Monday, August 19, 2013

155th Post - BIG Huge Sigh...

Summer Holidaying is Over. 

This one was faster than ever.
<insert great big sigh coupled with arm stretch>

In point form here's a catch up of 
some of our summer activities:

  • Replaced septic system with a brand new state of the art Waste Treatment System
  • Re did (actually my reverend is still doing this) patio deck which was ripped out to get to the old septic tank. 
  • Learned more than I ever thought I'd learn about Waste Treatment
  • Learned we have very good dirt
  • Planted grass from seed and it's growing!
  • Celebrated the engagement of my youngest step son and his fiancé Jennifer
  • Had our first ever gathering with all our grandchildren - all nine of them
  • Starting planning for the birth of grandbaby number ten who should be born sometime in December 
  • Spent a glorious four days in Parksville with my daughter, daughter-in-law, ex-daughter-in-law, granddaughter Cambria and Baby Luka
  • Walked miles on the sandy shores
  • Learned about Sand Dollars 
  • Reminded about Tides
  • Read, read, and read some more
All in all it was a wonderful vacation. One of my best yet. 
Now, it's back to work.

Contemplating the goodness of God.
 His direction, His blessing on my life.
I purpose to Lean In to his Grace,
Rest in His Peace.

"And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith." 
Hebrews 12:1-2

Thanks to Gwen Smith for a fresh inspiration!

It's been a while, but if you're still with me, welcome.
Until next time,


  1. Hi Carol .. well that was some summer - congratulations to your hubby on the new treatment system - sounds interesting!

    Great huge family - just enjoy them all and number 10 on the way - yay! Cheers Hilary

    1. It's been a good summer. Daughter has started nesting for the new baby. Such joy.

  2. And How is your Mother doing???

    Glad you had a great summer.
    Wow! So many grand kids!!!
    You are so lucky. :)

    1. Mom is doing well. Still some pain, but otherwise she's in good spirits.

  3. Glad you've had a good summer, Carol. Mine has ben spent on a stay-cation. But the good news is that I am getting stronger, which is exciting.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

    1. Glad to hear you're getting stronger. I've missed following you regularly, but always am interested in updates. I must go and follow Bears Noting. Seems I'm behind the times.