Saturday, November 13, 2010
A friend I hadn't talked with in awhile asked me today what I've been doing. My mind went mostly blank. Ahhh, the joys of advancing age. LOL
Most weeks I volunteer in my grandson's classroom, and at a no-kill animal shelter. I also attend a weekly gathering of stitchers: some knit, but don't crochet; some crochet, but don't knit; some do both. Some cross stitch, some quilt.....you get the idea - we get together and have a good time.
We always have projects going on - some of our personal ones, and some most of the group participates in. We do a good deal of stitching for charitible purposes, and one of our group always has something new going - a new stitch, a new pattern, etc. One member in particular is very, very creative. She brings in something she created (designed on her own) almost every week. What an inspiration she is!
This past week I showed off my first sock, and received much positive feedback....nice for the ego. Today, as I was nearing the completion of the matching sock, I realized I had goofed! I had worked the 1st one from the outside of a skein, and the 2nd one from the inside of a skein - the various stripes are reversed on the 2nd sock.
That's ok. I know better now (and yes, I'm too lazy to take it apart and re-do); and will still wear them with pleasure - all the while laughing at myself.
We have a busy day planned for tomorrow....Sunday School, church service, business meeting afterwards, count the offering, plus there's another meeting we'd like to get in on....we'll see.
Have a restful night's sleep and have a blessed Lord's Day tomorrow.
Monday, November 01, 2010
I just did almost 30 minutes of (heavy) housework. Now that is behind me, and I also burned calories....double good!
My grandsons were out of school today, and while the younger went to a babysitter's, I watched the older one at his house (so he can play w/friends and/or the Wii). Then my DH (after mowing for hopefully the last time this year) picked up the younger grandson and us, and we went out for lunch. After that, we swung back by their house, picked up their mini-pincer and drove to a dog park. It's a huge place, with separate fenced areas for dogs over/under 30 pounds. All of us had a good time. It was nice to watch the dog (and younger grandson) run all over the place and play with other dogs.
I'm home alone with my dog while DH is watching the two boys at their house. Soon, I'll change places w/DH and he will start our dinner/supper. I'm so glad he wants to continue cooking during the week....I'm in charge on the weekends.
It's a busy week ahead of us, with helping at school (after voting tomorrow morning!) and at the animal shelter, plus a couple of appointments, etc. But I only have to sweep/mop the hard floors now, and plan to do that tomorrow afternoon.
Y'all have a God-blessed week.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
"This is the day the Lord has made; I WILL rejoice and be glad in it."
Our preacher sent an email this week, stating that his sermon was going to be on "Taking Off The Mask" so I wore the t-shirt I got at last year's Extraordinary Women's conference. The front message is "FREE to be real" - that was the theme last year. The sermon and my shirt went together beautifully.
The scriptural basis for the sermon was Psalm 139 - and those of you who are familiar with it might love that passage as much as I do. We are "fearfully and wonderfully made." The preacher's points were along the lines of:
The REAL God knows me, vs. 1-6
The REAL God is with me, vs 7-12
The REAL God's creative expression is me, vs. 13-16
The REAL God inspires awe, vs 17-19
The REAL God allows for honesty, vs 19-22
The REALGod wants the real you (me) to respond (to Him), vs 23, 23
It was a REALly good sermon.
It's after dinner (Sun dinner is always 'lunchtime'), and the dog has had her monthly bath. Now is my 'down' time - I plan to read the paper and take a nap.
Have a Sparkin-good week, y'all
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