Monday, February 4, 2013
Mrs. Amelia's Topsy Turvy Woman's Daybook
Photo by Robert Stock
Outside my window... It's a bit dreary, very still with little black birds.
I am thinking... Well, if you really want to know, I'm thinking I would like to clobber the next person who insensitively asks or accuses in some morbid way my husband or I....or my oldest daughter Li-Li herself, as to why she is not married. Oh. Boy. I would like to ask some of these churched people why they don't train their sons or themselves to guard their eyes and stay away from pornography let alone movies that are nothing less then flesh buckets - classic or no classic. It blows my mind this rude, stupid question - from so many angles! My daughter cannot marry anyone in adultery and that's just what that all is. She is not an object. None of my daughters are objects, they are Godly ladies who would like to marry a Godly man one day and keep a sweet home. I know several other sweet families experiencing the same ridiculous scenario. And then there are those of course who see marriage as a project just to "do". I don't even want to see the end results for that kind of thinking. Frightening. Stupidity gone to sea.
I am thankful for... I am thankful for being home and soooo many blessings that we are tempted to take for granted. A bed to sleep in, soft blankets, food to eat. Health in the Lord. Knowledge on natural medicine etc. Answers to prayers! : )
I am wearing... Black wind pants, grass green turtleneck, hair in bun, silver button earrings, tennis shoes, lavender fig cologne, full but light makeup. I like my makeup very much...I need makeup very much. ; ) Thank God for makeup...
In the learning room... Becs is getting ready to edit photos on her computer at the formal table.
I am remembering... I need to wrap my mom's birthday gifts, a sunhat and a pretty pin. I also need to bathe my four doglets to-day. Today!
I am going... No where today, Mondays are usually like that and I don't complain. I hope to go for a walk today though... I think it's always uplifting to go for a walk and talk the Father.
I am currently reading... "Main Street Vegan" still. That book is fascinating, many notes and much learning taking place. Also a new to me Grace Livingston Hill book, "All Through the Night" It was written in 1946 I do believe. Her books are so wonderful.
I am hoping... Today I probably need hope in some areas to be quite honest. Yes, I'm quite honest. If you've read this blog for any amount of time, you will see I'm quite honest. I hope to have wisdom in my honesty but quite honest never the less. If blogs always are perfect showing only the best moments, I'm not so sure that helps others very much. Sometimes people need to know that yes, other brothers and sisters in the Lord have those days too.
On my mind... That I'm getting older. That I become upset and hurt when one of my aging parents moves into army sergeant mode and I feel fussed at. I dislike that very much and it makes me sick at heart because I try so hard. Picture the army sergeant on White Christmas. Knowing his makeup (much like mine actually) he's feeling badly about it now... or will be.
Noticing that.. I need to get with the program today. : )
Pondering these words... I just read Mar-Mar's Daybook this morning! : ) I'm now pondering the words from one of our favorite books Mar wrote about, "Lena" by Margaret Jensen:
"What if that tree could talk, Lena? Think o f all the secrets that majestic oak could tell." Laughingly Lena answered, "Oh, but that tree do talk. It say, 'Lena, just stand where God put you, like I do. I don't fret and carry on to be a tall pine. I just be standing here, unshakable, unmovable, a shelter in the storm, and a shade in the heat.' Then I tell myself, 'Lena just be-- just be abounding in the work of the Lord. Do your work as unto the Lord, for God sees the heart and is a rewarder of them who diligently seek Him.' That tree be talking, Nurse Jensen, and I talk back. I say, 'God planted you outside my kitchen, and He planted me inside this kitchen.' We just stand praising the Lord together."
(I need to re-read that book!)
From the kitchen.. I'm going to try a new soup today, it's a creamy tomato soup. I have the celery onion mixture thawing. Mar-Mar bought the mixture after Thanksgiving for a dollar and we put it in the freezer.
Around the house... I'm listening to "To a Wild Rose"...the dryer has stopped. Doglets are sleeping as usual at this time.... Becs is quietly looking at her pc screen, trying to decide whether to attempt a photo shoot today...The dress-costume I think was thrown away when we moved. Poor Becs. I'm trying to help her think of another but I don't think we have a replacement.
One of my favorite things... Being with my family. Cooking contentedly in the kitchen.
Here are some pics I would like to share:
My sweet special friend, Mr. Ed:
Hi, you can call me Mr. Ed!
Hello Mrs. Amelia what's cooking? Can I help with dishes?
Mar-Mar & Mr. Ed, is this not adorable?
More pics of Mr. Ed this week! He was a guest at our house last Christmas. : ) I miss him. : (
My friend Mr. Ed. Animals are so great, they are so loving. They are who they are... I wish people were like that. : )
Have a great week everyone, til the next time...More pics of Mr. Ed to come! He was a darling!