Monday, February 23, 2015

A Spirit of Gratitude: February 23

Happy Monday everyone!  The last Monday of February  - if you can believe that.  Another entire month just about gone.  It's had its ups and downs, but all in all its been a pretty good month.

I AM THANKFUL FOR:

Waking up in a winter wonderland

Not losing power during the ice storm
Sun sparkling in the ice covered trees
Time for myself in the afternoon
The beginning of Lent
Binging on Netflix on a cold afternoon
The sound of melting ice dripping from the roof
The grand baby drawing pictures on the whiteboard
Improvising dinner
Getting out of the House for a little while
Valentine's clearance sale
Skinny Caffè  Mocha
Frozen grass
Hershey kisses
A big salad
An afternoon nap
New hats for the grand baby
New goals



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Friday, February 20, 2015

Week's End

I'd say something about how it's finally Friday, but truthfully it feels as if this week went by very quickly.

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Most of them (the weeks - days - months) seem to whiz right by these days.  I think it might be a symptom of getting older.

Another possible sign - feeling like I could use a nap almost every afternoon. And being ready for bed by 9 at night.


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

He Has It In Abundance

"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 4:19

God has plenty of everything.  Plenty!  Wisdom, love, mercy, patience, strength. You name it.

More than enough.  More than we can ever possible imagine.

And He isn't like some miser - sitting up in Heaven, hoarding it all.  Looking at all He has.  Laughing at those of us who are lacking. Saying "Mine....ALL Mine!"  

Nope.

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He wants to share.  Wants to shower us with His abundance.  All we have to do is ask.  Just seek Him out and request what we need.  He knows exactly how much we need.  When we need it.

And He has plenty to go around.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Why Google Makes Me Feel Bad About Myself

Every morning without fail, my Google calendar feels the need to send me an email.  Just to let me know that I have no appointments planned that day.


Every.  Single.  Day. As if it's important to let me know I have no plans again that day.

Sometimes I get to the point where I feel as if it's mocking me.

"Hey... just in case your forgot.  You got nothing going on today.  No where to go.  Nothing to do.  No friends to have lunch with or meet for coffee.  No book club or crochet group. No woman's Bible Study to attend.  Nope. Nothing at all.  Again.  Just so you know..."

I'm not writing this because I want you to feel sorry for me.  It's not as if I look at my email every morning and feel bad about the lack of items on my calendar.  Most days I delete the email and don't think twice about it.  

But - if I'm being honest here - there are days it rubs me the wrong way.  You know those kind of days.  The ones when I'm all hormonal, or tired, or just feeling a little down on myself.  On those days Google calendar makes me feel bad about myself.



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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Spirit of Gratitude: February 16 & 17

 I started this post about 3 times yesterday, but kept getting distracted.  For example: We had an ice storm moving into the area, which meant school got released early, and the male offspring didn't get on the bus - so I had to go pick him up.  Then the precipitation started, and was constantly going to the window to check out the snow, then sleet, then freezing rain and sleet.  All this - plus just being a little scatterbrained in general - meant that the Monday post was never completed until today.  

 I AM THANKFUL FOR:
Staying up later than I intended
Warm sun - Cold Wind
Valentine crafty-ness
Making muffins with the grand baby
Haircut for the male offspring
The snooze button
The grand baby helping with laundry
Clean sheets
Finding the card and chocolate the Man of the House left for me when he went to work
Date Night
Delicious German food for dinner
The female offspring making pancakes for breakfast
A break from the cold for the day
Running errands with the Man of the House
Baking Valentine's Day cookie pie 

Lazy days hiding from the cold
A pot of chili simmering on the stove
A surprise package in the mail
A beautiful new journal
The sweetest bloggy friends
Being prepared for the storm
Watching snow and sleet fall outside
Everyone making it home safe and sound
Falling asleep to the sound of freezing rain




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Ice Storm

I feel as if I woke up in the middle of a Disney movie this morning! Don't worry - I'm not going to make you listen to me sing "Let It Go" (or anything else)





Fortunately we never lost power.  And the ice is just so pretty to look at from inside a nice warm house. 
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sharing the Love

Happy Valentine's  Day  to  one  and  all ! !
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Today, am I taking a little time to focus on my loved ones.  But I wanted to share a little love with my favorite blog readers also!

So here are some of my favorite love and/or Valentine's day related posts from the past.  Enjoy!








and this...





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