Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I have a feeling of accomplishment. I cleaned my front porch. It's not a big thing, really, but it's something I've been trying to get at for a couple of months now. I washed the windows and swept and shop-vac'd the porch and stairs, and then took the hose and hosed the hole thing down. Next, I'm going to paint my two sling-back rockers I have out there; so today I'm tearing one apart and going to start priming it. I went downtown to Tozier's and bought a couple geraniums and set them out in a basket, too. It was so fun down there. I walked in and among the many plants and flowers and it was like a secret little garden. They have the most beautiful calla lilies and I'm coveting them tremendously! I want three of them to plant out back, by my hammock, but cleaning the back patio is a HUGE job that I'm not up to tackling yet.
Such a simple little thing, but I think it looks lovely and it brings me joy. More and more I find that I'm happiest when I can stay home and just take care of my home and projects around here. I used to be so busy, always running, always going, that I never had time to enjoy what I had. I'm beginning to find a certain level of peace that has been elusive for a long time, and that's a good thing!
Luke 12:27 (New International Version)
Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.