Breakfast—we love coffee, and we love our breakfasts. It is my hour of enchantment and communion when I seek to hear God’s voice while, outside, the natural world joins in, in their own way.
This morning, the blue jays were holding a meeting on the pea gravel paths on the west side of the garden. It was bath-time in the fountain in the center of the garden for the orange-breasted robins, and over to where the feeders stands like a magical tree in the east part of the garden, the cardinals were holding their own worship services. I am enamored of this place and everything that surrounds me.
After breakfast and after I cleaned up the kitchen and cleaned both bathrooms, I started assembling my new chandelier. I’m loving how it’d turned out; love the colors and the combination of both together. I did some paint retouching in some areas, but this was really more for my own sanity than anything else, and it turned out beautifully. I’m now waiting for Manuel, my 70 plus year old dear handyman, who has helped me immensely with all the things I’ve done in our cottage, to put it up. Hopefully, I’ll see him tomorrow.
Because I’m not spending that much time out in the garden these days, I’m into some ‘inside’ projects now. I found this lovely urn you see here at a thrift store several years ago, but because I never really felt in love with it, I didn't care for it much. Something about the blue stripes on it kept me from showing it. It's been hiding all these years. It never occurred to me that I could have painted it…
Do I need to spray on a clear coat? Do you know?
Can hardly wait to see my chandi up! ;)
See you all soon!