Anyway, the rest of the week-end has gone great thus far. My granddaughter and I have picked beans, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, onions and you name it. She is finding out that Little House on the Prairie ain't what it's cracked up to be!! "A cucumber stuck her hand and they were sticky", that was her first comment. I informed her that we would hose ourselves down before we went into the house and she became much happier. A little water goes a long way on a hot afternoon. She snapped beans though and never complained. In fact you could tell she had that dreamy look in her twinkly eyes. She likes to pretend she's back in "them thar hills". I hope she never outgrows that twinkle in her eye. The twinkle is what takes you through the rough patches in your life, it's the spring that feeds the pool of joy in your heart. See, here's the thing about joy. You either decide to have it or you don't. I truly believe that God puts you on this earth fully equipped to deal with the disappointments of this life, and often there are several . . . but the joy far outweighs any disappointment you have to face as long as you focus on His strength. His strength comes from a variety of gifts and I think sometimes it's the "twinkle"!
Her dad comes this evening and she and I are going in to Herb Club. She loves to learn new things and they are having a lady there tonight that is going to show us how to make homemade soaps. I think she'll like that and if that doesn't "tickle her innards" the refreshments I'm sure will. I'm telling you that girl loves to eat!!! TeeHee! That's how I know she takes after her granny.