Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Afternoon Rest

Tuscan Afternoon

I have been resting the last few days. I have been slow and weary. Lately, it seems I cannot accomplish anything other than sitting and reading.

Just a little while ago, Nicole (21) and Amy (15) took a ride to the store with me. They helped me pick out a few groceries. There is just something about food that cheers us up!

The house is cold. The ground outside is icy and snowy. I will have Mr. White turn on the wood stove and I will sit and take a long rest this afternoon.

For some reason, I have been sad and quiet all morning. It is an unknown sadness. There is no apparent reason.  When this happens, I have to force myself to smile and have a sense of loving meekness. I can't let myself fall into a depression. So I will have some ginger-ale and some tortellini and I will enjoy a late lunch. I will read a Psalm. Then I will do a little cleaning.  Later, I will join in the lively conversations of the children. Then everything will be okay.

Mrs. White

From my Precious Son - Presents to Cheer Me Up.

I must always remember that Mother Makes the Home.

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Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Hope you feel better. Tortellini and gingerale sounds good. :)

Anonymous said...

The sure cure for sadness is to count your blessings! And you have alot of those, Mrs. White!!
God bless, Kathy in Illinois

Cindy said...

This is a tough time of year....so much activity, then BAM...quiet. I don't know if that is what has hit you, but I do know that sometimes this happens to me.
Rest up and look around, then be thankful ;)

Anonymous said...

Mrs. White,

I have been having similar symptoms like yourself these days, and it's quite struggle.

I pray that the Lord will give us both strength, to enjoy our blessings, and be contented and happy wives for our families.

-Lady Rose

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Taryn said...

I just ordered from the Rod and Staff catalog- Psalm 118:24 KJV- This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.($2.95 to frame). This time of year I make sure I dress warm and go outside in the sunlight. There's snow on the ground here on Long Island but the neighborhood-early-morning walkers are still there. We have a few afternoon walkers,also. I just stroll around our property-get the mail,etc. I watch my granddaughters and homeschool but I need to go outside in January, February and March.

Dawn said...

Praying for you!

Anonymous said...

lifting you up ~hugs