Monday, May 3, 2010

A time to relax

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We’ve been taking full advantage of this gorgeous spring weather we’re having.

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Every chance we get, the picnic basket is loaded up with goodies and we head outside.

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A simple meal is turned into a treasured memory just by changing things up a bit.

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I love this man. I love my wonderful family. I am so very thankful for special times like these.

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For picnics on old quilts (of which this one is my favorite) and enamel fish mugs.

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For sweet children who make sure that the pups get their fair share of food and drink.

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Yes, we’re taking it easy these days.

Resting when we can, knowing that the harvest season will soon be upon us.

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For now, we’re content with our easy Sunday afternoons.

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Which are spent enjoying God’s creation.

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And it still makes me smile when my littlest love brings me flowers.

For those of you who are wondering about my recovery process, things are going well. Slow, but well.

The acupuncture is helping, along with the physical therapy. I am hopeful that with time, I will make a full recovery.

If you are among those who deal with daily pain, I recommend you give acupuncture a try.

It’s brought me some relief, when surgery and modern medicine have failed me.

9 comments:

Ann said...

I'm glad things are going well with your recovery and that you are all enjoying the outdoors.

Yes, acupuncture can give a lot of relief from pain, I'd recommend it too.

The Mac's House said...

Melissa,

I think this post is great to remind all of us that we need to step back take a moment and enjoy the simple things of relaxing with our loved ones. Thanks for the reminder to take a break to enjoy!

Teri

Melissa said...

Ann, I hope your weather will soon be warm and sunny. Sunshine and warmth are a balm for the soul. I can't help but be in a good mood after soaking up some vitamin D.

Teri, I'm glad I could encourage you. It's all too easy to get wrapped up in the day to day hustle and bustle of life. We have to take advantage of the little opportunities that present themselves. I'm happy you stopped by!

MAYBELLINE said...

Glad you're feeling better.
I see two wonderful dogs - a black lab and a ???? What is the apricot pup?

Janean said...

your photos always make me wish i was with you all casually enjoying your day....great camera work because your sweet spirits shine through.

thanks for your words of encouragement.

Melissa said...

Maybelline, our sweet pups are both dogs we rescued. They're both lab mixes. Cocoa, who does indeed look a little orange n the sunlight, seems to be a chocolate lab/chow mix. We adore them both. They couldn't be better around the children.

Janean, thanks for the sweet compliment. I do love taking pictures of our everyday life. We all enjoy looking back on the things we've done together. I sincerely pray that God will comfort you all during this difficult time.

ga.farmwoman said...

Hi Melissa,
I love your pictures of the picnic. When our boys were little we would picnic so much. We need to get back to it more now.

I am sorry you about your health problems and wish you a speedy recovery. It looks like with your healthy eating(I saw on the post below) things will be good for you soon. It all looks so delicious.
Good luck with all your homesteading adventures.

Thanks for the visit and comment to my blog!
Have a great day
Pam

Melissa said...

Pam, I'm so glad you stopped by! I appreciate your well wishes.

MAYBELLINE said...

Just checking in to wish you the best. Hope all is well with you and yours.