Monday, October 3, 2011


Sometimes I just
I need to hit the "reset" buttons.

Our kitchen project has kept us busy and focused on details.
- - -
Important details,
not the kind that measure a life.

When hours are spent discussing the trim over the refrigerator cabinet...
it becomes clear that we need to press

"Alt - Ctrl - Delete"

ourselves ~ to see with clarity
what's really important.

It was time to get out of the kitchen and head outside.
We drove to Schoharie and spent the morning at
Guernsey's Schoharie Nursery cleaning out debris from the flood waters of
Hurricane Irene.  I can't believe the amount of stuff we piled along the curb.

It was a cold, damp, rainy day ~ but we ended our work with an amazing hot meal cooked by a Christian Motorcycle Club. {The volunteers that help the volunteers}
There are some wonderful people in this world!
A Big Thank You to Grace Fellowship Church
for the many trips they have organized to Schoharie, NY.
I'm sure the residents of Schoharie appreciate this greatly,

but it also gives others {like me} an opportunity to

Wishing you a wonderful new week,
another new and fresh start!

"Finally, brothers and sisters,
whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable
—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—
think about such things."
Philippians 4:8


Wanda..... said...

Great way to Reset, Maria...Helping Others!

Cathy said...

So wise Maria. I believe I need that reset button sometimes too. What better way to reset but to go and help someone else.

God bless you!

It's me said...

Nice to hear from you calm......and reset from

koralee said...

You guys are amazing my friend...such big big hearts...blessings to you for an amazing week...our is short..Canadian Thanksgiving next MONDAY! Turkey day..yahoooooo!

Barb said...

A "reset" is important every once in awhile - helps us realize what's important in our lives. What I'm excited for now is when baking will start in the new kitchen!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear friend, how true. We are all running on empty at times and we think we can keep speeding until something stops us. You have been juggling home projects and teaching! AHHHHH! The latter is enough to keep one very, very SCATTERED!

Blessings of PEACE to you sweet Maria, Anita

Julie Harward said...

This is the kind of thing that resets our "what is really true" buttons. Service is such a gift for those we serve yes, but mostly for us! Bless your heart. :D

francis said...

You are such a sweet inspiration to all of us .
You are so right ....
Your new kitchen will help you to relax for many years to come .
I hope one day you will be making apple-sauce for a grandchild .
There are no words for such an experience !
Lots of love

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I am smiling as so many times I do when reading your posts or comments, lovely lady. My Mark talks about the reset button a couple of times a month. Ctrl Alt Delete is a 'statement' in our home too.
I am wishing you wisdom in making this kind of decisions. I just know your kitchen is the wonderful heart of your home, it will be all happy when it is done and YOU will be too.
Much love for a happy midweek sweet Maria xxxxxxxxx

koralee said...

Hi sweet friend...thanks for the sweet evening visit...I am off to bed as I have been getting up at 4am! What is wrong with me? Too many things on my mind.
Your butter peacan ice cream sounds yummy. Tomorrow is Teachers Convention....we head down to the US for it this year..only a 30 minute drive away...looking forward to the day.
Oh the camera in the photo is not my new one...just my dependable one that I know how to work...sometimes simple is better. xoxoxo Hugs

Gloria said...

Dear Maria,

Beautiful post! :) You are reminding all of us that our kitchen cabinets...and other earthly things, aren't the kinds of things that have eternal value. When we focus our hearts and minds on God our perspective will be where it should be.

Your kitchen is looking very beautiful though! :) I am sure God will honor your family for taking time away from remodeling it to help others in need. The rest of the project will be blessed indeed!


francis said...

Maria ...... is all coming to peace in the house ? The energy has to find new comfort after all the work that has been done .
You will fill the place with calm energy and lovely smells and your new kitchen will feel at home !
Hugs for you and happy weekend soon.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My darling friend and SUNSHINE!

DO YOU HAVE TODAY OFF FROM SCHOOL? We don't!!!!! I WISH WE DID because I am so looking forward to our first day off!!!!

Thank you for coming my dear and how is this kitchen project going now????? WISHING YOU SUNSHINE AND LOVE and out here, it has been in the 90s!!!! UNUSUAL for October in Minnesota. Our colors this year were very poor. TOO HOT!!!