Due to my quiet lifestyle, there hasn't been much new and exciting to write about. Thing is, I rather like the way I live. Give me peaceful over drama any day of the week.
I managed to dehydrate most of the vegetables from my last grocery order. There are still some bags of frozen peas and broccoli to run through along with 5 lbs. of onions. I expect I can do those this week.
I spent considerable time working on the quilt for my first Great Grand, due to make an appearance this week. It is a 'rag quilt' which means the seams of the blocks are on the outside of the quilt. They are all snipped at less than quarter inch intervals so when the quilt is washed and run through the dryer, the seams fluff up. It has taken me longer than expected to finish, but that's just the way it is these days. I will show you how it turned out in a few days.
I usually check the news reports every morning to see which cities are on fire now. I just can not understand the kind of hatred that fuels these riots. I have no sympathy whatsoever for those who are harassing and beating bystanders, looting stores and burning down people's hopes, dreams and livelihoods. I think they should all be behind bars so they can not hurt anyone else. But I also have to think that they must be living miserable lives to do what they do. I don't mean miserable in the poverty stricken sense, but miserable in their souls - the place where they have to live with themselves.
I also wonder what it must be like to live in the hearts of those who allow this kind of destruction of a perfectly fine country to continue, all for the sake of gaining and keeping power. It is so sad that the potential to do good for their fellow man is completely lost to greed and selfishness.
I will take my quiet little life over that of hate and discontent, any old time. What I have is worth far more than any amount of fame or power or wealth. To me, nothing is worth more than the words, "I love you, Mom."
Pray and prepare. And don't ever forget to tell those who are important to you that they are loved. For at the end of the day, that's what really matters.