It's kind of a blah day today. I think it must be letdown from the weekend. And it's raining here today. And I had to go back to work.
And I'm worried about the elections tomorrow. I have always paid attention to politics and the state of our country, but I have never been as concerned as I am now. I have never seen such division among people. I have never known such intense feelings of opposite natures. A couple of weeks ago when I was in Washington DC, I spent some time looking at the White House and thinking about the power that resides in that building. And it occurred to me that perhaps the honor of living and ruling from that house should not go to the person who wants the job more than anything else in the world. Perhaps it should go to one who would rather do anything else in the world, but cannot deny the heavy burden of service upon their heart. I know who I am voting for tomorrow. But I am worried about our country and about our future. And I am trying to leave it all in the hands of the One who said
He changes times and seasons;
he sets up kings and deposes them.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the discerning. Daniel 2:21
In happier news, BSU is still undefeated this season and well on their way to play a BCS bowl game. I made my little grandson a football hat and his daddy asked for one too. So here they are on game day.
And here is a picture of my sweet little marshmallow, Miss Ava Claire.
I'm delighted to join South Breeze Farm's Thankful Challenge again this year. Watch my sidebar to see what new thing I am thankful for each day. We don't spent enough time doing this - and I love that we take a whole month out of the year to focus on our blessings. If you want to join - I encourage you to. It makes a real difference in your day when you CHOOSE to be thankful.
And did you notice my new header picture? Let me introduce you to Willow - my new little yorkie. She is actually a full blooded sister to my sweet dog Josey. She came from my last litter. She was actually very sick and the vets couldn't figure out what was wrong with her. I really thought she was going to die. Her diagnosis varied from "a bug" to neurological issues. I couldn't sell her until I knew what was going to happen to her. And in the meantime, I got attached. Which I try never to do with my puppies. But I couldn't help it. And I am happy to report that she is perfectly healthy. I guess it was just the "bug". She is a handful - but then all puppies are. Yesterday, we were out learning to "go potty outside" and I couldn't resist taking pictures of her playing in the leaves. She is just too cute. And poor Josey is quite jealous and not at all fond of her. In fact, they act like Cinderella and the jealous step-sister! I tried to get some pictures of Josey too, but she refused to come out and play.
And for my birthday, Michelle and Andrea gave me the most beautiful framed pictures of my grandbabies! They took them to a studio along with the quilts that I made them. The quilts are used as the background of the portraits and it is just beautiful. It made me cry. I just love hanging pictures of my grandbabies all over my house. They are after all, the cutest babies in the world. And I can't look at them enough. And I totally know that I'm just a big sap when it comes to them. But I have come to learn that grandparents are just that way.
And I love it.