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Monday, May 19, 2014

My Weekend From Blah To Awww

My weekend started out with a visit to the Dr. on Thursday and a broken TV.  Not an epic way to start off a weekend.  Sometimes I wonder if their are unseen forces working against me for my own good.
Our TV is a big 61" projection TV (I know we must be the last people without a flat screen).  We still have a warranty on the last bulb we replaced, so now we have to mail it back and wait 7-10 days to receive the new one. Ugh...
After way too many hours at the Drs. office, I came home with muscle relaxers and retreated to the bedroom, where lucky I have a perfectly good TV.  After taking only 2 of the pills (one a day), I felt so much better.  I think that's because the pills forced me to stay in bed and let my back heal.  I'm not good at just sitting still.
So was my weekend exciting?  Not at all.
I spent my weekend in utter ordinariness....
But sometimes, if you're really quiet, you might see the most beautiful things.

The first day of no TV in the living room was rough.  The silence was deafening.  It makes you crazy.  But then by the second day, something changed.  My mind starts to adjust and slowly but surely, as I went about doing other things, that deafening silence was quieted.  I don't know if your ears adjust or your mind does. I start to hear the singing of the birds outside.  The brushing sound of one cat lovingly grooming the other.  I notice voices of neighbors enjoying their walks outside.  I feel calm.  My mind has been quieted. I have conversations with God and can focus on them, rather than throwing my whirling babbling chaos at him.  I bet he's thinking "finally".
I'm pretty grateful for what I started out complaining about. It just goes to show you even after 50 we still don't know what we really want.

My weekend:

  • Drs. visit
  • Lots of bedtime
  • Snuggling with Mattie
  • Thinking of and missing Ty and the grandkids
  • Eating fluffy pancakes and fruit in bed thanks to Neil
  • Dusting, sweeping, cleaning the bathroom
  • Doing laundry
  • Making an orange slice wreath
  • Hanging out with the neighbors next door
  • Walking to the grocery store
  • Cooking steak with goat cheese & shrimp for dinner
  • Sorting through & tossing piles of junk in the bedroom
  • Pulling weeds in the flower beds
  • Raking MORE leaves
  • Enjoying fresh sweet iced tea
  • Watering wildflower seeds
  • Being giddy when I see all the little 2 leaf plants I grew
  • Touching up faded paint on welcome watering pail sign
  • Hanging welcome water pail sign
  • Imagining what it would be like to have my parents visit
  • Photographing my next giveaway
  • Made a live ivy topiary
  • Eating bowls of fresh fruit
  • Putting a puzzle together while listening to my fav songs
  • Roasting marshmallows outside
  • Enjoying the unconditional love my furbabies give me
  • Taking a nice long shower, shaving & exfoliating my skin
  • Giving myself a pampering facial
  • Visiting my sister via phone
  • Spoiling myself with lots of body butters & foot creams
  • Giving myself a manicure & pedicure
  • Loving the good nights sleep I got after working so hard
Like I said, sometimes being forced to stay home, to be quite, leads to the most contentment.

Love y'all...
But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.
~ Psalm 131:2


  1. Awe sweet lady....so glad you feel better. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Love the watering can :) & that's looking like water melon as the enjoyed fruit which I have been craving all week & mean to buy me a big ole fat one to enjoy for my weekend ahead, God willing. The blah's must be in the air b/c I'm determined to kick mine to the curb & enjoy my week. So I'm blog hopping and while on my way to mine, I pulled in your blog driveway to see what you been up too. Head to mine after while once my back porch post goes up and share my blah #DIY project that helped mine go away. :) Your post today helped me too, sweet friend

  3. Sometimes we do have to take a break and relax and enjoy nature! Your dog and cat are really cute and sweet looking!
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