This morning is a quiet morning - a bit rainy so I thought I'd sit here a short while with coffee in hand and think of something to share. On mornings like this you move some, slower and I like listening to a station here that plays music from the 20's - 50's. You can listen to it via internet if you'd like; go to this link: http://www.wkhr.org/ Many of the song reminds me of all different times of my life and I also like watching Northern Exposure and the music that was used on the series is very much this. It places you somewhere else in a different time and place. I was so happy to find out recently I can listen on line so where ever we go the music is there. Very nostalgic. I've been working - packing and I don't think I need to tell you how arduous that can be! So before I truly hit my sewing room and pack it up I do squeeze in little projects. I've been doing quite a bit of recycling in the fabric and old clothing dept. Most recently I've put together a bag from a pair of shorts that I hope to share soon with you. The hang up has been in the grommet area. I had only gold and I wanted to use silver. It seems when you're looking for something in particular that's when you can't seem to find it.
The bag was actually finished except for the grommets to use for the rope handle I'd I have. Two days I finally found the grommets but when I got I could use them because my tools you use to pound them together are the wrong size. . . This was very discouraging indeed. So while I was sleeping or trying to I started thinking why can't I come up with something in all the tools and stuff my husband has in his work shop. I plan on fitting the search in sometime today. A couple of days ago I found a magazine I really like and it's definitely worth sharing. It's called Mary Jane's Farm. In there are wonderful ideas, cool projects and many nice stories to read many of them sent in from other readers. You can also check it out on the internet at: http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/ When you go to the site make sure you click on (meet Mary Jane) and it will take you to videos and you can hear her story right from her. She also has so many organic helpful hints on just about everything that you can put to use whether your a farm girl living out our in the city.
I so feels like Fall here and many people I've talked to has wondered just what happened to summer. Many children have returned back to school. County Fairs are on the roll, crops are being harvested the list could go on and on. Fall is my favorite time though I was truly hoping to be having my cup of coffee this morning elsewhere. What a journey we've been on. I told my husband that I wanted to be picking apples on Mt. Graham at Angles Orchard in Safford, AZ this month. The have every type imaginable and its a wonderful place to be. Rows and rows of apples. So if your reading this and are the praying type pray I can still pick in September and I'll share pictures with you, maybe a recipe or two.
Yes, it's been a nostalgic type of a morning here and interestingly enough the word nostalgia was (according to Wikipedia) describes a longing for the past
The term was coined in 1688 by Johannes Hofer (1669-1752) in his Basel dissertation. Hofer introduced nostalgia or mal du pays "homesickness" for the condition also known as mal du Suisse "Swiss illness" or Schweizerheimweh "Swiss homesickness", because of its frequent occurrence in Swiss mercenaries who in the plains of lowlands of France or Italy were pining for their native mountain landscapes.
I think we all get a little homesick sometimes, easier - maybe what we believe to be happier times. Thinking and longing -
My sister had said of pictures that were taken of me like the one on the left "wish you were smiling.
Look on the bright side, you never did like Ohio" and I added, "True - but just because I'm not smiling doesn't mean I'm not joyful inside:0) I have grown weary of all this fun. . ." And she replied, "You are right !"
I'm reminded of a verse in Proverbs 15:13 A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. In all fairness it does not look like a happy picture of me and I've been told I have a nice smile and laughter but I'll be honest here, I've allowed myself to become weary of my situation here and there. My focus and your focus can't be on the problems. It's amazing just how many scripture verse there are in the Bible that the Lord truly wants us to be joyful and He wants to take all our burdens and troubles.
So think happy today let the Lord take your troubles and give you peaceful and a joyful heart. All you do is ask Him. And, remember that all time favorite Walt Disney's Pollanne? Look up all the "glad texts!"