I’m choosing sleep, so this will be short (for me, anyway).
I had a nice visit with the Halls yesterday, it was so great to have them in town. Lots of good laughs, LOST talk, and catching up on the Pasadena crowd. Her site has all the details, plus a picture of me with no less than four chins, so I guess you can go over there for the far-to-up-close-and-personal details. Miss you guys!
The West garden is 100% done for now, I left a little space for doing subsequent plantings of corn and beans in 2-week intervals for longer harvest.
I’m going to know for sure about the tractor tomorrow. If that’s a no-go, I’m going to plow with the tiller a 11 ft x 90 ft strip (2 beds) in the pasture to do some more tomatoes, corn and squash (pumpkins!). It’s not the big plan I began with, but it’s a good start.
The chickens come this week. I’m all read up. The chicken house is giving us some grief. By “us” I mean David.
We love the house, the kids are in heaven. We had my brothers (ex-step, but we consider them family) and their families over today and it was very nice. We have much to be grateful for.
That said, we are having some major, major stress. I’m going to keep shamelessly soliciting prayers even though I can’t offer details. Here are some scriptures I found comforting today:
… for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day. . . And I have been supported under trials and troubles of every kind, yea, and in all manner of afflictions; yea, God has delivered me from prison, and from bonds, and from death; yea, and I do put my trust in him, and he will still deliver me.
… for all flesh is in mine hands; be still and know that I am God.
And, the ever-consoling favorite, Alma 37:37:
Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.