Well, it’s been quite some time since I’ve visited this spot. How y’all doin’? In the time that’s passed, a lot has happened. I’ll just touch on the highlights.
- I retired. For the last time, I hope. I’d ‘sort of’ retired last year, but ended up still working part-time. Now I’m home all the time, and I love it!
- We went on a short-term mission trip to Guatemala in June, just two days after my official retirement. That was an experience I definitely want to repeat! Hubby was really moved by the experience. Our team met up with another team from South Dakota, and we spent 10 days building stoves, putting floors in homes, and interacting with the kids and parents in about 6 different villages. The people were so welcoming and gracious. I could go on for days about the whole experience, but I won’t. I’ll just say that the Lord blessed me and our team so much more than I expected. We’re already saving up for the next mission, Lord willing next June. I’ve done several craft fairs and managed to save a lot, so by the time we get a firm date, I hope to be at least halfway to the amount we’ll need.
- I started painting rocks. Yes, that’s right. Rocks. I guess that qualifies for my “old things with a new mission” motto. I mean, they ARE old things…been around since the Lord created this earth. And I do give them a new mission: giving someone a lift of the spirit and a smile to the face. I also sell them, as part of my fundraising efforts for the next Guatemala mission trip.
- I’m still making those fun tea towels, bowl cozies, and cup cozies. I also started making doll clothes for 18″ dolls. That has been a lot of fun, and a good stash-buster. It may work into a way to raise funds, if I get good at it. Hey, it could happen!!
Six months into retirement and I’m not bored yet!! What’s happening with you?
Maybe I won’t wait so long to visit again. I’d almost forgotten how much I enjoy blogging…time to get busy again! But for now, I’ll just say MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL, and may the LORD bless you this season!!