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

Monday, February 07, 2011

Common things

"It's amazing how lovely common things become, if only one knows how to look at them. "

~ Louisa May Alcott

# 706-724 common, lovely things.

706~ vibrant flowers in a sea of green. My winter garden.

707~ warm socks

708~ heated floors

710~ When I was sick last night and went to bed at 6:30 with a pounding head I weakly asked Matt if he would come to bed soon and do whatever he planned on doing that evening in bed. So he would be near me. I figured he would think I had fallen asleep, that I wouldn't know either way, and wouldn't come. In and out of consciousness I heard him wash the dishes for me and then put the children to bed, and then-I felt him. Without opening my eyes, I smiled and whispered "I didn't think you'd come.." and he whispered to me in a most lovely voice "you asked me to, didn't you?"

711~ a head less throbbing today

712~ a package for Andrew in the mail. His belated Christmas present. A *VERY* happy boy.

713~ herbs still hanging on, but pining for summer as often as I.

714~ the smell of stock, to remind me of my wedding day.

715~ beautiful hankies from a friend, making a perfect runner under purple and white.

716~ my camera

717~ lavender scented towels

718~ old, scratchy towels. The kind that actually SOAK up the water instead of smear it. Matt's favorite.

719~ an orchid baby. TWO

720~ well water

721~ music

722~ bowls of petals, long gone. Because I can't seem to throw them away even when they are dead.

723~ fresh pineapple, a rare and most wonderful treat

724~ sugar cookie candle in a bed of roses (see # 722)

Oh, what lovely lives we lead.

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