Friday, September 30, 2011


A little cooler this morning but still t-shirt and capri weather.
Hubbie left early to work at daughter's house and I did morning chores and had breakfast before heading up to church to work.
What a surprise I got when I opened the doors of the sanctuary, it looked like someone had dropped a dirty bomb in there. There were lights,instruments and you name it strewn all over and all the chairs from the stage were stacked totally blocking off one hallway.
I couldn't get to my flower closet because of cases of drinks being stacked in front of the door.
And all that time hubbie and I spent vacuuming earlier in the week, well that time was a total waste let me tell you !!
I asked the secretary who was there working on the bulletin what was going on and she said she had been out there and seen all the mess also but did not know what was going on.
I worked where I could and then just stood and looked around our beautiful sanctuary at the mess in it was in. I became overwhelmed with emotion so much so that I felt ill,so I just left.
I have taken care of our new sanctuary since we opened it and have prided myself on keeping it looking new. Now that is an impossible task ,the carpet is getting full of spots,so many that no matter how much time I spend on my knees I can't keep up. I feel some of this is total disrespect for the Lord's house, not to mention the disrespect of not allowing time for it to be taken care of properly. I'm tired of tiptoeing around acting like I don't belong.
Something is going to have to change for me to be able to continue working there.
Whew !!!!!! I need to calm down and relax.

I ate some lunch and finished up the end of the month laundry. Being outside on this beautiful day ,still 73 degrees and sunny, makes me feel much better as I pull weeds to give my chickens a treat then move a couple tender plants under the patio cover,just in case. The temperature isn't suppose to get below the mid thirty's but you never know.
I watered all the plants and herbs and enjoyed the aroma of the basil that is doing well in daughter's herb garden.
We went with daughter up to the local animal shelter to look at a dog she has picked out to be her company in her new house.
She is a 4 month old Airedale Terrier mix and is a cutie. She is scheduled to be spayed on Tuesday so daughter won't be able to take her home for a few days after that.
While we were walking her around I noticed this huge field of golden rod,just perfect for fall colors.
We stopped at a produce stand on the way home and bought a huge cabbage,came home and had a meal of steamed cabbage,yummmy. A perfect really cool evening meal.
And it is getting really cool as I type this at 11:00 it is 53 and the wind is whipping outside, temps are expected to reach the middle 30's tonight,brrrrrr!!!!
I baked a chocolate pound cake for a late order that came in today and iced chocolate and coconut cakes tonight.
Looking to God for guidance and grace tonight.
Good Night and God Bless.


Peggy said...

I am finally going to get to have a fire tonight! Love this cold front. I get a anxiety attack when things get piled or thrown down in my home. I can only imagine that feeling in cleaning God's house. Hope you have a relaxing blessed weekend.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a shame about the church. I hope the minister will talk with the folks who did that. Perhaps THEY should clean the church for a couple of months. Bummer!

What an adorable dog! I think she will look like a "Disney" dog as she grows.

We're having lots of wind along with the cool temperatures. Great for sleeping. And the dogs just love it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Marilyn, Sorry about the church problem. I encountered that in EVERY church I ever worked in.. People don't seem to care and don't respect it... Too BAD.. Unfortunately, much of the time, it's kids and teens--who haven't been taught respect and manners...I'm so sorry.

The Golden Rod is so pretty... I love the yellows and golds and oranges of FALL. We have been having fabulous weather also.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Paula said...

Bless your heart, honey~ I would be very frustrated too! I think it's a shame and a disgrace that the Lord's house isn't treated with more respect than that... if people let their house get in that shape that's fine but they still shouldn't trash the church.
I'm glad to see some fall weather- we had our first frost Sunday morning!

Nezzy said...

It's a shame that the God's is treated with so little respect. Maybe it's time for the Pastor to remind the flock of that.

Your puppy is sooo cute!!! We have a Blue Heeler pup. Got her early this summer and I swear she's now in those rebellious teen years. She's a ball of fire.

God bless ya and have an incredible day sweetie!! :o)