Thursday, January 21, 2010
A Busy Life Is Just The Way I Like It
There has been cooking to do, babies to hold, knitting to be done, animals to tend to and yes, a bit of housework here and there. Books to be read, wool to spin, fabric stores to visit, (but I came home without any more fabric, I have enough for years). There are birds to watch, a garden to tend to. Music to listen to. Conversations to have. So many things going on right now and I love it. My life is full and to me that is a huge blessing. If I had nothing else to do but count my blessings, I would be busy all day long !Mei-Ling was over the other day for a bit, so Melanie could sleep when Yen slept. He has been quite the night owl so Mei-Ling got to do morning chores with Grammie. She puts her boots on like a big girl and is ready to get to work. She loves being out there with me and I sure love having her out there with me.
Yesterday Melanie was over here with both children and I caught Mei-Ling singing to her baby brother in the cradle. Life is good !
Life is a gift to be used every day,
Not to be smothered and hidden away;
It isn't a thing to be stored in the chest
Where you gather your keepsakes and treasure your best;
It isn't a joy to be sipped now and then
And promptly put back in a dark place again.
Life is a gift that the humblest may boast of
And one that the humblest may well make the most of.
Get out and live it each hour of the day,
Wear it and use it as much as you may;
Don't keep it in niches and corners and grooves,
You'll find that in service its beauty improves.
From the book "A Heap o' Livin'"
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...