Sunday off!

Saturday evening, TheShellLady made a good decision to put a plan in action and truthfully ‘take a day off’… Wow, that was a little hard to swallow at first, however the rewards were tremendous!
After record issues..weather, health, money, & family commitments…I was totally and utterly wiped out, but not tired! Rest was coming easier and easier, and worry was gone..sort of! What was ONE of my biggest worries? One I just didn’t want to admit out loud? Well, your Loving Coastal Living owner here, has really tried to live a humble, honorable, meek life. I consider myself a true servant and had to honestly and humbly ask for a little forgiveness! I wasn’t truly being honest with myself. TheShellLady could see finally, one day, after repeated failures in life in a whole, that success may just be around the corner (not saying I’m going stop making mistakes, but hopefully not quite so many!). I was really truly worried that being successful may just lead to some income! TheShellLady always saw money as the root of all evil…It IS, if we make it that way! I know in my soul who I stand for. I’ve tried very hard to be alienated in my faith. I really thought if I was a true servant, I should be poor…LOL. I continually give more than I had, and I realized to some which I gave, that it was a great gift, whether it was with love, food, old clothing, a hot meal, or a place to stay the night. What I wasn’t realizing was in the process, I have given so much I forgot about myself & my family. It’s been an ongoing struggle. Failed business of past in my Yankee homeland, health & chronic illness, family issues, paying bills, etc etc…the list just keeps going on and on. It’s time I stand firm. It’s time I am standing firm & I am healthy physically, mentally, and spiritually. I have found some real balance. Thank goodness gracious!
So, for my Sunday, I decided to stop thinking. I did some fun, laughter, deep conversation, hard work, and lots of praying. It’s then I realized I had closed the door to opportunity time and time again, truly afraid I might actually be prosperous. LOL! I’ve hated myself for some of the mistakes I made in my life. The long trail of destruction I felt I laid my path with. It’s all those broken dreams. Some with awful consequences. Well, today, I’m putting the past behind me, where it is and where I can’t change it. I’m paying my dues, rebuilding, and cleaning up along the way & learning real quick what I need as a person to make this fabulous business a true, fabulous profit filled business. When the rain comes this time, there’s no holding back y’all! So this time, when opportunity knocks, go ahead and crash down my door. No keys needed. I got a lot of amends, debtors, and clean up to do, so bring it on!
Here’s some photos of an ongoing project. I’ve shared this in past, but I’m reinventing the pond area into a true oasis! It’s going take time, patience, failures, and hard work…but I know I’ll enjoy it along the way. So, I ripped out a bunch of stuff, and began rebuilding this area I LOVE so much. Just might be my regular Sunday project! So be sure to take some time with whatever you are passionate about! Then when we all decide to give..We all can give truly wonderful gifts & not be killing ourselves along the journey.
To the journey! I even added captions! SEA more and be more, y’all!
-Lynnette Lynn Pelletier- Stirling (introducing the real ME!)

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Some trash! Turning to TREASURE

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With my hands!

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Dried up, exhausted dirt!

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Sorry little frog! He was moving, just not real well...sad face

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Tools added!

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Putting trash to test!

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Digging, saving, getting ready for more

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More trash added! Thinking of a fairly tale garden area...

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A little more of this and that...

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A little clean up

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Digging, saving, getting ready for more

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A little clean up

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Enjoying the progress

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One more 'peek'

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Heading up!

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Overlooking from above

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Glancing...

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To the left, to the right

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Oh yeah, I'm ready to rest...upstairs to my family!

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2 Responses to Sunday off!

  1. kbandaruk says:

    wow, looks great! Hoping things are settling down for you guys!

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