He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalms 91:1

Friday, April 23, 2010

Melancholy Day

Today is one of those days.  So much going on, some good, but some sad.  I have learned recently of the death of a relative~a relative that I haven't seen in so long, and haven't keep in contact with.  That only makes it more sad, realizing that years have passed without a visit, call or even a letter.  Maybe this is one of those times to reflect on getting in touch with those who are family and even those who are not family, but friends from the past who have drifted out of our lives.  I don't know how you resume relationships that have faded away, other than just picking up the phone and calling or sending a letter.  Maybe a letter is the best way!  Then, the recipient can throw it away or respond.

Have I mentioned (no, I haven't) that I have the best neighbors in the world?  We have lived next door to one of our neighbors for over thirty years.  We have watched each other's children grow up, have their own children. We have shared meals, fun and crises together.  They look out for us and we look out for them.  I can't imagine not having them next door!

Last week, our Cairn Terriers escaped the house and dog pen, and went on a joy trip after dark.  We searched for them then waited on the patio and even opened all the windows (that are not painted shut) in case they came home we could hear them.  We finally had to go to bed (praying they would come home).  Our neighbor called us a 4:00 a.m.  Our little terrorists, as we affectionately call them on occasion, were in their basement.  We gladly threw on some clothes and went to get them.  Thank you, neighbors!  You are the best, best, best!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sneak peak at new bathroom

We are STILL working on the bathroom.  Our glass doors are to be installed tomorrow.  WOO HOO!
We will still have some painting and caulking, etc. to do.  Our son-in-law has put up crown moulding--a task which Mr. G. and I could never pull off (that has a double meaning, doesn't it?).  So, I wish I had taken before shots-before the tear out.   The room looked totally different.  Here's a few shots of the bathroom without decor accents, and without moulding.

The next picture is of the shower.  That's where the trouble started-thus a practically whole new bathroom.  I love the new tile on the floor and the granite curb.  I hate to cover it up with the glass shower, but you can't use it like that!

Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks, all the painting, trimming and decorating will be finished.  I'll post pictures then.
Have a great day!

The years go by.......

     While searching for something else, I came across some old photographs that were out of place.  Most of them were of my daughters when they were little.  I spent quite a bit of time browsing through them, laughing and pondering those times.  I haven't figured out how to get them on this computer yet!

     My grandchildren are the ages of my girls in many of these old pictures.  So much of their childhood is a blur.  I wish I had more pictures, and even videos of them when they were small.  When you are raising these blessed little lambs, you are so busy maintaining daily life and before you know it, they are grown and gone.

Those of you that are young mommies, take time with those little ones.  Savour the moments, the hours with them.  Sit with them, play with them, read to them.  Be thankful to have time with them, because you will soon realize they would rather be spending time with their friends.   Then, they'll be grown and out of the nest.

 This is Ansley, when she was about 19 months old.  She's already six!

   Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

    The fruit of the womb is a reward.

    Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,

   So are the children of one's youth.
  Psalms 127:3-5