"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

From a Relaxing Sunday to a Calgon Monday

Sunday found us attending church in the morning. I do believe we will be making this church our new home. The afternoon was a replay from my childhood memories: Church, relaxing afternoon, early dinner, then an after dinner drive. I had good word that a moose had been spotted up at our property in the morning, so was anxious to take a little drive. Since we'll be living not too far from a lake with a nice wetland area around much of it, there's quite a bit of wildlife in our neighborhood which has large wooded lots and plenty of green belt corridors for critters to roam freely. My home builder actually is the one that spotted the giant "Bullwinkle" as he was making an elevation study map. Can you just imagine if the moose had shown up while I was berry picking or having my treetop lullaby a few weekends ago? Anyway, as we were driving away, I spotted a strange looking creature crossing the road up ahead of the car. Was it a cat ... a furry Shelty dog? Then I heard this swish, swish as the animal lumbered from side to side just a bit ... it was a porcupine! The only time I've seen one was at the zoo!

Today was a Calgon day ... I was busy from sun up til sun down ... with grocery shopping; shoe shopping for Nathan (he needed a bigger size of "blinkie" light-up shoes); sprinkler repair for a neighbor's that got chewed up by my lawn mower. I made the mistake of taking Nathan to Walmart for some charcoal and a window airconditioner ... there just was not enough room in my grocery cart earlier. He decided that his new shoes bothered him and so had "sit-in" right in the middle of the floor at the store. Needless to say, I gathered up my wits, said child, and left Wallyworld without my coals or a/c. Earlier in the day found me shopping for a gas (wood) stove for the greatroom. Tomorrow it's off to pick out interior and some exterior doors and needed doorknobs. If I sat down long enough to think about the enormous undertaking I'm involved in with building this home, I just might want to fall apart. Thank goodness the Lord is strengthening me.

Sweet dreams,
Mrs. Mac


Jada's Gigi said...

I surely don't envy you in your housebuilding! I have always siad I could never build cause I'd have to make soooo many decisions...:)
A moose?? yikes! Wow! Nature is so incredible isn't it?
Your little one is adorable..

Birmingham Girl said...

See, that moose thing is just what would keep me from tromping though the wilderness..that and snakes! Isn't it funny, that's also what makes me want to tromp through the wilderness (not the snakes)..the opportunity to see something like a moose!
Hang on sister...it will be so wonderful to look through your window one day and see all that beauty, but for now try to squeeze in a moment to catch your breath.

Mrs. Diamond said...

sounds like a glorious sunday!! though I can't say i like porcupines. or skunks. or bears. or wasps. LOL. It's a wonder I enjoy camping so much. LOL

Mrs. Darling said...

I have no idea how you're managing that house thing by yourself! You sound just like the proverbs 31 woman!

gramma_s said...

Isn't life interesting as it goes with great speed from one thing to the next...church, wildlife, groceries, shoes and sprinklers, each with it's own story.