Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Peek Inside My Life

Outside My Window... my neighbors are starting to put up Christmas lights, and I'm surprised by how much it makes me smile.
Around the house and garden... I'm living with a very goofy dog. She still has a lot of puppy in her, and she thinks she can fit into Gypsy's little bed.
I am thinking... that I will start decorating for Christmas early this year.
I am thankful for... the start of soccer and basketball season; love seeing my kids play.
From the kitchen... the last of the turkey and mashed potatoes. We spent Thanksgiving Day with some good friends, but Paul cooked up some of our holiday favorites so we could have leftovers. I love that man.
I am wearing ...  shorts; we are still having gorgeous weather.
I am hoping ... for good news from Paul's doctors this week.  He's undergoing some new tests. Prayers definitely appreciated.
I am reading... my students' final papers; grading is the only bad part of my job. I also hope to read the material for some online classes.  By the way, in case you haven't heard, Kat Sloma is giving away a free ebook on digital photography basics. you can download it here.
I am busy creating... the final pages of my Gratitude Journal and loving the way it has turned out; also ordered my Christmas cards and created some photo cards to give as gifts.
I am hearing...  a voice in my head repeating this quote from Bernice's Attitude of Gratitude blog“Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.”   Rabindranath Tagore
P.S. I put the numbers 1-19 into the random generator, and up popped "2," which means the winner of The Good Neighbor Cookbook is Scrappy Jacky!  I'll be in touch to get whatever information I need.


~*~Patty S said...

Wearing shorts sounds nice!
We were warmer in Colorado than we were returning to N VA cause baby it's cold outside ;)
Thank you for sharing links and always inspiring artwork and quotes...
Prayers continue winging their way to you and your family
Take care Rinda

Amy said...

Thank you for the eBook link, I have heard of Kat Sloma but not been to her site before - the book looks very informative and fiklled with good information.

Sending many prayers and good wishes for Paul - here's hoping for fantastic test results!

Karen said...

Sending prayers your way for Paul. Love your Peek inside your life and it has reminded that I want to do mine again this month - on my ever growing to do list xxxd

scrappyjacky said...

Shorts weather is long gone here....if we ever had any this year!!
Sending prayers for Paul.
Love your goofy dog.
Thanks for the link....I need all the help possible with photography.
And many,many thanks for the looking forward to it.

Missus Wookie said...

Just downloaded the ebook - good for the long traveling I've got to do this week. Shorts sound lovely - not really shorts weather here but it isn't freezing :)

Congratulations to Jacky too.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh and of course Paul, you and the medical teams are still being held in the light.

laurie said...

what a great post idea - i enjoy the "snapshot" of your life at the moment. i am sending prayers and positive thoughts your way in hopes that you and Paul will receive good news from his doctors this week.

Karen said...

Lovely look into your days. Prayers are definitely headed your way. I'd love to be in shorts. The highs this week are only in the 30's here. I'm not a fan of cold weather; probably live in the wrong place!

debs14 said...

Sending healing wishes Paul's way, I do hope this treatment is successful.
Shorts?! They're predicting frosts and temperatures below freezing for the end of this week, definitely not short wearing weather our side of the ocean!

Sian said...

Thinking about those tests and hoping for very good news, that's for sure.

Shorts? It's frosty here too

Becky said...

Sending prayers and good wishes to Paul. Love the photo :-). Xx

Anne said...

Gosh I wish we would be wearing shorts here. Love the photo of your doggy. All the best to Paul. xx

The Mann Fam said...

Haven/t we had perfect weather of late? That picture is priceless! Where does Gypsy now take refuge?
Praying for Paul and you. xx

Beverly said...

The photo is a definite day brightener. Paul and I think alike, I always have to cook Thanksgiving even though we got to my mama's..just so we have leftovers. My prayers continue to be with Paul, you and the kids.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I hope you get good news from Paul's tests! Luck you still in shorts!

Melissa said...

I'm definitely keeping Paul in my prayers & looking forward to reading the good results here soon!

We've had to pull out jackets & long pants here, but the sun is still shining beautifully, making for lovely days.

Thanks for the link to the free eBook - I had hoped to take a class or learn more photography skills this past year, but that didn't materialize & I've moved it to one of my goals for 2013!

Ginger said...

Thoughts and prayers for you all.
I love the quote, so true.

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Anonymous said...

Keeping Paul and you in my prayers. I'm already making plans to get a turkey before we go away and cook it once we're back home. A good Christmas dinner is definitely lacking onboard ship to say nothing about leftovers. :)
Thanks for the e-book link. I'll have to load it up on to my iPad.