August 10, 2007

Simple Things....


Taking a break from the activities of the day, so sit down have my lunch and relax for a few moments.

Shortly after I woke up this morning and got ready for the day, I took off to the store to get a few things needed for the house, and wanted to get that done before the heat of the day set it.

It has been rather nice temperatures the last week or so. I haven't had to run the A/C at all...thank the Lord, but this weekend they are forecasting it to be in the 100's yet again!

Just a few things left to do before the party on Sunday. I cleaned the carpets yesterday and they really needed them anyway, perfect time to do it and they dried in no time too!

I am fully enjoying my Summer days and nights. Waking early of a summer morning, I come downstairs and open up all the doors, turn on a few fans to get the air moving, and get the coffee started. I will grab my bible and go sit out in the backyard patio and have my devotional time with the Lord, amidst the sights and sounds of nature waking to greet the Creator too! In the evening once its cooled down, a few candles are lit inside and out on the patio, a book or magazine is grabbed up and then settle in to watch the birds at the feeders, and the shadows of the early evening twilight to show up....the breezes come, and causes the windchimes to dance as the winds creates such a pretty sound. This are peaceful times for me.....taking pleasure in the simplest of things....the days beginning and its ending. Something I do not take for granted...I cherish these times...and so grateful for them.

Blessings to you and yours as you enjoy your peaceful times.....
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12 comments:

Donna said...

I look forward to when we can turn the A/C off and run our attic fan again but we've had our hottest week yet here and this weekend it's supposed to get up to 110...Yikes! Have a blessed weekend!

Kelley said...

Good Morning Mindy...
It's been far too long!
Wishing you a restful and relaxing weekend!
I've missed ya!
Hopefully I won't have anymore computer problems!

Lindy said...

What a lovely way to start and end the day.

Lindy :)

Terri and Bob said...

Reading your posts is liking drinking a cold drink of spring water. So enjoyable!

Tracy said...

Hi Mindy ~ sounds like you are enjoying your summer. I enjoy watching the birds in the morning - they are such a lively bunch! :)

Lindy said...

Mindy, you are right! I did a Google search and the flower on yesterday's post is indeed "society garlic." Thanks for solving the mystery!

I hope your weather is cooler today than it was yesterday! We've had slightly cooler weather and less humidity here in SC the past few days, but I can't help but look forward to autumn.

Lindy :)

Amy said...

Makes me wish we had air conditioning here in the summer too. Seriously the early morning freshness is the best time of the day to meet our God, it sets the tone of our day doesn't it?

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Mindy drear,
Feeling a bit like autumn around here. High this weekend is only supposed to be in the low 70's. Hate to see it end, as our winters can be harsh, and the produce is slim pickin!!!

Kelli said...

Your summer mornings and evenings sound so peaceful, Mindy! We are supposed to get a few cooler days soon and I'm looking foward to enjoying the summer breezes.
Kelli

cityfarmer said...

Yes, the air went off today...lovely, just lovely..sigh

Maggie Ann said...

I love how you 'gather your rosebuds while you may'. Its just the sweetest part of living, if we all could simply slow down and enjoy things. Your post lights up that truth in a special way...smile.

Mrs. Staggs said...

It's always a pleasure to see meet someone who enjoys the simpler pleasures of life. You write so well about them.
Thank you for your kind words the other day. I appreciate them.