Well, I'm making lemonade over here out of lemons right?
But. Oh my gosh, so disgusted on the way businesses are being handled. Many people who work for the government have no idea...I heard an epidemiologist yesterday say the amount of heart attacks and suicide caused by the way certain things are being handled with private business will be our worst problem. I agree! Oh how I agree! And most people do not question things. Frightening. I could be reserved on this but I'm too honest for that.
On the government officials who are receiving their paychecks and making these rules destroying people's businesses and lives; Michael Barry on morning radio today was saying something to the effect of when speaking of government: Many say we are in this together but no we are not. No we are not. Many people have no idea or even want to have an idea.
I'm married to a realtor broker and have always struggled with the ignorance people have on being in private business, you just would not believe what I have seen people do and not do. But this recent situation with small businesses being shut down has really made me livid. Not so much for us personally, for we've been through thick and thin (trust me) and are in those middle age years having made many short term sacrifices for long term goals but what about the private business owners or private ministers who are raising a family who are not in a good position financially? We have renters who lost jobs who are scared to death, one young lady who rents from us texted my husband saying she doesn't know how she will live. Hubs and I are George and Mary Bailey but many landlords are not, what is to become of those poor people who rent and have business that shut down or worked for those businesses?
Rules yes, common sense rules. But this extreme control where it is not even needed in specific situations is frightening.
Our veterinarian had it right. He put a sign on his door that says something to the effect of If you have Covid symptoms please do not come in. We want to stay healthy. There ya go for commons sense. We the People.
“As government expands, liberty contracts.”
Okay, moving on.
Here's some fun stuff I did the past week or so. I'm decluttering major getting things cleared out for a happy middle-age here to live. Let me live. Yes.
I try to do something creative for at least 10 minutes a day. Sometimes it's going for a walk in nature and spying a beautiful lavender wild flower and replanting it in my garden. Sometimes it's taking up a blouse to get a better fit, sometimes it's all out-break-out- the paints or fabric.
The view from one of my kitchen windows...We can decorate and create with fruit and veggies too.
To save on my paper goods, I've made some easy-peasy cloth napkins out of scraps of my fabrics. I usually make them around 7 inches or so...depending on the size of the scrap. I didn't hem them because I wanted to get them out and running. I placed them in a glass bowl, easy to grab. Paper will be used for icky messes only. I'm also using the smaller scraps for facial wipes etc.
I put this together for our kitchen table to bring some good cheer. All silk flowers are from dollar tree and walmart. No flower bush cost more than $1.50... I had the floral foam already on hand and the flower tin from dollar tree. I've never used the foam before, I usually just use a crumpled bag or whatever. I also lined around the bottom of the flowers with green moss from dollar tree.
All great change in America begins at the dinner table. ~Ronald Reagan
I made this cheerful bouquet for my studio out of dollar tree silk flowers...I simply tied them with a cloth ribbon and lay them on this little table as if a maiden lay them fresh from the garden. These florals are great, they have the wires in them and you can bend them to perk them up a bit. Four little flower bushes were used. $4.00
My little deer friend was out on my screen porch, the little guy makes me smile and he is so realistic I want to pet him. I decided I would bring him inside for decoration. I used my silk ivy from the dollar tree to make my own little sanctuary here on our woodburning stove.
It's very calming I think... I love the color, green.
More silk ivy from the dollar tree as well as the 99 cent store...I keep things in our living room more deep rich jewel tones, greens, maroons...More like an old library or lodge.
There are some great people out there on youtube that I watch on my t.v. through my channel master.
One is Olivia's Romantic Home. She's a cutie pie and a Christ follower, I get a lot of inspiration from her. She is also very kind in responding to comments.
I've been listening to Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings, the ten hour version on youtube as well as the cd, Hidden in My Heart, a lullabye journey through scripture. Vol. I. That is also on youtube and my husband put it on his phone.
My prayers go out to those who have been touched by any sickness, my mother is 90 years old so I get it. My daughter has autoimmune issues, I get it. Oh how I get it. It breaks my heart what happened in Italy.
One good thing that has come out of all of this!? No abortions are being done! Innocent babies are being saved!
“I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
Ready daily, Psalms 91. Maybe twice daily or more.
And my husband reminds...
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. -II Chronicles 7:14
I am having a full day today so I better run, *big smile* Take care. Be wise. Be safe. Laugh often and much. Be silly, dance while doing chores and........... Think. ...And Pray hard.
Love, Amelia in the Forest