Monday, January 3, 2011
A New Year
A new year has come! Things are quiet here today. The boys went back to school & Hubby went back to work. Laken has not returned home from her stay with friends yet. Only the animals here to keep me company until I here that yellow school bus screach to a stop & the boys come thru the homestead living room door. So I have been busy putting away the Christmas decorations & cleaning. I am trying to get a jump start before spring in the cleaning department. I want to have lots of time to start my gardens when warm weather gets here. I started the major cleaning around Thanks Giving as I decorated the homestead. The shelf above the dinning room windows & the top of the old hooiser cabinet are the only places left to clean. I will be taking the ornaments off the tree soon & packing them away in the cheese boxes for another year. I love the soft glow of the tree lights at night so I think I will just decorate it with hearts for Valenties day. Then after Valentines is over the tree will be packed away for the year to.
I have been tweaking a bit here & there as I clean & pack away the Christmas decorations. I changed the white dishes in the plate rack. I put the brown MarCrest dishes in it for the winter. They seem to make it look more warm & cozy. My collection is short two plates. They will be on my treasure hunt list this spring when all the flea markets open up again. I am still undecided about the fireplace redo so I am putting it off for a short time yet. I have enjoyed the comments I have gotten so far. I thought maybe there would be some more yet since alot of bloggers are just getting back to their good old computers. I would not want to miss out on a terrific idea.
A thought to ponder as this new year has come. None of know just what it will bring for all us. That is out of our control. We can only pray for the best. Only God knows what it will bring. We can how ever place our trust in Him that what ever it brings He will be by our side.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall all thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. Proverbs 3:5-10
Blessings Til Next Time!