It’s a Doris Day movie kind of night. Wind has picked up. Rain has kicked in. Satellite has kicked out more times than I can count on one hand. Soooooo….
Movie night….Doris Day movies…and clam dip kind of night.
There is just something about Doris Day comedies, musicals and even her dramas that lightens my mood.
It Happened to Jane”
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies
Love Me or Leave Me
April in Paris
Do I need to name more? There are definitely more, but there are very few – if any – that I haven’t seen and watched several times. I do have my favorites, but generally, I love the older movies when I really want to forget the world and all the things that it brings with it on these kind of days.
I smile. I laugh. I cry. I praise Our Father for reminding me of all the joy that can surround us even on the darkest nights..
“…what is mankind that you are mindful of them – human beings that you care for them?”~Ps 8:4
The past two days have been stay-at-home-days, and I probably won’t leave the homestead for another two. There is something that calls to me to stay put when storms swirl about me and my home. Something that calls me to gather some flowers from the garden for that old, bag of wind Florence before she gets here.
Besides, I like re-assuring the pets and receiving their wiggles and cuddles in return.
I like walking the yard and neighborhood as the winds, rain (or snow in some storms) buffer my cheeks.
I like checking on plants, picking some out of the water, and as I go, lifting and carrying bigger sticks that litter my path back to the wood pile.
While watching my trees bend and – sometimes – break is not something I like to watch, but it is something I need to see. My banana tree has definitely not been happy today, and I keep touching it when I walk outside as if to re-assure it that “This too shall pass”, and that “all the tears in its leaves will only make it stronger”.
“You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.”~Ps 8:6-8
It is hard not to be attached to things in this world. After all, Our Father created a garden for us to live in, and even though we are locked out of the original garden, we still have remnants of it in this world. Our world may be a little harsher – a little more crazy – a lot more dense with sin – and yet – it is the world that He created just for us.
To watch over…
To clean up when needed…
And evenually – – –
To give back to Him…
With all praise and honor and glory …
“Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”~Ps 8:9