Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Running with blessings and choices

I have found that when I get busy, too busy, that I don't give what I'm doing my best effort. I keep reiterating that I'm going to worry less about how much I get done and focus more on the journey.

I decided after that last two sermons in church, that I was going to make better choices for my time and I was going to appreciate my blessings more both because of a verse Pastor preached on this past Sunday - "to whom much is given, much will be required" Luke 12:48 and the lessons we learn between Martha and Mary.

I've been richly blessed in my life. No I'm not a millionaire, most weeks we live pay to pay. But that doesn't mean I'm not blessed. I have my family, a roof over my head, food on the table, a really good support system, we manage on one pay so I don't have to work even part time, our basic needs are met and occasionally we get to spoil ourselves with some extras. We really don't want for anything.


I had originally planned on Sunday to work on the missions project - the skirts. I ended up deciding not to do that. It would wait until Monday and I would do them in between my chores. 
Originally Monday, I was going to meet with BF for breakfast. Her plans changed, so our plans changed, so my plans changed :)

That means all the things I thought I would have to do on other days, could be done on Monday. It always looks like a long list, but they are weekly/daily chores. The things you do everyday anyway . . .
breakfast dishes, making the beds, laundry, tidying up, vacuuming, dusting, etc.

After this initial push, the skirts will become a monthly project. That leaves me with plenty of time to do other things for myself and my family.



We've gotten quite a bit of rain in the last few days - defintely not complaining - 
expecting more . . .

 

and we got . . .

 

the overflow runs from the back yard to the front and into the driveway . . .



my feet sunk as I walked through the yard . . .


 The only real problem with that is that the vegetable garden isn't in completely in yet, which makes it really late. The rains are going to put me off even more. 
Harvest will be much later this year, but that's ok. We can do that.


I spent my Sunday at church and then home. I did run out for dinner supplies and made a cake.


I found the recipe on Pinterest, but you can find it here. We ate several meals out over the weekend, so it was nice to be able to make something different.



We had a special visitor to our backyard Sunday evening.

 


This young buck has been a frequent visitor of late. We don't usually see the males. 
He allowed us to get within about 10 feet of him. Apparently we were no obvious threat to him.

There isn't much new crafting or sewing at the moment as I attempt to finish the mission project. There is a good opportunity though to get something done.


Yes, it's that time already . . . again . . . don't forget the sign-ups for FNSI.


Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with creativity.




3 comments:

dq said...

Edi, I enjoyed your photos of the rain and deer. I also enjoyed reading about your inspiration from church.

desertskyquilts said...

Yep, the best of company on Friday night - mine! LOL How exciting to be able to get so close to the deer. That must have been awesome.

Your garden looks very soaked. Can you plant some things in between rainfalls? Is this that Tropical Storm/Hurricane Bill that's bringing you all that water? It swept right by Tennessee. =P We need some rain here in E. TN.

I know making the mission skirts will bless your life. I often stop to think, "I have enough," and be thankful that my ends are meeting. It's a refining process to separate needs and wants, isn't it?

KERYN B said...

Wonderful rainfall and how amazing to have that big fellow in your yard.