The Grease Monkey is me…yes I shop at the St Louis County Mall (aka the dump) and yes, I grab greasy treasures! I have a little too much fun cleaning up these treasures…thank you Dawn dish soap, or as my husband puts it “If it’s good enough to clean ducks, it’s good enough for this”. (Obviously referring to the oil spills, the affected waterfowl, and the Dawn dish soap commercials.) I had GREAT fun cleaning up the pulley!
And yes, my husband thinks I’m nuts. Oh ye of little faith…but then he sees the finished product and says “Well, that’s cool!” 🙂
In the featured LOVE picture, the first two items were dump (oops Mall) finds. The V is a folding tape measure that was Tim’s Grandpa’s. And the two clamps I picked up at my friend’s garage sale…I needed an E…what can I say?
And here’s a collage of the rest of the wall! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Read more
I pray…I praise…and I live a Christian life, or should I say I attempt to. Strength in my Christianity is something I struggle with at times, and yet at the same time, my faith in prayer is always strong.
Today I want to ask you to join me in prayer for two very special children who are going through challenges. One of these young people has become special to me even though we’ve never met, and the second is one who desperately needs the world’s prayers now, even though we haven’t even seen her face.
The first is a sweet little man whom I’ve only met through a video and yet I love him already. For those of you who read my blog post “Red Fred Project – Join Me”, you’ve met him too. This is the quote from Dallas Graham’s Facebook page today: (Dallas is the creative genius behind the Red Fred Project)… Guys: Our Nathan, from Red Fred Project, broke his back coming home from school today. His mom, Rachel Glad, says he seems in less pain as long as he’s on his back. Please send love, thoughts and prayers to our incredible little man, Nathan. We love you, Nathan. He has a Facebook page: Nathan Ryan Glad Foundation. Drop him a message! … Let’s all say a prayer for this little man and his family. And if you haven’t yet, join his foundation, and join the Red Fred Project so we can meet more young people like Nathan and can give them a voice too.
The second is a little girl who desperately needs our prayers at this very moment in time. She’s a little one year old who saw her Mom being killed by police officers in Washington D.C. yesterday. A little girl, innocent to this world’s troubles, innocent to her Mom’s troubles that caused this horrible situation…a little girl innocent. I pray that she be surrounded with love, I pray that she be safe, I pray that she have no memory of what happened yesterday, and I pray for her Momma…may God take her to Heaven and lay peace in her troubled heart and mind. And may she now be a special angel for her little girl.
Picture credit: Pinterest, Teresa Kogul
So here it is…
The list of things I look forward to. This list is a combination of “bucket list” items and everyday items and “someday dreams” items. It’s not put into order by my most important item as #1, it’s more in timeline order.
As I sat down to write this list I realized there are so many more things I could put on here. The “little things”…like watching Gabi run cross-country races this fall, or her basketball games. Or seeing Sam off to her 2nd year at college…and the daily phone calls when she’s gone. Or the chances I get to see Alex, Tom and my adorable grandpuppy Louis (snorts and all). Read more
Another find from Pinterest, these words say it all.
ps… I promise I’ll try to be back to my wordy self tomorrow. It’s been a crazy weekend of moving things into the basement (the storerooms are now done) and cleaning, moving, and organizing in my NEW workshop (aka old storage room).
Needless to say I’ve been having fun
working playing in what will be my new workshop!
OK…full disclosure: One of the keys in selling Tim on the idea was to describe it as our “Finishing Shop” where we’ll do all the painting/staining of the pieces he builds.
Shhhhhh…don’t tell him I’m still going to call it “my shop”!
I love this saying by Mae West!
Let’s put it all out there as we live our lives…
Live fully. Love with your whole heart. Be thankful. Praise God. Give of yourself. Spend time praying or meditating. Be YOU! And laugh…every chance you get!
Happy Saturday all!
(Thank you Facebook for the photo)