stories of the Mix family lovin' the country life

Monday, January 30, 2012

Busy days...

I know it's been way too long since I've written anything for my dear readers.  I won't tell you how busy I've been, because you have all been there.  I would like to show you some pictures of what I've accomplished in my "silence," but there's really not all that much to show.  Most of my days have been the kind where I'm running all day but getting nothing done (that's how it seems, anyway). 

Today in my devotions, this verse in Proverbs 10:4 was a blessing to me.  "He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich."  Just the fact that I am busy is profitable.  God will reward me for working hard.  Besides that, I am teaching my children to have initiative and work hard; and they will be rewarded for their work.  Their children will then learn from their example, etc.  How cool is that!

Here's something I made recently.  My husband mounted it over our big kitchen window.  I screwed a short piece of wood to each end of a long piece, screwed a wide board to the top, and fastened a bracket on the inside of each end to hold a utility pole.  I sanded, primed, and painted it a creamy white to match my kitchen cabinets.  Can you tell I like roosters?