Monday, January 24, 2011

Bless me!

"It ain't no use to grumble and complain;
It's jest as cheap and easy to rejoice:
When God sorts out the weather and sends rain,
W'y, rain's my choice."

James Whitcomb Riley

Counting blessings

312 - a beautiful mess and a spot of one's own

313 - winning Maureen's giveaway at Random Distractions

314 - anticipation

315 - new favorite

316 - squirrely sunshadows

317 - waking up to see my love's favorite book on the nightstand

holy experience

Joining Ann today


Kit said...

Good morning, Jodi!
Rejoicing with you and your list. I love your little squirrel.

Nancy said...

Love your beautiful mess. Anticipating with you.

Val said...

What a nice selection :0)
That is a cheerful verse

-t- said...

love this quote :)

i have a little picture of a little girl, holding an umbrella, in her wellies, splashing in a mud puddle, with the caption - - 'if you're gonna pray for rain, don't complain about a little mud' :)

enjoying your blessings this day - thank you for your counting and the sharing :]

Leslie said...

my daughter's desk often resembles yours when she is creating... i'll have to show her yours so she can remind me she's not the only one when i'm lamenting over her creative "mess..."

is that burled walnut on the dresser in the last photo?

these photos bring delight to my heart : )

Chelsey said...

I like that: "It's jest as cheap and easy to rejoice"

What a lovely giveaway you've won! You'll have to post your finished product. I've been looking for a print of a fairy or two for my daughter's room. Maybe the Lavender fairy or the Blackthorn...

Cheryl said...

What a lovely creative setting. I can imagine you sitting there, totally lost in the process. Love the quote.

Rayanne said...

#312 is my favorite!!!
hope you don't mind...I put you in my post today, you bless me!

Niamh said...

Rain is an omen of blessings in the drier parts of Africa. Children growing up in the Mojave believe rain to be the most fun of the possible weather patterns too.

Jodi said...

Leslie, I got the dresser when I was a teenager. It was covered with white paint. I spent a whole summer stripping it down. I've always wondered what type of wood it was, and its age.

Leslie said...

My mom has a burled walnut grand piano that she bought for $150 when we were young. It was being kept in an outdoor shed and the finish had turned to alligator skin. My grandmother stripped it and refinished it with linseed oil or some such concoction. It still plays and sounds beautiful, and the wood is GORGEOUS! It looks a lot like your dresser.

deb said...

I am going to have to check out that book.

and your desk space looks like art .

Undeserving Grace said...

Ahhhh...we sometimes forget to be thankful for the simple things that make our life what it is....lovely post! I enjoyed it


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