Sunday, January 31, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
JOINING CLAUDIA @ DIPITY ROAD FOR 'FRIDAY-FINDING BEAUTY'...
IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MIRACLE THAT OCCURRED IN HAITI....CLICK BELOW:
MIRACLE IN HAITI !! (1MIN, 2SECS)
and another one...click the below:
HIS beautiful WINTER weather. (1min 15secs)
MIRACLES STILL HAPPEN...KNOW OF ANY OTHERS RECENTLY?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Today on the way home from having bought hubby's birthday present (which is just a few days away) I was sitting at a large intersection waiting on the light to turn green. [As I sit at redlights I often find myself daydreaming, sometimes singing to whatever music might be playing or deciding my position on whatever topic the talk show host might be discussing.]
Today was one of those daydreaming kind of days but something caught my eyes...those little hangy, down things on other cars' rear view mirrors. There were 6 other cars in the 6 other lanes I could see(each waiting on their light to change). ALL 6 had something hanging from their mirrors, I could make out lanyards with id's, air fresheners and handicapped placard...and some I couldn't tell what they were.
Personally, I don't want ANYTHING hanging down in my line of sight as I'm driving. Distractions are a BIG cause of accidents and these days I don't need anything to help distract me. There are many things people having hanging in their cars...and according to the following video, many things people DO with their 'danglies'e...so much so, Lukens @ Large/Channel 4 even did a piece on them...SEE Below:
SO, how about you...DO YOU HAVE ANY DANGLIES? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY AND DO YOU DO ANYTHING SPECIAL WITH THEM?
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Let it be known I HATE a certain photograph software...
it begins with a "K"...
it has been a pain ever since I installed in on my computer...
to say I'm frustrated is a GROSS understatement.
I have six pictures saved to my 365 file--I promise you, they are there...and 'something' will NOT let me insert them into today's post. Back and forth I went from file to post...NOTHING...I WILL NEVER buy another K* camera, EVER! NEVER!!
I'll try again next week...I had the following pics that K* shows in my file but WLWriter can't see...(can you see steam coming OUT of my ears??):
- dd doing her OWN laundry...four loads last weekend, I think.
- where BS&K and I had lunch on Wed...black&bleu ZALADs are AWESOME.
- a gorgeous sunset of pinks, blues and purples sparkling through the limbs of my bare river birch tree
- enjoying reading through 1,001 Things A TEEN Should Know Before Leaving Home (or Else They'll Come Back)
- a WET Lady Liberty,on the street corner, holding an "INCOME TAX 678-985-xxxx" sign as she danced, jumped up and down, and shimmied as locals drove by in their cars. Do you have as many of these as we have on our local streets?
So, I'll be enjoying others' posting on 365 BECAUSE my pics didn't want to come out and play...lazy bums...slumbering like a KoDiAK bear...in their own little 'never-never land'!!!!!!!!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
WHAT THINGS ARE SPEAKING TO YOU THIS WEEK REGARDING 'THANKFULNESS'?
COME WITH ME...AND ALL THE OTHERS, in JOINING SONYA FOR #61 THANKFUL THURSDAY...
"EVEN THOUGH" :
IT HURTS LIKE BLUE BLAZES AND FEELS LIKE THEY'RE GONNA POP...IT WAS MAMMOGRAM DAY TODAY,
"Lord: Thank you for providing a way for women to be tested for early breast cancer which helps save lives! (BTW, could you plant seeds in someone's research and development lab to come up with a LEFF PAINFUL SCAN?)"
THE ROOM WAS VERY WARM AND I WAS HAVING A MAJOR 'PERSONAL TROPICAL VACATION' EARLIER THIS WEEK DURING OUR PRAYER SHAWL MEETING...OUR GATHERING PLACE WAS COZY:
"Lord, thank you for moving the hearts of many women to participate in our church's prayer shawl ministry as their hands create beautiful items to comfort your people in recovery or pain."
THE CLOUDS WERE DARK AND THEN THE RAIN WAS MAKING TRAFFIC HORRIBLE THROUGHOUT THE CITY THIS MORNING, IT WAS A CHALLENGE TRAVELING 32 MILES TO THE SCANNING CENTER TODAY: "Lord, you provided rain for the birds and plants, and my new azaleas were needing it :)"
DD HAS TO DRIVE TO ANOTHER CITY TO WORK AT A REHABILITATION CLINIC DD'S 2ND SEMESTER INTERNSHIP HAS BEGUN, "Lord, Thank you for placing her in a place to learn patient care with professionals who are kind and helpful while showing her the ropes."
THE SEMINAR WE WANTED TO SIGN UP WAS FULL YOUR TIMING IS PERFECT,
"Lord, continue to grow your nurturing in our family's hearts, so we will treasure your creation in each of us...we are nothing without you."
AMEN & AMEN
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Reiterating WHAT SARA SAID to those in Project 365...
"This is a wonderful community and having done this for one year already, I know encouragement helps in staying with it!"
Believing COMMENTS are an important part of this world-sharing adventure, I'd LOVE to hear from you.
Sara went further to pose a challenge to us..."give one piece of advice to those 'just starting' this adventure".
My advice: DON'T over-pressure yourself to take a shot EVERY day...at least one or two a week is sometimes my norm, but it still helps me make some effort toward noting how the week has been, good or bad.
Some HIGHLIGHTS from this week...CLICK EACH PIC TO SEE A LARGER VIEW:
Sunday, 1/10: Our youth group/church said 'see ya later' to one of their Asst. Youth Director mentors...agape gifts for future missions, a completed prayer shawl, a book of youth letters and a send-off prayer while 'laying on hands' ... WE LOVE HER SO MUCH and will work hard to stay in touch as she works in another church many states away from here...sniff, sniff!!
Monday, 1/11 (no pics today)
prepared my outline for our Disciple III class this week...
it does not pay to EVER procrastinate getting this done.
Wednesday, 1/13 & Thursday, 1/14 (no pics)
While walking through the foyer on my way up with the laundry basket, I noticed a visitor outside my front door.
Can you see him through the sidelite?
He was catching some rays while sheltered from the wind by the bushes on either side of the porch. His fur was all puffed up as he crouched down on all fours.
Had a chance to get some bright green kale at the grocery for $1.29/lb
I pounced on that and cooked them down today with some bacon and salt water...yummo!
...and look, on another trip up the stairs with today's load of clothes...
we had ANOTHER little visitor.
He was REALLY little, can you see him behind the iron railing?
The lower pics get you close enough to see him.
The chipmunks love to dig in my cement planters where I currently have purple cabbage plants. They bury nuts there, along with the squirrels.
Hope you have a wonderful WEEK 4 of 2010 :)
Friday, January 15, 2010
1. The lesson I learned yesterday was: "Grown ups" act like teenagers when they get in line to sign
2. Dreaming of being under the Arbor at our campground in the summertime...where friends
3. All these years of being in my house are adding up to lots of money having to be spent
4. Having to stand in line so long made me late
5. The truth is GOD IS ALWAYS SPEAKING TO US--WE'RE JUST NOT BEING QUIET AND
6. 'FOUND BEAUTY IN' REMEMBERING
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to WORKING ON MY KNITTING PROJECT, tomorrow my plans include WRAPPING UP THE PRE-LIT CHRISTMAS TREE AND RETURNING IT TO ITS 'PLACE' IN THE BASEMENT and Sunday, I want to BE IN OUR CONTEMPORARY SERVICE TO HEAR OUR SENIOR PASTOR...I'VE BEEN IN YOUTH THE PAST TWO WEEKS AND IT'S MY TURN TO BE FED!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
|Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations.|
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
FOR THE “2ND” RANDOM DOZEN OF THE YEAR…
1. When was the last time you craved a food--what was it, and did you cave?
My last craving was the beef tenderloin prepared by the chef at our ‘Chritmas @ the beach’ house…it was awesome and I wonderfully caved, enjoyed every bite.
The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger,But He will reject the craving of the wicked.
2. M & M's or SkittleS?
SKITTLES, their fruitiness makes my mouth happy
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
3. Have you ever read the Bible completely through?
NOT ENTIRELY, but 70% of it…during Disciple I Bible study. All four of their 36-week studies are very detailed…if you’ve not done them, I highly recommend them. They CHANGED my relationship with Christ and my community.
4. How long does it take you to really wake up in the morning?
Probably about 15 minutes…once I’ve brushed my teeth, I’m good to go
straight for my one cup of joe….
If you wake your friend in the early morning by shouting "Rise and shine!" It will sound to him more like a curse than a blessing.
5. Have you ever been on a cruise? If not, would you like to?
Our honeymoon was our first and only cruise, so far. Tampa/Cozumel/Cancun…it was that ship’s last public voyage--aGreek tycoon was buying it for his personal use.
Funny thing though…it caught fire in the engine room the night before we were disembark for Cancun…they put us on emergency government boats about 2 miles out from Playa del Carmen; we had to find rides to Cancun! What a day…
We’re hoping to go to Alaska and visit Sarah one day soon :)
6. Who is your favorite actress?
Ingrid Bergman’s old movies intrigue me, she’s witty, mysterious and gorgeous all wrapped up in one.
7. ______ is something that I will just never understand.
‘WEARING YOUR PANTS BELOW YOUR BOHUNKUS, stretched across your thighs having to waddle as you try to walk’, that’s what I WILL NEVER understand.
[ Four Mysteries ] Three things amaze me, no, four things I'll never understand— how an eagle flies so high in the sky, how a snake glides over a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, why adolescents act the way they do.
8. How much of a technology junkie are you?
Technology always excites me, so I jump in and learn how to work the various contraptions…but I don’t HAVE to go out and buy them right away. I like for a lot of their bugs to get worked out and then buy them once the general population has grown bored with them, then I can afford them :)
9. Do you enjoy selecting greeting cards for people, or is it more of a cultural "have to" for you?
You can often find me standing in the greeting card section of the grocery store, drug store, dollar store, WOWmart…I love the originality of cards--like to find the JUST RIGHT card for THE occasion.
1 Corinthians 16:20
All the friends here say hello. Pass the greetings around with holy embraces!
10. When was the last time you got a new style/haircut?
AFTER MY “H” and enduring all my ‘mones being blown to oblivion, as my personal tropical vacations became my norm…the hair had TO GO; with my face shape an angle cut supposedly would help break up the ROUNDNESS…and the lack of long locks has helped my head, at least, be a little cooler.
1 Peter 3:1
What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition.
11. What do you enjoy shopping for most?
Shopping is a sport for me…I like to find bargains (goal) and it doesn’t matter what it is…cologne, makeup, shoes, used furniture/household items. I can come home with nothing…still would have enjoyed the day LOOKING.
Psalm 4:6-8 (The Message)
“Why is everyone hungry for more? "More, more," they say. "More, more." I have God's more-than-enough, more joy in one ordinary day than they get in all their shopping sprees.”
12. What's the last thing you think of before you leave the house?
There have been many bottles of water left on my kitchen counter, some days I actually remember to pick it up and take it with me.
”Moses assembled all the elders of Israel… No one is to leave the house until morning. God will pass through to strike Egypt down.”
Sunday, January 10, 2010
We stopped for burger, fries and frosted oranges on the way home...it was frigid getting to and from ... our High today was 22* and tonight should be around 16* (bbbbrrrrrr)
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Today is especially thankful for our family...and we're THANKFUL INDEED...
My hubby's nephew completed his LAST Combat Patrol Sunday!! wooo hooo!!!! (We celebrate with his mom and dad in knowing they're done and out of harm's way, per se)
Thank you, bloggers, for keeping him in your prayers to our Lord Jesus, who has been and will continue to protect he and his platoon...they've been working together since last April.
Please continue special prayers for the four men and their families who sacrificed EVERYTHING during their time fighting for the continued freedom of the people in that region and in our country's participation for growing their independence. They will be forever missed and forever remembered!
His dedication to freedom was intentional and voluntary.
This past Sunday his commander awarded him a 'Bronze Star Medal' for Meritorious Service and his 'Gold Spurs' for leading a Cav Scout Platoon in combat! May God continue to bless him and his platoon until they're ALL back home safely.