Sunday, April 17, 2016

Exhaustion ... A Good Thing

Hello Sweet Friends

There truly is a Good kind of Exhaustion
It's when you've physically worked hard
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And, at the end of the day,
You can close your eyes with a smile on your face

Last week was Rough
A flood in the house
Lots of hours / days with plumbers in and out
Frustrations and Confrontations

I was exhausted
But it was Not a good exhaustion
It was stress filled and emotional


Friday evening I met a few friends
At Radiant Church in Surprise
And enjoyed a wonderful night of laughter
And even a few 'healthy' tears

A cheerful heart does good like medicine
Proverbs 17:22a

We enjoyed the humor of Anita Renfroe
And the ministry of Connie Marquart
It was a Blessed Night

Saturday I spent the morning with my mom
We visited and then I went and got her groceries
As well as bought her prescriptions

Saturday afternoon I took Matthew
To do our own grocery shopping and a few other errands
He need a chair for his room
After hitting all of the stores we stopped at Goodwill
And found the perfect chair for just $10 - YAY

My bottle brush bushes are bursting with blooms
I am really enjoying them this year

Today was Filled
This morning I cleaned up the front yard
Let's just say that the plumbers left a big mess
That needed to be tended to (not by them)
I also pulled weeds and watered my Vincas

5 loads of laundry have been washed, dried and put away

2 bathrooms have been cleaned from top to bottom
That's what needs to be done after a flood :(

The pool is completely drained and ready
For me to clean it and all of the filters and such next weekend
I made dinner and now I am ready to close my eyes
Put my head on my pillow with a smile on my face

Lots done
Many check marks on my list
And happily starting a new list
With NEW items to do

Feeling Exhausted
Feeling Happy
Feeling Accomplished
Feeling Blessed

God IS Good

Blessings to you as we begin a new week
Filled with opportunities to Smile
Live and Find Joy in the little things


  1. My oh my, you have been incredibly busy, my friend, but I can understand how good and rewarding it feels to get lots done :)

    The picture of you and your friends is precious! What a joy to have them in your life.

    Thinkin of you! Hugs!

  2. Just hearing about all you have done has exhausted me! I do hope you take a bit of time out to indulge yourself somehow as a reward!

  3. I'm so sorry about the flood, and wow on the cleaning! It sounds like your get together was just what you needed. xoox Su

  4. I'm so sorry you had the stressful flood situation. You survived and have cleaned up, and life moves ahead.

    Glad you had some good times, got a good deal on a chair for Matthew, and are enjoying your bottle brush blooms.

    I need to do work inside and out and your post has inspired me.

    I loved seeing you with your friends. You look like sisters.

    Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

  5. So sorry however I know your pain about a flood in your house. It is an awful experience.
    You made me tired reading about what all you did in one day . I feel I need to rest now LOL
    I have never heard about bottle brush bushes I'll look for one next week when I go buy bedding plants

  6. Wow a busy day - but you got a lot done. So glad your plumbing issues are resolved - now on to pool maintenance. We have a pool also - it is a lot of work and expense, but great on a hot day! Have a good week.

  7. Girlll, is that you in the middle? You are skinny, minny!

  8. Wow, you really have been a busy bee, lady! Well done - has to feel so good, and your rest is well deserved.

    Let me know when the pool is ready for guests - sounds awesome!

  9. Oh mercy, Cindy. You should be tired! Take it one thing at a time...that's what I try to tell myself.

    I do love your attitude. Time with friends is so helpful. How neat that y'all got to hear Anita Renfroe speak. :)

  10. Feeling exhausted is so good after accomplishing so much. I find being able to get outside and work in the yard so therapeutic. It's often the "little" things that bring so much blessing. Sounds like you're filled with joy and peace, Cindy!
    Mary Alice

  11. Cindy a flood? I can see why you are exhausted but rewarded feeling pride from all you accomplished. Sending you a warm cyber hug,

  12. I'm sorry to hear that you had a flood at your house. That is awful! At least you were able to get it fixed and now have a clean house back. Hopefully, you have now been able to put your feet up and relax.

  13. Oh no! A flood inside the house is not a good thing! I'm glad all is well now. I love the humor of Anita Renfro...she is hilariously funny and so talented...and a night among girlfriends is always great medicine! I love having that "good tired" feeling...there's nothing like that feeling of accomplishment...problem is, I don't get it often enough! I need to get busy, myself! :) Enjoy your week...and I just want to thank you for the kind words you wrote on the card you sent me :)

  14. I'm so glad you are able to get away for fun fellowship with does a heart and soul good.

    Warm hugs,

  15. Well, Cindy, first I have to say how much I love the photo of you with your friends. You are stunning, my friend. And it just seems like you're surrounded with love there. After the week you had I see this as totally God's grace and gift to you. He's awesome! Floods in the house are a major nuisance. I'm glad you're past all that! Hugs, Nancy

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