I think this is my first Twaddle post for 2020. So many things have taken my attention. Today we have a 82 degree day. It smelled wonderful this morning, and I admit to going a bit crazy when the temps, and the spring smell collide. I can't stay in the house very much. Its a little wet on the grass so I am waiting for it to dry a little and then, the rest of the day will be in the glorious sunshine and wonderful sweet air. Beautiful April, I always love it when she finally arrives.
My roses are just beautiful this year, I think its because we haven't had really warm weather so they have had time to bloom longer. I plan on opening the house today. Don't you love screen doors? The sound of them slamming, as people come in saying "Mom where are you!" I was thinking today that when we started getting the house ready. It was July 7th. It seemed like it would never get here. Now that most everything we had on the list is accomplished. Just a few odds and ends are left now, its such a nice feeling to look around and just feel thankful.
I had to run to the grocery store today. I was out of dishwasher soap. I had no idea that would be something that there wouldn't be a single box, bottle or container. I stood staring at that empty shelf. I pondered, well, washing dishes by hand isn't so bad. I always buy Dawn by the gallon anyway. I love that stuff because its works like magic. From washing the dog to getting spots out. As I walked down the aisle, there on a end of a aisle was dishwasher soap. Five shelves of it. I felt like I hit the mother-lode. Not of course the brand I use, but something I always wanted to try. So one thing about all of this, I have got to try new brands of things I might not have ever tried.
I have got to have Ron working from home so I get to see what he does all day. Gosh, poor guy, I never knew how many meetings he had to sit through. It has helped me to appreciate what he does for us. I have to admit, I love having someone to have lunch with every day, and he never complains when I just come in and tell him some silly something I just did or wanted to do. Not to mention, when the call comes," Can we show your house?" He and I are just a perfect team. Its almost like we say to ourselves, "Battle Stations!" We run through the house turning on lights, and shutting toilet lids and burning candles. Then load poor Sasha in the car and go for a ride. I feel very blessed to be here right now. I have dug out old books that I had never read before. I have thought about them in different ways than I might have thought before all of this stuff started happening.
This part is not twaddle. This year, we will be blessed with two more grand babies. Kessie will have her newest baby in June. Megan will have her newest baby in August. We will have 12 grand babies here and two sweet babies in heaven. How can anything be better than sweet babies and all of those wonderful grands God has blessed us with?
Today, I finally woke up to all of the amazing things God has done. I have focused on the glass not only full but overflowing in my lap. Yes, life has hard things, but I know that we are on the road to a greater and better tomorrow and the future will be brighter because we have got each other and God is always in control, and you know what? He's got this!
I love you all. You help me to keep my eyes on whats important and what is important is YOU!
You are all blessings to me.
John Wesley THEOLOGIAN