20 Chore Tuesday, How About 9?

Upon waking this morning I mindfully went over my list of chores, writing this blog was not on the list, until I checked in with Margaret’s blog.

Margaret joined a group that lists chores to be done on Tuesday, called , duh – 20 Chore Tuesday.

Margaret’s list has 20 chores, to be done on Tuesday or sometime this week. Just 20, I think I can handle that. I’m retired. I am through with pressure, I wish.

1. Put away clothes in the  basket. The clothes I washed yesterday with a Raley’s food magazine.

2. Sweep floor.

3. Mop floor, yesterday I also washed the rugs and I like to have a clean floor for clean rugs.

4. Bake zucchini bread for tonight’s veggie stand = 6 large loaves and 9 small loaves. Some plain, some with pecans and some with raisins and pecans.

5. Wash dishes before I go to bed.

6. Water plants on the deck.

7. The BATHROOM, nuff’ said.  1/2 done

8. Frog (rip it, rip it, rip it) a few rows of a shawl, I lost track of which row I was on.

9. Knit.

I can’t come up with 20 chores.
I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to check off at least ONE of these chores.
Coz’ I have my priorities straight!

So the last shall be first,
and the first last:
for many be called(listed), but few chosen.
Matthew 20:16

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August 14, Today’s thought — Slow Me Down

The Oak tree I see from the trailer.

Good Morning

Lamenatations 3:25-26
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him,
to the soul that seeketh him.
It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait
for the salvation of the LORD.

Slow me down, Lord!
Ease the pounding of my heart by the quieting of my mind.
Steady my hurried pace with a vision of the eternal reach of time.
Give me, amidst the confusion of my day,
the calmness of the everlasting hills.
Break the tensions of my nerves and muscles
with the soothing music of the singing streams
that live in my memory.
Help be to know the magical, restoring power of sleep.
Teach me the art of taking minute vacations. . .
of slowing down to look at a flower,
to chat with a friend,
to pat a dog,
to read a few lines from a good book.
Remind me each day of the fable of the hare and the tortoise
that I may know that the race is not always to the swift;
that there is more to life than increasing its speed.

Let me look upward into the branches of the towering oak
and know that it grew great and strong
because it grew slowly and well.

Slow me know, Lord,
and inspire me to send my roots deep
into the soil of life’s enduring values
that I may grow toward the stars of my greater destiny,
In Jesus’ name, Amen ——Unknown

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