Tuesday, March 10, 2015

For Today -

Outside my window...  the snow is starting to melt, temps are warming up!  I am so glad to see winter over with!

I am thinking...  of the great time we had in Florida with our son, his wife, and our precious granddaughter! It truly was a blessed visit!

I am thankful for... the fact that I am retired now!  We would never had been able to do a two month visit if I wasn't!  I had lost my job on Jan. 7, 2014, and we started driving to Florida Jan 7, 2015!  Blessed!

I am remembering... one of my managers telling me at the time, "you will see this is a blessing, remember when one door closes, the Lord opens another for you"!

On my mind... getting a good eating and exercising program together.  Hubby and I have been taking walks around the river the last few days, since the weather broke.  I do feel so much better!

I am pondering these words... Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

From the kitchen...  hubby is cooking tonight.  I did dinner yesterday.  He is planning on kielbasa and sauerkraut.

I am wearing... navy blue jogging pants, a long sleeved raspberry top, and sneakers.

I am creating... nothing at this time, but pouring over gardening books, and saving great spring and summer ideas on Pinterest.

I am going... to do some laundry in a little while.

I am reading... Treasure Island!  I downloaded some classics on my Kindle, and I sure am enjoying them!


I am hoping...we have turned the corner on this winter, and spring comes in all its glory!

I am hearing... the downstairs shower running, son Sandy is getting ready for work, other than that, it is quiet around the house.

Around the house... making some plans, we want to paint the family room.  Hubby is also going to start remodeling the bathrooms.

One of my favorite things... a cup of coffee in the afternoon!

A few plans for the rest of the week... not too much so far.  I have prayer group tomorrow night.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...    Sunset in Islamorada, in the Florida Keys!  Amazing!



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Sunday, December 28, 2014

For Today -

Outside my window...  it's raining.  It's cold and damp.  Nasty.  But we are warm, cozy and blessed inside.

I am thinking... of all we need to get accomplished in the next 10 days!

I am thankful for... my husband!  The more I pray for him, the more I realized how the Lord created him for me!  I am so blessed!

I am remembering... the wonderful service we had at Mass today!  Again, I am thankful and blessed for my family!

On my mind...  we have lots to prepare, and I need to contact our doctor for prescription refills to last while we are away!

From the kitchen...  all cleaned up.  We are invited to our friend's Christmas family buffet tonight, so I am not cooking!

I am wearing... jeans, a red sweater, and my sneakers.

I am creating... a mess right now!  We are taking down the Christmas decorations.  We bought several new big totes, and we are organizing it better.

I am going... to bed early tonight, I need a nice peaceful night.  I want to spend time with the Lord.

I am reading...my prayer books, and my Bible

I am hoping... we have good weather for our drive to Florida, both down and when come back to Pennsylvania in a few months.

I am hearing... Christmas songs, and my husband bustling about getting the big totes put away.

Around the house... things are getting back to normal, but I miss the Christmas decorations so much!

One of my favorite things... relaxing at home on a rainy day!

A few plans for the rest of the week...  we have to take our car tomorrow morning for a recall appointment, also taking our son's car for oil change, then when we pick up our car, an oil change, we have New Year's Eve party at our nephews, and I will cook for them.  Lots more things to do in this week coming!  Oh, also on New Year's Day family dinner at my sister in law's house!  I am baking for that.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...  one of my favorite ornaments!





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Friday, December 5, 2014

For Today -


Outside my window...   its raining, sometimes snowing, and it's very cold and damp!  A good day to stay in and be cozy!

I am thinking...  I am grateful to be able to be warm and cozy in our home, to have enough food to eat, to be blessed with good health, for all of us!

I am thankful for...   us being able to visit our son and dil and granddaughter in Florida for several months!

I am remembering...    all the things I need to accomplish, for the holiday, and for our trip.

On my mind...   getting my insurance straightened out!  So frustrating!

I am pondering these words...   from St. Pio..."Pray, Hope, and don't Worry".

From the learning rooms.... trying to remember how to use double pointed needles again!  I forgot how awkward they are!  I want to knit some mittens!

From the kitchen... all cleaned up from lunch, and we will be having leftovers for dinner tonight.  Easy night.

I am wearing... jeans, a blue turtleneck sweater, and socks with black loafters.

I am creating... trying to knit, not really creating what I want to yet!  LOL

I am going...  shopping later with hubby.  We will also stop for a coffee and cake snack!  Yum!

I am reading... my bible, and my regular prayer books.

I am hoping...  all the gifts I ordered online will arrive soon, so I can get them wrapped!

I am hearing...  quiet.  Hubby just started playing Christmas songs on the organ!  I love listening to him!

Around the house...  we are all decorated for Christmas.  I want to get my cards addressed when I go back upstairs and get them mailed by tomorrow.

One of my favorite things...  going with hubby for a coffee and dessert!  It makes my day!

A few plans for the rest of the week...  shopping, some baking, and Mass on Sunday morning.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...



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Monday, November 3, 2014

For Today - 

Outside my window...  cold and windy.  Winter is announcing it wants to come visit!

I am thankful for...  being able to be home with my hubby now!  Being retired is wonderful, and I am thankful that we can enjoy life.

I am remembering... things to prepare for Thanksgiving.  We are invited to our nephew and his wife's for a wonderful family dinner.  I am making her pies, homemade cranberry sauce, and green bean casserole, which she loves.  If she needs anything else, I will make it.

On my mind...  getting the paperwork and photos taken for our passport cards!  Our son wants to take us to Bimini when we are visiting him in Florida!

 From the kitchen...  cleaned up and quiet.  I will be roasting a whole chicken for dinner, with mashed potatoes, roasted cauliflower, and a salad.  I am also planning on an apple pie or and apple crisp for dessert.

I am wearing... jeans, a pumpkin colored turtleneck, and in my slippers!  Cold!!!!!

I am going...  to meet my sister in law for coffee this afternoon.

I am reading...  my bible.  And a book about Mother Teresa.

I am hoping... my dr visit goes well later this morning.

Around the house... still quiet.  Most of my Monday chores are done, and that makes me feel good.

One of my favorite things... pumpkin pie!  I have been thinking maybe I will do two pumpkin pies today instead of the apple!

A  few plans for the rest of the week...  rosary on Wednesday night, meet with another friend for coffee and prayer Tuesday after she gets out of work, start getting Christmas gifting organized.  Pizza out with hubby on Friday.  Who knows, maybe a nice ride in the country is in store too!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...   picture of one of two buffet lamps we got for our dining room buffet, I just love them!






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Monday, October 20, 2014

For Today     

 Outside my window...  we woke up to the temperature being 33 degrees!  It's warming up as I write this, but it is a sure sign that winter in making its way in!

I am thinking...  of my online friend Judy.  I haven't heard anything from her, and I am getting worried.  She is in my prayers.

I am thankful for... a warm house, a roof over our heads, enough food to eat! 

    I am remembering... I have many things to get accomplished before we drive to Florida to stay with our son!  I can't wait to see our grand baby Sofia, and Chris and Maria!
.On my mind...  my Dr. appointment next month.  I know he will not be happy.  I don't know why I can't get myself on a good eating and exercise program.  I am praying about it, and for willpower.

    From the learning rooms....  everyday is a learning experience, and trusting in the Lord for all of us.

From the kitchen...  all cleaned up from lunch.  Hubby is making a sausage risotto for dinner tonight.  I am going to make an apple cake.

I am wearing... jeans, a green 3/4 length sleeve sweater, sneakers.

     I am creating... a neat, clean, and orderly home.  Getting myself on a great daily program of daily chores, and then one room a day for deeper cleaning, and this is working out so well for me!

 I am reading...  my Bible.  

I am hoping... we have a mild winter this year!

     I am hearing... very quiet in the house, I am in the office on my laptop.  The washer is running, and it is a nice calming sound!

     Around the house... I want to change the drapes in the sunroom for winter, and finish changing out the clothes.  But I am not packing away our summer things, as we will need them for our trip!

One of my favorite things...   just came back over from visiting our friends next door.  Hubby is helping them in building a shed.  

A few plans for the rest of the week... prayer group on Wednesday, a trip to the farmer's market, and some shopping.

     Here is a picture thought I am sharing...     I liked this!




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