Thursday, May 24, 2012

Windy Trash Day!

The wind blows hard at Four Sisters Farm sometimes and I learned a valuable lesson when I brought the empty trash cart back up to the house.

Sometimes I push it.  Sometimes I pull it.  Sometimes Pop loads it in the back of his pickup as he comes up our drive.  This time, I was pushing it along...hearing the rocks in the driveway under the plastic wheels and thinking about what I was going to do next when all of a sudden a crazy gust of wind came and flung the lid of the trash cart open so fast that it hit me right in the face!

My vision blurred...I was dazed and confused..."Gee", I thought..."Shouldn't I be knocked onto my knees if I got hit so hard I can't see well?  Wow, that hurt!  Am I bleeding?"  I lifted my hand to my face to assess the damage and found that I wasn't bleeding.  As my inquiring hands checked for major trauma I found that one of the lenses of my glasses was missing...hence the blurred vision.  Ha!

The joke was on me...Wind: 1, Grammy: 0.

I found the lens, put it back in my glasses, now I can see.  I will not be least not by the wind!

Note to self:  fasten the trash card lid down when it is windy. That is all.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

So many projects!

I think that since mankind is created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27), we exhibit characteristics of our Heavenly Father.  One of God's characteristics is creativity...just look at what around you at what He made!  

Because we are created in His image, Pop and I constantly have ideas for new/creative things to add beauty and joy to our surroundings.  For me, it is usually house and garden ideas.  For Pop, it is often bigger conquering the outdoors and building tree houses. So even in the midst of our renovation at Four Sisters Farm, our growing number of grandchildren, a garden to tend, etc., we have all these ideas of creative things to try...

Here are a few of my latest creative projects:

We will continue to chip away at the renovation of Four Sisters Farm.  We are preparing a place that is peaceful and safe for our family and friends...a place they will feel loved and welcome.  I can't help but wonder what kind of projects Jesus is working on in heaven as He prepares a place for us! 

John 14:2-3: My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.