Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Point of View

This is the view from my eyes for much of the time these days. I have been sick for a month with this virus/cold that knocked me off my feet. My days consist of getting the necessary chores done in the morning (after prayer and journaling time), lunch in front of the TV and some show I've taped, reading and a nap, and fianlly trying to figure out supper. It probably sounds like heaven to many, but it has been a shock to my system and discouraging to have one more physical ailment to deal with. I did, however, enjoy the reading part.
 I finally bundled up and went out for a walk this afternoon.. Normally, I would put my ipod on and get moving. Today, I left the electronics at home, including my camera and leisurely strolled along the snowmobile paths, stripping off my scarf, gloves and hood. What an incredibly beautiful day!
My thoughts drifted to past times when I hit a wall and finally slowed down. I feel sometimes like people are speeding by me on either side and I am barely crawling. Why do I fight the stillness? and the illness? It feels like a losing battle these days.
Anyway, I am taking a break from blogging for awhile. Life is full of unanswered questions for me and speaking in any form is a bit too much right at the moment. This may be for a day, a week or a month. I just need to de-clutter for a bit. I've moved away from facebook too.
I will continue to read my favorite blogs because I enjoy them. I just need to lie fallow for a time.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sunday Smiles

Last weekend in Portland with our sons and their families was a treat. The weather was incredible and the hugs from our grandkids had been stored up for two months so you can imagine! Our youngest had learned to say Mammy and Grampy and throw us kisses. I could squeeze him to pieces. We had a picnic lunch on Saturday- in March! Can you believe it? This pic of my hubby and I was taken at IHOP Sunday morning before we left.
Our smiles got even bigger when we got home and discovered a package in the mail from our daughter in New Mexico. It was a photo album they had 2-day aired, not knowing we were away for the weekend. In it was the sonogram picture announcing our new grandbaby due in August! We called them  and celebrated over the phone. This is the best news I've heard in a long time :) The only problem is that now I am missing my New Mexico family even more :(
I wouldn't want to leave out this new baby's big sis, who is 14 now. I had a dream about her this week. In my dream she was about two years old with a head full of curls. How fast those years have flown! I love you sweet girl and know you will make the best big Sis ever.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Springtime in March

We headed down the highway on Friday to visit two of our children and their families. This is the view of Mt. Katahdin. Gorgeous.
Maine is a long state. We live in the northern part, close to the Canadian border. It takes five hours to drive to the southern part of the state where our family lives.
On Saturday, we ate a picnic lunch outside on the lawn. Unbelieveable weather for March. They have no snow and we have a lot less than usual. I keep hoping winter doesn't arrive in April. :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Resting Place

I've spent a lot of time sitting in this chair over the past two weeks- reading, watching the Olympics, just being quiet. This morning as I opened my eyes, a scripture verse greeted me.
In quietness and confidence is your strength.
There are times when our bodies and souls just need to rest.