Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday - or what we did today...

We sent off papers in the mail
to get a monthly check.
Hubby's status is now official -
Retirement is on deck!

(But not really) for we've got a business
that sometimes keeps us going -
he fixes golf carts, mowers, and stuff
so golf carts move, and mowers can keep mowing.

We've got a garden which needs weeding
and veggies to be picked -
grass to mow and plants to water
and buggies to evict.

Plus there's Facebook to be read
and posts that need replying.
(If I said that that was work
you know that I'd be lying!)

I never managed to sew my fabric
into even one quilt block.
Oh well, there's always tomorrow;
when I wake up with the clock.

I wish that I was organized
enough to get more done -
but that's not me, never was, won't be.
Life's still grand; it still is fun....

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What's new, you don't ask?


I took some fabric, needles, and thread
sat down and started to sew.
Nope, not my machine but my own two hands
hand-piecing my first row.

I swore and swore I'd never use
a needle in my hand -
but sometimes life does otherwise
and gives us a new plan.

I found I liked it, what a surprise!
Yet it is not that what I wished
Until my studio is finished, though,
these "squishies" will be hand-stitched.

And isn't that like the life we lead,
While we are making plans?
God leads us through different doors
into different places, different lands.

If we but stop and smell the rose,
we might find the smell so sweet,
that we would never know of it
if we hadn't stopped our feet.

My God has moved me many places
from where I thought I'd be
And over and over He has taught
that in each move He's been with me.

That's why I am so grateful
and praise, there is no dearth
For where he's placed us, here right now
I call "My Heaven, Here on earth"!