Tuesday, April 27, 2010


A free day stretches before me. What to do? There's so much, but I just don't know where to start, so I'm blogging instead. I think I'm procrastinating. Chris comes home tomorrow. I don't get many days all alone in the house. What to do, what to do? I've done my Bible study--spent a lot of time in the destruction of Babylon. I'm ready for Jesus's return in chapter 19! I've cleaned the kitchen. The imp in me thinks, "Watch a movie." The perfectionist screams, "Clean up this mess." Hmmm. I wonder who will win. Probably the perfectionist. She always wins. I guess it's time to make a decsion. But lunch is in an hour, so I'll have to stop whatever I do then. I think I need to start making lists. That might help. I used to be a list maker, but I've been so busy running that I have stopped. There was never any time to do anything on the list. Perhaps today marks the turning point in our schedule. Maybe my determination to spend more time at home has caught up with my days finally. That would be good. O.K. Time to start whatever it is. I think I'd better set a timer--for motivation. Here goes.......

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Our "family" in Virginia
Easter morning

My tulips brighten my day.

I'm so glad to reap the fruit of my labor in the fall! I love tulips, and I finally took the time to plant them. Each morning they greet me when I go out to look for the bus. They make me smile. Unfortunately, some are already losing their petals. They don't last long enough.
We had a beautiful Easter--the nicest we've had in quite a while weather-wise. We spent it with our friends, the Simmons. They are our local family with whom we spend holidays and many other days when we are here. Donna and I have been praying together weekly for about 9 years and it has truly been a blessing. This Easter they invited another friend who was without family, and she brought her guitar. We sat on the deck in the cool of the evening singing songs while Chris (the friend) played. It was sweet fellowship and a wonderful way to end a most amazing day--the day Jesus conquered death and left an empty tomb.