But there were other things that were good: (in no particular order)
- A visit to a 90 year old lady with my Pastor husband. She was so very happy, content, and while a bit forgetful, very aware that she is not alone, that the Lord is always with her. It was an encouragement to me.
- Reading one of the school books to the children, and the time we have spent laughing over the story.
- Playing "Lazy Batter" outside with the kids. A game in which a person sits on the deck steps with a bat. One child stands a couple of yards away on either side, and pitches a tennis ball. The Batter tries to bat the ball either right or left-handed. Needless to say there were a lot of misses, some hits, and a lot of laughter. (The children made up the game.)
- My new dishwasher, installed on Tuesday. It is so quiet, and I'm hoping much more energy efficient than the other one, bought (at a higher price) nine years ago. Right now it is running on the overnight cycle--takes up to six hours, but supposedly saves lots of energy.
- The many verses that have popped into my mind, at times when I was really struggling. I remember asking the Lord for a verse one evening, thinking that the verses from Lamentations 3 were good for mornings, and I needed one for the evening. Before I even had thought it all out, Isaiah 40:31 was there, in my mind. He is faithful.
- Listening to a Red Sox game on MLB and hearing of their 17-5 win over the Rangers. It was a fun game to listen to--if you were supporting the Sox.
- Finding that I have an iris in the yard that has buds on it--I have never had one bloom since we moved here.
- Planting my petunias. Hope they do well this year.
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