Tuesday, January 12, 2010

For Today

Out my window....
the sun is shining, the snow is melting. After a long spell of frigid temperatures this warmer weather is very welcome. I can hear my rooster crowing and there is a flock of black birds in the field. I do believe I am getting a case of spring fever.
I am thinking....
of the blessings and the promises that God has given.
I am thankful for....
two wonderful children that I enjoy spending time with.
From the kitchen....
I am trying a new recipe today of Italian beef sandwiches. I can smell the delicious aroma coming from the crock pot. I hope they taste as good as they smell. While I wait I am sipping on some hot chocolate made in the cocoamotion hot cocoa maker. Truly a genius invention. : )
I am wearing....
my comfy clothes. A pair of gray sweats and a longs sleeve blue t-shirt.
I am creating....
a bedspread/quilt for Dakota's bed. I am unhappy with the one he has on there now. So I am making a denim quilt pieced together with squares cut from old jeans. It will have the "frayed" look. I may even make a few pillow shams to complete the look.
I am going....
nowhere! Yesterday was my day for errands. Our pantry is stocked, our freezer is full. I am a homebody and wouldn't have it any other way.
I am reading....
Christy. My mom got it for me for Christmas. We had watched the series on dvd and now I am getting to enjoy the book as well.
I am hoping....
for a little time to get my scrapbooking thoughts together.
I am hearing...
the ticking sound the wood stove makes when it is turned down on low. It is rather the irritating and I usually have to go adjust the knob so it will quit.
Around the house....
Dakota and Bethany are doing their school work. Our dog Daisy is curled up on the purple pillow sound asleep. I am doing laundry. The chore that never ends.
One of my favorite things....
is cuddling up on the couch with the kids and watching a movie.
A scripture thought....
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Phillipians 4:11
A few plans for the rest of the week....
going to my sisters to celebrate her Birthday. We are going to have a scrapbooking day, pizza, and sweets!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A few tips to.....Live well, Laugh often, Love often....in 2010

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 8 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/Her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends & family will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.