Thursday, March 29, 2012

Breathtaking Beauty

It's tulip time here in Central Indiana!
It is wonderful to watch the world awaken in color each Spring. Just think, all this color was lying beneath the cold hard soil a few weeks ago. Isn't that amazing? It's my favorite time of the year. I know I told you that already!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

You Can Fix A Zipper Too

One of the brides that I'm working with broke the tab off of her zipper on her wedding dress. She was using a paper clip and a ribbon to pull the zipper.
Rather than replace the entire zipper I suggested to her that I could make a "tab" by creating a cord from thread that went through a beautiful glass bead. You can fix the tab on any zipper this way. As you know zipper tabs are usually made from aluminum and can be quite brittle and easily broken.
She loved how it looked when I was done.
Is anyone else having trouble with getting blogger to allow modification to font size and placement and other things? It won't let me highlight features to add URL links etc. It's not a big deal I guess, but it messes with my "perfectionist brain"! Ha Ha. Make it a great day anyway!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easier Said Than Done!

Do not worry about anything. But pray and ask God for everything you need. And when you pray, always give thanks. And God's peace will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. The peace that God gives is so great that we cannot understand it.
Holy Bible
New Testament Book
Philippians Chapter 4 Verses 6 and 7
Are you anxious or worried? We quote these verses when we are.
In my opinion this is much easier said than done! Our daughter and I have been quoting these verses to each other, sometimes several times each day.
Practice makes progress.
We tag these verses below onto the ones above:
Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians Chapter 4 Verses 8 and 9
And sometimes blogger will let me do the font on my blog posts the way I want it and sometimes it won't! Oh well, I'm just not gonna worry 'bout it.
I hope you feel tremendous peace today.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Sunrise Surprise

When the bleeding hearts bloom I KNOW it is truly Spring. It has definitely arrived.
So yep, I say it's Spring. But as the saying goes, if you don't like the weather in Indiana, hang on just one second and it will change. So way early this morning when I was on my way to a job I was surprised to see mounds of this around town.
Apparently piles and piles of hail fell last night.
Oddly enough we never heard a thing!
I would have loved to watch it fall from the sky and hit the earth.
Did any of you see these piles of "weather"?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Baby

The word circulating among the local "kinfolk" was that Uncle had new baby calves at the farm. After all, what's Spring without calves.
So I told our daughter that when I got home from work I would take her to see the calves. With a soft high pitched voice, she said, "Aaahhh, really? I've always wanted to touch a cow." I glanced back to her as my heart sorta stuttered inside. My daughter...born to the girl who grew up in the mountains of Northwest Arkansas, with all things "farmish", milking goats and gathering eggs to name a few...well SHE, MY daughter, longed to simply "touch" a cow!

As the sun began its' rapid descent and dusk folded layers of shadows around us, we headed west out of town to "touch the cows". It was worth it!

Do you enjoy the baby animals of Spring?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This Makes NO Sense To Me

This tree is in glorious full bloom at our house. It is gorgeous...lovely...definitely springish...
we kept smelling a scent similar to a dead animal and we realized it is the blossoms on the tree!

Since then we have noticed that these beautiful trees blooming in so many places around town...ALL stink!

So we just hold our breath and enjoy their beauty. Still it makes no sense to me at all.

Do your Spring blossoms entice you to sniff their fragrance?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Today's Goals

Saturday evening my daughter and I met with an elderly lady who was sharing some troubles her children has gone through.
At some point I said, "There are times when life just throws you"...then I paused as I searched for the right word to use, and without missing a beat my little girl said,
"milk and honey". I said, "What?" She said, "Life throws you milk and honey Mom." With astonishment in my voice I said, "That's right. That's what we are going to say that life throws us milk and honey."
Then she proceeded to tell the lady an OLD TESTAMENT story from the Bible that our family loves, where Caleb and Joshua went to scout out a new land. The ones with them were scared of the Giants that lived there, but Caleb and Joshua said, "No way, we've gotta go. The land is flowing with milk and honey." They meant it was filled with plenty of good things.

So today's goals...
Do NOT be anxious about anything...

Think on good things...the milk and honey in MY life...I am grateful!

How about you? What are your goals for today?

Friday, March 16, 2012

It's Official

I believe it is safe to say that Spring has officially arrived in Central Indiana. The weather has been unusually warm and buds are popping open all around...I'm not complainin'!

How 'bout you? Are you seeing Spring yet?