"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, March 23, 2012

breathing...


Life is still on hyperspeed...  All of it good, though as I've mentioned I prefer a slower pace.  It seems that the girls are going to be traveling to the valley to spend spring break with friends.  That means that while Larry is at work I'll be home... alone... all day.  I'm tempted to turn the telephone off and lock the doors, quietly hiding with a good book and my knitting.  We'll see.  Though it sounds good, soon I would probably be the one picking up the phone and re-opening the lines of communication. Isn't life like that?  As my mother always says, "it's either feast or famine!"  I almost sent Audrey back to Montana with Hannah for a few days and I'm so glad that I kept her home.  Something just didn't feel right and now I know that we all just needed a short break before more chaos.






Today, eight year old Charity will help me make a pot of soup for a sick friend as my girls will be at a gathering helping to make wedding announcements for our sweet engaged Alycia.  This weekend I look forward to a visit from my daughter and son in law, a baby shower for our friend Halley and a wild get together/sleep over with the best friends a gal could have.  The storm before the calm so to speak.





It's times like these that I take a breath and thank God for my family and friends.  When things are buzzing and I feel like my brain needs a break I remind myself why.  It's because I am richly blessed with people to love and people who love me.  Who can complain about that?


* The photos were taken through the street window of a friend's saddlery shop downtown.  Just a little window lust on the part of a horse lover...  


~~Debbie


15 comments:

  1. Enjoy your time alone...sounds like it will be well deserved. xo

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  2. Debbie, your mother was so right, it's either feast or famine [in more ways than one]! With a job that often takes my husband out of town and two teenage boys who spend a lot of weekends away with one grown brother or the other, I am often here on the weekends alone! Sometimes it is so nice, I relax and do what I want, but other times it is so very lonely. Then they all arrive back home,bring with them the noise, meals, washing! Life is so different from when they were little and I just wanted to sit for one minute in peace!
    Oh well, life moves on...
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  3. I think you might like the quietness. I remember the very first summer that my daughter was away (she was 15 at the time). My husband and son paired up and I was the odd ball out. I was lost, then I started to do things for ME and I loved it!!!

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  4. So many possibilities come with the gift of time... Enjoy yourself, Debbie!

    ~Lisa

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  5. Enjoy your quiet time, gathering your thoughts, enjoying the sweetness of doing nothing, and getting ready to welcome everyone back home! xo

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  6. I need a week of that but our spring break isn't until the first week in April. I know what you mean though. It feels like it hasn't stopped here since last September.
    I think it sounds wonderful to have a day with peace and quiet and time to gather your thoughts.
    I hope it works out. :) I was supposed to have that kind of day yesterday. It didn't happen. :(
    But God was very merciful. So that is all that matters right?
    Have a great weekend.

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  7. Adding to the list...Debbie and Cheryl prefer a slower pace...Debbie and Cheryl order last in restaurants... :-)
    I pray that your time alone is restful and restorative, and that the lovely upcoming events are full of blessing and His strength for you. Praying that all the needed details are brought to your mind, and that you feel His peace.
    Love, Cheryl...your sister from far away who is near at heart

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  8. Debbie, I hope you enjoy the slower pace of an empty house because you know it is only temporary and then all your lovely busy-ness will come right home to you!

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  9. What a wonderful lesson I have just read here. I love your outlook. When things start getting hectic and frenzied for me, I tend to shut down. I need to look at it from your perspective.

    "It's because I am richly blessed with people to love and people who love me. Who can complain about that?"

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  10. Enjoy this special time, to be renewed and refreshed! beautiful thoughts and beautiful wishful photos.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  11. Ah...a few days quiet...I long for it more and more these days.

    I think after Tim and the girls get back from Senegal, I will be tempted to run away for a few days, after running the store by myself for two weeks and the kids here there and everywhere....

    Pray for me will you?

    Lovely photos....

    Deanna

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  12. I've just enjoyed some catching up. I loved watching your one pound baby jacket take shape and all the horsey things. You have been busy though, but I see it as a good busy. I hope you get to fit in some time of resting too. I always enjoy all your photos!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  13. You have summed it up well...and boredom is very over rated!! Enjoy, enjoy!!!

    I miss the days of unendless activity!!

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  14. I know about being busy right now - there is a lot of back and forth trips down to the Cities to see my sister and take care of my nephew (my sister had her twins at twenty-eight weeks). My other two sibs are also having life crisis so big sister is getting lots of phone calls from sibs and from my Mom. :)

    I can't help it...sometimes I resent the pull and just want to stay home.

    I love the photos through the window - you did a fabulous job with them - very dreamy and wistful just like a young girl/woman's hopes.

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  15. Terrific photos. I'm a sucker for leather.
    Congrats on the engagement of your daughter.

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