"Do not be anxious about anything,
but in every situation, by prayer & petition,
present your requests to God.
And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts & your minds
in Christ Jesus."
Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope everyone will be able to enjoy a good weekend! The weather is quite lovely here this morning in the devil's playground, bright & sunny with a predicted temperature of 70 degrees. The only thing that would make it a better day is a sudden shift in temperature resulting in a blizzard with below zero wind chills & a couple feet of snow accumulation. Speaking of which, & I know you are all going to love me for bringing this up, but exactly 7 months from today it will be Christmas Day : )
Our smoke bushes & trees are looking good. In the early mornings the dew accumulates on the smoke plumes, which are made up of many teensy-weensy flowers, & this makes them look sort of frosty. I was able to get 2 photos this morning. The first one is when the smoke is covered with dew; the second is how the smoke usually looks.
I've been steadily stitching the mystery design I posted on Wednesday. I can't share with you what it is or show any updated photos because it's a gift. I'm sort of nearing the end now & already wondering what I will stitch next. Do you plan when you will stitch certain things & put them in order of how you will stitch them, or do you just stitch something when it calls to you? I do the latter. I've kitted a few things in the past thinking "I'll do this one next," but when it comes time for me to start a new project, I just can't muster up the enthusiasm I had for it when I kitted it! I then start rummaging through my stash to find something else ... lol!
We had a very nice young couple from Colorado come to see our house yesterday. They are wanting to leave Colorado & the husband applied for a job here. If he gets the job, they will, of course, need a house. John & I kept out of the way as they & their realtor walked through the house. We were sitting on the porch & I had to chuckle a couple times because we could hear the wife saying things like "Ooooo! Look at this!" & "Wow, isn't this nice!" When they were finished going through the house, they came out on the porch & talked with us for a while & then they explored the yard. Their realtor knocked at the door before they left to thank me for allowing them to see the house & to tell me they really loved it. Needless to say, if they buy it or not will depend on the outcome of the husband's job interview. I can't help but wonder ... is God providing a job for this man so that he & his wife will buy this house? I have no idea, but even if they move here & buy another house, I am praying God's best for them. Would you please say a prayer for them too?
Isn't it wonderful when you can give something to God & just lean back & rest knowing that He's taking care of things? A year or two ago I would've been sitting here fretting about why the house hasn't sold yet, will it sell, where will we go when it does sell, etc. Thanks to your prayers for me, I am calm & at peace. Leaving things in God's hands helps us avoid making mistakes. If the house sells, I'll know it's God's will. If we can't find a home to rent anywhere except in one particular area, then I'll know that is where He wants us to be. It's a good feeling : )
John & I aren't doing anything special this weekend. Since the weather is a bit cooler, it will be a great time to transplant our Russian sage. I need to spritz weed killer in a couple places & I think I'll straighten up the garage a bit while I'm at it ... & I guess I'd better get at it : ) Thanks for stopping by & for your continued prayers. Many hugs to you all!