09 May 2012

The WORD on Wednesday

I have been throughly enjoying the sunshine we've had lately. It is so satisfying and uplifting to walk in the garden and see new blossoms appearing on what seems to be a daily basis and feel the warmth of the sun! It is also uplifting to look up and see the wonderful blue in the sky!

Lately, with all the beautiful weather, I have felt the desire to hang our laundry outside to dry and so, today, I hung out my first full load of laundry for this year...it's actually an experiment to see how long things take to dry at various temperatures and wind conditions:) Today's load is, mostly, hung on a new folding rack I found; I am still looking for the 'perfect' retractable clothesline having decided that the one thing we didn't plan for in our garden plans was space for a clothesline:(

Speaking of the beautiful sunshine and spring weather, this past Sunday was gorgeous so my hubby and I went on a drive up to a mountain state park located a bit southwest of Portland. It was a gorgeous day up there and although we had to drive a bit faster than I would have liked on the road because of local (?) traffic, it was not too bad. Along the way there were some spectacular views of the valley and when we got to the top (where the park is located) we were treated to a view of three snow capped mountains; I did find out later we should have been able to see five so we will have to make another visit there to find the two missing mountains:)
Up there on the mountain, I also found some pretty wildflowers which was very nice! One thing not so nice---our DDD (darling daughter dog) got it into her head to jump out of our car while we were parked there and when I picked her up to put her back in it, my camera swung around and bopped her...I felt HORRIBLE but she seems fine. Still I felt horrible.

On the horrible, not horrible, happy, not so happy things of life...tonight I will say good bye to my final child to leave the Pacific NW. And even though he has not lived with us for a couple years, I am really feeling the Empty Nest Syndrome now. Can I say this? It doesn't feel so good:( It is not that I am unhappy for him; I am and I am thrilled with his plans which I will share with you later. It's just that I MISS our 2 kids and 5 grandkids that moved years ago and now the he will be thousands of miles away too. BIG SIGH...OK--enough sadness for today:(

I will end on a more positive, happy note. I am back to reading the Bible, almost daily, and praying the Scriptures still. I am much happier with my prayer life now, although there is still room for improvement in terms of consistency and time dedicated to it. And this brings me to my chosen WORD for today...

Be ye therefore followers of God,
as dear children;
and walk in love,
as Christ also hath loved us,
 and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmeeling savour.
Ephesians 5:1, 2 KJV

Have a great Wednesday!

Photo: flowering tree on the Quimper Peninsula, Washington state.
Sorry for the rambling; busy day and a lot on my mind...
will be back soon with more regular posts and photos unless the sun tempts me TOO much:)


by Teresa said...

Yes, haven't we had some nice weather!? I love it! I'm curious which state park you visited. We have an umbrella clothesline but have not installed it yet. I want to do that soon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

by Teresa said...

Aimee, I tried to leave a comment on your question about the word verification but it didn't work. BUT.. those word verifications are extremely annoying and take up so much extra time when I'm trying to leave comments, I wish I never had to do another one ever. If you moderate, there is no need for the word verification. Thanks for asking. :-) Now, I have to do the word verification again to leave this comment. :-)

aimee said...

You and I are in total agreement about the word verification! Recently I had trouble at a few blogs that required them and that got me to wondering why I would put my visitors through that:) So thank you for confirming that they annoy you too and look forward to no more word verfication--at least here! And TY for putting up with it to leave all the wonderful comments you have left!

I would love to have an umbrella clothesline-my closest neighbor has one. I am checking possibilities out now but today (even with the not too warm temps) the new clothes rack worked OK.

I'll send you an e-mail re: the park. May take me a day or so though.

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