Monday, April 5, 2010

For Today -

Outside my window...The sun is trying to peep out from behind some dark clouds. A pretty day out there today! Flowers popping up in my garden and the trees beginning to bud again.

I am thinking...How blessed I am! God has been good to me after a painful and valley laden year.

I am thankful for...So many things-just where do I begin?! Thankful for my family and my partner Michael.  Thankful for all my friends.Thankful for all my trials and the valleys and the growth that has come from all of these.Thankful that God brought me safely through major surgery last September and so very thankful for normal histology despite the fact that tests were showing it could have been something worse.Thankful that God hears our prayers and that Michael has received recent excellent news! God works in amazing ways!

From the learning rooms... I have really learnt that God is with me in the valleys as well as the mountain tops! Thank you Heavenly Father!

From the kitchen...I am thinking that tonight I will fix cajun chicken and garlic ciabatta bread!

I am wearing...A maroon sweater and black track bottoms

I am creating...Memories and taking lots of photos. I plan to start putting all of these in albums instead of in drawers and on the computer.

I am going...To do some cross stitch soon. I am making a project for my daughter Natalie's birthday in July.I have almost finished it and have a little more stitching and backstitch to do.

I am reading...The Christmas Blessing

I am hoping...That I am able to take a much needed vacation to the USA in November.

I am hearing...The sound of the tv in the background as Micheal plays his X-Box! He really believes that he is at the Liverpool football stadium!!! He told me earlier today that Liverpool the team he supports had gotten to the quarter finals. I then realised this was all on the X-Box!!! I said to him I hope they quickly win the final and then the season is over!!

Around the house...I see many of my collectibles-bears and angels and my much loved candles.

One of my favorite things...Relaxing- stitching and reading.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Hopefully, weather permitting a trip or too out to the countryside.I have come to love these days so much.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...This was taken yesterday at Blenheim Palace. A wonderful day out with Michael. We walked for over an hour and a half around the grounds!

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  1. Linda, what a lovely first post!! I am so excited that you have decided to venture into the world of blogging. I can't wait until others get to know the incredible person that I am privileged to call "friend". I so look forward to reading about your 'simple' days as you post them each week. I love you Linda...have a blessed day!

  2. Hi Linda, welcome to blogland. I loved your post. It was great! I can't wait to get to know you better.

    Hope your having a blessed week.

  3. Hi Linda, popped over from Judy's blog to say hello. I was born in England and lived there for 34 yrs before moving to the states over 10 years ago. I am from up north so never got to visit Blenheim Palace, but it looks gorgeous :) Welcome to the world of blogging, I hope you get to like it and have fun.

  4. Thanks so much for the follow! I am returning the favor! I look forward to chatting with you.

    I enjoyed your post.


  5. Hi Linda,
    It is so nice to meet you! I am a friend of Judy's and she told me about your blog. I have enjoyed your blog very much. :-) I have friends in England and have been there twice to visit. I hope to go back again.
    Take care and enjoy the rest of your week!
    Hugs and Blessings

  6. Hi Linda, nice to meet you. I am a friend of Judy's. I like to scrap but rarely have the time. Thanks for sharing your picture too!

  7. Hi Linda,
    Thank you for visiting my blog today and for your very kind words.
    I wish you the Lord's blessings on your new blog.

    Have a wonderful weekend,


  8. How blessed I am! God has been good to me after a painful and valley laden year.

    What sweet words, and hard ones..I'm sure. I'm glad to find your new blog. It will be fun to follow along...

  9. Hi Linda! I wanted to drop by your blog & wish you a blesing filled weekend. Hugs to you my sweet friend!

  10. WElcome to blogland! I hope you find lots of wonderful bloggy friends and enjoy yourself!

    Loved reading your daybook! I have never been anywhere in Europe but it looks lovely...maybe someday!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I haven't been around much lately, life has been getting in the way, but I will definitely try to get back!


  11. Hi Linda! Thanks for dropping by my blog...I have so enjoyed your sweet comments! Thank you! I love your daybook entry! I would so love, one day, to travel to England. It seems like such a charming country! I have a request for you: Would you please share your cajun chicken recipe?! Sounds divine!

    ~Blessings on your day,

  12. Hi Linda, I loved your Daybook entry. I am going to get back to doing mine. I always loved England, and always wanted to visit! Someday! Have a lovely start to your week!

  13. Hello Linda,

    I must confess, right off, that I know absolutely nothing about blogs, though my son has tried desperately to teach me over the years. I loved your post. I will do my best to drop in on Mondays to see your new posts.

    May God bless and keep you, my dear friend,

    Love & Hugs,


  14. Hi Linda! Thanks for visiting my blog. Welcome to blogging! It is such a fun adventure and you will meet new friends, and won't believe that you don't even "know" them! I love all my blog buddies! I hope it will be a great experience for you.

    Be blessed!

  15. Hi Linda:

    I love the picture of you and the Palace. Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope you will enjoy blogging. I know I do.