For Today...November 30, 2009
Outside my Window...Dark grey skies, my little maple tree has only a couple of curled up leaves left - there are drops of water lining the twigs - very pretty.
I am Thankful for...my third born son who turns 16 tomorrow. I just can't believe sixteen years have gone by so fast.
I am remembering...the night Matthew was born - when I first laid eyes on my handsome boy - he looks so much like his Daddy!!! Remembering feeling overwhelmed at the idea of being the mother of three little ones - and low and behold, I am now the Mommy of eight!!! God does increase strength!!
I am creating...Christmas gifts (I've been saying that for a while :0)!!) I am so happy with how things are turning out. I promise to show pictures but it has to be after Christmas - too many people hang over my shoulder while on the computer - ;)
I am going...to the grocery store nearby that sells bulk foods to get my peanuts for homemade peanut brittle - my gift to our friends and neighbors this year.
I am reading...Furious Pursuit a book about why God will never leave you - very good so far!!!!
I am hoping...my new glasses come soon!! I really need them with all this handwork I'm doing!!!
On my mind...my Christmas menu - just thinking what might delicious and not too much drama for the cook :0)!!
From the learning rooms...several science experiments this week - need to get my stuff gathered!!
I am noticing...that as I sit here the sky is starting to lighten - the clouds are thinning - could we see some sunshine soon? My eyes would not know what to make of it if the sun did indeed appear!!!
I am pondering...the words of my pastor yesterday - about replacing our picture of our life with God's picture for us.
From the kitchen...working on leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner still - then I'm thinking a hearty beef stew is in order for later this week. Matt has ordered up Teriyaki Salmon for his birthday dinner tomorrow - I hope salmon is on sale!!!
Around the house...already tidied up and started laundry for today - I hope to put away Harvest decorations and begin Christmas decorations this week.
One of my favorite things...making gifts for people I love. I love to think about them and pray for them as I work on a special gift!
A few plans for the rest of the week....just a week to be as normal as possible after a long weekend of celebrating - resting up for the several weeks of building excitement for the big celebration of Christ's Birth!!!!
A picture to Share...Essie enjoying the second best thing to do with olives on Thanksgiving Day (the first would be eating them - of course!!!!)
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Have a blessed Monday!!!