What a sweet freebie! For some reason the road people decided to replace the pavement on our street! After paying (choke!) a lot of money for our new driveway it is so pleasant to have a nice, smooth black road in front of our house! When Bill and I were doing our usual "sit in front of the window, drink coffee and pray" routine this morning I was filled with gratitude for the improvement of my view!
Our grass is so delicious - such a green, hobbit-y carpet! Bill is THE MAN when it comes to the lawn! He makes it look like a putting green. My front garden is sort of a mess. The cosmos are overstepping their bounds. They are volunteers so I feel bad yanking them out (they showed such noble efforts so independently!) but they are taking over! I guess my excitement about my squash and pumpkins resulted in front garden neglect. I did have ONE green pepper growing in the front and I picked it and put it in the chili last night.
The packet of green zinnia seeds ("Envy") resulted in two plants. What's with the seeds? The last two years my zinnia seeds have been duds. Anyway, I like the way they look, all rebellious and taking on the leaves' color and still looking so zinnia-ish!
This is Miss Bug's new thing! No more laying around on a blanket for her! She's dipping her toes in summer and LOVING it!
I didn't think it would happen, but I'm sort of (I'm whispering) getting tired of reading blogs. GASP! For a while, I was absolutely addicted! I couldn't get enough of the pictures and the commentary! It's all I wanted to do. I didn't want to write in my journal, or write stories, or even read as much as I usually do. But that is waning now and I've decided to simply read my favorites (all yours - because I feel like I know you now!) and not search for more for a while. I'm not going to comment on the blogs that have 150 followers. It's too impersonal and I don't want to play. What I am drawn to is the personal connection, not the impersonal idea-generating feature that attracted me at first. I like writing my blog for the introspective value of thinking while typing and sort of getting to know myself better as I read the written result. I'm so thankful that Brad (our oldest) always reads and always comments and I'm thrilled that all the kids have blogs and post quite often. I love reading their deep thoughts, puffing all up with MOMMY pride while I do so. So, I don't feel so much like a "runaway blog train" anymore. I think the Lord's so sweet to me, pacing my days and moods and sort of steering me in the direction of what's good and right, in spite of my own wacky tendency to "go off" in random directions. So, today I'm going to journal, read my Anne Tyler book, buy a refrigerator (ours in so old - it's creepy), maybe wash a window or two, take a nap, NOT knit. Yeah, that sock I was knitting looks like something Braveheart would wear and what am I thinking? I don't even WEAR socks unless it snows which is really only about 10-15 days out of the whole Colorado year! Thank you for visiting today, good reader. I hope your Saturday is fine! I hope you think about your faith, your loves, your worth and revel in your ordinary moments that really are the sweet stuff of our life on earth, because ordinary is so original to each one.