Monday, June 27, 2011

Blogging Block

Okay, so I haven't felt like blogging.  Sickness has been making the rounds.  Its been one thing after the other.  I've been dealing with a slight sore throat for over a week now, on top of that congestion, headaches and dizziness.  Going to the doctor to see what is going on with my body.  Mark had stomach flu.  Eric has been sick off and on.  He caught strep at summer camp.  Brandon has been the healthiest of us, but he has had bad allergies.

My time alone was great.  I spent time with a few girlfriends.  What a blessing that was.  On Sunday I was grumpy.  I guess I just did not want my carefree days to end.  It was so nice to sleep in, do as a pleased, eat what I want and have control of the TV.  ;-)  Oh, and of course the house was nice and clean.  Now it is filled with dirty camp clothes, camp dishes and all manner of manly things.  Oh, how I miss my neat as a pin house!

This morning I drove all the way out to Denver to take Brandon to a doctor appointment.  But first I had an acute attack of dizziness that gave me dry heaves.  Ugh.  We missed Brandon's previous appointment due to him not feeling well and I just could not miss this one.  Praise the Lord I was able to get myself up and get going despite the set back.

Have not been able to set a date for surgery.  Right now I am doing fairly well.  While out with one of my girlfriends we went out to lunch and afterward my tummy acted up.  We did a wine tasting and in the middle of it I had to stop because the pain was so bad.  I know I need to plow ahead and get my tummy fixed.  We were shooting for August, but it just is not going to work.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Time Alone

Oh, how I have been looking forward to this time alone.  However, when faced with it, I feel a bit lonely at the start.  Really there is no need to feel that way; my best friend is always here with me.  Every year I get time alone with the Lord and I always remember the times as very special.  One year I spent working on a scrapbook for my niece.  I had plenty of time and space to be creative.  That was fun!  Last year I took a trip up to Boulder and had a really good time.  This year there is a downside which is that I am not feeling at my best right now.  I picked up a virus from working in the nursery at church last week.  Okay, the bright side is that I have plenty of time to relax and get well.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Desire for a Home

 I have been hesitant to share about our continued search for a house (home).  We did go look at the White Cottage again.  After our visit we found out that the owner of the property was waffling again.  We found another property we liked, so we made an offer, but the door closed.  We decided that both properties were just too much money for us.  There is another property that is affordable for us, but it needs work.  We are undecided if it is something we want to take on.  Right now we don't feel any peace about it.  So it is best not to move forward.  All we can do is continue to wait for the Lord.  Below is a little piece from an article I found on-line about waiting on the Lord.  I hope you enjoy it.

Taken from a message called Waiting on God to Act by David Wilkerson

"Every true follower of Christ has said in his or her heart, "I only want to do the Lord's perfect will." Yet here is exactly where so many of us miss it! We start to desire something that looks good, that sounds logical, that seems perfectly in line with what we think God has for us — but it isn't his will for us. This is one of the biggest traps Christians face: a good idea that is not from God's mind.

The most important question we can ask ourselves regarding such things is: "Can my desire survive the cross?" You may pray to see your desire come to pass and even enlist faithful others to intercede for it. Yet are you willing to lay down that desire or plan at the foot of the cross and walk away from it? Can you die to it? When God's plan is revealed, you will have peace. God's ways bring peace and rest.

Let me ask you: Are you willing to say to the Lord, "Maybe it isn't the devil who's stopping me in my pursuit of this. Maybe it's you, Lord. I know that if this is not your will it could hurt me. At the very least, it will derail me from your perfect will and plan for my steps. I desire only your will and your way for my life.""

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Flowers from a friend

On Monday I was able to meet with my friend Cindy.  She has a beautiful garden.  We enjoyed a simple lunch of crackers, cheese and fruit outside under a big shade tree.  After lunch Cindy cut some of these roses for me to take home.  I love the color of them and they smell absolutely heavenly.  Thank you dearest Cindy!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Evening Walk in Golden

It has been quite sometime since I last posted.  Life has been very busy, but has slowed down a bit since the boys are on summer vacation.  It has taken me some time unwind and heal from all that I have been through with my youngest son.  He is doing better, but there are still things to wade through on a daily basis.  I am thankful that for now the Lord has blessed us with some calmness.

All the rain that we had brought spring.  It is green!  Mark and I like to take evening walks and I brought my camera one evening and took pictures.  I hope you enjoy the evening stroll through Golden.  Sorry that the pictures are dark, but it was evening.  ;-)

Some pretty purple flowers growing in a neighbor's flowerbed.

Spring lilacs blooming.  They smell so heavenly.

Big red poppies grow wild here in Golden.

I do not know what this flowering bush is called, but it is stunning.

Here is one of my favorite cottages in Golden.  I reminds me of the beach.

Here is a small yellow cottage.  Behind it is open space.  In fact all the cottage back to open space.

At this cottage the owner has beautiful flowers growing in the big glass window.

The owner of this little cottage just planted spring flowers in the newly finished planters.

And this cottage I love for the wonderful patio it has with a water fountain.