Shine's Thyme

Daily ramblings of a ridiculously happy housewife and mother. Come in and see how sweet life can be!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy Face

This makes me SOOOOOO happy. Living in the city with all the hustle and bustle sometimes gets to me. I keep trying to do things to make this feel more like home and one good thing I did was to plant lots of lavender plants three summers ago.
The first summer we had a terrible drought and I lost 4 of the ten I planted. I tried to nurse them along and 6 of them hung in there and made it through the toughest of times.

The second year I only was able to harvest a small amount. The second year I also planted 3 more plants, I thought were the same type. They did great, but turns out....I think they will be white lavender!
So this is my first real harvest from 6 of my plants. I will probably be able to harvest more farther along in the season. Anna and Ben helped to strip it to get it ready for drying. A process that took about 3 hours!

I am SO happy with my harvest!!!! God is showing me ways to make life in the city easier to deal with. He also has been reminding me of Hebrews 13:5 " content with the things that you have, for God has said "I will never leave you nor forsake you"

Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Life Back

This has been an unusually busy season for me. I'm ALWAYS busy.....always crazy....but this spring has been even more different and more busy than ever. I think perhaps I'm just getting old. Things are making me more tired than ever and I'm just flat out not enjoying it. I'm looking for ways to try and enjoy more of every day. Every day is a blessing and I want to accept each and every day as exactly that. I'm praying for peace this up coming season. A little serenity. A little time to breathe and hug my children.
May God bless you richly today and may His peace.......the only peace that surpasses all understanding.....find you and embrace you<3