Yesterday I Crashed

 Yesterday, I crashed.
  I spent a beautiful hour in the back yard on this glider/swing finishing
a witty, wonderful book.
Besides communicating the pleasure Elizabeth found
 in developing her country estate,
this book is full of garden details, wit, and grand descriptions
of life in Victorian times.  
I'm "in the market" for my own copy. 
It is a book I would read again and again and never tire of it!
I understand that she wrote 22 books.  I'm looking for THOSE, too.
I caught up with a couple of days of Bible reading (through-the-Bible-in-a-year plan*)
and wrote in my journal....then I took a nap--a long, deep-sleep nap!
*I'm stretching it out to TWO years.

Thanks to ALL of you who have checked in
and are praying for Silas (see previous post).
I'm waiting for news that his ventilator and feeding tubes
are no longer necessary and have been removed.
Maybe tomorrow?

EVENING UPDATE:  The ventilator has been removed!
He looks SO much better already! 
Such a difference from when I saw him Monday!


  1. I found Wittoria on Amazon but not for Kindle. I will have to look at the library. I love an old book and an old setting.

  2. looks like a very interesting read! Today is my first day of a 2 week "vacation" from babysitting ~ I had Joanna schedule this time off when we thought Don was having his transplant...on my way to see him this morning, then will come back and tackle the laundry room. I'm hoping any rain will hold off a while so I can hang clothes outside :) Your glider looks SO inviting!!! Anxious to hear how Silas is doing...still praying!

  3. I am praying so hard for Silas. I would love to hear that he is off of the ventilator! I will keep on praying Rebecca.
    That book sounds right up my ally! I just finished Mitch Albom's "one more day", Excellent story, hit close to home.
    Love Di ♥

  4. What a delightful day you had! It sounded just right..and your spot looks so peaceful...thank you for commenting on my blog. You bet you would be invited for tea! What I love the most about those tea gatherings is seeing women unwind, laugh, and relax when they thought it was just one more stop in the day. The flowers, birds in the bird bath, and someone pouring tea for them, being attentive to their needs for just a short while refreshes them. Women often don't do it for did yesterday...good for you!

  5. Hi Rebecca,
    Glad you had a nice relaxing restful day. I am sure it was well needed.
    That book sounds delightful. oh yea, by the way I love your new swing,
    it is so cute. Saw it before but forgot to comment on it.

    Praying for good news about the respirator and feeding tube for tomorrow
    or even tonight maybe..........

    Take care hon,
    blessings, Nellie

  6. So happy to learn that Silas is now off the respirator! Praying for continued healing for him...

  7. There is a very real physical toll that accompanies our stress. I imagine you know this, but you need your rest, friend. Sounds like you know how to get some! Such good news about precious Silas. I was very sick in my beginning days... pneumonia. Of course, I have no memory, but my mother tells me it was pretty scary.


  8. Sounds like a wonderful day...I will have to check that book out, sounds interesting. Yea for the Praise report!

  9. I am sooo happy that the ventilator has been removed and your precious Grandson is getting better. Thank you, God!

  10. So thankful for the good news about Silas.

  11. Oh Rebecca,
    Was so happy to see the baby without the ventilator, he does look so much better, bless his wee lil heart!
    Know you are all rejoicing in God's Goodness.....
    Will keep praying till he is home in the arms of his parents.
    Blessings, Nellie

    Hope you are getting rested up!!

  12. You share the most delightful books! I was thrilled to check Amazon and find I could download it to my Kindle free. Now I need a bit of a crash day.

    Mentioning your sweet Silas to our Father...over and over.


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)