Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~Philippians 4:8~


Monday, January 31, 2011


I remembered. When I awoke I remembered that today is her birthday. And I had a decision to make. Do I acknowledge it, or do I stick to my decision concerning her to just- let- it- go.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I Like Williams Sonoma Gadgets

Today's beautiful weather was perfect for firing up the grill. I was anxious to try out a gadget I bought at Williams Sonoma during their online Winter sale. It's a nifty hamburger press.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Looking For Mr. Inspiration

Hobby Lobby's 40% off coupon ended today, so I made a dash to the store and snagged one of the first edition copies left of Sew Serendipity by Kay Whitt. The book has gone to a second printing, so I was lucky to get this one. Can I just say it's a gorgeous book? It is!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Cold Day In The Neighborhood

I love the cool brisk weather that a front brought in. Perfect for opening windows to air out the house and for listening to the chirps of the red cardinals and little finches flitting about in the yard. This time of year is great because we get a little bit more variety for our bird watching. Which reminds me, I must make a trip to the store for more bird seed.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Baking Sort of Day

I was in a baking mood today. Spurred by my desire to save a little money, or rather a lot of money I had been spending on my favorite crackers at the grocery store. I'm referring to those very thin little Australian crackers made with parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper, similar to water crackers. I just felt that paying more than $5 for a little box was a bit much. That coupled with my cheese of choice- brie- could add up to a pretty penny. I figured I could try and bake my own, or something similar at least.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Every so often, the Lord sends down amongst us people who can only be described as angels. People of courage, and of great integrity and character. People who leave a lasting and positive mark on their fellow man's lives. Today, I am reminded of one such individual- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January Lessons

I am enjoying a hibernation of sorts- to a certain degree self imposed. There is something so nice about hunkering down when it's frigid cold outside. As I sat enjoying a cup of coffee with my beloved earlier today, I had an epiphany and was reminded gently by the Spirit of that beautiful Scripture "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." ~Romans 8:28.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Lovely Bangle

I'm having a great start to my day. Our trusty USPS just delivered a little parcel from California. I was one of the winners of a bangle giveaway held by my friend Gloria. I've got several of these lovelies from Gloria's shop, so I knew I was going to be very pleased with the quality and workmanship of her product. As always, she included some nice little extras with her shipment, such as a very nice print of one of her paintings.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Of Hopes and Goals

First day of the New Year makes most people reflect on their plans for the future. Some call them resolutions, but I think that puts an awful lot of pressure on the psyche. To me a resolution somehow entails controlling those things which really are beyond our grasp- such as the unforeseen or unpredictable. And up until now, I made it a  point never to make any. Call it the fear of failure if you will. So instead, I prefer to call them 'doable goals'.


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