We have eleven grands right now. Number 12 is due in August. Number 13 is due in December. On Father's Day we found out that number 13 will be a boy. As of right now, the count is 7 boys and 5 girls. Megan and Ben are waiting the old fashioned way. My heart and cup over flows.
Would you like to see a few pictures of the new house?
Here are just a few.
I have always wanted a fire place like this. I love the mantel.
|This was almost the deal breaker. Ron doesn't like chicken wire in cupboards.|
He liked this one though.
We went through the house with the inspector. Its a nice kitchen. I have always wanted a kitchen like that too. This was the day after the baby was born, and I felt like a deer in the headlights, so that was all of the pictures I took. It will be a nice house for two people.
This is my little cactus. He just makes me laugh. He looks so funny with his blooms and his sunglasses. Moving is coming along very fast now. We could be closing on the house and moving very soon. I have been packing and packing. How in the world can I have this much stuff?
I was thinking the other day. Moving is always stressful. Our girls having babies is stressful. Having strangers traipsing through your house is stressful. Then the whole crazy stuff going on in the world is beyond stressful. Trying to hang onto peace and the strength to find good in the world is harder than ever before.
We brought a rental car back from Tucson. We had a slow leak in a front tire, so we kept having to find a place to put air in the tire. It costs 1:50 every time you need to use air. I didn't have quarters. I went into stores to get change. Every single time I went in, the sweetest people worked in the stores. But my favorite was this one.
I walked into this kind of scary looking grocery store to get change. When I walked in I had a mask in my purse, but I didn't have it on. As I walked in behind the counter was the biggest, scariest looking man you ever saw. In front was a man, buying lottery tickets. The man buying lottery tickets, immediately stepped back. I looked at the big man behind the counter and apologized profusely. " Did I need a mask?" " No! both men said." I motioned for the man who had given me his place, to go back and he did. I looked up at the tall man and said, " Could I have five ones for the air machine?" He looked at me and said, " No, I turn it on for you." I said, " Excuse me, you can just turn it on?" He again said, "I turn it on for you." I said thank you and went out side in sort of a daze.
So my take away from this is just this. I am a victim of the lamesteam media. I have focused on the evil and bad people who are trying to cause me to be afraid. I have looked at people differently since this all started. I need to pull my focus back and stay off of the news, which has always sold fear. I know this. To focus on the negative, I will always get what I expect. But if I expect to find good, then its just as easy to find that too. I think this sums up what kind of attitude I want for these crazy times. John Wesley said this:
“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
As always it must start with me and of course my attitude. I just wanted to share a tiny bit. So much huge things have happened in my life lately. I really need to sit down and do a post.
I will wait. I just wanted to stop in and wish you blessing upon blessing today.
It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.
Maud Hart Lovelace