Being the die hard chocolate lovers that we are - we're still going to try a taste.
Apparently I did something wrong with this loaf of bread.
Then - guess what I did today?!!!
WOOT! I met more blogging friends!!
Binders, Pam, Kitchen Ditcher, Tink and Moi
I have had so much fun getting to know my friends and fellow bloggers. You are all such beautiful, lovely women and I am so happy to know you!
After lunch - I met my hubcap and we picked out this..
Usually - I jump all over the idea of a weekend jaunt up to that neck of the woods. Truly it is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
But all I really want to do this weekend is this:
Clearly, my life has not been so dramatic as to be cast into a pit or into the hands of murderers, but I will admit to feeling sorry for myself in the past for some of the things that have happened. Trials that are meant to give me experience.
I started a quest about a year ago to draw closer to the Savior and to leave the past behind me. To trust the Lord. To follow Him. To have faith.
Faith has been a difficult lesson for me to learn. I like to 'see' what I believe. I like tangible evidence. But as I've grown more faithful - so has my testimony grown.
I suppose it is normal for the old feelings to pop up now and again. I've learned a few things that have helped me to put it all into perspective. Tricks to reject the negativity and keep it out of my life.
This music/video helped me today. Take a minute and watch.
What do you do when you feel discouragement? What helps you to put things into perspective?
I love the weekends!
On my mark. Get set. GO!
A lot of people I know love the color blue. But It's just not my thing.
And, my dear friends - I'm the lady who puts up her Christmas tree before Thanksgiving although a lot of people think it's a sin!
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3) Everyone who signs up will get to be a Secret Santa to someone. You will also be the recipient of a Secret Santa.
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Even the biggest cat hater EVER has to admit that he is downright adorable.
For years I have lovingly cared for this cat. He adores me. He follows me everywhere I go. We have an understanding. When I come home, I call for my cat. I hear him jump off of my bed and he runs down the stairs. He rubs against me and purrs. He loves his mommy. (Yes, I just said that. Please don't mock me.)
But he has betrayed me.
Todd has used this past weekend to his advantage and has gained major brownie points with my cat. He has spent the weekend feeding him catnip drugs. Today he came home before me and laced Creature's cat food with it.HOW CAN I COMPETE WITH THAT?
To my Moms! As far as support and love I've never seen better examples of unselfishness and forgivness than I have seen come from both of them. I sure pushed them to the limits! But I really can't believe how much I am missing them. Of all the "things" I thought I would miss I didn't really understand just how much my family means to me.I find that I am not catching myself saying, "gee, I wish I had spent more time working" or "I should have gotten in one last 'Halo Night' with my friends." Instead I find that the things I miss most were the ones I spent the least amount of time with.
I am so thankful for my family.