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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Another Random Day In the Country


This Morning I like the…

Smell of…leather gloves?  No, not really, but that’s the smell that my garden gloves leave on my hands for me to “enjoy” for awhile after using them. :-)

Sound of…Hmmm…it’s pretty quiet in here this morning. 

Taste of…my breakfast/snack – Greek yogurt with peanut butter, old fashioned rolled oats, maple syrup and a bit of stevia mixed in.

Sight of…tiny birds sitting on the top wire of the garden fence.  Maybe gnat catchers?

Feel of…having worked outside in the pleasant morning coolness and now resting.

Good Things about Today: 

I’m feeling quite a bit better today after having not felt well this past weekend.

It was lovely and cool outside this morning even though it will be scorching hot today!

Things Already Accomplished Today:

I got a “lottle” yard work done this morning.  It would be a little by many people’s standards, but by mine it was good. :-)  After you’ve been at a point in your life where you could do very little it’s good to remember that and be thankful for what you can do without bemoaning that it wasn’t more.  I have found when you pace yourself properly you can go farther.

Things that Need to Be Done – Hopefully Today:

There is laundry that needs to be attended to, along with some kitchen chores and cleaning; and I very much hope to get some sewing in today!  I have a couple phone calls I’d like to make as well, if possible.

Random Recipe:

Coconut Cream Chocolate Walnut Fudge

Random Photo from My World:

Quote for Today:

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.  -- Samuel Johnson

Verse for Today:

Psalms 131:1-3  <<A Song of degrees of David.>> LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.  Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.  Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.

It’s interesting how often we get ourselves all worked up over things that are completely out of our control.  Yet here is David, the king of Israel, saying that he did not exercise himself in great matters or things too high for him. 

Have you ever noticed the difference between a contented weaned child and one that is not weaned yet?  It’s harder to find in our modern cultures because so many children are weaned way too early or never breastfed at all.  But, you’ve probably seen a small child who was happy to just play and be content with his or her own little enjoyments, plans and busyness without being involved in everything or demanding constant attention from “mama”.  This is an interesting comparison that David is making.  I don’t grasp it entirely myself, but I sure know what a happy, contented child acts like who isn’t always demanding attention, wanting something or fretting.  It’s hard to be that way sometimes in this crazy world we live in, BUT – if our hope is in the LORD “henceforth and for ever”, we can be like quieted and well behaved child too!


  1. Hi, Mary,

    I enjoyed reading your post today. :-)

    I'm glad you're feeling better...no fun to feel bad.

    Your kitty is so cute!! We have a gray cat too. She's very independent. Her name is Precious, but there are very few days where her name suits her!

    What great verses to think on! Being contented in our own lives is definitely something lacking in our society today. More and more people are restless instead of finding the pure contentment that can only be found in the LORD. Oh, what they're missing!

    1. Thanks.

      I agree that more and more people are restless. Lack of contentment and worrying about things beyond our control are real joy robbers!

  2. Enjoyed reading about your day - I should do something like this on my blog, sometime! Sounds like you had a very pleasant morning. :) Gardening in the cool of the morning always makes me feel accomplished and happy too, even if I don't DO a lot! :)

    1. It really is a great way to start the day. :-)

  3. So sorry you havnt felt well :( I do hope & pray you will continue in recovery. :) I love the kitty & so enjoyed hearing about your day!

    blessings, upon blessings ~ Patrizia