Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tender mercies

I had a couple of tender mercies this week. I really loved them. First, after about 10 years ago I bought a pound of dried rasberry leaves. It turns out that a pound of dried rasberry leaves is about three gallons! I gave some away, and have used it since then. Lately I've used it to prevent acne, which i shouldn't be having because I am almost 40!!! And then I ran out. I thought for a few days about ordering more. But we're trying to pinch pennies, and I would be paying shipping and stuff. I thought of buying some from the local rasberry farmer, but I figured, the rasberry bushes probably needed their leaves to make the berries. So as I was thinking about this, I was just reminded that last year I noticed that out in back of the white barn, there was a lone wild bush! So there you go! I have been going out to steal some sprigs of it every day. It is bigger than it was last year. So my face is clearing up again.

The I was painting. I had finished painting the top of the dining room. Lots of woodwork to tape off. So I was talking to Nathan and told him I ran out of tape, I was going to have to buy more. He said to reuse what I had! I laughed, because everyone knows you can't do that!!! I've painted tons, and the tape always rips to shreds as I take it off! yeah, I'm so cocky, I know everything!!!! But a couple hours later, I thought I would try it off. Every single piece of tape came off perfectly! Not a single piece tore! And no paint came off with it, so it was still sticky! So i used all of it again to do the bottom of the room, and THEN I hung it back on the wall, so I can use it AGAIN later!!!! I might be reaching some kind of limit here. Pretty sure I am. But I am thankful that Heavenly Father helped me out with these little things. Because a lot of problems that I have are BIG things. And if Heavenly Father cares about the little things, I know he will care about the big things.

8 comments:

abstowe said...

Marg,
As one who has painted wayyyy too much lately - that is truly incredible! I have NEVER managed to get tape off in one piece, even when I use a razor blade to separate it from the paint first!

Jeremy and Maria said...

Im glad to hear about the rasberry plant. as for the tape. I hear if you pull the tape off when the paint is still "tacky" your right on your way. Love ya.

somestratt said...

1st - I still am amazed that the tape came off clean. Heavenly Father really does care.

2nd - Jess just made sure to pose right!

3rd - Great paint color!

Cindy said...

Well I've certainly never gotten tape off either. And that stuff is kind of pricey!

Does raspberry really help acne? Cause if so I definitely need some.

Nathan & Margaret said...

Yes!!! It seems too. I use a lot of the fresh sprigs. Do you have any fresh ones around?

Jeremy and Maria said...

that last bit of advice sounds like your considering witchcraft. But whatever. "One fresh sprig of rasberry" "one eyeball of a squirrel" "One Pheramone gland from a virgin" witchcraft ya know.

Nathan & Margaret said...

Yeah, I know some virgins, and sometimes I do want to take them apart. . .and i don't really care if I get a pheramone gland for my troubles. but not too often. And we have a lot of squirrels here, they are everywhere. when a car zigs on the road, you know it is aiming for one, not avoiding, but I am also pretty sure those people are not wanting squirrel eyes. It would be funny though to see people leap from their cars with their tiny pocket knives at the ready!!!!! VERY FUNNY!!!

somestratt said...

Jeremy and Margaret. You are killing me!!!