A whole week zoomed by with no blog posts, perhaps proving that time really does fly when one is having fun. My, my, my.
I'll blame contentment, as well. I mean, really, what else could I want besides God, family, cats, a little yellow house, a yard, friends and hundreds of books?
Well, a maid might be pleasant. You know, to help me care for all these blessings, although, knowing myself as I do, I'd clean before she arrived, lest she think us slobs. Ha!
But even there, I'm slowly changing. We had carpet cleaners come Friday yet I didn't clean the entire house as I would've years past.
In fact, last week I stood gazing out the backdoor and suddenly caught these words on the radio: "Maid service is provided as well as two delicious meals served daily in our beautiful dining room. You'll never have to mow the lawn again! It's all done for you. Snow shoveling, too. Call us today at La La La Independent Acres for your free brochure. Everyone 62 or older is welcome!"
And seriously? I groaned. "Darn!" I said. "Neither Tom nor I are 62. Bummer."
For years we've sworn that we'll not be the folks who grump, "You'll have to carry me out of my house screaming and kicking! I'm gonna live here till I die."
Nope, Tom and I respect seasons. We do not believe in one long, endless one that looks the same forever. That would be foolish (and rather prideful. "Seasons? They don't apply to us."), for oh, Life is fleeting and always changing like the leaves outside our picture window.
We believe in change. Growth. Rolling with the punches and coming up stronger, but different. And being better able to face future disruptions to our plans.
And we're learning to trust in God and Grace to carry us through every single minute so that they all have potential for joy in the center. You know--something like a Tootsie Roll Pop.
Heh. Something like that. But ever so much better, unfailing, real and sweet. No matter what.
"Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him." ...Psalm 34:8
Oh, we had fun at yard sales this weekend--such delightful people in our part of Buffalo!
Here are my book finds:
Plus this one:
... which I finished yesterday. Enjoyed it. Much.
But the one I truly loved and could not put down? Remember The Days. Wow. Riveting. The story was taken from the author's aunt's journals and if you like A Lantern In Her Hand type of books, you'll adore this one.
Here's something fun to watch: Jonathan and Drew Scott Spend 24 Hours Inside a Tiny House.
Oh, and have you watched the new show, Masters of Flip? I really enjoy this couple (so cute!) and their designs. I even sit through their building scenes whereas usually I fast-forward those details during other similar programs.
It's all good.