Saturday, January 05, 2013
So as my morning progressed, I had a phone call from Jill...and hurry up and find the recipe/ingredient question. Jill is just so much fun. Now thanks to her, I have a clean top shelf in my pantry...the shelf that holds my well-used cookbooks. Yesterday while talking with Dawn, I cleaned 3 shelves in said pantry and laid down new shelf liner...does anyone do that anymore? Anyone other than we oldsters? So all is good
Yesterday was Cara's birthday as I blogged about (and that could read BRAGGED) and we were able to talk with her two times in one day. That's a record for a week but a day is even better. Robert was home when she called after opening her gift and he was able to talk to her, too. But during the day, Marissa and the wee ones came for a lovely visit. Hank was home with the electrician, upgrading that status and with the power off Marissa came to keep warm. I loved having the chance to get to see the boys even if for a few hours. I was making the PC Chicken Sliders (again because Jill had made them last week and it sparked an interest) and I was happy Marissa would take some home for dinner. I like to share but more I like to not have leftovers. Not big on them at all.
I was able to skype with Hillary and kids as well as Dawn yesterday. That is always a highlight of my day. I can see that Robert was not feeling well, that Lily was sweet as ever but I think she might be next. I could see what's going on in MI...in Dawn's art room, her kitchen, or in her thoughts. Connor and Evan walked through my vision yesterday and sometimes I even get to see pretty Adelle. Again, I am happy for technology and that I finally got with IT.
I even chatted with Jocelyn in the morning when she had lost her cell phone and then with Steve for a minute later on in the day. She's ready to pack up and move to their newly purchased home right now...not gonna happen but she seems to be good at letting go and moving on.
So between doing laundry, dusting, cleaning, shopping, I finally sat down to eat some lunch and turned on the TV (something I do not do when Robert's home...it's never been done in our home) and watched about 20 minutes of a movie I'd seen before. But I got up realizing just how many blessings I have been given and walking to the kitchen sink, I gave praise where it was due, to whom it was due, and mentioned all the other people who have been God's hands in my life.
Today on FB there is a crafting pay-it-forward activity. I signed on but now I will need to think up things to make for 5 different people. Hmmmm....but isn't that what I want to be, God's hands for someone else? Isn't that what I want to see...my blessings and not my 'wants', 'have to haves'? Jocelyn likes to post things from Pinterest...I get good ideas from there but sure wish that when I google for something, I do not have to get a continual list of pinterest repostings. But the one I saw said: First Observe, Then Serve.
Seems like the perfect motto for this year...along with my "His Law is Love and His Gospel is Peace".
Today, I am blessed, and so grateful...Bring it on!