Today, the trash collection truck came through and picked up the trash (it has been 2 weeks) so I thanked him profusely on behalf of our subdivision. Their job seems insignificant to some but I assure you is one of the most important jobs in a community. When sanitation is unable to be maintained, things happen like disease, plagues, excessive bug presence and proliferation, stinkiness, and worse. Thank your garbagemen. You may think they have a yucky job but it is invaluable to your well being and contentment. Thank you so much, garbage truck drivers!!!❤
So, here is what we do for fun. Oh, and to keep from tracking dirt into the new patio. Lol. It is not just fun, folks, but it is functional! Hard work makes me a wee bit punchy, apparently. So, I will go shower and head to my mom’s to clean. Thank you, God, for the ability to work and the money for supplies as we need it. ❤
I didn’t walk this morning. Because I knew we would be working all day long. And we did. And I am exhausted. And this has been every day since hurricane Irma stopped by. And this is wonderful. We are all working together as a family and community. It is great. I love hard work. I have been burnt, tired, muscles well used, useful, truly happy every day. And every day God has poured out blessings for us. Today we had a family of titmouse birds visiting our bird feeder. And a woodpecker. And many butterflies and hummingbirds visited us. It is beautiful. I am truly happy and so very blessed by our loving God who loves us so well and beautifully. 😄 ❤
Hurricane Irma did a wonderful thing for me. I should say that God did a wonderful thing through Hurricane Irma. He laid down the short front and long side jasmine walls. Now we get to put up a fence! Two walls front and back of jasmine gone! My nemesis is lessened and more time is freed up. And we will have a great fence for a dog. So exciting! So worked my tail off today cutting and removing the jasmine from the wire and it was really hard work but so good because I know eventually I will have much less maintenance work! Yay! I feel so blessed and thank God He strengthens me. More to go tomorrow, should be done by the end of the week and a new fence put in behind me. Yay!!!❤
Who said a ditch had to be boring? My son and Joe threw some concrete together and embedded some river rock into it to line the ditch and keep it together and in place. I finished getting the proper gradient for good flow so none pools up (we don’t want to help mosquitoes breed). Very functional and pretty and every time it rains we will have and little creek flowing on the river rock bed. And my son learned a new skill (super excited about that part of it). We will clean up the plastic later, just getting the essentials before the storm if it comes. Yay!!!! ❤
So today is build dat for the back patio to become a sunroom which will house as new hot tub. Of course in FL, we rarely need the heater, but in winter we will use that too. And God has pouted out His blessings on us over and over, as it is costing about half of what we thought and we are doing a lot of things too. It is something to look forward ti, to be calmed and soothed by, to help alleviate muscle pain and aches Steve is experiencing. It will be an enormous blessing and pain reliever, Lord willing. So not much work on the quilt today, but there is a wonderful reason for taking a break and working elsewhere for the day. Thank you, loving God who provides!!!
Today, I have walked, mowed, caulked, buffed, sealed, quilted, ironed, trimmed trees, trained vines, cooked, and I still smell good. Lol I could teach a class on being a domestic goddess right now. Lol I love productive days, satisfying days. I love the accomplishment of seeing what your hands have done improve things and look great for my family, I love making the house a castle for my husband. And I have talked to God throughout and it is beautiful. Blessings are given abundantly by God when we stick close to Him and work for others (and of course Him). He is so very good!!! ❤❤❤