Tuesday, July 28, 2009

And then, there is endurance. . .

I found a project that I started 2 years ago. I have lots of projects that "fall off the wagon" on my journey. Sometimes I find them, dust them off, and revisit them. This time I think I might just get this finished. I don't have it sewn together yet and I want to do some applique with the fish (there is more fabric) so they appear to be swimming across the log cabin blocks into the center. About half of the fabric is from old silk ties. I am in love with it again.
Endurance. . .

"I know quite certainly that I myself have not special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas." Albert Einstein

"Sure I am this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us." Winston Churchill

Sometimes things in my life get to me. You know what I mean. The "things" are different for each of us - and across time are different as well. I thought letting go was the only answer and then I found a door this morning that said "endurance" and I walked through. I am not sure where I will go with this new thinking - maybe I have already been on this path.

I will stay on my journey and know it is right. I will appreciate the turmoil that sometimes makes it seem impossible and be thankful that I am able to walk this path. I have so much for which to be thankful.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Time flies . . .

Well - so much for my effort to post more often. My only excuse - we are just having too much fun this summer. I will post a few pictures and hope that will make it all better. The first picture is of Walker - he was 6 weeks old in this picture and he is just a doll. He eats and sleeps - mostly sleeps during the day I hear. The second one is of Weston who has been out visiting a few times in the past couple weeks. He and his dad came to the lake last week and weekend when we were there. This picture is from today while he was here. He is not in to "posing" as you can tell. What a fun kid. Our favorite latest saying from him came when he stretched out on his bed, put his hands behind his head and said, "I am going to just think about life."

Our Meagan and her new haircut are looking pretty grownup in the next picture. She likes it so much better according to her dad as she can brush it herself and there are no snarls. She and Roy are coming to Montana in August for 10 days and we are already planning a "summer birthday" celebration for all of our birthdays.

And the last picture is just a great picture we took while we were exploring last week and it is why we call Montana "The Big Sky Country". Click on it to get a better view if you have a minute - it was an amazing view of "big sky".

I will try to do better - I really will. But you know how I am - not very reliable when it comes to blogging. I doubt that will change. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you soon.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Celebrate . . .

Hope you are all having a wonderful 4th of July.
God bless America, land that I love,
Stand beside her, and guide her,
Through the night, with the light from above,
From the mountains, to the prairies
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, my home sweet home,
God bless America! My Home Sweet Home!

--Irving Berlin, God Bless America

It has been a quiet day here - but watching some great programs on TV this evening - we have a 65" HD that rarely gets turned on unless it is basketball season or Weston is here to watch one of his movies. But tonight we enjoyed the show from Washington DC and now the show with the Boston Pops. It doesn't get any better than that.

We are continuing the celebration tomorrow with a barbeque with our neighbors - nothing big, but we will do baby back ribs and baked asparagus. Maybe I will even get some pictures posted.

Again - hug your family and friends and send love and prayers to all who are away.