Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thank you, Mr. Dekker

holy experience


"To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the Ultimate Purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done - this is how I desire to waste wisely my days." Thomas Dekker

Counting blessings

177 - buddies

178 - Sunday morning baptism - O happy day!

179 - watching our wood elf hone her elven skills

180 - rain-washed tiger lilies

181 - rainy morning lie-ins with a good book and a cozy quilt

182 - goodies for baking on the pantry shelf

183 - happy arrangements

184 - meeting Rupert, my in-laws' pet squirrel...seriously, they open the front door and call "Rupert!", and he comes running!

15 comments:

JoAnn said...

I so can't believe they have a pet squirrel! I WANT A PET SQUIRREL! I WANT IT NOW!!!
I have other thoughts, but they are being over taken by the squirrel at the moment. Maybe I'll come back...

Cheryl said...

A squirrel that comes by name. Maybe that's where I'm going wrong. I need to give our squirrels names. At the moment, I say "Hello squirrel" and they dash for the trees, closely followed by a grey steak of our dog. I'll try giving them names. It might work.

imchosen4worship said...

Wow! Remind me not to mess with your wood elf ...

Heather of Swallowing A Moose said...

Loved the thanks! Especially that Squirrel Rupert! He's too funny!

Jodi said...

Apparently, domesticating a squirrel...well sort of domesticating--they don't let him in the house--is quite easy. You only need a daily supply of peanuts to win their hearts.

Jodi said...

Heather, I love your blog name!

Rachel said...

My parents use to have a squirrel that did the same thing and then one day it got into the house and they had to shoo it out lol. You had commented on my blog about my son dressed up like the Mad hatter he inherited that from me I went through a stage where I would dress up all the time to the point that my mom would come home from work and roll her eyes (in a funny o brother kind of way) Cheers to fellow geeks. (The Mad Hatter picture was at Halloween now he has to have an excuse to dress up ;-)

Amy Danielle said...

Loved the reading material (Brother Lawerence), your lavender blossoms look lovely (remind me to give you a fabulous lavender-lemonade recipe!)and your tiger lillies are beautiful!

Jodi said...

Rachel, and my daughter inherited hers from me. However, I did not outgrow that stage--I just found a way to get paid for it, heh heh. I work as an 18th century living historian. :)

Jodi said...

Amy Danielle, yes please! And thank you. :)

Alexis said...

Jodi,
Beautiful list!
When I was young-ish, I had a sort of pet Squirrel. It would sit on my lap and eat sunflower seeds out of my hands. It didn't come in my house because my Mom would have had a cow.
It looks like your Wood Elf has some mad skills. Great form! ;)

Rattling On said...

We used to have a magpie that my Dad tamed. He was very 'messy' (!!) in the house, but had lots of character. Mostly he was in the garden.

Jodi said...

Alexis, the Wood Elf says thank you. :)

Rattling On, I've always wanted to tame a wild bird.

Mohamed Mughal said...

The pillow in 181...I have it :) Too pretty to use.

Jodi said...

Thanks, Mohamed. :)

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