Happy 4th of July...

Though it's the 4th of July, we made no special plans this year. Randy has been working on his classic car - a 1966 Mustang - for years now, removing the rust, sanding, fixing, drilling, and preparing it for paint. Every year time, circumstances, and weather has worked against him finishing the job. This year, I'm praying for grace and favor for him to finish it soon. He's hoping to take it to car shows this August, and I want to ride alongside him. :) One of our very first dates was in that car when he took me drag racing! Good times! While Randy has been working on his car, I've been painting window frames and sills. We had new windows put in during late May and they replaced the sills and built new frames around them. Of course, they weren't finished. So I've been filling the nail holes, sanding them down, priming, painting and cleaning each one. I finished the downstairs yesterday - wore myself out on the biggest picture window - with a few to go upstairs. Now that the windows look so nice, though, I want to paint all of the walls! We'll see how much I can done this summer. :)

I spent the afternoon watching the end of BBC's version of Pride & Prejudice and now I'm watching (for the fourth or fifth time) The Fellowship of the Ring. These are among my favorite all-time stories. I still like the Keira Knightley version of Pride & Prejudice best, but the BBC version was good. I love period pieces - the costumes, the ability to take you to places you can't travel in this life. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is probably the best movie series ever made.

I decided to get rid of my acrylic nails because the nails underneath them were too thin. Real nails are better, if I can just stop picking at them when I'm trying to think of what to write. I made the mistake of slowing prying them off forgetting that I had bought acrylic nail remover for just such a purpose! I had put it in the cupboard and forgot it was there. Oi! Sometimes I think I have too much going on in my head. Too many worlds, too many words! You know it's bad when you get on the scale to weigh yourself but forget what it said, or you stand in the shower and can't remember if you washed your hair! I chalk it up to our brains being like a computer and mine needs more ram. Plenty of hard drive, just not enough memory.

Our family increased by one this past month when a new great-nephew was born! I've seen pictures, but have not yet had the chance to hold him. He's beautiful!

Well, The Fellowship of the Ring is drawing me away and I need to do my sit-ups. I think the exercises are starting to take a little effect.

Happy 4th to all - "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." May our nation return to trust in Him alone.