Thursday, July 20, 2017

Praise the Lord & Pass the Peas!

I'm not trying to be irreverent. I truly am praising the Lord. I have so much to be thankful for that I don't even know where to start. But, since I have internet access again, I will try. LOL

I am thankful for family and friends who love me enough to always be there for me. The first things I decorated my new place with where very meaningful reminders of these folks.

From my brother & sis-in-law
because my name is in it!
From my best sister/friend
because she knows me so

By the way, without all my brothers, I would not have been able to make this life change. They offered money, love, encouragement, and continuing support. Not many people are that blessed here on Earth. To top that, I have a brother in Heaven, waiting for me along with the rest who've gone ahead.

I am thankful that I had such an amazing sister. I miss her everyday, but this huge sunflower reminds me of her. She loved the color yellow, and she was so much like the flower: beautiful, stunning, and shining bright.

God blessed me with a nice home where I can begin healing. Of course, it's decorated like a college dorm room, but, hey - a chick was working on a slim budget! 

Like my life - sparse but beautiful

And, because, I still know how to laugh at just about everything... This here is my shopping helper. Let me tell you how I came to love this cart:

I live in a "seniors" building. I never thought of myself as "senior". Heck, I never accepted being middle-aged! The deal here is, you have to be 55+ to reside in the building. I just slid in. As far as I know, there is one other "silver" woman here; the rest of the tenants are definitely gold (by at least 3 layers or more) and they look at me as if they want to feed me or knit me something. I adore them all. They are some of the liveliest, active, busiest folk I've known in a while! I adore them, but I didn't want to be too much like them. When I noticed that most of them use these wheeled carts for shopping trips, I decided I would never have one of my own. That resolved dissolved the first time I walked a block and a half to the market for groceries. 

I call my cart "Beauty" and I never leave home walking without her!
Look at those sleek lines...

She slides open and shut

 Beauty rolls like a dream. Curbs, gravel, little bumps in the sidewalk mean nothing to her! She is perfect for getting things home and into the apartment. And, to tell the whole truth, she gives me something to hold on to when my balance is off.

So, yeah, I have plenty to be thankful for. Of course, I'm still adjusting to a new routine and my surroundings. I'm glad to be near family and to be making some new acquaintances (I have enough friends!).

I'm going to sign off now so that I can go praise the Lord some more. I just can't stop thanking Him for keeping me through such tough times.