Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My ICAD Week 4–It’s Become So Personal Now

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I’m not going to try and fool you… some of these were hard!

Harder than the week 2 when all of the prompts were FOOD! Believe me, that’s all I thought about that week…food, diabetes, exercise… week 2 was hard!  These were just challenging to my mind and I think my heart, too.  I thought maybe I’d hit a wall. HARD!

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Throw back to … well, another time. Winking smile 

 

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Romantic?  hopelessly!

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This one was corny… but I couldn’t help myself! If you truly know me… well, I’m not a math whiz.  In fact, I don’t like math.  Pie…good. Math…well, without it, there’d be no pie.

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Fun!

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MORE… Fun!

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Dramatic… possibly, my favorite one for week 4.

Thank you for all your sweet comments about my art! You all are very kind.

It got me thinking-- 

You know how you’ve always heard how some artist, don’t want to show their work until it is completely finished?  Or… they are just never happy with it; maybe they just can’t put the finishing touch on it? 

Well, it’s sort of weird showing all these to you… and this week, I had a moment; as I was working on a card, someone, let’s say… interrupted and questioned my method…

I thought I was going to cry and then I just wanted to shred it!  Why?!  it’s just an index card.  I have no idea how to explain it to you; or why it even happened and effected me the way it did. 

Silly.

It’s PRIDE.  Mankind’s worst downfall… and biggest sin.

Looking back now, I realize none of these cards sum up who I am… but all of them collectively, are a small representation of my total being, and who I am Serving.  They are little tiny glimpses into my Walk with Christ.

Thank you for letting me share them with you!

‘Til next time, Count your blessings,

Patricia

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

~Philippians 2:12

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Flea Market Day--


Saturday we had no kiddos!  We had tentative plans with our oldest (his daughter)- to visit and have lunch. But she moved it to Sunday…which was fine. That meant CAMPER WORK!

But is rained.  The ground was a soggy mess and not ideal for running extension cords and tools out.

So we did the next best thing.

FLEA MARKET!!!
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We bought a used fridge and a small, light-weight sink.  We bought this one for $5 bucks… and afterward, we found a small stainless sink for $10, that would have been perfect;  I think this one will be fine. We are always on the look out for parts for the camper. We’re making some head-way on the inside—I’ve posted about that on the other blog.

Honey was looking for a replacement pair of METAL SNIPS… he’s lost a good pair; and he needs them for work on the camper.  We always have something in mind when we shop the thrift store, the Flea Market… or even yard sales.

The man we bought the sink from had a stack of four cushions… sturdy, clean (SMELL IS EVERYTHING!) firm cushions. 

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I’ll be recovering them; besides I have to make some modifications to them anyway.  I think they’ll work for what we need.

We only been to a few yard sales this year…RAIN IS A BIG FACTOR.  I make a running list of things I’m looking for, so not to amass too much CLUTTER.  always a problem!

Are you having any luck with sales this year in your area?  Are you having a sale?   I haven’t thought that far ahead… but an end of season sale might be happening.

Til Next Time, be blessed!
Patricia

She watches over the affairs of her household; and does not eat the bread of idleness. ~Proverbs 31:27

Monday, June 29, 2015

Late Garden- June 2015

 

With all the rain we’ve had this year… and the late start we got on our garden, it’s been a strange one.

See my gorgeous zucchini plants I’m growing? (she boasts proudly)

No zucchini. sigh

Crooked neck squash in the same bed. YUM!  One plant… and 1

…2 and 3!  Yes! 3 squash.  Not sure… but I think this bed needs to have the soil amended.

The tomatoes I planted… are doing pretty well. What?  you don’t see my tomato plant?  Weeds… pssshh!

OKAY… yes,  They are in the same box…as the squash and Zucchini plants… Over in a corner… They ARE growing tomatoes.  But not huges amounts of tomatoes….

I got lazy this year—and honestly, I didn’t check for compatibility of my plants.  I also have not let my SHADOW fall in the garden much this year… ehem!   (I haven’t weeded it much.)

I have one other box that we planted with about 6 cucumber plants… and we are getting lots of cukes from there.  (seen in the top right corner of the first picture)

How’s your garden growing?  Is it finished already…due to hot temps?  Is it underwater or washed out due to rain… or is it still going strong?  My garden is the most lush and green and GRASSHOPPER FREE it’s been in years!

It’s mostly GARDEN-ER FREE too. Winking smile  I’m a lazy gardener this year.  I was thinking maybe a Fall garden might be more productive and gardener friendly for us this year.  We’ll see!

‘Til next time,

Patricia

 

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.
~ Proverbs 24:33-34