June 30

You might wonder why I am posting pictures of blue skies and minimal clouds.

That would be because it has rained for the last 5 days.

And according to NOAA dot com, the only day this week that it isn’t supposed to rain is Wednesday.

I’m just trying to remember what the sunshine looks like.

Now, can you tell me where I was when I took those pictures?

PS…tomorrow…food.

June 29

I know that there is not a single one of us that hasn’t been affected by the downturn in the economy. We all are now worrying about the price of gas, the price of groceries, how much we are having to take out of our savings accounts just to make do. I know that I have. There isn’t any time that it isn’t either in the forefront of my thinking, or simmering on the back burner.

I was reading some scripture to the girl last night before bed, and I was reminded that God is in control. I don’t have to worry. I shouldn’t worry, but I do.

So I say to you, don’t be worried for your life, what you will eat, or what you will drink; or yet for your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Look at the birds of heaven, they don’t plant, neither do they reap, or gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of much more value then they?

And which of you by worrying can add one moment to his life? And why are you worried about clothes?

Look at the lilies of the field, how they grow; they don’t work, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God does so clothe the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow cast into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
(Mat 6:25-30)

I have been faithless in this area for far to long.

June 28

Thursday evening, the girl came up to me and told me she wanted her hair cut. I asked her how short and said I’d cut it if that is really what she wanted.

14 inches of hair in the trash later, her hair is now short.

Before.

After.

June 27

It is Friday, and I am nosy.

Tell me something that instantly cheers you up.

For me it is a phone call from my sister, a visit from my friend C., listening to my children laugh, having the boy tell me a story about work or something funny, a card from a friend, an email saying “hey I’m thinking about you”, my cats doing something hilarious.

These are a few of my favorite things.

June 26

Monday, in my boredom, I decided to go outside and try to capture pictures of the hummingbird that frequents my feeder. I love hummingbirds.

This was the closest shot of got of him. Don’t see him? Neither do I, but the clouds were pretty. And soothing. And not the hummingbird.

So, I decided that if I couldn’t get a shot of the hummingbird that I needed something more stationary to photograph.

Enter the bumble bee, lovingly pollinating my lavender.

I took over 20 pictures of these stupid bumble bees, and all that came out was this one.

And this one.

Look hard, he is there. These things are almost as quick as the hummingbird, which made me rethink the subjects I am photographing.

This one sat still for me for over an hour.

She is much more my speed.

June 25

You took my breath away, the moment you took your first.

You made my world right when you turned it upside down.

Even though you are ‘legally’ a man, you have been a man for many years now, and I am so privileged to have you in my life.

Happy Birthday Sonshine!

June 24

Nothing shoos the boring away like a phone call from your sister, or a package in the mail.

Yesterday I had both.

Hello sister, I had a wonderful time chatting with you. I needed a sister fix.

About a month or 2 ago, a friend emailed me and asked me if she could use my peanut butter pie recipe in a bake off, I said sure.

My recipe was a winner, so she sent me something to thank me for the recipe.

I love note cards, and this one screams me. You know me well. They are just lovely.  I love them.  Thanks so much, and I am so glad that you enjoyed the pie.  Now go make another one.