Thursday, August 25, 2016

Day in Day Out

Hello friends,

First thing in the morning I do my devotional and bible studying.
Then I write out my day... how I prayerfully want to follow God and 
how to spend the hours of my day.   Things that have to get done, ... and things I want to do as well.

I can hear my Momma tell me as she entered the final days of her life.
-- I want to remember that and live that out.  

Writing in my planner insert  has become something I absolutely love 
and look forward to.  When I go to bed at night ... my 2 books go with me.
I like to do a daily examen in one and record where I saw God through the day.
Often... things happen that are so out and beyond my simple little plans... and you can just
see God's hand in things.  How He connects your  dots with people and sparks
thoughts, ideas, all kinds of things you could never come up with yourself.  
Writing them down... so I don't forget... 
-- I tell ya re reading them is so encouraging and uplifting.  

Then in my planner book I usually grab a set of watercolors off my nightstand and 
just put some color on a couple pages while we watch tv.  I doodle, and write the days 
date at the top, then let it dry overnight so it's ready the next day.  
I'll share more about that in a minute but first... 
I need to change the whole subjet coz I also want to share with yall 
that Myguy helped me last night with some of the worst ant hills.

For two days now I've not seen ANY ants on our counter. 
thank GOD... at least inside the house it's been much better. 
In the photo above I was so glad he helped spray that giant mound.  
It was nightmare material I'm telling you.  You can tell how far back I stood. 
When you stir up that pot.. I'm tellin ya... it boils over and will indeed
crawl up ya.  

 Today I went back out there and there were piles of dead ants on that hill.
I took a stick and dug in there though and there were still LOTS of the army left. 
I did pour a mess of this borax in it awhile ago like you "anonymous" said to try.  
Thank you so much for the comment and I hope it does something.  
It's pouring rain now so it's probably making ant bubbles like crazy.  
I read to mix some sugar and borax together and put it on your counters in places etc?
It said the ants will come and eat it and take it back to the colony... but heck I dont want to do that.
I don't want to LURE more in?  I've tried terro and ant baits and that was a bust.  
If the borax works I'll be going all along our fence in the dog yard where those big hills are.
I hate that I'm scared to mow.  I don't know how I have managed to get them on me like that...
but I'm telling you the bites are awful.  They last a good week before they get better.  
Okay I'll let you know on the ants if this works.  
Oh my gosh I hope it does.  They're  mean little buggers.  
-- Okay ready to change the subject again?
Back to journaling/ and planning.
 This was a my Monday.  
And I just wanted to share because I'm   loving adding photos to the  pages.  
I'm using two printers.   
One is a canon selphy and the one that made this photo is a Polaroid zip.  
I'm sharing just in case you haven't heard of them and are into journaling etc.  
The selphy makes 4x6 photos and they're very good quality.
This zip is not quite as good but the photos are small like this and have
sticker paper which I LOVE!!  
That lil grandgirl is sure fun to make into stickers!
I had to order more of the paper a couple nights ago.   

Here is another page from this week.  
I love going back and reading the WORD and seeing what happened that day.  
We all have a story to tell!    
Sometimes I've thought my life is so small.  
But it's not ... not really.  Because God's in it and love... and so much love and joy
and friendship and real life is unfolding beautifully.  
Just thought I'd share.  
Last of all .... 
 Is this new Midori!!!! 
So okay; I do have several traveler's notebooks but "this" is 
my first ever real midori.  
Myguy gave him to me for my birthday so he's extra special to me. 
I haven't written in him yet but I think I'll start Sept 1. 
He'll be the one who travelers with me everywhere I go.  
I hope for him to live to the hilt... because every day is a gift right?  
Okay I gotta get off here and get my rear end in the kitchen! 

Share your story!  
Leaon Mary xoxo 

1 comment:

Jean Ramsay said...

Lea, you sure could do with some anteaters, I am thankful that they have left you alone indoors and praying they'll soon be gone completely.

Thank you for sharing about the printers, I love this idea especially the stickers; my brother was looking through a box he hadn't unpacked and discovered some old photos of my Dad and Mum so I want to scan them and print them off. I love the idea of journaling cos it's so easy to forget what you've done with the day and the little things that happen, sometimes it's easy to think you haven't done much with your day but when you look back in the journal, it was packed with blessings.

As always, thank you for sharing your days.

God Bless