What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It's been a while

I pushed the "publish" button that Friday, two Friday's ago, not knowing that my face would be plastered atop this blog for days (nay, weeks.) I might have done things a bit differently had I known. But alas, LIFE got to turning and who was I to stop it?!

Since we last met:

  • Girlies, grown into Mothers, had a date. A girlie, gigglie, appetizer-included, only babies allowed date. And it was grand. So was the wee one in the middle~that day celebrating a month of life...on his due date. Oh my~I could have another one of those.

* suitcases filled, which then filled a van, along with people, pillows and BOOKS to visit old friends.

* I prayed and tensed as lightning crashed and the sky opened up. While we were in the car. Driving. And it lasted for the entire 4 hour car-trip.

* I watched a capable man lead us to safety

* We spent $60.00 on approximately 25 burgers, fries and milkshakes. Give or take. And they were REALLY good, too.

* Knitting needles joined the ranks of crochet hooks. My tension is getting better, eh Nanc?

*I didn't see my girl-child during our entire stay~but I always knew who she was with. Good friends, they are.

* Mama-roos taking their littlest ones with them in their pouches, knowing that before too long the pouches will no longer do.

*I drowned the sweat in a jacuzzi tub and was rendered useless for the rest of the night.

*I saw a brother and sister fall asleep on each other on the way home, after they had shared giggles and stories in the back seat.

* I realized only seven days remain before my baby turns six years old. I'm not ready.

* I was threatened by laundry many a time, but always the dragon was vanquished.

* I laughed at the antics of 36 chickens running about the yard (and following me around should there be anything in my hand.)

* I brought 3 laundry baskets worth of garden produce to the kitchen to work through~after only five days of being gone.

* I came to terms with my tomatoes. They died a brutal death. All 40-some beautiful plants I started from heirloom seeds. Of late-blight. And now, no tomatoes for us. Or spaghetti sauce. Or salsa. Or pizza sauce. Or tomato soup. :-(

* I saw a Dutchess, who missed us while we were gone. She appreciated a bit o' fetch after the famine.

*I saw a man and woman cling to one another, realizing that the years only get more sweet.

*I waved my husband off in the early morning light of our 7th anniversary for a week long business trip. I hugged myself but slept alone that night and every one since.

*I saw a once warm and welcoming bed become cold and cruel and avoid it until the wee morning hours. I hear the beat of a heart pining for another.

* I see a little one, ever losing her baby-ness. This week she began doing this:

and now it is very hard to keep up with her AND my work.

* Said child began also to do this:

....a very "Hail Hitler"ish sort of wave, but nevertheless, quite charming to her Mother.

* I tasted our first homegrown beet. As delicious as it was beautiful.

* husband changed his camoflauge and my face gets red and scratchy again.

* a camera snapped too many pictures of too many beautiful girls. You'll see...

*Moments fluttered by and a girl named Rebecca enjoyed them all.
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