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November 29, 2010

Taking A Breath

Good morning, dear friends. 
 I've been perusing some of your blog posts and 
enjoying the eye candy of your  lovely tablescapes 
both for Thanksgiving and your amazing Christmas decorations.
But me?
I need to take a breath and let "normal" reign in my home
for a few days 
before I start the Christmas decorating blitz.
But that's just me.

is now ensconced in my brain
and I can't wait to copy it!
The fact that she got some of the pieces from 
Dollar Tree is encouraging to me
because that's what my budget calls for this year.
I'll post my take on it later.

These are some items on my agenda for today:
  1. Help Mom in California get a replacement for her stolen Social Security card.  She left her purse in a cart at Target yesterday.  Bless my little Bro, who lives close to her, for canceling her credit cards checking accounts, and is taking her to the DMV for a new driver's license!
  2. Return several pairs of shoes to Zappo's.  Oh, how I wanted those RED satin flats and animal print flats to fit my bunion-infested footies!  Not a chance, fancy pants.
  3. Meet the DH at the bank to settle some business there at 12:30.
  4. Get the porkchops out for supper.  Even though I'd planned to make this last Wednesday night, it didn't happen.  I'd spent the entire day prepping for Thanksgiving and was too tired to cook.  Hurray for the teriyaki place near our home!
  5. I get to have my hair cut by the talented woman who's been my hairdresser for five years.  It's the one luxury I just haven't been able to give up in our season of season of financial concerns.
  6. Wash, fold, and put away several loads of laundry.
Rain-washed Zen garden on my front porch
What are you up to today?  
Diving into decorating your home?
Puttin' up the tree?
Running errands?
Taking a breath?

For me, part of taking a breath from holiday prep is 
calling to mind the precious moments that happened in our family over Thanksgiving.  
Storing them in my heart like the treasures they are.   
I'm asking God to guide me through my list with a 
thoughtful, thankful, gentle, and quiet attitude.

But Mary treasured up all these things 
and pondered them in her heart.
Luke 2:19

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment...
Instead, it should be that of your inner self,
 the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit
which is of great worth in God's sight.
1 Peter 3:3-4


Welcome To Making Friends Monday Blog Hop 11/29 hosted by Living on Love and Cents,  The Thrifty Things,  Reviewed By Mom , and  Coupons are Great.
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  It will be fun getting acquainted with this crowd!
Don't forget that you are wonderful!
Love, Karen

7 comments:

EmptyNester said...

It's the deep-clean-before-the-decorating-begins day here.

Shawn Becker said...

I have been cleaning today and did put up a few decorations. It is so cold and windy that I do not want to walk out to the detached garage and get the boxes of stored decorations.

Shawn

Design It Chic said...

Oh we'll be putting our Christmas decorations next weekend. Can't wait:) I am now following you thanks to Making Friends Monday and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
And don't forget to stop by our Show Yo' Flow Campaign today to see the interview we have on Elizabeth and the surprises she has for everybody:) See you there! Happy Tuesday!

Simply Cintia said...

babysitting for a friend AND taking a breather!

Shawn Becker said...

Karen, Thanks for visiting! No, this will not be my first Grand Baby..It is my first Great Grand Baby. You see I have twelve grand kiddo's and my Hubby has ten. This will be my oldest granddaughters first baby!

((HUGS))
Shawn

Shawn Becker said...

OBTW, we were dressed up for our family halloween party!
Shawn

Janet - AKA: Latte Lady said...

You go girl! Walk in those good deeds that God has prepared in advance for you to do! (Eph 2:10)

What am I doing today?

Homeschooling the boys (14 & 11)
Getting stuff ready for...vacation!
Having people over for dinner
Going to church to worship my AWESOME God
Bed

That's my adgenda unless God decides to change it!

I'm following you now. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Blessings,

Janet

www.homeward4.blogspot.com

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