"As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, and its place acknowledges it no longer.
But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him..."
~Psalm 103:15-17a


"A Hamburger!"

"Look!" exclaims Maria, "A hamburger!" She eagerly points out the window toward the deck.

[Quick thought process to figure out what she is trying to say] What? Is someone grilling? No, it's not even dinner time. Does she just see the grill and wants us to make hamburgers? No, she's pointing in a different direction. Where is she pointing, anyway? Oh, toward the... Ooohhh, I see.

"Maria, that's a hummingbird."

"Will Shep Die?!"

"Maria, you have to remember to feed the cat," David reminds her. This is one of her chores: to make sure Kitty has food and water. "If you don't feed the cat, she'll die."

Tears pop into her eyes. She doesn't want Kitty to die!!

"All animals have to eat or they will die. Everybody has to eat. If we didn't feed you, you would die, too. But it would take some time. Kitty won't die because she missed a meal. It takes a while - ten days or longer. You just need to make sure she has food to eat."

Then she does some thinking. I can almost recreate her thought process based on what she says later.

"Kitty would die if she doesn't eat? Everyone would die if they didn't eat? *gasp!* We don't feed Shep anymore! Is Shep going to die?!"

"Mom! Is Shep going to die?! We don't feed him!"

"Oh, no. David does feed Shep - out at the barn when he feeds all the other animals. We just don't feed him any treats anymore because he was getting too fat. He still gets to eat; he won't die."

Don't worry, Maria. We aren't trying to starve our animals. Especially not Shep or Kitty.

[caption id="attachment_48" align="aligncenter" width="176" caption="Shep"]Shep[/caption]

New Hair Style

[caption id="attachment_42" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="My New Hair Stlye "]Crazy Hair[/caption]

Well, what do you think of my beautiful new hair style? Think it will work with my formal evening gown? Or maybe it's more of a casual style to wear on days when I'm going on a picnic. On the other hand, it may be a great style for me to wear to work someday.

If you are interested in imitating this lovely work of art, you just need to divide your hair into small sections and then braid it with a pipe cleaner in each section. I used the sparkly kind of pipe cleaner and tried to let a bit of it hang out at then end, and then curl it a bit to add some glamour. I found that smaller sections work best - the section on top of my head was a bit too large, and the braid didn't stand up as well as I wanted it to. But then again, it added a nice touch to have it hanging low over my face. What do you think?

A Picture Post

To help you get a better idea of how big the Furniture Give Away was, I thought I'd post some pictures.

[caption id="attachment_26" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="This shows almost all of the furniture, spread out on the lawn before the students arrived."]This shows almost all of the furniture, spread out on the lawn before the students arrived.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_27" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Another view of the furniture"]Another view of the furniture[/caption]

 Line of students
Line of students

[caption id="attachment_34" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Another view of all the students in line."]Another view of all the students in line.[/caption]