Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hoping to get out....

Dear Hubby and I have been talking about me needing a break. My last overnight time away was a trip to San Antonio with my friend, to attend the Women of Faith Conference. And, that was last October.

We are discussing when and where I should go. I'm planning on one night away. I have family nearby that I could visit. And, I could take a friend with me. But the truth is this: I need some alone time. I am with someone almost every moment of my life. If I am alone, I'm usually in another room of the house. :)

Because we have to schedule to have someone here with Dear Hubby, it's not as easy as making plans and leaving. There are people to consult, favors to ask, arrangements to make, etc. And, thus far, it just hasn't worked out like I hoped.

So instead, and until I can take that little two day respite just for me, I'm planning little outings. Tonight, my daughter in law's sister is having a wedding shower (we are close friends with the entire family). She is getting married this summer, and the shower is just about 20 minutes from here. I'm hoping to attend. There will be people there I haven't seen in quite a while, so that will be nice. Plus, I'll have a bit of a break too, and that will be nice. :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Windy day....

and we're still praying for rain. Yesterday, I was going to get out and water again, but decided I would wait since it looked like it might rain.And, yes, we got a few drops, but just enough to make the deck look spotted.

So, this morning I went out and spent my 45 minutes in the yard, watering everything. I enjoy listening to the birds and feeling the breeze. And, I pray. For grace for the day...to do what needs to be done. For peace when I begin to freak out a bit (yeah, I do that sometimes). And, for genuine love. Not the pretend stuff.

No, we haven't gotten any rain, but in some ways, that's good. Any opportunity to enjoy the creation of God and spend time talking with Him is good.

And, for those wondering, my squash, cucumber and bell pepper plants are growing like crazy. Hope they produce fruit.