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A Bit of a Challenge, Yet Good Abounds

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This week has been a challenge. We’ve had car trouble, our dryer suddenly quit working, and the general struggles that come with living life. There’s been a lot of good mixed in with the bad.

Dad took a long weekend and was home through Tuesday. We ran some errands, installed a couple of outdoor lights, and a ceiling fan. Quite a bit of time was spent in the kitchen as well. We canned Peach slices, made Peach Jam, Sweet Relish, and for the first time, we made Tomato Paste.

I love days when we can get a lot accomplished and spend time relaxing in the evening with all the lanterns lit and a good movie

I watched two new-to-me movies “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” and “The Greatest Showman” and an old favorite, “State Fair” Can you tell I love musicals? Dad and Bradley went back to work on Wednesday. This made Wednesday feel like a Monday and Friday (today) feel like Wednesday. That just means that the weekend comes sooner right?

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We’ve had Jasper for four weeks now. Two weeks after we got him he had his surgery and was given “the cone of shame”. A week later, he busted the superficial stitches and had to leave the cone on another week. He finally got the cone off on Tuesday and LOVED his new-found freedom! He just ran and ran in the backyard with a huge smile on his face! (:

With everything going on this week I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I noticed this morning that we have quite a few roses blooming on the deck. It’s nice to be able to see all the pretty roses through the kitchen window while washing dishes!

Though this week has been a bit of a challenge I’m learning that where we place our focus and how we respond to our circumstances is what matters.

“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.”
Ephesians 5:1-2

Until next time,
Bailey Sue