Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Five Good Things About Chronic Rain...

Okay, I'm thinking!!!

Pond levels are up which means fewer fish will die in the drought of August???

That's a stretch-and-a-half, isn't it?

Aye yi yi, who woulda thought a rainy spring would be so hard to appreciate?

Some farmers got fields planted before the heavens opened.  Some didn't.

So some farmers are happy because their seed germinated while other fields are under water and the seed is rotting.

Some are sitting on seed because the fields are too wet to get into and as each day ticks by, the northern growing season gets tighter.

A lesson on good drainage.

The kids are restless....

Mud helps restless kids!!!

And spring brings other things:

Eighth Grade Night for our Teens!!!!

Stacey came by to do their hair:

I love Stacey. She just makes me smile.  :)

So we turned my kitchen into a Salon and Spa:

Note the little helper...  :)  Stacey's daughter (and my Goddaughter) Megan...

This is Casey doing Kathryn's nails. We're a full-service kitchen!!!

Check out Kathryn's smile!!!!!  And those loopy rollers in her hair. LOVE IT!!!

And here we are as the afternoon continues....

Aren't they just wonderful girls?????

High school next year...

I've watched these girls grow up for over a decade... I've been a regular part of their daily lives since long before kindergarten snared them away...

And I'm so proud I could bust.

I love them. They are part of my past, my present and my heart.

So who cares if it rains for days when God sends us beautiful children like this to enjoy???

I might not be able to come up with five realistic good things about rain, rain, rain, but I'm totally thrilled with chronic kids.

And helping them grow up!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

What's happenin'?????

Well, there's this:

Fourteen baby chicks are now living in the garage under the heat lamp... Aren't they the cutest things????

And then there's this!!!

Meet "Jeter" our 9 week old GoldenDoodle puppy!

So far all shoes are reported safe but one Wave Petunia met its end.... Naughty puppy! Stay out of the flowers!!!  :)

And then there's this:

The Laman's Second Chance, a beautiful love story that Romantic Times rated "Compelling Read" and a wonderful tribute to breast cancer survivors and the author's friend....

Is on sale at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com and Christian Book Distributors! Also, it's still in stock at many Christian book stores... and I'm delighted with the beautiful testimonies readers have shared with me. You bless me with your confidences... My heart is in better shape for having talked with so many of you!

And my new favorite video for Make My Life An Alleluia (Ruth Elaine Schram) is HERE!!!!

And each day, to quell my somewhat smart aleck attitude I try to remind myself of this beautiful piece of music... to make my life an Alleluia...

To smile instead of frown.

To praise more... and complain less!!!!

Bless youse! May God shelter you, hold you, and shed his light and love on you and your families... who can be unhappy with the light of Christ shining through their eyes???