Thursday, April 21, 2011

All you need is love, love is all you need. And BBQ.

 Thank you guys for being such an encouragement to me in my previous post.  You filled my inbox with a lot of love, and then my man came home and cooked dinner on his BBQ.  Sometimes that's all a girl needs.  Love and BBQ.  I know God's timing is perfect, and if I could share the main thing I am waiting on I would!! The house is just a side note in this past year, and it's been the one thing I could share with you guys, but I don't want you to think my feelings were all in a knot only about selling/buying a little ol' house.  It does go a lot deeper. 

Adrain fed me BBQ and then told me we aren't giving up on it all yet, because until God says a loud and resounding, "No,"  we're going to assume it's, "Wait."  (I was quick to point out that we tend to believe there's an implied "yes" at the end of a "wait," but there might actually be a "no" at the end of a "wait" and how rotten would that feel, because if you're getting a "wait" you should definitely get a "yes" at the end for all your trouble.  I think Adrain just chewed his BBQ and looked at me until I squirmed and realized that I was doing the "glass is half empty" thing again. Which I do, on occasion.  Every so often.) And that's where it rests. 

I do have to admit though, that I sat down, cranked out my previous post in about two minutes, hit publish, and then dragged three boxes in from my garage and promptly began unpacking them.  Those three boxes contained all my bubble wrapped photographs, and a few other wall hanging items.  I'm just going to say, I could probably do without nearly everything else packed away in my garage right now, but photos are precious to me.  No, scratch that.  It's not the photos... it's the memories attached to them.  I'm going to try and create an inexpensive shelf system so that I don't have to poke holes all over my walls, and it's going to be cool! And cheap!  (My man's not so sure, but remember how great my little ottoman turned out?  I'm banking on that... we'll see who gets the last laugh!  Ha!)

Makin' Lemonade....

13 comments:

  1. The memories that photos brings ARE priceless!! That's why I have GOBS & GOBS of scrapbooks and have made a business out of photographing other people so they will STOP and really the gifts they right in front of their eyes! I lOVE photos.......and BBQ. I AM a Texan. BBQ runs through our blood. ; )

    Oh....and I'm the first to comment. Again. ; )

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  2. ..."and really the gifts".....oops. should have been really TREASURE the gifts. LOL! ; )

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  3. You and your husband are so good together and I love that you share with us.

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  4. Your man takes such good care of you! Lovin BBQ season! Your new pic in the upper right is gorgeous!

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  5. Wow that burger looks SO good! My hubby and I haven't grilled since Lent started...our 1st anniversary is coming up after Easter though, so I'm looking forward to getting that grill going again! My hubby cooks a mean steak ... MMM!

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  6. yummmmm! i'd feel better after that dinner too!! i hope you're having a better day :)

    {alicia}

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  7. BBQ always makes me feel better. And love is always great too! You and your husband seem to go together wonderfully. Hope you have a good day!

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  8. BBQ and lemonade? Glad your feeling better--a girls gotta have her pictures up. I can so relate: )

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  9. I'm so glass half empty with you. For a girl whose blogger name is Joybird, it can be kind of pathetic. (But can I whisper that I fear a no at the end of wait, too?) HmmmHmmm, moving on, that hamburger looks nummynum. Adrian's makin' it kind of hard tonight to continue with some of this week's spiritual practices.

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  10. Can't wait to see that photo display system.... :)
    As for the BBQ - my morning sick and queasy tummy is very glad for you to have enjoyed that.... and my heart is glad to know you are encouraged. A burden shared (or some of the burden) is a burden halved....

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  11. When I feel overwhelmed or my trials in life feel to heavy, there is something to writing it down, sharing with others, and saying it out loud that make it better. If you look around and listen to others and the hard things they are going through, suddenly your own worries don't seem so big, and they become easier to handle. (Just my experience). Be patient. I love your wonderful attitude and know that things will work out perfectly in the end. The word to remember is FAITH.
    Love, your blog friend.

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  12. yep, bbq and love- works for me!

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  13. 1. Yum. No, really. Yum. and
    2. You inspire me.

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