For Today . . . February 22, 2010
Outside my window . . . a damp, grey, chilly winter day. We haven't seen the sun very much at all this winter and the temperature has fallen from weekend highs of +6 degrees C. I hope spring comes soon!
I am thankful . . . for God's promises, repeated again and again through His word down through the ages - and straight in to my heart!
And I also am thankful . . . that Naomi, Jerry, Meadow, Blake, Darrin and Kelsey are all safely home again after skiing this weekend.
I am praying . . . that Meadow will soon feel better. She's been sick for a few days and had a visit to the doctor's today.
I am thinking . . . about our book club gathering. We have good conversation, laugh a lot and enjoy being together, sharing our love of reading. We read "Baking Cakes in Kigali" by Gaile Parkin and I served Savoury CheeseCAKE, Chocolate CupCAKES with Chocolate Ganauche and a Canada CAKE. It was a white sponge cake with strawberries and whipped cream between the layers, a covering of whipped cream and strawberries laid out on top to make a Canadian flag. And I forgot to take a picture - drat!
I am creating . . . a care package for my nephew who is away at university. I'm thinking that halfway through the semester would be a good time for some TLC :)
I am celebrating . . . a gold medal win for the Canadian ice dancers tonight - yeah!!!!!!!!
From the kitchen . . . Bacon, Cheese, Tomato and Spinach sandwiches and book club snacks.
I am wearing . . . black cords, black tshirt, black and red Canada sweater and red slippers. I think there's a theme going on!
I am reading . . . Mark 5 - Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, "Don't be afraid; just believe." The words still ring true for me too!
Yesterday's Promise by Linda Lee Chaikin - more on that later this week.
I am hoping . . . that Joannie Rochette has an amazing skate tomorrow as she competes while dealing with the sudden, unexpected loss of her mom yesterday. What a shock!
I am hearing . . . the Olympic theme song, "I Believe".
I am going . . . to bed soon!
Around the house and yard . . . spotless! Bob even gave the bathroom sink a major scrub today. It's sparkling!
One of my favourite things . . . getting new books to read.
A few plans for the rest of the week . . . 1 day of subbing, a Health Advisory Council meeting, a hockey tournament and a big stack of to-do tasks.
A quote for today . . .
Here is a picture thought I am sharing . . . Hearts for Haiti hanging in the library window at school. This local project saw the kids purchasing paper hearts and all donations going to Haiti.