I hear that this weekend is a big weekend - as in a big football game that's going on. It won't be affecting me though. I don't do pro-football. It kind of feels like a holiday is happening that I won't be a part of. Like I'm a minority. And I'm good with that.
Instead, I will be spending my weekend organizing my crafts and sewing patterns. I am constantly printing patterns off the internet, tearing ideas out of magazines, grabbing free patterns off the tear-off pads in discount hobby stores. And I have a mess. And I can never find the pattern I need when I want it. So I have recycled 5 notebooks and I am organizing all my patterns and ideas in them. If I finish it this weekend, I will post about it next week. I think it's going to be fun. While I was rummaging through all my "stuff", I found some piles of fabric that were the beginning of a quilt top I started several years back. I had used scrap fabric I had on hand and cut out a bunch of squares and triangles and started to sew them together. For some reason, most likely I lost interest, they were delegated to the "to be finished at another time" pile. Except that it had been so many years that I didn't know where the pattern was and I wasn't sure I even liked it anymore, and I couldn't remember what it was supposed to look like. That's what began my going through all my patterns. I decided that I was just going to gather it all up and give it to a lady in my church who loves to quilt. But then I got to playing with the squares and triangles and I began to remember what it was supposed to look like. Then I found the pattern! I got inspired and started joining the triangles into squares and the squares into strips and the strips into a blanket. I'm really liking it. I hope to get a major portion of it finished this weekend as well. I don't like having UFO's around the house. A UFO is an UnFinished Object. I have had a goal this year of finishing up all those UFO's. It's a good feeling - cleaning all those up.
We have been doing the Beth Moore study on Daniel this year at church. This week was amazing. I got a little lost in the video portion of chapter 9. There is lots of prophecy and numbers and signs and dreams and stuff. So I wasn't looking forward to the homework too much. But my goodness - it was amazing. I learned new things and was reminded of others that I have forgotten. Things like:
* We need to understand the times in which we live and we need to know what God wants us to do.
* Prayer is not a passive, nearly "do-nothing" reaction. Nothing shakes the heavenlies like prayer.
*Scripture reading is a way God speaks to us and prayer is the way we speak back.
*Prayer warriors of the Word often coupled their requests with remembrances from scripture like a lawyer cites a precedent before the judge hearing the case.
*None of us are righteous enough to earn the ear of God. He hears and He acts because of His great mercy!
*I will never pray an anonymous prayer.
"God's answer guarentees His action. But maybe not on MY timetable.
That is so much good stuff - I have been trying to process and digest it all week long. I really needed to be reminded of these things - I've been struggling with an issue in my life - and this was all so reassuring to me. I'm so thankful that God speaks to us - we only need to listen.
The first episode of LOST was on last night. Fortunatley, I wasn't looking for any answers to this crazy show! Because all it did was provide a lot more questions! I can't believe how hooked we are on this program. We recorded it on the DVR, all three of us piled into our bed, and watched it without commercials. For those of you who watch it, what was with Charlie - was that real or imagined? How did 6 of the cast-aways get off the island? Why do some want to go back? I hear there are only 7 more shows this season, due to the writers strike. I'm thinking that is not going to be enough.
Oh, and I found the sweetest blog as I was blog surfing this week. It's called Little Cotton Rabbits. Check out this post - it is absolutely adorable! I just can't stop looking at her pictures of thing sweet little things she makes. What a creative talent.
I am so glad it is the weekend. I will enjoy just being in my home, cleaning and cooking, sewing and organizing. I will enjoy going to church Sunday morning and worshipping with my "family". I will enjoy sleeping in a little bit and drinking coffee with my husband and just "laying low". It's much too cold, icy, and windy to do anything else!