This and That To Pass The Time
Hi Everyone! Just checking in with you to see how all my readers are doing. Today's post is in true "this and that" fashion as I share bits and pieces of daily life from a week or so ago up until today. The pretty Crocuses you see above were around a tree outside my church. I snapped the photos last week before services were cancelled.
Actually, I think the Mr. took the first picture and I took this one. He always zooms in for a better pic. Oh well. You can see how they surround the trunk of the tree in my pic. These Crocuses give me hope that Spring is coming and things will get better. I hope you feel hope at this time, as well.
I've been looking for constructive and creative ways to spend my time at home other than watching endless, scary news reports! I decided to get out my sewing machine and found a very pretty placemat that I had purchased a long while ago knowing I wanted to make something from it. I decided to create a clutch purse using the placemat fabric. It needed a little extra "oomph" so I sewed on a red button which is for looks only. The clutch stays closed with velcro tabs. I'm pretty pleased with the results. I figure in addition to using as a clutch purse, this would also be a good way to store jewelry or scarves when I travel again.
OK, I know what you're thinking and before you get too excited, no we did not get a dog. But, we have been looking for the last few months. This was a puppy we looked at several days ago before everyone was supposed to stay in and, although we both thought she was a sweetie, neither of us felt like the match was right. Plus, the Mr. would dearly love a dog to hike with and this little girl would not be big enough to be a long distance hiker. She was fun to snuggle with for a few minutes, though. Of course, as I was in the kennel looking at the puppies I managed to step in a big pile of poo! The Mr. hosed off my shoe for me and the kennel manager told me it was "good luck!" I certainly did not feel like it was good luck, however. I thought it was gross! Anyway, I came straight home and decided to put my shoes, which are Skecher Goga Mat shoes, in the washer. I hoped they wouldn't tear up being in the washer and I can tell you that they washed beautifully. So, that was our puppy adventure. A little puppy cuteness is always good for a smile!
And a little more cuteness for you. This squirrel was enjoying some birdseed outside our kitchen door. Cassie and Garden are avid squirrel and bird watchers. It doesn't seem to bother the squirrels that two cats are staring at them through the door glass!
Dear readers, I leave you with a scripture which I hope will be an encouragement to you in these days.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
We are definitely in the midst of tribulation right now with all of the worry about the virus, social distancing, schedules upended, working from home, and thoughts for our own health and the health of those we love. It's scary. I have to restrict watching too much news because it upsets me and I feel frightened. I am relying on my faith in the Lord right now that this too shall pass. Better days are ahead. We will get there together. I pray that each of you are safe and well and able to feel God's peace. And I hope that this post has given you a few minutes of respite.
Peace and Blessings,