Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Friday, November 15, 2013

More Bliss

Discovering new neighborhood shops among housing developments is something that comes with a change of address. This set of wind sculptures was across the street when the three of us were out looking for breakfast one weekend recently. And look at the mountains in the background! They seem to be my happy place and I look forward to getting to see them either on the way to my mom's or heading to the big city to see Alex and Sarah.
Back at home the only mountain I can see out my kitchen window is the pile of ensilage for the neighbor's dairy. But, that could be difficult if these five wild animals are blocking the view! They had been watching my every move until I was ready to take a picture.
Painting continues with things like a new vanity, furniture, and now the bathroom and eventually my bedroom. My new flooring was not available in Denver and so the expected overnight delivery will have to wait until December 9th. 

Because of that issue I had some time to work outside and "plant" this tree with lights near the door. It's my solution to my entry light  needing a bit of rescue in that I broke the old bulb, tried to replace it and got the new one only halfway in. Can't remove it and can't get it in straight now. Stuck!! Now the whole fixture will have to be taken apart to replace the bulb.
I'm trying to get things out to decorate for Christmas, but the painted pieces are not in their final places yet and are in the way of everything! I am waiting for it all to be put together because of the flooring delay which has given me time to take it easy after having an odd skin growth removed and the uncomfortable stitches that closed the wound. Maybe in a few more days, I'll be able to get around a bit easier!

Hope your time before Thanksgiving will be spent thinking about the many blessings you have. 


Sarah Wilson said...

Do you need anything? Company? Groceries?

Missed seeing you this week!

Salmagundi said...

Time to take it easy for a few days. Have you even stopped since retirement? The view of the mountains out of my bedroom window and our backyard always give me a moment of bliss. The view is limited because of trees; but beautiful, none the less! Have a good weekend. Sally

sarah said...

It's so cool you're getting all your Christmas stuff out so early. It's your favorite holiday and I can't really remember the last time we went all out. Maybe we can find the train set Dad and I used to set up. or another year. :-)

Rose H (UK) said...

I've FINALLY made time for a quick visit :o)
Loving the wind sculptures and those 'wild animals'!
Lots of love
Rose H

Annesphamily said...

Hi Marilyn! I hope you re doing well. Seems like you are busy with the house. A great project but sometime those snags throw a wrench in our plans! I know it will all work out beautifully. Love your Christmasy decorating.