Sunday, July 6, 2008

Faithful in Small Things

Well, it's been an odd holiday weekend. Still not feeling quite myself... been in a slump physically, but my mind and hands have been busy. Getting little things done around my home. Purging old paperwork, sorting out my art supplies, even doing a couple little art projects. That has been fun. I'm trying to get one completed for the Mind Wide Open project. I'm doing a simple piece, as it's a new venture for me.

PJ has been dividing his time between the Northwest Motor Fest, painting our house, and worrying about me. We celebrated 27 years together yesterday. I was happy he got the holiday weekend off. That is so rare! He has a 52 Chevy that he loves to tinker with and drive to the nearby car shows. With the gas prices, that is putting a pinch in the car show trips!

The picture is from our trip to the Oregon coast for our 25th Anniversary. The first time we had been able to take a vacation during 4th of July week!

My sweet husband bought me Season 7 of Gilmore Girls and a cd, Raising Sand by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. I'm listening to it right now. Love it! Watched an episode of Gilmore last night. It is such a well written series. Mix of drama, love, humor. Okay, that's enough advertising.

PJ also picked up dinner for the family from Applebees. I haven't been back there since my Grandma went into assisted living. I used to take her there for lunch once or twice every week. When she couldn't get out any more I would pick up carside-to-go.

Funny how a place like that can hold so many memories. Anyway, I really enjoyed the food and maybe I'll actually go there in person again one day. This is a picture of Grandma and my little sis. Aren't they cute!

Grandma has always been faithful in the small and the big things. Someone I could depend upon. Now, she depends on others and for the most part has adjusted to that.

PJ has been faithful in all things! He took my diagnosis of MS a few years ago like he takes everything that comes our way. Head on, and continually reminding me that he's in this for the long haul... no matter what! It hasn't been easy on him, but he never complains about it. He is one in a million. Sooo, my quote for today:

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." - Mother Teresa


Daisys Little Cottage said...

So nice to meet you Nita. I am enjoying your blog and finding we like some of the same things. Seems we are on similar journeys to find more about ourselves in our mature adult ages. Adding you to my sidebar and look forward to seeing you around.
miles of smiles

Nita Jo said...

Darly, Thank you so much. I enjoy visiting your little cottage a lot! Come visit me anytime.

Inland Empire Girl said...

Your grandma looks so good! I loved hearing her sing on Laurie's CD. Yes, I do remember the lilac tree. We were over at their house one time on a visit. I want to make one!

Nita Jo said...

I want to make one too. Love lilacs! Cried my eyes out when I heard Grandma's voice at the end of the CD. I'd been going through old cassette tapes trying to find any of her singing. I miss the singing... such a sweet surprise Laurie gave all of us!