Well in favor of doing an extended Project 365 I am doing the customary Be Still and Know vacation recap posts. So if you want to see all the Hawaii vacation pictures keep your eyes on your Google Readers or Blogroll’s for all the tropicalness you can stand. You can click the following link to see pictures of The Big Island. My next vacation recap will be the Island of Oahu so get ready for Diamond Head, The Dole Plantation and Waikiki Beach.
So I started this week with Tuesday since that was our first official day back from vacation.
Tuesday, May 17 ~ The Loot
What’s a vacation with out a few souvenirs of the trip. Some wine from the Volcano Winery, a couple bags of Hawaiian Coffee, some gifts for family and friends, ya know all the usual vacation stuff!
The mandatory Christmas Tree Ornaments!
And what trip would be complete with out a coffee mug, this one however is special as it was actually made in Hawaii and actually made by someone who lived in Hawaii as well.
A real hand carved bookmark also made in Hawaii out of Koa wood! Very nice! And This really neat little salt box with a sliding lid with a small magnet to keep it closed. I have it filled with salt already and sitting by the stove! It is made out of bamboo and sadly it was made in china, maybe it was made out of Hawaiian bamboo, well it wasn’t expensive and I like it so…just bought it!
The first night home from vacation calls for some good ol take out. I drove my tired old bones to the nearest KFC for some fried chicken!
Wednesday, May 18
In order to lessen the traumatic backlash from the five star treatment I had just received at The Grand Wieleia I set out my assortment of sweet tropical smelling hotel soaps and such by my bathroom sink. Our stay at the Hilton on Maui was awesome, I have an entire post planed on it so look for it! You will be amazed!
Thursday, May 19
My garden faired well in my absence. Skoots1mom and the MIL did a wonderful job with the necessary watering and I came home to the green beans well on there way to my stove top and even a few baby zucchini ready to harvest!
Friday, May 20
I got a call on Friday afternoon from one of the ladies from my Disciple I Class. She had done some major thinning in her garden. She came over bearing massive piles of iris, day lilies, star gazer lilies and some other type of lily as well. I know what I will be doing tomorrow morning!
I love free plants especially ones that come back every year!
Saturday, May 21
What did y’all do while you waited for the world to come to an end?
I spent most of the morning working in my back yard planting bulbs! Until it got to hot then I packed it in and waited in my cool house for 6:00PM to pass. I went back out after dinner to finish up planting almost all of the blubs that my gal pal brought over. I still have a ton left which will have to be given away because I think I am done for now with the planting until I see how everything looks next spring. We have one more final stage of the back yard landscape which will hopefully be started this fall and I will have a bit more room for planting. We plan to extend it all the way around the perimeter of the yard. Right now I think I am about full up with still a bit of room to spread out for all the plants.
I can’t wait to see how these cream colored & ruffled bearded Iris look next spring bordered with my deep purple Siberian Iris in front of them. I think it will be a really great contrast against each other!
Well are we glad that the only one who should know the time and the place is our Heavenly Father? As the Hubs and I sat and had a blessing before our supper yesterday I couldn't help but think of all the sad folks who truly bought into this. I read an article that some of this groups followers had quit their jobs, sold everything and given all there money to this man and his organization. I am wondering what they are thinking right now.
There are days when I truly do desire for Jesus to “Come. O Lord Jesus, Come!” but in my frustration or weariness or what ever it is at the moment I remember that the only person who does know the time and the place knows far more than me. He also knows exactly when, where and how to bring it about at exactly the right time!
Until then, I’m praying. reading the Holy Scriptures, worshiping with my brothers and sisters in Christ, taking care of my family, playing with my grandbaby, going on the occasional vacation. cooking, cleaning, reading, taking pictures, blogging and a whole bunch of other things as well.
Blessings for another day! and since we do get another day y’all head over to Sara’s and link up for more 365 fun!