I Am All Over Today

May 15, 2007 at 3:28 pm 7 comments

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Well folks, after fifteen  years of marriage, one thing I’ve learned for sure is that it energizes my man to come home to growing things.

With young toddlers, a vegetable garden was too much , so I shifted to flowers for a while.  And…last year we tried BOTH  with a small garden…we’re moving on up in the world.  We are even supposed to have CORN this year!  Major crop production, we’re talking here.

When do you have time to water…all my friends ask…well, when the kids played outside in the waterhose or pool…I have to be there anyway!

Here’s the real epiphany today:  in the past, I’ve driven all over town to find this shade flowers I wanted, and what variety of FLOWER, then, I return for price #1, or take a day to wonder, speculate, return; twice. Not.  This.  Year.  The late heavy freeze/frost totally threw me off my “shopping for flowers” desire or rhythm!

The Lord helped me out!  This  year, two words:  FLEA. MARKET.  My life is forever changed.

AWESOME.

By 1:30, Not only had I made four trips to the school (eighty minutes of driving), four trips to the flea market, planted all those babies, AND  I’d also picked my kids up for lunch and taken them out for a special treat for lunch.

Just read that again and stand in awe…God is VERY present in my day!  Obviously!

Add to THAT:  15 pots of flowers PLUS one bed planted ANDsummer furniture moved out of shed…EVEN the birdhouse cleaned out…I have no idea what I’ll do tomorrow.

Whew.  I’m nasty, hot and… glistening with a healthy workers glow, and am currently assauging my “Southern Shine” with a tall glass of lemonade, in a mason jar with a handle, of course…, while downing another two Pepto Bismol…{ahem}.  Ending on THAT note probably leaves you with the wrong connotation for this blog title:  “I’m All Over Today”, totally not intended!  😀  Sorry folks!  😦

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  • 1. Holly Smith  |  May 15, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Love that kind of day! Love it! Love it! Love it! God is a master organizer and sometimes, like you, he “en-ables” me to do so much stuff! My to-do list overflows! Then it’s done…amazing!
    Enjoy that lemonade, Maggie!

  • 2. Connie Barris  |  May 15, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    I bet God didn’t mean that “coveth” part when it came to the flowers and the day you had?!!! I coveth your day..

    I NEED ONE…

    Oh by the way, I will add your song probably tomorrow.. it goes with my devotional…

    Blessings
    Connie

  • 3. Paula Mc Elrath  |  May 15, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    It sounds to me like a wonderful day Maggie. Especially the lemonade in a Mason Jar. Were you lounging on your summer furniture?

    I went to a Tea Party at church today with a friend. It was given by the Bible Study that does Beth Moore BS in the morning. I facilitate the evening Beth Moore study but we are off until the Fall…

    There was a lady there that makes lace and she told us all about the origin of lace. Very interesting but it would be too stressful a craft for me.

  • 4. daisyaday  |  May 15, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    Oh, it’s been a long time since I had a day like that. Woo hoo for a productive day, girlfriend! You know, the nicest feeling at the end of the day is to sit on your porch with a cold lemonade, looking at the way the flowers are sitting all proper in their places. Verrry satisfying.

    Thanks for sharing–at least I can enjoy it vicariously! {=^D

  • 5. Jules  |  May 16, 2007 at 10:16 am

    Hey Maggie! Love the pictures. I have been away too long. Are any varieties deer-proof? I guessing you don’t have that problem. Love the page. I bought Scrapbook Max, and lost the disk. UHHHH. Still looking for it. How do these things happen?

    Maggie replies: Jules! I’ve missed you, girl! We are still waiting on the deer issue to see if we have one…currently, we have rabbit friends, and birds have stripped a couple tomato plants already! (Lost your disc? Bad girl! You’ll find it when the time is right!)

    Blessings to you and yours!!!
    Love,
    Maggie

  • 6. ~E  |  May 16, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    The colors are spectacular — the flowers, not the fonts!!! Ha! And to think all that beauty can be found just down the road…

    Glad you had such an awesome day. One more day ’til summer break. Hope to enjoy some lemonade or peach tea on the porch with you SOON! 🙂

    Love ya!

  • 7. Patty  |  May 17, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    Maggie,
    You have been on my mind all day. I hope you are doing well!! I meant to comment on your post the other day. I was tired reading it!! :o) I love, love your view from your window. I really need to work on my flower gardens, they look awful. I am finally getting over allergy junk and I am ready to clean out the flower beds and put in new mulch. A month or so ago I was cleaning out the flower bed in the front of the house and two baby snakes poked their heads up and crawled toward me. YUK! My son was out there and killed them for me. Oh the joys of life. Your lemonade sounds yummy. It would be fun to sit on your porch and visit and drink lemonade. I hope you are having a great week.

    Love,
    Patty

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I am married to the love of my life, as we raise three children, learning the ways of grace.

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Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magn- great, and anima, soul) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity. Both terms were coined by Aristotle, who called magnanimity "the crowning virtue."

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:

MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)

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