Showing posts with label spring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring. Show all posts

Monday, February 29, 2016

Awaiting Sping



A hush is over everything,
Silent as women waiting for the 
spring.
~~Sara Teasdale~~

As the air begins to warm and we enter the month of March, I am thrilled in the anticipation of Spring.  You want to go out and do some spring cleaning in the garden, rake the leaves from between the daffodils so that their beds are clear.  

It won't be long before the trees are covered in their coats of green and the bird nests are safely hidden out of sight.  Oh my, and it's just around the corner! 

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Thanks be to God!

Cathy
 I'm here to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  Should be fun!





I think you should take some time to visit Imagin-in-ing.  You're sure to enjoy it!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring's 'round the Corner


The years at the spring
And day's at morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearleld;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his heaven-
All's right with the world!
~~Robert Browning~~


I know that Spring is still three weeks away and the change to daylight savings time is not for two weeks.  You can accuse me of pressing my luck.  So be it!!  Just remember!  The Feast of Saint Patrick falls between both...There is Hope for Spring!!!  

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Spring's 'round the corner
Goslings and ducklings are born
Softness in down

Little lambs and calves
Nourished by their mother's milk
Spring's 'round the corner

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Thanks be to God!!

Cathy


I'm joining for the first time Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 






Sunday, February 09, 2014

Hoping for Sunshne



It has been gray and gloomy here for so long that any bit of sunshine is cherished. While I sit here the song we sang as kids has come to mind.
"Sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you
'Til you take my sunshine away."

And who can forget John Denver's Sunshine On My Shoulders?

So to all who have the sunshine enjoy and cherish it!  For us who are still waiting for it, find a song to sing that will brighten you day.
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Thanks be to God!!

Cathy

Pleases stop by and visit Karen at Sunlit Sunday and offer your bit of sunshine today.
  

  Today's link to Provident God.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Long Two Weeks



The tulips are gone.  The daffodils have passed.  And for two weeks we've had nothing but thunderstorms, hail and rain.  Now is the time to get into the soil and do some rejuvenation!  Not just for the plants but for the soul as well.  Working in the glory of the sunshine,  thanking God for it since is has been so long away, that's what I will be doing today.   I'm also going to, inthis quiet, take stock of my eternal garden.  There are sure a lot of weeds there.  For tomorrow's forecast is for more clouds and rain.   I wish you all a glorious sunshine day.  Please soak up some of that natural Vitamin D and give your soul a hearty dose of the eternal sunshine by communing with the Triune God.  

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Thanks be to God!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Cleaning and Tea Talk


I'm having...blackberry tea.  Very flavorful and with a bit of Splenda quite a nice way to begin the day.

My teacup...one of my favorite dainty teacups.
I'm feeling...like sitting here is not what I should be doing, as I have committed myself to Spring Cleaning the next two days.  Spring Cleaning has taken on a whole new meaning this year.   It's more like cleaning up after a disaster.  Cleaning to get things back in order.  And believe me there is a LOT of disorder here.

On my mind...is the order in which I am to begin this endeavor.  Do I start in the bedrooms, or the Family Room.  UGH!  The living room has to be last because the dining room still has saws, and compressors and tools...(SIGH)  Oh, Cathy!  Just get started!!!


 

My second favorite household chore is ironing.
My first being hitting my head on the top bunk 
bed until I faint. 
~Erma Bombeck~

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Thanks be to God!

Now won't you join me and visit Ruth at Celebrate Friendship is hosting Tea Talk at her house?  Share a cup of tea or a cool refreshing drink with us.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Into Mosaic Monday!


The leaves are raked and mulched. The grass is greening. And the color of Spring is coming alive here.
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Thanks be to God!
Now please visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Lisa at  Macro Monday  also has much to offer.  The pictures are grand.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

-Mosaic Monday~


Hoping For Spring

Hummingbirds and butterflies
Dragon flies and robins
Roses, daisies, and daffodils
All these wonders are Spring to me

Posting this again because I've been homesick for the beautiful scenery at "home."  In just a few months will be going home again for a visit!  The "fix" gets me through the rest of the year!


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Thanks be to God!
Now please visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Lisa at  Macro Monday  also has much to offer.  The pictures are grand.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

~Tea Talk~




No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. 
~Proverb



I'm having...Island Mango Peach White Tea from Lipton.  It's very flavorful.



My teacup...is one I got at Cracker Barrel a few weeks ago. Had breakfast with a friend and we got mugs to savor our tea at home and remind us that friendship is a real treasure.



I'm feeling...So very grateful.  The cabinets are in and the counter top will be measured and in another week or two it will be in place.  The kitchen is coming together and my how wonderful it is.  I am grateful to all who helped with this process from beginning to the middle here...not quite the end.  But the kids and Ron and the contractors from Lowe's have been just grand.


On my mind...is the weekend retreat at St. Meinrad Archabbey.  It's that time of year again when women from the church gather there for two days of prayer, instruction and community.  It's how I get ready for spring.  



Sam's personal inspection of the new cabinets. 

  Wishing all a wonderful Thursday!!

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Now won't you join me and visit Ruth at Celebrate Friendship is hosting Tea Talk at her house?  Share a cup of tea or a cool refreshing drink with us.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring Progresses~~Mosaic Monday~~

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It's been a rainy weekend. Not much to see but the trees, the birds and plants all dealing with the elements. Still a beautiful sight!
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Thanks be to God!


Please visit Mary and The Little Red House. Her pictures are grand and so are the pictures of others!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Before and After...

I did it!!!!!!!

It took a couple of days and commitment and the avoidance of distraction but I did it!!! I cleaned up the office and my space...The hard part was the avoidance of distraction. That is what has taken me so long to clean the office in the first place. I'd find something and get side-tracked. Start reading something and poof the time was gone. BUT not this time...NO!!! I DID IT! Now how long it will last I cannot tell.

BEFORE



AFTER



Have you any Spring Cleaning Nightmares to share? Wishing you all a productive Spring Day.
~~^j^~~
Thanks be to God!

Felt like a little Carly Simon music today...Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Signs of Spring~Mosaic Monday


Orange, yellow and pink
Purple, the colors of spring
Creation Glory!

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Thanks be to God!!!

Please visit Mary and The Little Red House. Her pictures are grand and so are the pictures of others!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Glimpses of Spirng~~Mosaic Monday

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It was gloomy and rainy all weekend and as the sun rises today it will still be cloudy. But in spite of it all HOPE was springing forth in creation.
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Please visit Mary and The Little Red House. Her pictures are grand and so are the pictures of others!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Anticipation...


Thought that it would be good to have some diversion. Spring is a mere 4 weeks away. Looking forward we are a people of hope, and so it is that I thought I would offer a puzzle that might be fun and offer some hope of spring. So here it is for your pleasure.

Click to Mix and Solve

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Thanks be to God!



If you'd like to add to the diversion by adding your picture puzzle of spring please allow us to visit you and play along.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Hope of Spring Mosiac Monday

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The words didn't come today! Don't know where they are but today they did not accept my invitation. Will just offer the invitation again. In the meantime, here is my offering for Mosaic Monday.

Please visit Mary and The Little Red House. Her pictures are grand and so are the pictures of others!

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Thanks be to God!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Picture Puzzle Day


Do you have time to play today? If you do please take some time to rest here and put together the puzzle. I'm offering you some quiet space in which you can play and not be expected to do anything but enjoy your time here. There are no calculations to be done here or any serious concerns to be addressed. No bookkeeping or bills to pay. Just stay and play! And when you're finished with mine, wander over to the side bar and enjoy the Winter Berries.

Click to Mix and Solve
Backyard Spring

Please join the fun and offer us one of your pictures so we can play along. Please leave a comment and then link us to your Picture Puzzle Day. Thank you!!!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Simple Women's Daybook



Today I have off because of it's spring break here. I took the time off so I could do some spring cleaning. Well, you can see where I am...Honest!!! I will begin as soon as I post this little bit of Monday. So after you have stopped by here please visit Peggy at The Simple Women's Daybook.

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1. Outside my window...Sam is meowing, letting me know that he'd like to come in.

2. I'm thinking...this is the first time I have ever done this later than 5:00 a.m.

3. I'm thankful for...having spent a wonderful weekend at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in retreat.

4. I'm wearing...Sweater, pants and warm socks.

5. From the Kitchen...Baked macaroni and cheese with smoky links, broccoli and fruit.

6. I am creating...Still working on the counted x-stitch. Are you as tired of hearing about this as I am about telling you about it? It was purchased as a kit in England and now there is not enough thread. I'm now on-line comparing Anchor and DMC threads.

7. I am reading...The Sadness of Christ by Thomas More.

8 . I'm hoping...to rest in the memory of the retreat.

9. I am hearing...Birds chirping outside.

10. Around the house...The crocus, daffodils, and tulips are starting to bloom

11. Few plans for the rest of the week...Enjoy time off, resting and enjoying the quiet.

12. One of my favorite things is...gather pictures and make them into photo books. Since I had trouble with "Simon" during the holidays I haven't gotten those pictures done yet.



13. Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...


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Monday, March 09, 2009

The Simple Women's Daybook

It's been so long since I've done this I"m not sure how this will turn out...It requires some thought and reflection on what my week may be. so to begin.

After you visit here please visit Peggy at The Simple Woman and journey along the path of life we all share.

1. Outside my window...it's dark again. Last week the sun was rising, but today its will be coming up as I start for work.

2. I'm thinking...this week should be less demanding as I have fewer meeting to attend and less projects that require immediate attention.

3. I'm thankful for...having spent quality time with David and the rest of the Charlotte Kellers via the webcam. It's finally up and running again.

4. I'm wearing... robe and slippers.

5. From the Kitchen...Will come Tuna Helper, green beans and fruit for desert. Lent is a good time for reflecting on being satisfied. I need to remind myself the being full is not comfortable, but being satisfied is.

6. I am creating...the work of counted x-stitch Laura gave me to make for her birthday 3 yrs ago. I'm embarrassed! I think it's one I would not have chosen and it's hard to finish...But her birthday is in May and I am determined to finish it!

7. I am reading...Mother Theodore Guerin A Women for All Time by Penny Blaker Mitchell

8 . I'm hoping...we will have the opportunity to travel to INDY to see our granddaughter Kellie perform with her Winter Guard Unit from Memorial High School.

9. I am hearing...Duchess snoring. She is asleep on the floor next to my feet.

10. Around the house...It's decorated for St. Patrick's Day. Sure and won't that be a grand time.

11. Few plans for the rest of the week...Grouping with my Cursillo friends, baking some MORE Irish Soda Bread, preparing to spend time with family this weekend.

12. One of my favorite things is...Watching old Charlie Chan movies. Had time to do that this last weekend as I worked on the x-stitch. It was most relaxing.

13. Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...



The Hope of Spring.

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Thanks be to God!