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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Yesterday as I was looking in a drawer for some document for health insurance, I came upon something I had written this past summer as I was reflecting on what a perfect day would look like for me at that time.  The lighting wasn't great this evening and the writing is in pencil and barely legible in the photo. Here is what I wrote.  ( I took the liberty to correct spelling errors)

My Perfect day:
I would wake up at 6:30 am. feeling well, alert,  well rested and refreshed, pain free.

I would have time to shower while the coffee perks. I would have time to brush my teeth and get dress and go downstairs to have my healthy breakfast, well balanced diet.

I would not have to rush because my cloths are laid out the night before.

I would know what I was going to tackle during the day.

I would have time for a quick reflection on scripture before starting my day and I would work on practicing "ONLY FOR TODAY":
I will not criticize, not complain, not procrastinate, not over eat, be thankful for what I have, will do my best, help someone I don't really like, will forgive past wrong, will love with all my heart.

I would go to work in a clean barn and get my work done as quickly as possible and have time to work in the yard, clean the car, care for my flowers, fix what need fixing outside the house so it looks clean and presentable.

I would have more time for my grand kids.

I would like time to exercise, work on my quilt and do some painting, work on a rug, work on a cross stitch, make new pillows for the chairs in the sunroom, work on my Christmas quilt, paint some ceramic nativities and  santas. This of course I could not do in a day but would like to do one or the other on some days.

For my future, I would want to not work so hard but still have nice gardens, a clean and well organized house and have my my family all happy.

Beauty feeds the soul. That's why God created beauty. Thank you God for beauty.
The best gift that stands the test of time is the gift of making time for oneself.   Julia

Yep, that's what I wrote. It was an exercise in what a perfect day would be for me at that time.  I was told to write down my feelings without stopping even though I felt like I had nothing to say and to never mind the grammar and spelling.

My perfect day today was finding a green wool skirt and jacket and a plaid wool skirt at the Value Village. All washed and dried ready to take apart. I also bought some other stuff but my battery is low so it will be shown at another time.  The green suit is a bit brighter than shown.
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.  Have a great week.  JB