Sunday, July 1, 2012
I thank Ms. Irion for clearly wording at least a few of the wishes of those of us who go through major life change.
Personally - I'm doing well enough - returned to church this morning for first time in several years. Beloved friends (as we say in the south )carried me there and home. I'm eating,trying to learn to sleep through the night (fireworks aren't helping with that task!) doing masses of paperwork, learning to live without my primary role.
DH's service at Dallas National Cemetery was just right - I think he would have approved and it was just what I needed and not a single person or event I didn't want (well except the obvious - NOT to have to say a final farewell). Thank you for expressing your support, prayers and comfort - and especially for those who have laughed with me.
Will see about coming back to blogging - still not there yet - but it is possible - in God all things are possible.
It is summer on Buhlaland - hot, dry and speeding past.
What a difference he made in my life - can't regret the hard things when I have had and continue to have so much - dang I miss him. Y'all be good to yourselves and easy on one another - it is all much shorter than you think! I promise if I come back to blogging - will be about critters and flowers and projects - until then -
Vaya Con Dios.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crêpe bows round the white necks of the public
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
He was hospitalized last month - all projects here on Windsor have pretty much halted until we can find a competent handyman to hire and that is still proving a challenge. The Lord will provide - and today He provided warm, windy summery day. I apologize for not blogging - I do occasionally read blogs and enjoy keeping up with your adventures and lives through the writings/pictures you share - just won't be doing it. I am maintaining this blog for my own perspective on past several years. At some point - Lord willing and finances allow - would like to do one of those print editions of blog - several people over the years have had their blogs printed off and it would seem to be a wonderful diary.
Received a message from one of my internet friends yesterday -
"Humans can't live in the present, like animals do. Humans are always thinking about the future or the past. So it's a veil of tears, man. I don't know anything that's going to benefit me now,except love. I just need an overwhelming amount of love. And a nap. Mostly a nap."- Townes Van Zandt
Sounds as if it is written by a cat - a rather perceptive cat at that.
Striving to be more in the vein of Robert Browning's Pippa Passes
The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his Heaven --
All's right with the world!
Indeed - He is in control and as always - I'm eternally grateful!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Warming ground and moisture coming through seems to have given us quite a bit of fog lately - picture is from the back of our yard toward house and newly constructed storage building/carport.Posts are for temporary fence (which is temporarily not being worked on.)
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Isaiah 43:16 The Lord is making roads through the sea. He is making a path for his people, even through rough waters. The LORD says, 17 “Those who fight against me with their chariots, horses, and armies will be defeated. They will never rise again. They will be destroyed. They will be put out like the flame in a lamp. 18 So don’t remember what happened in earlier times. Don’t think about what happened a long time ago, 19 because I am doing something new! Now you will grow like a new plant. Surely you know this is true. I will even make a road in the desert, and rivers will flow through that dry land. 20 The wild animals will thank me. The large animals and birds will honor me when I put water in the desert and make rivers flow through that dry land. I will do this to give water to my chosen people. 21 I made them, and they will sing songs of praise to me"
OK to me this said - don't keep looking over your shoulder at what has been - look ahead to what God is doing and will do with my life - when I give up trying to direct my own steps.
We are blessed - our mini version of Buhlaland is feeling more like home (no goats yet but I'm working on getting some fence done!). Thank you for stopping by - someday I'll have real news or get back in the bloggity groove. Bless y'all - February is upon us! Plenty of important events in February and here is a hint about at least one!
Doing the garden, digging the weeds,
Who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four?