"Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save." ...Isaiah 46:4
"Turn 60!", they said. "It'll be fun," they said.
So far, for me, 60 has meant, "Better come up with a new plan, Honey! The old ones just got 10 times harder."
What is it this time? It's all those hedges surrounding our house.
They are defeating me. I carry the big hedger thingy out there and suddenly Chopin's Funeral March plays in my head. Every week I swing away at those green monsters. Each weekend they're still out of control, snickering at me.
(And let's not mention what happens when Tom makes even a tiny, innocent remark about them.) 😲
Think I'm exaggerating about a few tiny-nothing hedges?
Look past Sue's adorable grandbaby (who's the most photogenic child, ever, even now a year later) to see just 1 of our side hedges (we have 2), then below, to see the front one) --
Can you say, "Ridiculous-and-what's-taken-you-so-long-to-chop-them-down"?
Well, this morning after my coffee shop visit I
Yet later? I thought, "Maybe the hedges didn't defeat me, exactly. Perhaps they're just another reminder to--
Recognize that God's not taking things from me: He's trying to do me a favor.
Grow smarter/wiser through each transition.
Anticipate the good which adjustments bring.
Keep a sweet attitude.
Daily list your blessings.
One step, one day at a time, I can do that.
So the hedges are coming down. I emailed Tom, he agrees it's time (and that paying folks for years to trim them isn't the wisest choice) and I've contacted the wife of a friend with a tree trimming business to see if he'll tackle these.
Oh, and we'll most likely have a white vinyl fence installed just along the side of the house, itself.
Months ago I considered chopping down the hedges. Running a fence along all or part of that area. Or keeping them, then paying someone for their care for years.
But oh, the peace when--rather than toying with a merry-go-round of 3 or 4 choices--you choose just one. The one you believe God wants you to.
We should hesitate to resent change, lest it's one which came from God, Himself.
"A double-minded (wo)man is unstable in all her ways." ... James 1:8, tweaked
Need a good movie to watch at home this weekend (like, via Amazon or your favorite streaming places)? Here are most which I've recommended so far in 2019, but oh! Let's add Tolkien. Tom and I super-enjoyed that one recently.
Mary Poppins Returns
This movie is now at Netflix! So there you go. ツ
Unbroken: Path to Redemption. Loved it as we knew we would, having seen the first Unbroken film in the theater in 2014.
A Tuba to Cuba.
Sinatra in Palm Springs. View the trailer here.
Oh! I've not even ever read an Agatha Christie book (!), but I really enjoyed this documentary about her at Amazon. Free with Prime.
The Great Buster. We both loved it. A perfect documentary, indeed.
Truly, I recommend the Mr. Rogers documentary. I watched it at Amazon. View the trailer here.
And this film is now in theaters. I heard it was wonderful. Check out the trailer here.
Oh, and I'll recommend They Shall Not Grow Old, although it's not for everyone. Almost never do I watch war films, but this was different. Check it out for yourself here.
"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