Did you know there is a verse in the Bible– 1 Thessalonians 4:11–which states:
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life……..
Back before Christmas while reading a post by the Modern Mrs. Darcy I noticed she was recommending a book of 365 devotions–Savor by Shauna Niequist. I found the book on Amazon, read a few of the pages through Amazon’s “look inside” feature and hit the “buy” button. While sometimes I don’t feel as if the devotion of the day has anything to do with me, other times the author hits the nail on the head. The Bible version I have reads the verse as:
Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands just as we instructed you before.
I liked this devotion today–it seemed to fit. The devotion book author titled today’s devotion, Anti-Frantic–as in the complete opposite of frantic. Slow down, take time to enjoy and be present in every single moment.
Tile work is progressing–The tile under the huge refrigerator is set and grouted–no need to move that monster again! Notice the blue masking tape–that is the Cowboy’s warning–don’t step on those particular tiles–they are newly cemented and must dry for 24 hours. When Jane and Paul were here all the tiles in the center of the kitchen on one side had blue tape–it made for some convoluted walking paths while trying to make dinner!
Tuesday our friends Ralph and Angie came over from Tombstone bearing steaks–we always welcome guests bringing steaks! 🙂 We hadn’t seen them since last March and spent a very enjoyable afternoon playing catch up. Emmi even decided Angie’s lap was a good place to be–
The guy next to the Cowboy is Brian, our friend and well driller–he stopped by to return a borrowed router. Ralph is sitting out of the photo.
Poor Emmi received a bath and haircut yesterday–and of course the weather turned cooler–she isn’t very happy with me and needed a coat for our early morning walk.
This afternoon while walking Emmi I saw a cool bird in flight who landed close enough to photograph–
I used that cool app our blog reader Kim recommended–Merlin Bird ID–to find out he/she was a loggerhead shrike. Cool app–you can even listen to the sound the bird makes.
And one last photo–morning light on the Dragoons.