Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Best Antidepressant Just Might Be You!

A glimpse into my china hutch.
















Hi All,

To pass the time during our severe weather tonight, I went to Joyce Meyer's website and watched Part 1 of her program episode "Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Gone?" It's excellent, and I'm hoping Part 2 will be, also. (I plan to watch it tomorrow; I did a Cedar Cove marathon yesterday on Netflix and I'm getting screen-weary!)

She mentions that depression has to be fought on many different levels. She also says something like: "The more you do, the more you're able to do. The less you do, the less you're able to do." (That's just common sense, but we need to be reminded sometimes.)

And she talks about letting go of "dead" things: works, thoughts, and people that are impeding our progress. Just in case you're interested, here's the link.

It could be a blessing in the midst of the storm,
Bess

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Rose Chintz Sisterhood: A Poll


I know of a few of you fine ladies who own Rose Chintz China by Johnson Bros. Of course, there's the lovely Sandi of Rose Chintz Cottage, the lovely Susan Branch, and now the lovely Mona of Wsprsweetly of Cottages. (Links are to their blogs, not a specific post.)


But I know there are many more who own a little or a lot of Rose Chintz. Or maybe you would like to acquire some someday, or are an admirer of the pattern. So let's take a poll! If you fit any of these categories, you're part of the Rose Chintz Sisterhood, so please let us know that you are- in the comments below. If you know of others, would you please ask them to stop by and leave a comment? 


Just doing this for fun, and because I think you're all awesome! So how about it? Are you part of the Rose Chintz Sisterhood

With love and prayers for many blessings,
Bess
PS: Of course, there are many, many other-- just as beautiful-- sisterhoods! :O)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Peace Be With You



Conversation at teatime should be tranquil, I think. Not the time for world problems or controversial issues, but a time to rest the spirit, remember pleasant things. Everyone needs such a time, and tea goes well with it.
(From The Best of Stillmeadow - A Treasury of Country Living by Gladys Taber)

With heat indices well over 100 degrees, we keep the shades pulled and the thermal drapes closed tight. The kitties and their people are eager for it to cool down so that we can look out the windows again. A little fresh air through an open window or two would be heavenly as well. Anyway, that's why I'm resorting to cropping old photos. Hopefully it will soon cool down, the sunshine will begin to stream into my south windows, and I'll do new photo shoots. That's the plan, anyway. :O)

Michelle by Royal Doulton

"When you have given your best to the day,
you can enter day's end with a mind at peace."

Yes, but I think we have to first tell ourselves: "I've given my best today. Whatever shape things are in, I place it all in God's Hands. He'll take care of everything as He wills. My mind can be at peace, and now I can rest."

Let go and let God,
Bess