Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Time Flies....

I know, I know....I've been away.  Last time I posted, in December, I was recovering from hand surgery.  I'm all done with my occupational therapy and I still have no pain, thank goodness.  I do still have some mobility issues with that hand - I can't make a good fist and I drop things sometimes and the middle finger doesn't work exactly right.  But I have no pain so I'm glad I did it.

Before I got through with the OT my back issues flared up again and I've been in Physical Therapy for that!  It's better now but the up side of that was that I had time to sit in my stitching chair and do some cross stitch.  I've even started a Youtube channel and have posted several videos of my cross stitching - please stop by if you're interested.  stitchinbythelake or Marlene Bush either should find me.

Not all of the things below are new pieces, but many of them are.

I've also been on a couple of quick trips - one to Canton, Texas with our kids to the big flea market there (my children gave me that trip for my 70th birthday last October and we just now got a time when we could all go at once!) and a trip with my sister to see her daughter in Austin.  Lucky for us we went right through Waco, Texas and for those of you who are fans of JoAnna and Chip of Fixer Upper fame, yes we did stop!'s spring in Arkansas!  Everything is blooming - forsythia, tulip trees, japonica, daffodils, carolina jasmine.  All of it.  And tonight it's supposed to be 30 and a snowy/icy night.  :(  I'm hoping our newest residents weather this.

No, I can't see them either but I think they're there hiding down in the bottom.  Wrens, maybe?

So....that's what I've been doing.  What about you?