Monday Thoughts

There’s a stunningly beautiful sky over Red Bird Acres right now. It’s a deep azure blue with light winds. There’s a high of about 50 degrees predicted. Quite chilly but normal for our neck of the woods. The birds are hitting our feeders fast and furious. It’s a job keeping them full this time of year, but neither of us mind. Nature is so delightful to be around and watch.

“Throw it Mommy!”

I’m on the sidelines today as I’ve injured my right elbow. Seems to be tendonitis. I was throwing the hard rubber ball for Sammy and guess I got a little rambunctious. 😘 Opps. πŸ˜€ Sometimes I forget I’m not 23 anymore.

But, I’m not one to fret too much about my health or even circumstances anymore. I watched my second step-mother descend into quiet madness over fear of such which did her absolutely no good anyway. Didn’t prolong her life at all. Her constant worrying molded me into a polar opposite of fretting as I promised myself in my salad days to not ever live in fear like that. It’s counterproductive, annoying to others and absolutely useless. Adopting this lifestyle has proven much more peaceful. Life is easier when trusting God instead of the hearsay or news. πŸ˜‰ And, no matter what we do, if one believes in Jesus Christ, we’re all gonna get called Home one day. ☦️ When your time is up, it’s up! Our best recourse is to be ready. To be clean in our hearts and minds. Our hours are all written down in God’s Holy book and He holds all of us who Believe in His righteous right hand.

We are still working on the Master Bedroom project mentioned previously on this blog but because I can’t help, it’s come to a standstill. So, Steve has gone out to Baptist Village to visit with his ailing Mother. She’s going downhill pretty quickly lately, bless her heart. ❀ Her memory is almost gone. Anyway, I did do part of the project this weekend while it was so wet and cold, which is recover the current lampshades. Yeah, one can do that! (Who knew?!) Saved us big bucks. Clever, huh?! I took the old according style lampshade off which had a smooth covering behind it and … well, I’ll share all that when we’re done. (I’m such a tease.) I think the new look is going to look awesome and we’ve spent very little thus far. I’m going from 90’s eclectic to Farmhouse chic. I wish I could paint the dark furniture but Steve said an emphatic, “NO!!” 😜 Ok, then.

That’s it for today. I hope everyone has a gloriously happy, peaceful, and easy day. Thanks for stopping by.

πŸ’–πŸ’– 🏍️ Ride Safe 🏍️ πŸ’–πŸ’–

9 thoughts on “Monday Thoughts

  1. OH, I am sorry to hear you’ve hurt your elbow. That is no fun. Now you will be like me, not able to fully use your arm until it heals. So you have to compensate by doing other things that you can do. I know you are not one to sit idle. I try not to, but this year has almost whipped my behind…however, I will NOT give in!! Soon as we get over this bug completely I want to get out and start working on some projects too. I can’t wait to see what you are doing in your bedroom. I understand your desire to paint the dark furniture…I’ve wished I had the nerve to do so, but too much of what we have are family “heirlooms” and they just wouldn’t look right if they were painted. Maybe when I am dead and gone my kids can paint it if they want to. It’s just too much work to even think about right now. Enjoy your beautiful birds. It is all the way up to 56 here now today, up from 26 this morning. But the sun is shining, so that is a plus. I am sorry about Steve’s mother going down hill. But we know there is a time for that for each of us, and it sounds like she knows the Lord, so even though it will be very sad to see her go, she will be SO happy when she gets to heaven. When our day comes, we will be glad that we are finally free from this body of death and living in a brand new immortal body. That will be a wonderful day. God bless you my friend. Take care, and don’t overdo it with the elbow.

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    1. Yep, I’m dead in the water as far as physical activities. Now, “if” I rest it will get better … πŸ™‚
      I understand about heirloom furniture! Yes, let the kids do it. I’m glad our MB furniture isn’t (purchased May 2006). It’s kinda tropical looking and called [something] “… Sunburst”, I think. It wasn’t costly and not worth saving.
      I pray every day the Lord will take MIL Home. Not because I want rid of her but because she is suffering so much. Every day gets worse. It’s breakin’ my heart to watch her slowly slip away. But, God’s will be done. Whatever happens may He be praised and glorified.
      God bless you all too ‘hun. Get well soon. Praying for you daily.
      Blessings. ❀

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  2. You are a tease! I can’t wait to see what y’all been up to! Sorry you hurt your elbow and hope the pain and tension ease soon! Worry does no one any good at all. I have quit worrying (most of the time)! Have a good week, my friend! Take care and stay warm! xo

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  3. chanting…Show those photos show those photos show those photos! (grin)—so sorry about the elbow. Keeping Ms. Althea, Steve and you in prayer.

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    1. You have to wait …. πŸ˜… You have to wait…. πŸ˜…
      Gosh, I wish I didn’t have to wait. 😁 I wanna get started on this project!
      Thank you for the prayers. πŸ™ I think we’re getting closer to her going Home with Jesus. The only part I dread is if we have to deal with his butt of a brother … sigh
      Love ya. ❀ ❀

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  4. Sorry about your elbow! And I can’t wait to see what you are up too. All good authors leave you hanging at the end of a chapter. πŸ™‚
    So sad to see Steve’s mom decline like that. My Dad’s mind is good, but at 91 he’s got less energy which is really bothering him. I hate to see him decline.
    So true that being a Christian is a comfort. Just knowing that God is in control – and his way is best, is huge!

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    1. Absolutely! Believing in and having Jesus is everything! I don’t know how people get through life without Him.
      So sorry your Dad is declining too. sigh It’s hard to watch those we love slip away. Big ((hugs)).
      Have a wonderful evening. Keep looking up!
      Blessings. xx

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