Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Working outside

I have been a stay at home mom for almost a month now.  I have so enjoyed being home.  I just keep thinking about how blessed I am, how wonderful God has been to me and my family!  We feel no income loss whatsoever!  As a matter of fact, there is more money left over!!  Isn't it amazing how faithful He is when we finally obey Him?  I was just thinking this morning how blown away I am at the new blessings I have received every single day since I became a SAHM.

My first week off was a totally wasted week.  I did not a thing!  Poor Rich did laundry, dishes, cleaning, just about everything but cook.  I know I have an awesome husband and believe me, he knows... I tell him often!  I totally vegged out.  I can not tell you why.  I think I was just in a state of shock, awe.  I have had a job since I was 15 years old.  For the past 26 years I have worked outside the home.  I became extremely lazy that week.  That weekend I realized that I can NOT allow myself to become a bum.  So the following Monday I started a new schedule for myself.

Every morning, I have Rich wake me up when he comes home from work.  After some quiet time with God and breakfast, I head out to work in the yard.  This is something I have never liked to do.  I have always despised yard work.  I enjoy planting flowers but nothing more.  These past three weeks have been a new revelation for me.

  • I love getting out there and digging in the dirt.
  • I love the smell of the earth.
  • I love the moist, soft feel of the earth.
  • I love the feel of sunshine beaming down on me.  
  • I love the feel of a light, refreshing rain.
It rejuvenates the soul, the spirit.  I can not believe how much I have enjoyed working in the yard.  Now I can honestly say I love it!  It thrills me to look around and see the progress.

The rock project actually started in May.  All the rock is coming out and going down the road a few miles to a friend's home.  I worked on it a little bit here, a little bit there.  My helper, Ryan pulled out all of the metal edging.

Here the work begins...

Slow going.  I pick up the rocks and put them in buckets that get transferred to their new home.

Now that I have been working in the yard every day, the progress has picked up immensely.  The small bushes are being transplanted to become a privacy fence for our pool until we can get an actual fence put up.

Almost done!  I don't have a current picture, but I only have about a 4 foot section left to do.  So I work in the yard all morning picking up rocks, weeding, re-arranging flower beds till about 1:00 pm.  After working up quite a sweat, this is most welcoming and refreshing!

I'm grateful for the good health that God has blessed me with so that I'm able to work doing something I enjoy, spending time outside in His creation.


Jill said...

Thank you so much for your condolensces and stopping by my blog. I really appreciate it. :-)

Your yard looks great, and gardening can be a great way to relax and unwind. The pool sure looks like a refreshing incentive! LOL :-)

So true, being a stay at home Mom can actually save a lot of money.
Have a great evening!


Kindra said...

Angie, you have a beautiful home! You are so blessed! And wow, does that pool look soooo inviting. Nebraska is in quite the heat wave right now!

Thank you so much for your kind, kind comments. I appreciate each and every one!

Donna B. said...

That looks great Ang! :) Ready for us to come yet? huh, huh? :)

Cora said...

YOu're doing a great job! And you will find your groove and fall right into it! YOu will be surprised at the things you will begin to like and enjoy doing!!

Have a great weekend! =)

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

So glad you are enjoying your time being a SAHM. God is good and blesses us beyond measure!! Your pool sure looks inviting :0)

Jill said...

Just wanted to stop back and tell you thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog. I always enjoy hearing from you! Hope all is well in your life. Have a great evening!
Blessings, Jill