Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This Life is for the Birds!

Ok, so that is probably the cheeziest title I could have come up with for the topic I have chosen to write about today. It has very little to do with my life and a whole lot to do with birds.
So, back up a few weeks ago, and I began to write a book. One, which sadly, few if any of you will ever get to read when I am finished. It is more of a journey for my heart to write the book, and not something that would make a whole lot of sense to anyone who doesn't know me on a more personal level.
Still, so with that as the background to what has been occupying much of my time, I sit for at least a few hours every day at our little laptop. It is located on our desk that faces the window out the back of our little apartment at the Harrigan Ranch, and so when I am taking a break I look out and watch things.
It is fall, as everyone obviously knows, but never have I had such a beautiful view of all the birds and animals hard at work to prepare for winter. The birds are mostly just passing through, and so I see an array of different kinds everyday, and I must say, they are just gorgeous! I've seen Slate-colored Juncos, Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, Blue Jays, Downy Woodpeckers, Flickers, Vireos, and a few Bluebirds. I also watch the squirrels, who's population does very well in our wooded lot, and so they scratch around and on cold mornings, they chase each other around. I can almost give them personalities. Then, yesterday morning I saw a young button buck run past my window, and then later in the day a large doe, just moseying through at a leisurely pace.
A little two leisurely, considering how Lydia and I feel about what those creatures have done to our garden efforts this year, so I ran outside and let the dog chase it off. It was quite funny, and if you want the picture for your mind, here it is, a little black and white dog the size of a cat, running as fast as she can after a dear that is the size of a small pony. It was a no-contest who would win if they were to actually confront one another, yet it was so funny to see Lucy (the dog) get all territorial.
So that is what my days have been like. It has been just a beautiful experience and I wanted to share it with all my friends. Sorry that I don't have any pictures to show you.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Today was a good day!

I don't have a whole lot to say, but that today was a good day. The night before I went to bed with a super bad headache. Ken and I had to cancel our date night at the last minute because it got so bad, and I was miserable in bed until around midnight. During that time I laid in bed and prayed, about half of them were about my headache, but the other half were just about things on my heart.
Then this morning I woke up and like most always, the headache was gone, and I felt really refreshed. So I got dressed, drank my coffee and decided to run some errands. Ken watched Kinsey, so I got my errands done super fast.
When I came home I had a light lunch and put Kinsey down for a nap, and then I did my exercises (which I haven't done in a long time). I felt so good after doing them, that I decided to work on my quilt. Kinsey woke up right on time and so she played and snacked while I continued to work on my new quilt.
After a while, Kinsey got fussy and so we went outside to crawl around in the grass and discovered that our friends, the Varners, were on site getting some pictures taken in our lovely yard - well, the Harrigan's lovely yard.
So we visited with them, and then we came in and had some dinner, and I know nothing really profound happened, but I just have this wonderful wholesome feeling inside of my heart.
Like that scripture - Psalm 30:5b 'Weeping may last for the night,
But a shout of joy comes in the morning'
I'm pretty sure that I'm not using it in total context to the rest of the chapter, but that is the verse that came to mind for today. That the Lord watched over me through the night and in His goodness, brought me joy in the morning and for the whole day.
The Lord has been talking to my heart a lot lately, and yesterday was a big day for me and what He has been talking to me about. A turning point, if you will, and so although nothing truly note-worthy happened today, I feel His pleasure and love over me, and it has made it a glorious day to me.
So I just wanted to share that with all my friends and family. Blessings.