I am going to have to make this post (and possibly tomorrow’s) really quick. The power cord to my laptop is giving me fits. Well, it’s actually falling apart. It has to be in just the right position to give my computer its juice and there’s no way I can keep it in the sweet spot.
I asked Karl to find a new one for me a couple of weeks ago. He didn’t want to because it has only been a couple of months since he bought me the one I am currently using. In a stroke of brilliance, I asked Karl to do something for me on my computer. After about half an hour, he got so fed up with fighting my cord that he ordered a new one for me.
We had a very fun and productive weekend. We spent most of our time working in our garden. For the last six weeks we’ve been taking care of our little seedlings. I chose Easter weekend to work on getting them in the ground.
We planted corn, squash, zucchini, peas, beans, tomatoes, okra, and watermelon. I think that’s all. I have mental plans for lettuce, onions, peppers, cucumber and cantaloupe. Karl started an herb garden for me, too.
It was an all-day, family effort. We added several bags of composted manure to the soil, I tilled again, then we built the soil into beds. Once the ground was ready, we placed our little plants and seeds. After we finished the gardening part, we worked on putting a fence around it.
We don’t have very much wildlife in our neighborhood, but there are dozens of neighborhood cats that I want to keep out of my garden. My neighbor told me that cat urine will ruin a garden. Every now and then we may see an opossum, but my biggest concern is cats. We have 3!
I had no idea my kids would enjoy working as hard as they did.
Easter Sunday we had to drag our sore bodies out of bed. Well, I take that back — the kids never complained of sore muscles. I taught the K-1 Grade class — that was fun. We enjoyed worshiping with our church family. The sermon was from 1 Cor. 15 and our pastor reminded us of the importance of the resurrection.
Earlier in the week, I had heard someone on the radio talking about the historicity of Jesus’ life (and even crucifixion), but didn’t go all the way and say that the resurrection actually happened. As Paul said in 1 Cor. 15, “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.”
We hurried home for a yummy dinner and an afternoon of relaxation. Then it was back to church where we participated in a special time of praise. We sang only songs about the resurrection. It did my soul good.
I saw this morning that last night’s gravity wave knocked down a bit of our new fence. I hope I can repair it myself without having to spend anymore money. Gardening is hard work, yes, but it is also expensive. I’m praying that it pays off in vegetables!