It has been a long couple of months
since I've written.
I live in an area
affected by the recent floods, in fact
today, my high schoolers just
got to go back to school at Lyons
High School. Driving
past the mud, piles of debris
and devastation this morning, I am
I am thankful for the Blessings. The community and the school bonded
together in helping one another. Relief workers came and many
are still here. I got the blessing of an extra teenager for a couple
So in the bustle of life these past couple of months,
I am reminded that the Blessings come in many forms...in the piles of laundry,
in the pleasure of having teens in my life, in the teaching of Sunday School,
the substitute teaching, the leaf piles, a cup of coffee, Pandora radio,
a day to myself, furniture rearranging, a little baby that
came and turned the world upside down, so many
blessings to reach out and touch~
And time to create.
Here's a sampling of what I've been up to.
I call them 'Snow Biddies.'
Snow gals and guys with
That's Mrs. Beachy above
and Bertie here.
I am having a blast making them. You can find them at
I've also been working on
making French Hens.
Birds I've paper mache'd out
of old French textbooks, with
pearl eggs, banners and
for the inspiration to dye those little trees.
They look perfect snuggled
up next to the Snow Biddies.
Here's Frenchie. Okay, did I say how
much fun I was having? I love
giving them names too!
Making bird nests with Morning Glory vines and glitter.
Okay, my pictures aren't exactly in order, but you get
the idea. I am thankful for the blessing
of creativity and time to play,
it meets a need in me.
In tweaking a line from Chariots of Fire,
"God made me artistic and when
I create I feel his pleasure!"
Remember to look for blessings.
God is in the details,