I don't really have anything significant to pass along to you today, so I thought I'd catch you up with some of the little things that have made up my life since the last entry.
First off, can I just say that I am so ready to see the sun shine again?? I now get excited just to see the clouds a light gray and further up in the sky. I realize that most of you reading this live in the eastern United States and have been experiencing the same thing. And I also realize that we should be thankful there is no more drought to speak of in our regions. But a few days of sunshine strung together would be OK, don't you think? I actually put this picture back on my computer desktop that I took right after I moved here just for visual encouragement.
I'm recovering from my driving stupor of last Friday, so over the weekend Hamp and I decided to check out a new grocery store. I probably won't go there often because it's further away and doesn't really have enough of a variety to justify the trip. I've tried to keep a good attitude about all the things that are not available but I do miss Publix. They sell a cornbread muffin that is amazing and I have seen nothing that even resembles that here. I checked at the new store to see what they might carry and this is what I found.
While not muffin shaped, they taste exactly like the Publix cornbread and I was quite excited. If you'll look closely, you'll also see that those are Vidalia onions. Yes, it's the little things that can make a difference when you're trying to settle in a new place and create home.
I can't fully share our latest discovery because so far there's no way to transport a smell across cyberspace. Over the last few days, the algae growing in the harbor has bloomed, which lowered the oxygen content in the water. This, combined with extra pollution from the run off of recent rains, has caused lots of fishies to die which in turn has caused the air to smell like dead fish in polluted water. Today was better and I actually did go for a walk, but do not envy me being able to breathe in fresh, salty air because that is certainly not happening right now!
That's pretty much it for now. If you don't usually read Tiffany's blog, I encourage you to check it out here. God has done and is doing amazing things in her life and I loved the illustration she shared about His unfailing love and faithfulness. For most of us, life hasn't turned out like we thought it would, but my prayer is that no matter what circumstances may come our way, we will always be able to say "it is well with my soul".