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At the patio table, with the vegetable garden beyond
I'm having...iced tea in my blue goblet with ice and a slice of fresh lemon. Today I'm enjoying my iced tea in my back yard, in my special spot.
I apologize in advance for all the pictures! Part of my special spot is pretty, and the rest--an unfinished sun-but-it's-now-shade garden--is a curving hill of various weeds. My pretty Smith & Hawken bench sits in the shade under a scrub maple tree. One day, this garden will become the focus of a summer project, and it will become an even more special spot! But for now it sits, waiting for me to sit as well, take a breath, and relax.
I'm feeling...good even throughout another busy week. And I'm feeling good even after being in my hot kitchen yesterday for almost five hours canning tomatoes. I now have 21 more pints (plus 8 last week) of diced tomatoes to put up for winter, and that makes me very happy.
On my mind...is getting ready for the guys' college life to start up next week, and our car schedule--who is driving the car when and where, and with whom! It is a crazy hectic schedule when you divide one car by three people. I'm glad Thomas isn't driving yet...
I leave you with...a passage of Scripture we talked about in our family devotions last night. Very timely, I think, in light of all the chaos that is happening in our natural world, in the economy, and with the moral fiber of our country.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and rust destroy,
and where thieves break in and steal.
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust destroys,
and where thieves to not break in or steal;
for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:19-21 NASB
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