Tuesday, 30 September 2014

I used this picture a long time ago but it is very appropriate again as the long list of appointments for mum and OH plus some other things I had to do has now cleared for a whole fortnight and I shall be spending the next three days getting organised and ready for the grand rearrangement of the furniture which I am looking forward to.  Then will come the grand rearrangement of the contents of the furniture.  Yes, I am looking forward to that too
I can't think of a picture that would be appropriate. Our Bible Study group is a blessing, we support each other  and often end up talking about things that have nothing to do with the Bible Study, but always feel that God is in what we end up talking about. Someone shared some very sad news that shocked us all and it was a good thing we heard it together

Sunday, 28 September 2014

The fruitfulness of this time of year must have been a real blessing to those who had to forage to survive.  We should remember how fortunate we are that we don't have to go out and pick our dinner!
Late again!  I had a really lovely few hours at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival.  I was a chance to meet up with a couple of friends who I see online far more than I do in person (oh, and Heather came too)  Came home feeling not only blessed but also loved. Thanks girls xx

Friday, 26 September 2014

Autumn colour is a blessing, so beautiful to look at and for those like me who hate the heat, a cool breeze to go with it.  You didn't miss yesterday's post, by the way, it's underneath this one.
This post is a day (almost 2 days) late.  I have had a bit to do for mum and OH and that has left me rather achy and tired and uninspired.  Not that there were no blessings, but I was lacking the brain power to think of anything to write. So, nostalgia, sometimes that's a good thing, here's a picture of me when I was about 8

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

What a blessing it is when things start to fall into place!  I have been deperately trying to organise things so that we could book a date with the removal men, or, more accurately, the moval men as we are just rearranging. This morning we felt ready to take the plunge and now we have a date it means I can relax and spend more time with mum today, concentrate on my sermon for Sunday and take hubby out tomorrow and then finish of the shifting of the stuff next week. Load has lifted, feelin' good!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Music that takes you out of yourself, or takes you back, or both, is a welcome rest for the busy mind

Monday, 22 September 2014

Many churches will be having the Harvest Festival next Sunday.  My harvest was rather small this year, what with the blighted tomatoes and the non-existent peas, but the physalis (Cape gooseberry) have been lovely.  There are loads of blackberries to be picked but I can't find any sloes and I don't think I will have time to get any more for a week or two by which time they will be gone.
Harvest time is special, a time to thank God for the blessing of good food and fresh produce and not a plastic wrapping in sight!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sometimes a bit of peace and quiet is all it takes. And sometimes being quiet is what is required. I talk too much. I wonder how my friends put up with me banging on about my troubles. Today I managed to shut up long enough to listen to someone else's troubles and made a new friend.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Friday, 19 September 2014

The trials and tribulations of the week have meant that I actually feel like the weekend is here, not something that happens very often, woo hoo!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Slept well last night and managed to stay awake all day. Did a few bits of stuff that needed doing and then I sat down and drew you all a picture. Early night again tonight, another medical appointment for mum tomorrow.
The blessing is that it is a clinic that has a session at her own GP surgery so we don't have to go to the hospital this time.
Sorry I'm late, just didn't have the will to do anything much yesterday after I got home. It's a blessing I don't have days like that too often!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The brain fog lifted a bit today and I have actually got round to making an appointment with the man who is going to do the furniture shifting for us.  So I have been planning in my head as well as doing a bit more sorting.  And I have my PC back! HURRAH!
I am having to learn that a small advance is a blessing because it isn't a retreat!

Monday, 15 September 2014

This picture represents my brain full of mist and cobwebs. It is a blessing that I can just give up and go back to sleep when I need to - it's been one of those days

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible

I know what I want to say but I don't seem to be able to do it the way I want to on the iPad so it will have to wait until I get the PC back.  So here's a picture of a cat to be going on with.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

I was astonished to discover that being alone with one's thoughts is such a trial for so many people. I picked one report at random but there were many relating to this particular study and if you want to learn more Go HERE
For me, the chance to sit quietly and undisturbed is a blessing.

Friday, 12 September 2014

This is the third time I've used this picture but the blue badge is a blessing to those who really need it and the good news is that mum was sent hers without independent assessment. Suspect that my conversation with the nice lady at the council helped

Thursday, 11 September 2014

I was going to draw a picture of a bat but I am still without the PC so can't upload it.  This picture of dusk will have to do.  So, last night, as it was about this light(or dark, if you prefer) I saw the return of a couple of welcome visitors, namely, the bats!  It's another one of those things that have a special meaning for me, too complicated and personal to explain here, but I felt blessed to see them.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

My proper computer has gone for a check up so I am restricted to those photos I have put into Picassa for the time being.  My garden is looking particularly good at the moment because my lovely friend Sally has been giving it a severe talking too. She is a blessing because her hard work encourages me to try and do some too. I will post some photos on FB in a bit

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Having spent much more time than I wanted to yesterday sorting out OH's PC I made him promise to keep his troubles to himself today so that I could GET ON!
He has kept his promise and I have concentrated on that Forth Bridge of a room of mine.  It's ominously quiet!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Autumnal colours and a whole week ahead with nobody needing me to take them to any medical  ( or other) appointments.
Even in towns, in the High Streets and Thoroughfares, it's worth looking up at what is above the shop fronts. Lots of places where the original building has long disappeared  and been replaced by plate glass still have interesting upper floors and roofs.  Does anyone know where this is?

Saturday, 6 September 2014

My day twisted and turned today and in a funny way it was a blessing that my friend didn't have time to meet for coffee as I decided to postpone the joys of Ipswich for another time.  I went to the auction viewing at Campsea Ashe, then to Wickham Market, Wyevale and the antique centre in Woodbridge.  Oh and I stopped off at Farm Cafe in Marlesford too and had a HUGE cheese scone and a double espresso.  My lovely OH wanted to buy me a proper present and we agreed I would look for something silver and I had a long and interesting talk with the man in WAC and got a nice little piece in there. Tired but happy!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Sometimes I find it a bit difficult to find something different to say now.  Some of the things I mentioned when I started in January wouldn't hurt to be reprised, but today I drew a few doodles and this one made me think of something.  It looks like an ear with a hearing aid to me. (I know, I know, but they are going to increase my medication soon)
Any aid to better hearing has to be a blessing, doesn't it? So it's a blessing I can keep my patience with OH who hardly every wears his.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Not all blessings (and I know some people have an issue with the word but come with me on this) are just plonked into our laps.  Some do need a bit of effort, but it should always be worth it.  I am thinking today about the times when we fall out with people, maybe just a row, or maybe a disapproval of something the other person does (or, of course, their disapproval of something we do)  But it does us harm to harbour grudges, or refuse to try and see things from the other person's point of view. At worst it can seriously damage what might otherwise have been a good relationship.  It's something that needs time and effort and prayer but if you can forgive, even better, forget, then a friendship can be stronger and even if that doesn't happen you will find an inner peace

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The changing seasons are a blessing. Each has its own beauty, each has its own difficulties, too cold, hot, wet, dry. But often it is just right. For me the sunny autumn days when there is a bit of coolness in the air is the favourite, and today was one of those

Monday, 1 September 2014

I'm still very tired and today at mum's hasn't exactly helped but the blessing is that there is nothing on the calendar for the next 3 days