Friday, June 22, 2012

My shop.

Well, in case you haven't figured it out yet, we have a small seasonal prim shop, here in northeast PA.  Tomorrow I will take some pics of the outside of it as I have been working on it....or should I say hubby....well, both of us!   We have been collecting old wooden ladders in our junk travels, much to Mr. SweetMeadows dismay.  I love junk, I want every piece I see as I can see a future plan for most of it.  Mr. SweetMeadows - not so much. 
With dismay he often asks, "Maureen, WHAT are you going to do with that and do we really need to bring home more stuff?"  Well.....yes.  Afterall, isn't that why we bought a truck?!  And isn't that why we still have "some" space in our little barn?!  Not much mind you.  For a time I had an obsession with old shutters.  I had to have them all, and if they were cheap there was no way we were passing them up.
AND, for over 2 years we have driven by this BIG old rusty mailbox, just lying in a ditch on the side of the road thru all seasons.  It would be lost in the summer grasses and weeds but come spring, I could see it.....calling out to me.  When I would mention it to the Mr. as we drove down the road, he would hit the gas!  FINALLY, one day the car was stopped and someone pulled that big ol' rusty thing out of the ditch and it now resides on the little deck in front of my shop.  This thing is huge.  It also has a wooden bottom, a true antique.  I cannot imagine how old it is but I could receive packages in this thing if it were useable. It  the The Mr.looks at it and shakes his head.
He was not a part of the ditch rescue.
Back to the ladders.  I had the Mr. make an arbor of sorts for the bottom of the steps to the shop.  It sure is the coolest thing will see and surely agree!
I  promise, photos tomorrow of my ugly old junk, much of which is adorned with flowers!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder afterall.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Oh. God.

Got your attention!
Recently someone told me, "you should not discuss God or your religious beliefs on your blog, you might offend someone"........SAY WHAT????

I'm blown away by that remark.  I want to, need to share with everyone what a wonderful and loving God I serve.  I am instructed to do so in the Bible. 
As a Christian, my Bible is my guidebook for life.  It is the same yesterday, today and forever.  There are no substitutions, it does not come with options.  You either take it as a whole or reject it.  Period.

Sadly, in today's society, anything "Christian" is often deemed offensive :(
 I turn on the T.V. and I am constantly offended by programs, the news, politicians and our leaders, etc.  So I turn off the T.V.  It's that simple.

I thank God that I live in America, where we still have the freedom to express ourselves.

So if my speaking of my God on my blog offends you, simply do not read it.  But please let me know I can pray for you!

May God bless you this fine day!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Here I am

I've been struggling with illness again.  I always try to avoid going to the Dr. as long as possible but after a week (ok, maybe a bit longer than a week) I had to give in and go.  So I came home with three different meds. to take, one of which was Veeeerrrrrryyyy strong and wreaked havoc upon my stomach/intestines.

Now you see why I try to avoid the Dr.?!!

On a serious note, I am finally feeling better, not complete but better and I'll take that any day. 

I got sooooo behind on shipping, working, etc.  Let's not forget the poor neglected flower beds......
But tomorrow is another day!

Hope everyone is well.  Hope to do more creating real soon.