Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Checking in

Gracious, I am NOT doing well, what with not having internet access 24/7. This working thing is really putting a cramp in my style. That, and our ENTIRE FAMILY has felt crummy for two weeks straight (our doctor thought Allie-15 might have mono, that's how bad it was). But no. Just viral junk that makes you not feel like doing anything, but if you go to bed you can't sleep. Yeah.

ANYHOO. Back to blogging here.

Finally uploaded some pics from Easter weekend at my parents'. I appreciate them more with each passing year, and I'm so glad they live close enough to see more often now. (Annie-7 is MIA in this photo...at a sleepover with a cousin). Yes, Mom, I took my vitamins.
Since my landscaping budget has been scalped lately, I am going the cheap route of mail-order "plants." I use the term loosely, as the nursery would probably not sell much if they advertised that they would be sending you a pile of sticks.

Yes, in a few years these will be BUSHES, but in the meantime, I am just happy to see this: This, my friends, is a leaf bud on what is to be a beautiful weigela! Will keep you posted on their progress.We are all getting into the Africa spirit. Even Neal-14 's omelet.

Ginger likes to chew.
In my lack-of-internet times, taking care of really sick babies at work, I've been thinking a lot about how God is in control but it never seems to look like it, or about how my definition of His Providence is quite narrow, defined by my own circumstances, rather than by His grace. He is infinitely good, but do I recognize it (or give Him glory) when I see His work in my life?

But more on that after laundry.

5 comments:

Spencer said...

God is in control but it never seems to look like it, or about how my definition of His Providence is quite narrow, defined by my own circumstances, rather than by His grace.Ooh, that's good. Puts a lot into perspective for me. Funny how we define Him by Us. A good reminder for me not to do that.
I sure hope things "settle" for you soon--what's that mean again??? LOL.

Andrea said...

um yeah, that was ME not my husband!!! (above)

Lori said...

Loved the pictures and hearing how you are doing.

PS the speaking went GREAT. God Rocked, and I already have my second speaking engagement May 11th. Thanks for your prayers and encouragement.

Susanne said...

Yes He is in control! Praise God.

Love your update. I'm jealous over your budding bush. I think mine, the one I was soooo proud of, has croaked. I could cry. I think I even threw out the card telling me what kind it was. Sigh.

emily said...

Hi Katherineeee!! I just sent up a prayer for God to show you His grace and love for you and your fam this week :-)

love, your blog niece:-)