Welcome to the Blessed Hearth blog..
So glad you dropped by..
It was a rather cool day filled with rain and flurries of snow..
We woke up this morning to a brisk cold wind and a smatter of snow on everything.. I was filling the coffee pot and looked out my kitchen window and there were four sheets blowing out straight and frozen.. smile..
Yesterday there was a bit of rain but a few periods of sun and a nice breeze so I could not resist hanging them out..
Then I forgot about them.. smile..
Oh well, they smell nice and will air dry on the racks just as well..
The time for the dryer is here once again but I will miss the heavenly scent of outdoors..
Today, I finally got a start on my simple fresh Christmas decor..
Dried out a pail of pine cones and wanted to make the wreath I had noticed in one of my UK Country Living magazines..
We had a pizza over the weekend that Terry had picked up at the store so I saved the cardboard circle it was on just for the wreath..
It is not very big but the spot I wanted it for is small..
On a narrow wall beside the closet door..
Anyway, you begin with your trusty glue gun putting a circle of cones all around the outside..
Just glue the tips and hold them for a bit as they seem to have a mind of their own and will move..
Once you have the first row then just continue making circles until the whole circle is filled in..
Ta Da !!
All you need to do is put a wire through it to hang it with and you have a very simple pine cone wall piece..
Not really a wreath, I guess..
It would be nice even on your back splash under the cupboards..
To finish it off I used a bit of spray glue and glitter..
Not much but enough to give it a sheen..
I also did a bigger wreath for the closet door..
A start anyway.. A little one but at least I have a beginning..
Actually, I am very pleased to have accomplished anything as I had a tremendous scare this afternoon!!
As you know I am married to a lunatic..
Yes, I am sure I have mentioned that several times before if you have been reading my blog for awhile..
I have told you about the flagpole and the country roads and the trailer filled with roofing and so on and so on..
This one tops the list and hopefully will stay there as long as I live for I don't know if my poor heart could take much more..
Do you want to hear what I live with daily and never know what will happen next?
You said yes, I think..
If not just stop reading and go to the end of the post and leave me a sweet comment telling me you will be praying for me .. grin..
Dustin came this morning to give Terry a hand cleaning up the yard of some things that needed put away and to get his snowblower oiled and such.
Last week they had worked on cutting down a pine tree that I love that grows right outside our bedroom window..
The wind makes the most delicious sound when it is blowing through the branches of this tree and I love it !!
Does that matter? No..
He must cut it down as it has hydro lines running through it and it could get as big as the old tree in St. Martins at the cottage that I am terrified is going to fall on the house..
Therefore, we need to cut it down before it gets higher..
What can a person say... right?
Last week they went at it and cut all the branches off as high as the ladder would go..
A big high ladder..
Today.. they didn't even tell me they were going to be working on it..
I was hoping that since all the lower branches were already cut and the hydro wires were free that he would just leave it until perhaps next year or whenever..
I am working in here and doing the little craft thing and thought that a nice fresh piece of pine would look kind of nice stuck in the centre..
I was wondering where the guys went to..
I couldn't see them in the garage so I go to the other side of the house and look out of our bathroom window..
Lo and behold there they are..
Working on cutting down my tree..
I expect they are as the ladder is against the pine ..
I open the window as they are both on the ground looking up..
I asked what they were doing..
No one pays much attention and then Terry starts up the fifty foot ladder (I think it is fifty feet) with a power saw...
Dear Lord in Heaven please keep him safe..
Up he goes as far as he can (as high as the ladder goes) and then balances the saw on a limb and reaches for a safety belt..
Oh God, please protect him !!
No, really I am literally praying this with my nose pressed against the window and it wide open..
He cuts down a few miner limbs and Dustin gathers them up while I keep watching..
Then he cuts a bigger one and that goes ok but gets a bit hung up..
blank dear man raises the power saw above his head and tries to cut down a very large thick branch.. He cuts on one side and stretches to reach the other side..
Even I knew that was a mistake and as I am praying in the name of Jesus the limb falls right on top of him and he falls back with the power saw running and only the belt holding him there..
Oh my soul !!
Dustin is standing below and the power saw could have cut Terry's leg or landed on Dustin and that is all I saw as I go running out the bedroom and out the front door and around to the tree!!..
My heart is just pounding here as I write this..
I was never so scared in my life, I don't think..
When I get there he has got himself half straightened out with the branch coming down and him looking at me like ...
Perhaps I screamed.. I don't know..
Let's just say that the neighborhood was wondering what in earth was going on over at the Henry's....
screeching voicing my opinion and Dustin is muttering something to his father..
I was so mad!!
Yup.. I won't pretend I wasn't!!
I expect it was not a pretty sight!
I came in the house and proceeded to ball my head off and in he comes..
Are you ok?
Can you imagine?
When the conversation was over he thought he might go to the farm for overnight...
Anyway, he is still here ..
Well, actually he went out to see our grandson play on his basketball team but he will be home soon..
I am getting some therapy by telling you guys all about it.. smile..
Now you know what I put up with..
I am so blessed that my hair has not curled permanently or turned white..
I dare not pray for patience because he is trial enough, believe me..
Why do I love the man so??
Forty-six years, girl !!
Just another day in the life of this woman..
God is so good!!
And he forgives me for being so upset..
The tree is still standing for now.. smile..
Thanks for listening...
I still made supper..
This is a couple of jars of fruit salad I made last week..
Found some fruit on sale at the store and just cut it all up..
Made a light syrup from sugar, water and some star anise ..
It was delicious !!
Thanks for listening..
I hope I will hear from you..
May God bless and keep you all till next time..