Friday, June 9, 2017

As The Seasons ~ So is Life

Some things change,some things seem to never change. Like the smiles on an old "Raggedy" doll.  I'm glad some things remain as they are. I will trust God to help me with the things that do not!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What's Cooking in my Kitchen

In my little kitchen sautaing squash (from a friend's garden) also chard and kale from my kitchen garden just out my front door. Used olive oil and seasonings to cook it in. Turned out pretty yummy. I don't always cook now that it's just me,but occasionally I get the taste for something.  I'm still trying to eat healthy, but sometimes I opt for something sweet or fried. Not often though.

I hope you all have a great week. 

My great grandbaby Eden and I. 
She is such a joy.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Good Shepherd

That is my greatest desire, to draw ever closer to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He must be first, before anything or anyone in my life. Is that always true for me? Not always.  Many times I allow other things to rush ahead. ...I find myself in a panic before I stop and realize what I have done. I rob my own self of the peace and comfort of putting God first. Of not getting ahead of him, trying to fix things that are so out of my control.  Then I hear his voice, my Great Shepherd calling me back to follow him. His ways are always right. He knows what is ahead, he is for me. He will guide me on a path of righteousness. 
A peaceful path which leads to life everlasting. 
He is the Lord of my life,and I must let him be!

The Lord is my Shepherd. ...I shall not want. 

Thank you for visiting......blessings

Monday, May 15, 2017

Speaking of Housekeeping

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Hello everyone, I know it has been a while since I last posted here.  Really there are no excuses, just everyday stuff happening. I went to mama's for a few days. We made a peach cobbler from the peaches I pick from my tree.
 It was very yummy.

 I fought a flare up with Fibromyalgia over the past few weeks and housework has really gotten behind, so much is to be done this week. A little at a time, slow and easy. It is my way as not to cause another flare. I still enjoy being the "keeper" of my home even if it means dealing with more pain. It just takes away from the joy I find in keeping my home. Even though I now live alone, just me and my few pets, I still have a responsibility to keep up with the housework. 
Since I lost the one hundred pounds and got some mobility back ,I have refused the ten hours of housekeeping help that I qualify for each week. But honestly I am thinking of picking it back up as it would spare me from suffering more pain and fatigue from doing those things which seem so hard me to manage. Then maybe I could more fully enjoy doing those things which come easier for me.

Not my kitchen, but isn't it wonderful?
I found this image on Pinterest.

I am still trying to downsize here in my home.  I am also praying about having the feeling of a need to thrift shop. It is something I have always enjoyed doing. It's just not a very good thing when one is trying not to accumulate. 
I have disciplined myself from buying and that is coming along well. I hope you all have a great week.
 Enjoy the sunshine if you are having it. 
Thank you for stopping by to visit. 
Your time here is very much appreciated. 


Monday, April 24, 2017

Peach Picking Time

It's time to pick the peaches my faithful little tree (Alberta) has yielded this year.  I have already tried one and it was very tasty.  Quite juicy to! This little tree is close to twenty years old. She is going to need some TLC come this fall, as it has been a few years since she has had any attention.  But so faithfully she just keeps giving!

I took these pictures about a week ago. Now, the fruit is riper and a bit bigger to.

This is celery growing . I just stuck the end of a stalk I purchased from the store in the dirt and up it comes! 

Blessings on your week friends 


Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Blessings

Hello dear readers, I do hope your Easter Sunday was lovely. Mine was wonderful .  Not all my children and grandchildren were able to make it for church, but I am so grateful for those you were. I certainly missed the ones who couldn't make it though. After church we pretty much parted ways.
My eldest daughter Regina and her husband Jon had dinner with me here at my home. They provided the meat,and then there were mixed vegetables, and a pea salad. Simple, but plenty for the three of us.
I had so much fun watching all the children hunt eggs at church. Jaxson was the only grandchild I had hunting eggs this year. Yes, things are changing, but I'm learning to accept those changes and trust God for ea ch new day. To take nothing for granted. But to count every blessing and to be grateful for everything.  I pray your week is wonderfully blessed.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Blessings of the Best Kind

Hello friends, how are you today?  We had a horrible storm last evening. A tornado passed over and touched down not to far from us. I am praying there wasn't a lot of damage, and certainly no loss of lives. I haven't check the news yet,so I'm unsure of that. My dogs were so afraid.  Tasha,poor thing had to sleep with me as it thundered and lighten all night. But all is well today. Just a slow rain and cooler temps.  One part of spring I could do without is the unpredictable storms.  Isn't our lives pretty much the same?

I did little decorating for Easter this year. I recall when I decorated about every room and enjoyed doing so. However, decorating for any holiday has been dwindling down for me over the past five years or so. Just Don't feel the need, nor do I have the energy anymore.  My feeling about the holidays have changed somewhat as well. Not that I find celebrating the holidays of any less importance, it's something to do with how our holidays are celebrated they I seem to feel abit differently about!  I suppose it is the season of my life I am living now.
I still hear God's still small voice whispering.....Be quiet Shelley, be still and know I am with you. Look and see with the sight of wisdom. To know the difference of what is real,what is lasting. Remember , that the things of this world are fading. All to soon those things will pass, will be no more. So today, while it is still today, enjoy  those things which are most beneficial to the spirit. Those are the things which you will carry with you. Lay up your treasures in heaven. Those are the best treasures for they shall be treasured for all of eternity.

I have no more words, for he spoke for me.  Blessings of the best kind to all