Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Almost Empty Nesters

Today was packing all day.  I got kitchen items and pantry items and a full set of dishes packed for Ben and Rachel. Ben helped me with pantry and cupboard items. Rachel helped me with dishes, bowls etc.

Sarah came by to help and she helped them pack things in the basement then things in their room and the linen closet outside of their room.

Ben will take the kitchen stuff down to their house tomorrow.  Then while Tim and Ben are in Williamsport, Rachel and I will unpack all the kitchen stuff.

We have to wait until their landlord gets finished with the wood floors before we can move anything else in.

Yesterday I didn't feel well and ended up going to sleep at 4:30 p.m. and waking at 8:10 a.m.  I guess I needed the sleep huh?  I felt much better today.

This is a card I need to send to a stamper friend who recently lost her husband.  I can't image the pain and heartache she is feeling.  I wish I lived near so I could comfort her, but prayers and a card will have to do.  Praying for you Anne R.

This is going to my brother and sister-in-law.  they just got news that they will be grandparents.
This is for another friend who lost a sister.  Such sadness.
This card is going to an 83 year old woman in assisted living.  She goes to the mailbox every day and never gets mail.  Tuesdays Splitcoaststampers has a forum where a person needs cards, so we make and send cards to them.  This woman will be surprised when her mailbox is full won't she?  We were asked if we can to periodically send her a card.  That's my kind of thing.  So even if she's a stranger, she's someone's mom, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, etc.  That's enough for me to send cheerful notes to her.

Can you imagine that's all she wants?  I feel a bit a ashamed myself for the things I want.  I have far more than this woman.  Time to pray, I know.

This is the card I'm sending to my nephew and his wife.  These were the colors for the color challenge this week. Seeing it now, it looks like a Christmas card! LOL  The colors were artichoke, cherry and pool party.  Oh well, I'm so excited for them.  They were married last October and we had the greatest time at their wedding.  Congrats  Tony and Nicole!

Verse of the Day:This verse ties in to what we read in Bible Study.  We were talking about the tongue and the damage it can do.  Before we know it, something comes out that offends people.  That's also linked to my quiet time this morning which said, be careful what comes in to your ears and eyes.  What you put in, comes out.

Do you remember a Sunday School song that went, Oh be careful little eyes what you see?
Oh be careful little ears what you hear?
What you read in books, magazines and internet greatly affect you.  The same goes for hearing swearing on TV, movies and internet.  What goes in comes out.

This is an oldie, but a goodie.  It's called You never let go by Matt Redman

Blessing of the Day: Today during my quiet time I told God that when we down-size, if he wants us to move from here, I'm reading to follow him.  That was so hard to say because I love the pool and screened-in porch we have.  We're continuing to see what God wants for us now that all kids are out of the house living on their own.

I really enjoyed watching the birds and other animals at the feeders today.  It's so quiet, you only hear the birds.  Such a beautiful time to sit and see God's creations all around.

Thanks for stopping by.


Leslie Miller said...

It's beautiful how you've used this stamp set for so many different occasions, and each one very appropriate. I can't imagine the pain of losing a spouse, either. My heart goes out...

craftygalslife said...

Love, Love, Love, wowsers. Gorgeous projects. lots of hugs,

Tammi from The Copic Scoop.