Wow, can you believe we are on week #5 of
Time flies when you are sharing it with nice people!
Be sure and head over to Prairie Flower Farm to get the scoop! Then blog about what you and JESUS are doing to build your home.....transforming your house into your sanctuary. After that, link up with the rest of us!
*We'll come visit....well, we will visit your blog, anyway!*
Now, there are Blueberry Muffins on the stove and the coffee is wonderful this morning! Help yourself, then find a comfy place to sit. It is always nice to have friends to drop by!
I still have days when I look around and can’t quite figure out what I’ve accomplished. So, I thought it might be nice to take inventory!
To date I have accomplished the following:
I finished cleaning the well house and it is ready for the shelves to be put in.
I plan to store some of the overflow of canning jars (etc.) in the well house, freeing up some space in the kitchen.
(My spider bite, acquired while cleaning the well house, is nearly completely healed. Thank you to those who knew about my bite and prayed.)
I started cleaning out drawers. I love cleaning drawers, because there
is an instant gratification. You can see the results of your handiwork immediately! To date, 8 drawers and two shelving units have been cleaned.
We had a number of boxes and storage tubs that different ones had carried in….and left + their contents. 4 Boxes….4 large boxes, emptied and the boxes thrown away and two tubs emptied.
In the living room, the DVD/video/game shelves have been moved cleaned behind and the movies/games dusted and rearranged.
Ditto on the living room book shelf.
I am now tackling the computer desk….which is HUGE and PACKED!
This may not seem like a lot….but I’ve also had grandkids continuously, cooked at least two meals a day + clean up, fought my way across mountains of laundry, cleaned the bathrooms at least 3 dozen times, processed 360 liters of milk, made soap, made laundry soap (okay, that one didn’t take that long), cleaned off the kitchen table, fought to keep kitchen table half way cleaned off, made jelly, worked in the garden, …..and the list goes on.
Have I learned anything? Turning loose of clutter before it becomes attached to our lives would be the smart thing to do. *smile*
So, what are your plans for the Fourth?
Oklahoma Sports Park is just a few miles from the house, so we will take the boys to watch the firework display Saturday evening after a family cookout.
Sunday, after church DD#1 and her family will be down….well, two of hers are here now, but the rest will join….another cookout. Kids will swim, fish in the pond and ride the ATVs….maybe play baseball in the pasture if it isn’t too HOT.
If we don’t get some rain, popping fireworks won’t be a part of the celebration due to a burn band. We might plan a treasure hunt or something for the younger kids.
~ MENU ~
Hamburgers with trimmings
Homemade Banana Ice Cream
Fresh Corn on the Cob
And those cute little individual cheese cakes
served in ½ pint Mason jars Linda showed us.
I’ll be babysitting and the menu will be leftovers!
Spiritually speaking....amazing things are happening! Like the clutter that seems to overflow, what is happening in the spirit is also overflowing! It is awesome!
I've joined other ladies (particularly Angela) in dedicating Fridays to praying for people...anyone...you...your children....the neighbor next door. You can find out all about it at the top of my side bar. We'd love, love for you to join us!!!
We are seeing some amazing answers to prayer!
My honey and I also started the Shi-anne Social Club....(which is just a take off of my favorite dog's name). We invite friends and neighbors who might be hurting spiritually, to come for dinner each SONday evening! God is blessing and we are beyond thrilled!
So...what's going on at your place? If you don't have enough to keep you busy, after breakfast we will be worming horses. You're welcome to join us....it's really not that bad.
Be sure and visit the other ladies participating in Building Our Homes Together With JESUS!
Praying the rest of the week is a blessed one and you and yours have a very blessed and safe Fourth of July celebration!
May Goodness and Mercy be your constant companions!
~ Cheryl ~
Thought for today:
Thought for today:
"Bravery never goes out of fashion." William Thackeray