Friends, I have not fallen off the face of the earth, but life has gotten busy. Home repairs, surgery, outdoor wind damage, and regular stuff. One of these days, maybe I'll get some more pictures taken and posted.
We have about 10 weeks of school left when we resume after Spring Break. Then I will be finished with my 1st year of homeschooling highschool. It hasn't been as bad as I first imagined it to be. Hopefully we will finish strong. During our week off, I need to finish up some grading, get 3rd quarter grades figured, and plan the last 10 weeks out.
Planning to be in the Easter program at our church Palm Sunday. The songs are good, and I love to sing. So, I'm looking forward to it. I have to go to practice for it in about an hour and a half as a matter of fact.
My husband is tackling our other bathroom shower to re-tile it. Another 'fun' vacation for him. He is so good about taking care of us. We appreciate him so much. I am finally getting time to paint the other bathroom. I hope (God-willing) to have that done by Tuesday. Then, after it dries thoroughly, I can start to slowly add finishing touches as I find whatever suits my fancy, and fits my budget! ;)
My flowers are starting to bloom in my front flower bed. LOVE IT!!! I actually found time AND motivation to weed this week. And my asparagus beds have start to produce a little. So we've had a smidgeon of sauteed asparagus the past couple of weeks. Looking forward to having more than a few stalks at a time. Haven't tackled the garden yet, except to pull a few weeds (and there are many more where those came from).
No time to work on my songwriting of late. And not a lot of crochet either. I have done some booties, and I'm working on a sweater. My shoulders and arm won't let me crochet for hours at a time. I'm having trouble with my muscles getting tight from it and not wanting to relax afterward. Getting older stinks.
On the whole though, life is good here. My family is wonderful. My teenagers are not rotten. We have a nice home full of love. We have a wonderful church family. We have a marvelous Father in Heaven and a precious Savior of our souls, Jesus Christ. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!!!
I hope you have a great week. I plan to. May God bless you and keep you and make His Face shine upon you.
Creativity is from God the Father of our Lord Jesus!
"Then the LORD said to Moses, 'See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability, and knowledge in all kinds of crafts---to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver, and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftmanship....Also I have given skill to all the craftsmen to make everything I have commanded you...'" Exodus 31:1-6
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, Who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17
What am I about?
Well, primarily, following hard after the Father, God Almighty, and His Son, Jesus with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Other than that, I am a happily married, homeschooling mother. I have 4 sons. Two in college. Two in 10th grade.
"Wouldn’t it make an astounding difference, not only in the quality of work we do, but also in our satisfaction, even our joy, if we recognized God’s gracious gift in every single task, from making a bed or bathing a baby to drawing a blueprint or selling a computer? If our children saw us doing “heartily as unto the Lord” all the work we do, they would learn true happiness." - Elisabeth Elliot
"I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of it's heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker." - Helen Keller