For Today . . . January 11, 2010
Outside my window . . . it's a beautiful balmy winter day with a temperature of +10 degrees C, sun shining, snow melting off the roof and generally feeling alot like spring. Alas - it's only January and this reprieve from winter will be short-lived - guaranteed!
I am thankful . . . for surrendering to God and living my life according to His plans.
And I also am thankful . . . for quiet, restful days at home.
I am praying . . . that I will be faithful in daily reading and study of scriptures.
I am thinking . . . about what I should write in the letters I send to my Compassion sponsored children this month.
I am creating . . . still the last page of personal thoughts in my December Daily album. I worked on finishing lots of little details and journalling today so look for pictures later this week - I love it!
I am celebrating . . . my friend, Lynnette's 55th birthday today. Even though I won't see her, I still think of her fondly.
From the kitchen . . . leftover borscht and homemade buns for lunch; Sweet and Sour Spareribs over Brown Rice, Lettuce Salad with Apples and Pecans, Yellow Beans with Butter, and Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce and Whipped Cream( dessert leftover from Bob's birthday).
I am wearing . . . black yoga pants, matching tshirt, rose coloured fleece jacket and slippers.
I am reading . . . The Runaway Quilt (from the Elm Creek Quilters series) by Jennifer Chiaverini. I've wanted to read this series for a long time and I finally ordered it at the library. I'm learning lots about the Underground Railway and quilting too :)
I am hoping . . . to get some sewing for Valentine's Day started this week.
I am hearing . . . Oprah on channel 3 TV as she chats with families about spending time together.
I am going . . . on the treadmill once this post is up!
Around the house and yard . . . the Christmas tree is going out this week. I'll miss its glow in the corner of the living room but the needles will soon be dropping off in buckets so it's time. Of course that will mean vacuuming, dusting and rearranging again.
One of my favourite things . . . finishing projects in my scrapbook studio.
A few plans for the rest of the week . . . 2 days of subbing, a meeting for a new group that I'm involved with, putting away Christmas decorations, sorting and purging in the basement, maybe entertaining this weekend.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing . . . snowmobilers and ice fishermen on the lake. We went for a little drive yesterday and they are out in droves now that the weather is nice.
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