Greetings, everyone! How has your week been? How has your month of March been so far? Ours has been very busy. We have had some troubles with our site working properly, and the folks at Weebly wrote back to us and gave us some tips. It looks like the problems on Dad and Mom's site are OK. We are praying that things will work OK here too from now on. There still may be one thing we need to fix, but we don't know how. But for now we will try to work with it.
Saturday we went to a local thrift store and set up yard sale stuff on their tables. It is free to set up there. It was quite a warm day (around 80 degrees), but the Lord did provide shade for us. Also, part of the day it was rather cloudy. We thought for about 1/2 an hour or so that it was going to rain. Well, we didn't sell much, but the Lord also provided some baby clothes to send to Dad and Mom. We were able to get two bags of clothes at $3.00 each. Quite a few baby clothes fit in those bags. Thank You, God.
Today we went on our usual trip to Charlotte to the chiropractor. Both of us we're really tired and just wanted to come right back home. As we were heading out to the main road, I took off my seat belt so I could get my sweater off. Ooof! Christy jerked forward a few inches. "Wow! I thought. That transmission certainly shifted hard." But it wasn't the transmission. A guy in a big work van hit us from behind while we were at the red light. So much for going home right away.
We pulled up into a mostly empty parking lot, and the man pulled in behind us. None of us were hurt. The man's van was not damaged except for the little vanity plate on the front. He said it wasn't anything to worry about. Our car got a bump to the bumper, but otherwise was OK. We just wanted to make sure the trunk opened. It was fine. Both of us were tired, so we told him not to worry about it. We did give him a tract. I told him, maybe the Lord let us bump so I could give him some good news. He said, "That may be." He seemed grateful for the tract and grateful that he could just get back to work. Also, he said he was sure of his home in heaven.
Before we got hit, my lower back was really hurting. For some reason it had bad muscle spasms in it. Well, those decreased quite significantly after we collided. One way to put your back in! Thank the Lord.
I found out the bumper is somewhat pliable. Most of the dent was out of it by the time we got home. Poor thing is a bit black and blue though. :-)
After we got home Christy relaxed and I worked on some of the songs for Dad and Mom that they want in their hymnbook. Then I worked on some curtains. These are curtains to go on the window of my bedroom in Owena, Papua New Guinea. Please pray that I get my visa so that there is a Connie to go in Connie's bedroom. :-)
The material for the curtains is yellow with shasta daisies. I plan to make the curtains for the bathroom green with shasta daises.
The curtains are backed with a sheet I picked up at a thrift store in Kings Mountain. It was just big enough to back all the panels. It was a white sheet with pastel colored flowers. If I hold up the curtains to the light with the sheet side facing toward me, I can see the daisies through the sheet. But if I hold up the curtains to the light with the daisy side toward me, I can't see through the daisies. So this should work out well. I sewed the edges with a zigzag stitch and used orange thread.
Since it is spring here, there is lots of beauty to greet us when we get home. Honey bees are pollinating the dandelions. The forsythia and the Bradford Pears are getting leaves, but they still have some pretty blooms. Grape Hyacinth add some purple to the scene. And one of the fun things about the blossoms blowing off the Bradford Pears is that we now have "spring snow."
"Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah." (Psalm 68:19)