It seems the only time I've had to relax recently is late at night when the world finally quiets down. There's been a lot going on lately and it has taken a conscious effort to take a deep breath, remember God is God and I am not, and trust Him with the lives of those I love. This is easier said than done sometimes.
As promised here are a few pictures of Debbie and Janet's visit this past weekend. They wanted to help me make our apartment feel a little more like home, which I confess has not been a priority for me. I think that all the packing and moving of our family in the past year cured a lot of that. Plus, until this past week, we didn't know if we were going to move when our lease was up in November. We've decided that even though our rent is going up some and we only have one very small bathroom, we'd rather stay where we are for the next year than move again. It's a great location for where we do life, I feel very safe, and we have a view of the harbor. So my nesting friends came at the perfect time and in between eating our way through Baltimore, we shopped, moved furniture, and did some sight-seeing.
(For those who might be interested, according to dictionary.com, the word indefatigable means incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring. This particular water taxi might be appropriately named, but it is not a word that could have been used to describe us!)
It's probably hard to see in this picture, but the water was an interesting neon green color on Saturday.
When we asked the water taxi captain why, he told us it was because of an algae growth that took oxygen out of the water. This also caused the fish to come to the surface for air which in turn gave the sea gulls a reason to flock to the harbor and catch the fish. Mother Nature can be very harsh sometimes!
Here are some pictures of our apartment once the arranging and picture hanging was finished. My favorite change was swapping the sofa and love seat locations and then placing the love seat diagonally near the window. As cooler weather moves in, I'll be able to sit and look at the harbor while snuggled up in a blanket and think of my creative friends. I haven't been able to stop long enough this week to enjoy it but hope to very soon.
As the week winds down, we have more friends coming into town. The Boston Red Sox are really the drawing card because they're playing the Orioles this weekend and we're going to the game on Saturday night. Fall is knocking at the door in Baltimore and while it will feel more like football weather at the game, baseball hasn't left town yet. I'm not holding out much hope that I'll really care who's in the playoffs, but should the Braves prove me wrong, you'll see it here first!