Monday, February 21, 2011

in which i show you where i live....

my house (left) and husband's wood shop (right)
it's one of those mornings
that my mind is whirring
can't settle on anything
just chattered to my husband
(not with, because that
would indicate he had
a chance to speak)
for 14 minutes
and covered 22 topics
left unchecked
i would spin for the day
so...i will
make a schedule
make a list
and start with
my thankfuls.

my father-in-law's place (left) and my house (right)
the sun is hitting the ridges....
do you have days like this?

for these i am thankful:

76. home
77. forest
78. aerial photos of
      home and forest
      thanks, cam!
79. my girl,
      the one i mentor,
      is making progress.
      small steps.
      but steps.
80. my husband. he was
      my preacher yesterday.
      and i am proud.
81. cam, my brother, and his wife
      they live and love and serve
      and haven't let grief consume
82. god's word which is living and active!
83. baseball
84. soccer
85. vick's vapo-rub

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  1. a worthy list. (and if i had a parachute handy, i'd drop right in to visit your space. love all those quiet woods.)

  2. I hope you settle and enjoy the day the Lord has given us and a beautiful day it is! love ya

  3. i love the view of your house, and i am going to try to not be jealous of your woods - i grew up in hills and woods like that and i miss them so much...beautiful thankfuls too...

  4. i loved seeing your house! you have such great land! awww . . it makes me miss the mountains of NC!

    loved visiting here today. :)

  5. Oh my goodness... what a gorgeous area! It is breathtaking. So happy to hear of the small steps of progress. I love the smell of vicks! :)

  6. yes I have DAYS like that:) love your gifts...looking for them all the time now...I LOVE the smell of vicks vapo rub

  7. Oh. my. gosh. I LOVE where you live. BEAUTIFUL! How far between your house and father-in-law's? Is it walkable?

    Do I ever have mornings, evenings (even whole days) like yours.

    Love your thankfuls!

  8. we can walk to papa's house faster than driving - it's about 3 miles to drive and .75 to walk.

  9. So, you now know that I will be coming to visit you? That is one amazing place to live, sweet girl.

    My favorite thankful is the one about your husband. It's so fun to be proud of the one we love best on this earth.

  10. Great pictures! How wonderful to be "away" from the busyness of a city. Love your list, as always. And I'm so excited to hear your girl is doing well. That's wonderful news!
    Oh yeah, Vick's Vaporub and me got to be very good friends this last week. Hope you're feeling better :)

  11. It's funny. Yesterday I was spinning too. Today I'm more settled. Hope you are too.

    First off, wow! Love the pictures. Not so many neighbors, huh?

    Second, I forgot all about Vick's until a week ago. Then I proceeded to coat my two-year-old in it. Good stuff, but I think she still smells!

  12. LOL...vick's vapo rub!? HAHAHA! Amen, amen!!

  13. Beautiful woods and beautiful thankfuls!

  14. Beauty and gratitude--always happy to find them joined.

  15. I saw these on your facebook, but don't think I knew they were of your house...

    I love where you live and you and your husband's marriage...what I can see;) I feel like we connect so much, starting with being twins:) you know, have to say that first;) but yours and his heart for young people...resilient close families and just clinging to Him with all you've got...

    you are a blessing!

  16. Wow - what an amazing location to live in? Given my Australian heritage though, I have to ask - are bush fires a risk your way?

    Thanks for your comments regarding the current crisis here in New Zealand, and please pass on a big hi to your students for me. Maybe they could consider getting in touch with a school down in Christchurch and sending an email of support as I know that the entire population down there has been traumatised by the thousands of shocks they've experienced over the past few months.

    Appreciate your friendship! x

  17. Wow! Those photos are amazing! Um, is there, by chance, a Target or a Trader Joe's or a Starbuck's nearby? I mean, a girl can live without those things, I know. I'm just curious...

  18. your home location = my dream. and i daily ramble for at least 14 minutes, but to myself, so i'm pretty sure it's almost the same ;)

  19. ha ha! we have a wal-mart and chick fil-a....i drive at least 20 minutes to get anywhere in our smallish town. the nearest target, hour.

  20. wow girl, i can't show my husband the pic's of your place...he might move us into your backyard! can i say...jealous???? it looks beautiful.

    and yes, i definitely have days like that. often. hope today (wednesday) is way different for you. blessings on you, jenny

  21. Oh what a are planted in such beauty and solitude! Thanks for sharing!

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