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Friday, June 26, 2009

Porgy and Bess

Mmmmm....I was in high school. A senior and an AKA Debutant. As a group we went to the opera and saw Porgy and Bess. I still remember it and the awe I felt watching the performers, African American performers. So full of pride and excitement... Here's a little taste:

And a nice slideshow:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Eggs are on sale...

Eggs are on sale at the local grocery store. Chicken too. 59 cents a pound for a whole chicken. Limit 3. I get excited when I see the sales. $1.69 for General Mills cereal, a ten pound bag of potatoes for $3.99 and a coupon for a package of Oreo Cookies for 99 cents. I've always tried to be thrifty. Then my family grew by leaps and bounds and saving a buck became part of our life. There is certainly no pride in being wasteful. I have learned to be satisfied with what the Lord provides and I rest in knowing that He will meet all my needs.

Today I am living the 37th Psalm, I am encouraged by verses 23-26:

23 The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
24 Though they stumble, they will never fall,
for the Lord holds them by the hand.

25 Once I was young, and now I am old.
Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned
or their children begging for bread.
26 The godly always give generous loans to others,
and their children are a blessing.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tooth Fairy

I came across this website and I am just too tickled. Clifford and Jasmine are in the throws of loosing their teeth. We had to go to the dentist and have one of Cliff's pulled. When I saw this website I was just too through. What a wonderful idea. I was thinking of getting several of the pages and doing one for each of my four little ones... what a wonderful keepsake...
http://www.officeofthetoothfairy.com/

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Reserved

If I'm not working on something, something is working me... This is the third and final reserved seat cover for church. I committed myself to finishing some unfinished projects post-haste. I want to do everything, and then once I say yes, unfortunately the most intriguing, or fun, or challenging gets priority and other things get pushed to the side.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dad

My father is very sick. I learned last night. What do you do when your father is very sick and you can't do anything about it? I cried a little, then I prayed. And then I cried a little. I think that's okay. I know it's a trial of faith, but is it really about having faith? Or just not wanting my dad to be in pain? To be suffering? I try to recall in my mind the sound of his voice. Because the illness has made him sound slurred and marbled. I try to recall the image of him from my youth. Strong and vibrant. I keep that image in my head. It gives me a thing to hold on to. I'm sorrowful. But that is okay. The tears release my pain. They are the signature of the love I have for him.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ohhhhh....

That little quilt is giving me grief. Not that I have a million other things to do...I really don't have the time to dedicate to quilting a 12x36 inch wall hanging!!! I dread pulling out my old machine, but I know that it works like a charm for quilting, no adjustments needed. But I would guess that booger is about 70 or so pounds and out in the garage. I just don't understand why the new machine won't do it right. Arrrrggghhhh... But I suppose if this is the greatest inconvenience today I'm doing good.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sleeping In The Bed I Made

Sleeping In The Bed I Made

I woke up this morning
and found that I had been
sleeping in the bed I made
and then I got out on the wrong side.