Sunday, November 15, 2009

My Southern Sunday Journal

At the end of the week I think it is good for a little reflection and introspection.  Just a few random thoughts and gratitudes:

 Like most everyone, I am busy and sometimes I worry about not spending enough time with my parents.  Yesterday my husband, my son-in-law Josh, and my Dad cut down and sawed up a large dead tree on my parents' property.  My Dad had been instructed to supervise but not do anything much.  Well, take a guess how that turned out!  Here's a picture to illustrate.

In my Southern family, you have to work really hard to keep up with the 78 year-olds!

My little Mother grabbed her rake, looked at my shoes and said, "Can you work in those?"  I answered in the only acceptable way.  "Why sure!"  (I had to try hard to not let her see me huff and puff.)

I'm thankful I come from hard-working Southern stock.  Don't whine; just work.
I thank God for the fact that my business is sustaining my family in such a tough economy.
I'm thankful for God's grace.
   Have a wonderful Sunday!

  photo credit: top photo from flickr, mobile bay ray


mimi said...

Ha! Your dad is like my dad- he is 86 and just recently sold the big house/yard that kept him young and healthy. He is already rumbling about nothing to do. Thanks for sharing and I love your blog!

Southern Chateau said...

Thanks Mimi for visiting and commenting. I do think this keeps them healthy.

Anonymous said...

Hey are you a professional journalist? This article is very well written, as compared to most other blogs i saw today….
anyhow thanks for the good read!

GrannySmithGreen said...

I love this post! It reminds me so much of my own family. My dad can put all of us to shame. He just doesn't stop. Thank you for reminding us of our precious treasures-family.