Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
I am a
enjoying life to the fullest.
Wow! I had the very best sleep last night. How I managed that I do not know. But I feel absolutely refreshed and wonderful.
Had to dash off to church. My foster daughter had to be picked up on the way. So needed to leave a little earlier than usual. Today as well as being the 4th Sunday after Easter it is also the Sunday of the Good Shepherd, and the 5th Sunday of the month. Today we sang the gorgeous psalm “The Lord is My Shepherd”, which always brings tears to my eyes. We had a very big congregation which is so wonderful for our little church. Today Danielle rang the bell for the consecration. That hasn’t happened in a very long time. It makes it so much more holy when the bell is rung. Since we no longer have altar servers the bell ringing has not been happening. It was a lovely change.
We went to morning tea after church. There was a big roll up there too – 2 tables of people- which is very good indeed. Savoury muffins, and scones, jam and cream, were the yummy fare this morning, provided by different women in our church each week after 9.30am. Mass. (I was good. I only had a cup of coffee). A nice chance for like minded people to get together. This morning they held a birthday celebration for Michael’s 80th birthday.
This afternoon I took in shorts and undies. Since so much weight has been lost, pants don’t stay up. Did another page of my son’s scrapbook I am doing for his birthday. I need to hurry to get it done by the end of May. I won’t have any more time after that. Each page takes a very long time to do, from choosing photos, having them printed up, decorating the page in the theme of that page. I really like doing scrapbooking. But the job is always fraught with memories and tears of happy times past. But that is all part of doing such a project. And… I even got some time in the garden. I started to weed my cactus garden. I should have taken my secateurs with me to cut away some of the jungle- well, next time, maybe.
I watched a replay of “New Tricks” while I sewed.
What was good today?
The sunshine, the morning tea with nice people, good conversation, gardening, scrapbooking
What I was grateful for today:
A good night’s sleep. Danielle ringing the bell at church reviving an old tradition.
God in my life.
Going to church, being with like minded people, singing, prayer and my ‘little white book’
And so to end another positive, productive day. Peace to all and to all a good night. C