Friday, February 6, 2009
The sweet breeze wafted over my face as I lay semi-asleep or semi-awake whatever you call that at 4:30a.m. I looked up to the window sill to see one of the cats sitting very still looking out at the wondrous world outside our bedroom window. An owl be heard off in the distance. The cat knew she was safe on her perch.We both looked now at a world full of new-fallen snow and moonshine. Clouds hung over the horizon. Little twinkles of stars pierced the early morning sky. This dead of the winter early morning sky! I felt I had been specially honoured by God to be able to just enjoy.
Our snow is getting fairly deep now and the temperatures have dropped again but not to very cold as it is only -10c or for those of you on the farenheit scale it is somewhere around 5 above.
Yesterday in the late afternoon I was upstairs doing some mending for a friend when the dogs started to bark. Then the sound of a vehicle!! Shock it is coming down our driveway. It is something to hear a vehicle here but when you do they are usually going to go by on the snow-covered dirt road not come in our driveway. It was neighbours from a ranch down the road about 11 miles away. What a pleasant surprise. They told us the little old general store has actually been leased or something and is open for business. They are getting the cafe going too even looking into getting the gas pumps going. ~~Oh my we will be thinking we are right uptown pretty darn quick here.
But now if you need a can of milk or some tea and of course the dreaded cigarettes will be available, never fear. I am hoping they won't sell liquor.
It is such a privilege to live here and experience the daily life of just living here I can only Praise my LORD!
My day today is shaping up in my head: there is a bible study lesson to do, mending and cutting out log cabin square pieces that I am experimenting with. Probably make potholders out of them. I have to make bread today too. There is snow to shovel and I would like to clean up my porches. The male cat we are babysitting has sprayed on an old wood cookstove on the main porch. when the temperature is a little warm it smells like cat pee. Not a pleasant smell for to have greet folks or ourselves. I will have to wait for it to warm up a little before I can do anything about that at the moment.
I think I can keep myself occupied though no fear of getting bored.
I have been pretty sick so this is just a little howdy doody to all of you. Letting you know I am on the mend and so glad I so rarely do get sick because blaaaah.
and whatsoever ye do in word or deed,
do all in the name of the LORD JESUS,
giving thanks to God and the Father
Have a Bright and Cheery day