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Friday, April 19, 2013

Five Things on Friday

Today was.. bleh. You know those days? I can't be the only one who has those. To combat the "blehs," here's a list of five things I love today.

1. The robins. About two weeks ago, robins started showing up- a lovely and hopeful sign of spring. Cut to two weeks later, with four inches of snow on the ground. As the snow fell yesterday, the robins starting hopping around, looking horribly confused. While I feel a little bad for these poor, cold, little birds, it's so funny to watch them standing under the deck and in the tire tracks to stay out of the snow. Poor robins.

2. My husband. Last night, he parked our truck in his maintenance shop so the melting snow didn't flood our garage, but instead ran down the fancy drains in the shop floor. Because there was that much snow on the truck. Anyways, this morning, I thought I'd have to hike over to the shop so I could take the truck to school. I put on my snow boots and got ready to start my trek... and saw the truck in the driveway. My sweet, sweet husband, after getting up before 6 to start clearing snow, went and brought the truck from the shop. (He's #2, because while he's wonderful and sweet, he's not quite as cute as the robins).

3. Camp. We don't have internet at our new house yet, so I've been heading over to the camp office building to do my online homework. It's like, the best thing ever. There are always interesting and caring people around saying things like, "We found another counselor for this weekend! Yes! Oh, let's pray," and singing or humming all the time. It's lovely.

4. Having a mantle. The new house (which isn't at all new, just new to us) is so full of character and quirks. I just love it. And... the house has a fireplace! We can't use it, at the moment, because it isn't up to code, but I'm just so excited to have a mantle to decorate for Christmas next year. <Sigh> So far away....

5. Wool socks. While I never thought I'd be saying this in mid-April, wool socks are the best. So cozy, so warm. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

What a Week!

My goodness, what a week, and what a week for prayer! Prayers have been going up for Boston, for West Texas, mine with them.

Just scrolling through the titles of my favorite blogs, I see that my online friends around the country (as well as my face-to-face friends around the country) are all experiencing some pretty crazy weather- flooding, tornadoes... I'm praying for your safety, too!

Out by us, we've now officially had more snow days in April than in all the (typically considered) winter months combined. It's very strange to see robins in my front yard, taking shelter from the snow under my porch.

It's definitely been a crazy week- but we know that our Lord has control over all this crazy, and all things work for the good of those who trust Him!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Ode to a New House

O, New House,
That sit-eth so still and so quiet
I apologize for your boxes remaining,
For the little scraps of paper
Lying on your dark and lovely
Hundred-year-old hardwood floors.

And for the piles of unfolded laundry
And your undecorated walls.
Your kitchen floor is smattered
With the mud of work boots and gym shoes
That walked your new range into place
Between the mismatched countertops.

I should mop. But I can't find the mop.

I can't find anything, really
Not my pair of gray work pants
That I meant to wear today
To my high school teaching job that keeps me busy
And is the reason for your mess and disarray.
June is coming. Thank goodness.

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