This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins

1. Please don't tell how messy my house is while I sit here with my computer.

2. Can you live without coffee in the morning?

3. The color purple makes me want to prepare my heart!

4. I have a craving for pumpkin frozen custard.

5. If my life had a pause button, I'd pause it on Friday night or Sunday morning.

6. Eyes are the the window to the soul.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to spending time with my guys, tomorrow my plans include cleaning out the garage and Sunday, I want to see Boo participate in the Third Grade Mass!

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Image courtesy of Anna Cervova at Public Domain Pictures.net

Monday, February 2, 2009

Duuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...




You Are Chocolate



When you're stressed out, you crave intense pleasure.

And you're willing to skip a proper meal and proceed directly to the food you like best.

You find solace in hedonism and luxury. You tend to turn your nose up at most traditional comfort foods.

Somewhat surprisingly, trying a new food (especially a new type of chocolate) can be the most comforting thing for you.



Now I don't turn my nose up at most traditional comfort foods. But I might doctor them up to suit my strange tastes.

Tell me if you play & I will come visit!!

Julie

Monday Daybook

a simple woman's daybookFOR TODAY ...FEBRUARY 2, 2009...

Outside my window...is the sharp blue sky, cold breezes, morning sun with long shadows.

I am thinking...there is not enough time to do everything.

I am thankful for...the LORD's mercies...they are new every morning, Lamentations 3:22-24

From the learning rooms...Algebra with Roo. Always a good chance for me to stretch and flex my memory. He is reading Around the World in Eighty Days. Boo and I are reading Misty of Chincoteague together. It was one of my favorite books growing up.

From the kitchen...left-over lasagna for lunch, both traditional and white/spinach lasagna, baking chocolate chip banana muffins, something with chicken for supper.

I am wearing...blue pants, blue t-shirt with (of all things) a black and white striped (horizontal of course) cotton sweater with a big hole in the shoulder--classy, I'm just sayin'. But comfortable.

I am creating...hopeful to return to crocheting and cross-stitching this week.

I am going...maybe for a short walk this afternoon. I am NOT going to ballet or religion class tonight, because Boo is germy. Heavy sigh...

I am reading..."...And Ladies of the Club" by Helen Hooven Santemeyer.

I am hoping...February will come in like a lamb and go out like a lamb.

I am hearing...the tick of the clock, the hum of the computer, faint highway noises.

Around the house...I found the kitchen yesterday (again) and hoping to find the floor of my bedroom today.

One of my favorite things...Bengal Spice Tea--YUM!!

A few plans for the rest of the week:taking down the tree and other Christmas decorations (today is the Feast of the Presentation of the LORD/Candlemas--the end of Christmas for me), follow-up with the doctor, working in the garage? if the weather allows.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Boo at the Zoo
Summer 2008

Happy Groundhog's Day!
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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Grains of

I've been lax in my Grains of Gratitude posting. That doesn't mean that I've not been grateful, just poor in sharing it.

I'm very grateful that we've missed all the bad weather--many prayers for those who are still dealing with some of the awful effects of late. It has been such an odd winter so far with widely fluctuating temperatures and rollercoaster weather.

My health is improving and for that I am very grateful. I'm still dealing with a few issues and pray that they can be addressed soon. The first week with the synthroid was surprising. I felt wonderful. I don't know if things are leveling out (or bottoming out) but the huge energy burst didn't last long, although there's been great improvement in my mood. It is my understanding that this will take a few months to get sorted out.

There's groceries in the cupboards and the fridge, there's laundry in the washer that I should be doing and there's books to read all around me. My children are content (although Boo is dealing with yet another version of upper-respiratory yuck) and my husband is enjoying the football game. I should be getting more work done, but here I sit blogging away.

Life is good!

What are you grateful for?

Grains of Gratitude is home at Brady's Bunch, where Christine shares her sweet six children--especially that handsome Brady.