Hi Granny, Mel and all.
Have to ask what a "Red Hatter" is? Sounds as if you had a great day. Nothing like a bargin to lift your spirit. There's something about retail therapy that you just can't dispute! I've got a son living in Melbourne, Australia and I took my youngest twin, Sophie, with me for a visit some years ago. (I was in a patch where I could do a bit more) I used to live in melbourne and love Myers. It is a big store, anyway I was still buzzing with all the things to see and ready for another floor, and my young daughter was saying, "Please can we just rest for a while."
When I ever go out I usually make it over a few hours and then the fall out is a bit more worthwhile.
Do any of you like writing at all. Poetry, short stories etc?
I wrote a poem that the local Christian radio Station read out. They have a poets corner. It goes like this:
Bigger Than My Room (c)
What will we do today, Lord,
In this little room?
Will You meet me here today Lord,
Your presence in full bloom?
Will You sit a while with me, Lord,
And just enjoy the peace?
Will I feel Your smile in small ways
Or Your perfumed joy released?
Will You take me beyond the doors, Lord,
Will we watch the changing sky?
The hawk who circles slowly,
Or the fantail dancing by?
Will You point out some new sight, Lord,
In that ever changing view?
Leaves that turn to gold and red, Lord,
A spider web bejewelled with dew?
An invalid is what they called me, Lord?
In Valid? How could that be?
When the majestic King of the universe
Comes and shares the days with me.
I wonder if they saw the sunset, Lord,
You painted for me last night,
And how the gold flowed through my window
And I glowed in that warm light.
Will we dance as one today, Lord?
Will You whisper secrets new?
Although I'm stuck in bed, Lord,
There's really nothing I can't do.
Has it really been four years, Lord?
Well how the time has flown.
It seems we've just grown closer
In this time we've spent alone.
Do you remember the promise You made, Lord?
Yes, of course You do.
One day I'll walk on these two feet
They've still got work to do.
I think I'll always be amazed, Lord,
At the generosity of your Grace.
How you've filled my heart with joy, Lord,
And brought beauty to this place.
Have a number of little stories that I''m trying to put together. Just stories to encourage people in our position to "Hold On"
Love drawing flowers and birds etc so have done a few of those and am working to put them together with the stories.
It's taking a bit of time, but it is great for keeping my head above all this.
My room looks down over the valley and I always think if I had to get stuck anywhere, I couldn't have been put in a lovelier place.
It's a bit off the beaten track though, so not too many visitors.
Look forward to hearing from you. Have a special day.