gained weight over the holidays and feel like I'm running on sugar sludge. I really do feel better when I eat right and exercise. That's my plan...

Monday, December 12, 2016

Another Christmas

The razzle and dazzle of the Christmas season doesn't thrill me like it did in years past. This year is going to be quiet, holy, and bittersweet.  I guess there is nothing more to say.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

I took two days off from work to...WORK.
Pine cones, magnolia cones, English ivy, dead tomato plants, saplings, leaves, sticks, tree limbs, and other yard debris ended up in 8 bags and two giant piles. The yard looks great now but this view is what I saw when I simply had to sit and rest. It looks lovely but all I saw was more WORK. I was happy.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Autumn Colors

The summer went by too fast. Or maybe not fast enough. "Time heals all wounds" is a familiar proverb but some wounds leave a lasting sadness. I've had losses this year. You probably have as well.  I take comfort in believing that God is in control and he's got things covered. All we need do is wake up each morning and pay attention to all the good things that come our way. It is hard but I keep trying.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Big Dreams?

This itty bitty praying mantis turned up on my kitchen window sill. I think he came in with a few hydrangeas I had picked. I wonder what he's thinking... "Someday I'm going to do something really, really, big!"
I did take him outside.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Snow in June?

On a June morning when the grass was all covered by dew I saw my little spruce looked like it had been dusted with snow.  What a lovely treat!  God sends us gifts everyday.  All we need to do is slow down and take notice.  But it's so hot and humid today that I'm staying inside.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sleep

I have been having trouble sleeping. It is something I am taking care of but boy, oh boy, you do not realize how much you can miss a good night's sleep. Well, some of us can.  I guess it is a reminder to appreciate the little things: a good night's sleep, the morning cup of coffee, a yellow daffodil, the sun, the rain, and all the other wonders God shares with us everyday. We only need to slow down and take time to let the good things soak in.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Quiet

Saturday I went for a drive to Back Bay.  It is nice to remember that only thirty minutes from the hectic traffic of the city is rural farmland that butts up against a beautiful body of water. Every curve in the road was scenic and peaceful.  It was so quiet that I turned off the car and just sat there listening to the reeds whispering.  Ahhh....

I miss having Casey with me.  Do you remember the Casey archives? View Casey's page.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Love? Hate?

As St. Valentine's Day approaches I remind myself to focus on the love around me. But... I have a few pet peeves.  Goats have kids, people have children!  What the heck is a veggie?  It's a vegetable! Dogs need to be taught manners!  Take a minute to teach your dog to sit and not jump on me and scratch my leg. Unless I know you really well, don't assume you can borrow my things without asking. And if you do borrow something then return it promptly.  It's mine, not yours.  Are you feeling the love?