Monday, March 2, 2009

For Today...Monday, March 2, 2009

Outside my window... The sun is shining, the wind IS NOT blowing (Praise the Lord!), and it looks like spring could be here. I know better though. Spring is a big tease - it plays with your mind and just makes you THINK it's going to warm up. Then it dumps snow. Mean old spring!

I am thinking... that I enjoyed our women's retreat this weekend very much. Our speaker was Robin Lee Hatcher and she was wonderful. It was so interesting hearing how she writes her novels based on things that have happened in her own life. She loves the Lord so much - she was very inspirational to me.

From the learning rooms... I am learning that I am not finished learning. Or growing. The older I get, the more I realize I need to learn. And some of those lessons can be really hard.

I am thankful for... a dear friend of mine. Even though she is going through a hurting time in her own life, she never missed an opportunity to show love and kindness to me. She is a dear gift from God and I only hope I am half the friend to her that she is to me.

From the kitchen... my poor kitchen has been neglected lately. With all the kids gone - I just don't really cook. But I have found a great recipe for a Blueberry/Creamcheese Coffee cake that I think I'm going to have to try soon. I can't remember who's blog I found it on - I'll let you know though when I make it.

I am wearing... my new pink scarf. Big Mama featured it on her Fashion Friday post last week. It was from Target, it was inexpensive, it was just what I needed. So I bought it and it makes me happy.

I am reading... I bought 2 new Robin Lee Hatcher books that I haven't read yet this weekend - they are on the top of my book pile.

I am creating... baby hats. And more baby hats. I am entertaining a thought of selling hats to help fund my mission trip to Peru next February. Our church is sending a team down and I have been invited to go along. Of course, my purpose would be to spend time with my little grandson and my daughter and her husband. I haven't decided for sure if I am going yet, but if I do I'm thinking about selling baby hats. So I can go see my baby. And maybe even bring him a hat. Or two.

I am hearing... somebody practicing scales on the piano.

One of my favorite things... is red licorice.

A few plans for the rest of the week... cleaning the house, catching up on the laundry, sewing Miss Ava Claire's easter dress. And I really, really, really, want to get the rest of the leaves raked.


nanajobx said...

i have a fund raising project that God showed me. I call it "What's in your hand?" It might be something that you could use in your church. If you go back a little ways in my blog ghere is a Photo of lots of hands and a cross. That outlines it. Check it out and let me know if you have any questions.

Becky said...

I am so glad you had a great retreat. Everyone needs a little filling once in awhile.

I could use your pink scarf here today. It's cold.

And I love red licorice. It is one of my favorite things too, right behind M and Ms. Of course.

Have a great week!!

Dawn said...

I'm glad you're having a bit of nice weather. March certainly came in like a lamb here in Colorado, which probably means it will be blizzard time around spring break. We sure need the moisture desperately.

I think making hats to fund raise for your trip is a great idea.

Willow said...

I hope you get your leaves raked :)