FOR TODAY. . . November 16, 2009
Outside my window. . . My husband and brother-in-law are breaking up the concrete sidewalks and porch, preparing for the new ones.
I am thinking . . . I am really proud of my 16 year old niece who made the first team all state volleyball team in Texas.
I am thankful for. . . a brother-in-law who is willing to help us out even when it means using a jack hammer and hauling off truck loads of concrete blocks.
From the kitchen . . . chocolate chunk cookies for my co-worker’s birthday.
I am wearing . . . Always and Forever perfume by Jessica McClintock.
I am creating . . . still working on the scrapbook page for my friend.
I am going . . . . to Bible study Monday night.
I am reading . . . my new Southern Living Cookbook just as I was last week. I read cookbooks cover to cover and mark all the recipes I want to try. I will die before I get them all made!
Words I am pondering . . . “The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.” – George Washington
I am hoping . . . my niece will begin to feel better soon. She has been terribly ill with her POTS. You can read about her illness if you go to the Dysautonomia Network.
I am hearing . . . the jack hammer as it breaks up the concrete.
On my mind . . . the state of our country; more specifically, the intrusion of our government into the private affairs of individuals. I’m wondering what the future holds yet knowing who holds the future.
Noticing that . . . Many Americans are watching their liberties disappear and I wonder how much they will have to lose before they say “no more!"
Around the house . . . It is peaceful except for the sound of the jack hammer which is on the other side of the door about 10 feet from where I am sitting. I guess it is odd that I would think it is peaceful here with all that racket going on, but it doesn't seem to bother me. The house is clean, and the candles are lit, and I have peace inside so I guess that’s it. There is a basket of laundry sitting next to me on the couch waiting to be folded. I dare not look at it too long lest my peace be disturbed! : )
One of my favorite things . . . baking for other people. I really enjoyed baking these chocolate chunk cookies. My husband reminded me that he didn't get enough of the blueberry bread I made a couple of weeks ago, and I could only save him a couple cookies from this batch. So, I'll be baking another batch just for him!
For my picture journal . . . chocolate chunk cookies.