enjoying now

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Last week we saw some very cold weather.  By cold I mean in the teens, which isn’t normal here.  This week couldn’t be more opposite.  I love 70.  Doesn’t it feel perfect?

Today, I finally made some headway on laundry.  I really missed drying clothes outside.  I have no idea how you East coast friends survive without a dryer.  We were struggling here without one.  You can only do so much laundry with a 24 hour drying time.

Nick worked on fencing in the back of the property.  I am thankful he works so hard.  Our little hens got some roaming time under the close and constant supervision of Nick and the kids.

It was a productive and beautiful day.  I could handle a few more like it.  Especially in the clothing department.

plans change


We were planning on going to church this morning.  We were also planning on have water running through our pipes.  Weatherman said it would be 11 degrees last night.

It was 7 degrees at eight o’clock AM.

Kids got sick.

Waterline at the pump house froze. That one tiny one that hid, and didn’t get wrapped, of coarse!

Once I knew we weren’t going to church I had grand plans of catching up on the mountain of laundry accumulated by stripping beds down.

Kind of hard to wash with no water.

Time to count blessings.  Wood stove warming us up.  Gallon of water hidden in the pantry.  Hot water heated before the water went out.  Coffee made before water went out.  Dishes got done last night.

Biggest blessing…the kids recreating church at home.  Complete with music, teaching, and craft.


Plans change.  I am learning I shouldn’t be a nut about it.  Be flexible.  Flexibility is a learned virtue.  I’m positive that, in the future, I’ll have plenty more opportunities the bend and not break.  By His grace, I pray I will.

For now, I will decidedly enjoy the moments that are created by unforeseen obstacles.

{this moment}

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.