Monday, December 6, 2010

For Today -

Outside my window... I have just got in and it is way past 10.30pm. Pitch black outside and snow is falling!! Everywhere is like a white blanket-so pretty but oh so cold!

I am thinking... Of my vacation to Georgia and the many blessings this brought to me. Seeing my family again after a year and a half. Celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. Time to relax. And about the Lord blessing me with the opportunity to meet a blogger friend!! So exciting! So blessed!! I will post more on this on my Days Touched By Grace blog.

I am thankful for...Everything!! As I reflect, I am more and more thankful for so many blessings.My trials and pain have become blessings! Thank you Lord so very much.

 From the learning rooms... Yes-I am still a work in progress. The Lord is still working on me through some unexpected trials.How I have clung to this bible verse so many times and how I will again:

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an unexpected end.
                                  Jeremiah 29:11

From the kitchen... I am going to have a hot chocolate with marshmallows! Just perfect for this snowy  and cold night!!

I am wearing... Black pants and a white top.

I am creating...Memories and plans to put photos of my trip to Georgia in an album. How nice it will be to just re-visit this time whenever I want to. Memories are so special and so precious.

I am going... To go to bed real soon. It is already nearly 11.15pm. I think tonight I will have to have fur lined pj's as it is way below freezing here!!!

I am reading...A book I bought in Georgia by Victoria Osteen called "Love Your Life." Victoria shares her personal life experiences,her journey of faith and the lessons she has learnt. I am looking forward to reading this book and am only a few pages into the book so far.

 I am hoping... That the sore throat I am experiencing is not the start of a cold.

I am hearing...Just the laptop keys as I type. It is really quiet tonight and no cars going by outside as the weather is so bad.

Around the house...Reminders of all my blessings!

 One of my favorite things...Relaxing with my stitching or a book and snuggled up on the sofa with one of my throws!

 A few plans for the rest of the week... Catch up!! I am so behind with everything. I have to post on my blogs,e-mail and mail out Christmas cards and so much more!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing... A photo of my daughter Laura taken in my sisters front garden on our trip to Georgia. Laura is having fun climbing the tree!!

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  1. I loved reading about your trip .. and the blessing you related. Your daughter is beautiful .. how nice to get to visit with your family. Hope you get caught up on your rest and feel better soon. Hugs,


  2. Sounds like you had a good visit with
    your family. That's always such a
    Glad to hear you have joined us in
    the Scarf Sisterhood! Welcome!

  3. I'm your newest follower...glad to know you're now officially one of the Scarf Sisters. A warm welcome! This post gave off such warmth and love... your daughter looks lovely!


  4. I'm officially your newest Follower. :) Thanks for your comment on Eternity Cafe today.


  5. So good to read about the memories you made while here in GA! Sounds like our weather is very similar - it has been unusually cold, minus the snow! It's neat thinking back on our visit! Love the picture of Laura - it was a special blessing to meet her! You ladies stay warm!! God bless! :)

  6. I love snow....... we just will not get much here, never do.... but we did have a white Christmas last year so I cannot complain.. I am trying to get out and about in the blog and reconnect with my friends.. Have a Merry Christmas my friend...

  7. Sounds like a wonderful visit.. Snow, how beautiful...none here and may not see any this is 67 degrees out.
    Osteen...well she is here in Texas! Enjoy your read.

  8. dear linda..i am glad that mrs. mac has found you and that you are now a scarf sister.
    i loved this post and i felt like i was right there with you.
    laura is a beautiful child..
    bernie and i never had children but we had already agreed when we were married that if we had a girl, her name would be laura and if we were fortunate to have a boy, then his name would be stephen....
    alas! we had no babies....instead we had to settle for generations of cats!!!
    have a blessed lords day terry

  9. Enjoyed your post ... and all the things you are thankful for.
    No snow here in Texas but I do love it.

  10. How wonderful your trip sounds Linda! What a blessing that you were able to go! I trust your sore throat didn't develop into anything? And...the snow sounds lovely...isn't it beautiful?? Yaay for hot cocoa. :)

    Blessings to you!

  11. Linda your trip sounds fabulous! I just wanted to pop over and wish you a wonderful weekend! big hugs