18 August 2020

Enough Already!

Heather coming into bloom in the Far North, about three weeks ago.

Well, I really have had just about enough.  I never started this blog to be ranting about politics and religion (although, in case you couldn't tell, I do have strong feelings about both).  I have finally yanked myself up and decided I will do my best to limit my rants.  There is more to life... And frankly, other people say it so much better than I, and apparently don't just about meltdown when they do.  I'll leave it to them for awhile.

We keep talking here about how we are going to live as we OUGHT and as we desire, regardless of what the government says, etc.  One positive step I took:  I ditched Facebook!  YAY!  It was driving me crazy and inciting me to madness.  Good riddance!

We used to spend a good long day, driving and exploring all around the north of Scotland, but hadn't gone anywhere for awhile.  We did that recently, and here are a few photos:

Bog cotton and cut peats.

My husband showing me a cut peat close up.  It was fairly dry and hard.
(Don't worry; he put it back!)

Lots of lambykins all over!

Ian says no, it's the people in cars who have no lamb sense!

Bog cotton.

Sometimes you just have to stop taking everything so seriously.  Over the past few months, there have been a lot of frowns and furrowed brows in our home.  The angst has caused untold stress, stolen months, and heartburn.  We're working on that.


We also decided we would just go back to the beginning again, and read through a child's catechism.
Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will be no means enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. {Matthew 18:2-4}


Finally, I am REALLY trying to get back to stitching and designing.  It has been so hard to focus my mind and hands on this.  I have felt scattered and fragmented for six months now.  But somehow I managed to stitch these Christmas ornaments.  Now I just need to final finish them.  This was from a Janlynn kit that had been in my stash for a few years.

And so, here ends my first non-ranting, non-political, non-religious post in a long time.  My husband and I have agreed that we will do what we can and must to take back our lives from ridiculous government rules and restrictions, and do our best not to let the devil or the government or complicit bishops (all the same?  I don't know) steal our joy and our very lives.  

In keeping with that, we have also been renovating our entire kitchen!  This is due mainly to two things:  (1) 2+ years ago we bought an old, ex-authority house that was a total dump, and (2) the "tradesmen" we hired to renovate our kitchen did such a thoroughly horrible job, we have had to redo the whole thing.  Ah well...at least it is finally getting near completion.  Photos to follow when it is ALL done!

Be wise, my friends, and cling to the Cross!

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