Going with the flow 😎

I find it particularly apt that the daily prompt is Knackered, because gosh golly almighty am I tired tonight. Not just physically, but mentally too 😑

I spend Friday afternoons with my mother in her expansive third floor sewing room.

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I have cleared enough space to begin a project, and decided to  get started on something rather than finish the complete task of cleaning, so that perhaps we can finish a few quilts before she no longer can actively participate.

Well, today I hit several bumps in the road of my plan. Something as simple as finding the iron took over an hour because my mother has been squirreling things away into the strangest and obscure places as her Alzheimer’s remained undiagnosed for years.

Additionally, I am sewing on a Swedish machine I have never used before, and doing this without a manual adds a hint of excitement to the process. At least I managed to figure out the basics by trial and error. I will just ignore all the fancy stuff it appears to possess.

Still, as frustrating as the iron debacle and alien machine from outer space were, they are solved.  The iron now rest in its place, and I can sew a straight line. It is the fact that I have absolutely no idea how to make a quilt, and today I learned my mother has forgotten, this might just possibly slow us down a wee bit. 😧

Regardless, even with the interesting challenges, and the many many many! ups and downs of the stairs, it was a very good day and progress was made. Most importantly, my mother enjoyed herself, and my father received a much needed break from his caregiving duties.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

😴 Belinda

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A Blanket Beware

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Today, if you ask me what I want to do tomorrow, I would surely tell you that I want to cower beneath a bevy of blankets and pretend not to exist.

And in this pretending I would snuggle down deep and cozy into cocooned warmth as my strategically placed fans streamed cold brisk air across my bed…..ahhhhh

However, I do exist, I do have responsibilities, I do have many things I must do.

So tomorrow as the alarm clock dings I will do what I must.

Heavy heavy sigh……..

And toss that wretched thing clear to Timbuktu!

Who knew that a Blanket could be such a bad influence?

Perhaps they should have warning labels?

Hum…..what would they say I wonder?

Beware the Snuggler?

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Tonight I Won

Ha! It tried to knock me flat, and it actually succeeded in the first round, but I picked myself back up, preserved, and pulled that sucker out by the Roots!

Weeds, I gotta love um. For they give me such a good excuse to meander around in the early evenings and get dirt under my fingernails, which then of course makes doing the dishes a necessity, which then of course means I don’t leave them until morning, when then of course I don’t have time, which of course means I have to slough off what I should have done onto someone else, which is never ever considered very nice.

Therefore, tonight I have nothing but praise and thanksgiving to a good God for the weeds He has so thoughtfully placed in my life.

❤️ Blessings Belinda

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To Be or Not to Be?

My hairs are turning Gray. I remember the first one I noticed. It was on my 40th birthday, and you know what, I yanked that offender out right quick. However, as the days and months went by, it became quite apparent that removal of all the hair on my head, one strand at a time, was really not going to be such a good idea.

Therefore I embraced the concept of being gray as a good thing. Well maybe not as a good thing, but an inevitable thing, at least something I wasn’t going to stress over or get to upset about. The only complaint I had, was that I would have preferred for it to get over with its turning in a more timely fashion. I wanted suave swaths of gray streaking up from my temples, not the intermittent frizzy broken patches I was being blessed with instead.

Well, the swaths have begun to fill in quite nicely, and I actually am growing fond of the color, but, I have always known how fortunate I have been as a woman in corporate America, that I have not had demands placed upon me regarding how I dress, or that I do not wear makeup or color my hair. I also get to wear completely sensible comfortable shoes.

Consequently, it is not a minor thing when I consider employment elsewhere at the same level I enjoy now. For most of the women I have meetings and lunches with do not have the same luxury afforded to them.

So all that being said, I am truly not sure whether I am excited to have to change my approach to my personal appearance, or whether it is just going to end up being a ginormous pain. It is something I am capable of doing and most likely will enjoy once I embark on the journey. It’s just that I am so darn cheap that the thought of spending all that money to dazzle the eyes just gets my goat.

I would rather buy books, or an adventure or two…..sigh

Oh well. Que sera sera,

Belinda

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Zip It Not

I was told by someone dear to me that she wanted me to continue writing, even with the ups and downs, the good and bad, and occasional pity party. 🙄

So, for her, I would like to be able to do anything, and of all the requests she has ever made of me over the years, this one, not to Zip it, is going to be the only one I have ever been able to fulfill. 😞

Wow, that’s kinda pitiful isn’t 😏

Love you sweet cousin ❤️

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Daybook 18

Sigh…… too much negativity in my posts recently. I can make up excuses like, the stress of possibly losing the job I have had since high school, the stress of watching your children’s dreams stay unfulfilled, the stress of not being able to do what you know you should, the stress of watching the end of your parents lives, the STRESS!

What is unusual for me, is that considering the circumstances, I am actually in a good place regarding all this, not an easy place, but a peaceful one. For I have a safe haven in my relationship with the Lord, and I can rest in Him and honestly say, Your will be done 😌

However, I need to take a break from here, from too much introspection, too much avoidance of all the people that need me to be present, and to much procrastination regarding the starting of the work that needs to be done to ease the passage of the potential hard times to come.

Blessed be the Lord God almighty who was and is and is to come.

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Chuckle Not

Today is not a day to Chuckle ………

I had to let a much liked coworker go………

First time I have had to do this without cause on their part………

Heavy Heavy Sigh………😞

I must keep in mind Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” for this is just the beginning of the difficult days ahead, and I do not know how I would make it through if I did not have Him to rely upon.

❤️ “Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies.” Psalm 103:1-4 ❤️

Sigh…..😌

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