It's Friday today and that means time to look, recognize and be thankful for the good things, the blessings, the things that uplifted us during the week. Joining Susanne's Space to particpate in sharing....
This week we finally got the crowning glory installed the last item to finish up the kitchen reno.... a lovely ceiling fan in the matching brushed nickel... God has been so wonderful to us in this project....Thank you, Lord, for without you, this long awaited project wouldnt have been possible!
Surprise, surprise, Lynn actually dropped me off at my favorite little consignment shop this week while he was off doing a few hardware errands.... I love to just peruse and absorb things that were loved and used in the past... They so often bring back such precious memories! And then I saw this!
Well, it tells a very significant story to me... My best friend from 1973-1997 was my coworker, Pam... We were so close.... She was my mentor and in our teaching we were an awesome duo. We did projects together... wrote a Culinary reading Cook book together and took it on the road across the SE Reading Convention circuit for several years. We travelled to Richmond, Williamsburg, Charleston.. well it seems we were very often travelling down Rt 24 east to Rt 60 to Richmond and right there near the junction set back in the woods was the most amazing old house... the setting was as important as anything about it.... but it was deserted and just wasting away from the first time we ever saw it... but we were so much alike we would start dreaming of retiring, buying that old place and fixing up as a gorgeous Bed and Breakfast... WE would spend the rest of the trip daydreaming about how we would decorate each room.... it really made the rest of the trip fly by... Then suddenly at age 50, she had a massive stroke and we lost her.... But I had several reasons with my husband to go to Richmond and every time we passed this house I would smile back tears and the sweetest memories of my dear friend! The last time we passed through there the house wasnt there... the woods had seemed to devour it.... I kind of like that thought instead of someone tearing it down...... Now I have a wonderful token of Pam to remember the best time of our friendship....I cried when I tried to walk away from purchasing this print.. I knew it had to come home with me.
3. I love these cool and rainy days,,, just praying the rain continues to come gently as it has all week....Praying also for all the areas where the rain has brought flooding and loss of property.. Dear Lord, protect the lives of those in any harm's way.
Birdie just turned 2 and since her parents are virtuosos on the violin, Birdie had been showing a lot of interest to play as well... So the Lord in His providence provided... on Craig's List a 1/16 size real violin for $20 including case and 2 bows for her birthday.... Birdie is so precious learning to be gentle and careful... and learning the finer points of hand position and posture... I love this!..
5. I am really enjoying having my computer down here on the main level where the action is and closer to Lynn and a whole new perspective.... and we can enjoy pandora now all over the house instead of up in a bedroom.....