What would lure a girl into braving ticks, mosquitoes, deer flies, nettles, prickers, brambles and POISION IVY?
No, it wasn’t temporary insanity.
Okay, maybe partially.
I was desperate for a half hour of sweet silence spent picking these…
I wish you could have been with me, it was GORGEOUS day. The sky was a brilliant blue full of puffy white summer clouds. There was a steady breeze that made the branches of the trees rustle a comforting, mesmerizing cadence. The birds filled the thickets where I was picking and kept me company with their various scoldings and flirtings.
It was PERFECT!
It was just what I needed. As I walked along the edge of the field searching for berries I took in deep breaths of fragrant air and I felt God’s calming hand on my heart. The beauty of God’s earth never fails to calm my soul.
It is AMAZING!
This week has felt scattered. Lauren was really sick Monday and Tuesday. When she spiked a temperature of 104.2, Monday afternoon, I decided a visit to the doctor was in order.
Thankfully by Wednesday she was perking around and I was able to begin catching up from the two days I took “off” to care for her. It’s astounding how many weeds can grow in a garden in two days time and laundry…EEEK.
Plus it is the height of Black Raspberry season and their was and is jam to make.
I think I am catching back up with all that needs to be done, now I if I can only tackle those extras I’d like to accomplish like window and curtain washing. However, I suppose those can wait until another day (or year) because today it was
Can you tell who the camera diva is? She kept saying, “Take a picture of me, take a picture of me!”
What a camera hog!
As if the day wasn’t already blissfully perfect, when I came up to the house after berry picking, a package sat on my front deck. I was trying to figure out what it was, because I hadn’t ordered anything. Then, I saw the word SURPRISE written on it. I immediately new that inside that postal package was a handmade delight!
My friend Bevy had made me one of her amazingly, creative bags.
Bevy, thank you so much! Words cannot express how grateful I am to you for your friendship and generosity. You have such a precious, loving spirit and I thank God that he arranged for us to meet through blogging. You are a treasure.
If you’re in the market for a new bag check out Bevy’s Etsy site, you won’t be disappointed!
With all that said, I’m looking forward to this weekend. I’m on a mission to accomplish much and have a great time hanging out with my kids and husband.
I have a feeling it’s going to be OUTSTANDING!