Monday, February 2, 2009

New Month, New Choices, New Outlook

It was a really good weekend around here as the new month is here. Friday was great because I got to hang with Hannah and just do girl stuff. She is so much fun and her personality is developing at warp speed. Isaac was at MOPS with his mom and we have discovered that we all stay well if we keep Hannah out of the nursery at church. She has the run of the house except for the rooms with the doors closed. She is such a breath of sunshine.

Saturday and Sunday were "veg" days here. It's the first weekend that Corky has not had to work and so we watched movies, ate popcorn, napped, makes us sound "old". He just deserves days of doing nothing to catch back up on life. We slept in until 6:30 am both mornings. That's late for us since we are up at 4:00 am during the week. The weather was beautiful, in the 70's and sunny and breezy at times. Life was good this weekend.

I am waiting for Hannah to come this morning while Isaac goes to preschool. The guys are coming to continue working on the plumbing. The hole in the bathroom is huge enough to bury a full grown adult, if someone was inclined to do this. They are burrowing under to try to avoid digging a hole in the kitchen floor. It is going slow but steady. Our ground is solid clay, the kind they built adobe buildings out of that are still standing to this day like the Mission in San Juan Capistrano that is 15 minutes away. When it is done, I will get a new bathroom floor and tiles around the bathtub that are falling down. I am a patient girl and it will all be worth it when it is finished.

I am making new choices this month to try and let go and let God handle what I cannot, as much as possible. It is a learning process for this "control" girl, who really controls nothing! Life is too good to let a few things kick my butt. I am so thankful that God is patient with me and knows me so intimately.

When I was saying goodbye to Corky this morning outside in the dark, we could really hear the ocean pounding at the bottom of the cliffs. It was beautiful and I am thankful to live so close to one of His huge wonders that stretches for as far as the eye can see. My outlook is full of HOPE.

I hope you all have a wonderful day in this new month and remember that we have so much to be thankful for. I will post more pictures as soon as I teach myself to unload them from my camera into the computer. How hard can it be, right??:)

Love and Hugs, Laurie


pam said...

I closed my eyes and can imagine the pounding of the surf. What a beautiful corner of the world you live in.

I am glad to read your post, I was going to send you an email just telling you that I am thinking of you. I worry about you when you are quiet for a few days. :)

Happy February and enjoy your gorgeous warm day!!

I love you, Pam

Kristy said...

You are a breath of fresh air, Laurie! But yes, I too could imagine hearing the surf - how amazing that you get to see and hear it daily! I have no complaints though; we're only a couple of hours from the coast!
I miss you too. I just cannot get into the habit of being on the computer all that much lately - hmm, go figure.
As far as the computer issue, it's only when I'm on our laptop, that I find problems with my blog.....I don't know what thats about??!!
Oh well.
I hope your enjoying your Monday - have a great week too !
Love and hugs to you.
Blessings ~