"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all." --- 2 Thessalonians 3:16
1.) If you're a longtime reader here, brace yourself. Ready? As of this weekend, Tom and I have lived at Hobbit Cottage for 9 years. Nine!
We'd meant this to be a stop-over place, yet God led us here to age in place. And because He knows the future, it's always wisest to follow Him, even while the road is foggy.
2.) Ooooo.... this turn-of-the-century kitchen! And the view from her window--wow. Many of you will swoon.
3.) Now, I've viewed many train videos via Youtube, but having criss-crossed our Country 4 times, I'd say this video best illustrates how it feels to travel this old-fashioned way.
If you're thinking you won't have a chance for train travel, videos like these may help make up for it.
4.) Mildred A. Wirt wrote most of the 1930's Nancy Drew books so I was thrilled to discover a Kindle book containing stories about Penny Parker, a character she enjoyed writing about even more.
For just .99 cents you can purchase The Penny Parker megapack containing 15 books. What a deal!
5.) So while emptying used wax melts into custard cups, I noticed when they're full they resemble candles.
--and after they arrive I'll begin placing them in the custard cups before pouring in the used wax. Great idea, right?
And never fear, I burn all candles inside containers, never upon a flat dish, even if the candle supposedly is a 'stand alone' one. (Wouldn't want you to worry about me.) ツ
6.) My favorite game? 'Playing Books.' That's where you arrange your books on shelves by genre then place them in alphabetical order by author. The challenge? Trying not to become distracted by reading pages. Thoroughly enjoyable, this game.
But last week I made up another game which I call Homestead Tessie's Jar Game. In that game, you step down to your basement to unearth the canning jars (and others) you stored down there, then you search for more on the other 2 levels of your house.
Afterward, you wash all the jars and lids and place them upon folded tea towels to dry. Then you carry them all upstairs where you fill them with dried beans, rice etc. and add an oxygen absorber to each. Then you rearrange them upon a shelf till they look just right.
Man, I love that game, also.
Someday I'll share a photo, but I did want to mention Tractor Supply has canning jars for under $2 each via delivery. Awesome price these days and it's a wonder just to find them!
7. My, my, my... They don't make mobile homes like they used to! This one is incredible: oh, how my closet envy reared its head.
8.) Ha! You know about the I Ain't Doin' It lady, right? She cracks me up. And I really enjoyed hearing how 'This Whole Mess Got Started.' Funny, funny lady who's using an idea God gave her, rather than just sitting on it until someone else does.
Please use those God-given ideas while you still can, ok?
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15