Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Give peas a chance....

Like ,peas man......
Here's some of my harvest this morning.... So, today I HAD to take care of the garden, and I mean HAD to... We actually got a bit of rain and that was like the starting gun for every dormant weed in the universe! I had a lot of work, but the soil was so good and chocolate cakey squishy warm in my toes I could have stayed out there for a long time!

It was a nice day, breezy , the air felt clean, in the 80's with a light that reminded me of early favorite time of year.:-) I was able to harvest several things that I'll be processing most of tomorrow because I'm lazy and tired tonight,lol... I did cook a whole turkey today, and served some tonight with sausage stuffing, turkey gravy, baked sweet potatoes and whole wheat rolls. Yummmmmm.....

Psalm 34:8

"O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him."

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

This and that...

Bob smiles even WITH egg on his face:-)

Here's a nice pic of downtown Savannah GA....

Well I'm still here, just barely sometimes, but still here nevertheless:-) I've been "busy" if you would call it that, with things that feel pretty close to spinning my wheels, but need to be done all the same. I am soooo tired, physically, spiritually, you name it , I'm bone tired.

It's been 6 weeks since Elijah and Marissa moved in with us and that alone is a blessing to have them so near, but at the same time what comes with them, a broken marriage (he left her and filed for divorce and we're helping her contest and find a place to live), an angry soon to be ex (who knows why he's so mad, he left:-/ ) and all the financial strain has been very hard on us all... Soon Kaleb will be here and we are quite worried about how all that will go down. I know the Lord is in complete control and will not give us more than we can handle, but Marissa is displaying alot of depression and a seeming inability to handle much at one time. If there is anything that can be overwhelming, it's having 2 babies under 2 to take care of alone in your own place. Well...
We ended up driving the children to SC to let them vacation at the "resort" my inlaws call home,lol. This was in response to some threatening calls from our son in law. He wants us to stop helping Marissa and we just won't , some of which is because I'm pretty sure God would notice if we through a pregnant lady and her baby out on the street:-/
.. Anyway, my inlaws live in a sun city village type place and I'm telling you, I LOVE it there, but I'd probably DIE of guilt living there..I just don't know if I could.. It's so relaxing and luxurious, I'd have "save the children" commercials running 24/7 in my head and spontaneously combust from the guilt of it all... That's just me, and I'm not saying no one should have that life, I'm just pretty sure I'd only be able to vacation in a place like that. The trip down there, back and then back again to get them was exhausting and it takes me FOREVER to recover from stuff like that:-P

Can we fix it? Yes, that's the question my wise grandson is asking "Bob" in this picture... I stood there watching him commune with that plastic head and asked the Lord the same thing... Can we fix it? He was pretty clear with me that, no, we can't...He can of course, but what does it look like to "let" God fix things? I think we're "doing" everything we can and then I realize we're so busy "doing" that I haven't even noticed what HE is doing... " Meanwhile, back at Walmart, Eli is asking "Bob", can we fix it? and then he yells the answer "YES WE CAN!" LOL.. Out of the mouths of babes....

Here is my sweet heart kitty Abby:-) She's normally the prettiest cat in the universe but here she's doing a spot on impression of me:-D

Psalm 23
1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Cool lithographs...

These are some pen and ink lithographs that were in the bus behind our barn... They were done by an artist named Travis Johns but I can't seem to find anything about him on the web...They even have funky poetry on them and alot are signed and dated. They're huge, 23x29! Aren't they the coolest?:-) I'm trying to find a market to sell them though, as we don't need dozens of mountain man prints...:-)