Friday, December 20, 2013

Lea's Daybook - Dec. 20th

It's seemed a good day to do a daybook and share a little of the holiday "goings on" from my life.
 
FOR TODAY

Outside my window...
it is very dark and I'm thinking it's going to be a rather dreary day weather wise.  And, storms are predicted for tomorrow.  Not Christmasey weather at all...........
I am thinking...
that our daughter and cowboy Grandson will be arriving a week for today and we'll have our Christmas at that time.
I am thankful...
that God really can take the adversities of our lives and use them for our good and bring us through to the other side.
In the kitchen...oh, my kitchen has been a busy place the past couple of weeks and it is temporarily closed. ~smile~ I have had a couple of gatherings here that I cooked for and then I've done "boo-koodles" of holiday goodie cooking.  I'm so tired of cleaning up the mess, thus I'm going to take a couple of days off and will return to begin cooking for our family Christmas in 2-3 days. 

I am wearing...
jean jeggings, a black top and for a little "holiday snap"....a red scraf.
I am creating...
some plans to make our family time together a most memorable event.
I am going...
to Florida the end of Januray and cannot wait!!
I am wondering...
why we can't just love each other, accept each others differences and move on.  My goodness, this whole mess with Duck Dynasty is just another reminder of what our world is coming to. ~sad,sad~
I am reading...
"Disappointed With God" by Phillip Yancey.  A book that requires a lot of focus, but such truth and oh, so powerful!
I am hoping...
and praying that Bridget and Clancy will have a safe journey here next week.  It is a long way from Kansas to Louisiana. ~wish it wasn't that way~
I am looking forward to...
the new year that will bring new opportunities, new adventures and of course, new challenges.
Around the house... things look very Christmasey
I am pondering...well, I am usually quite the ponderer, but haven't done so much in the past couple of weeks ~not sure what that means~ grin

A favorite quote for today...
"It's never to late to be what you might have been." ~we're never too old to pursue our dreams~
 One of my favorite things... is a sense of peace
A few plans for the rest of the week...getting caught up on some things here at the house and preparing for our family Christmas.

A peek into my day...going to visit with my Dad, deliver some holiday goodies and then Hubby and I are going out for a little holiday fun.

A picture(s) worth sharing....

I had my birthday group, The Formidible Women, for our annual Christmas Brunch yesterday. Aren't we the cutest with our Santa hats? ~thanks to editing tools~ chuckle~

NOTE: my blogging will likely be "hit or miss" the week or so, but never fear, I'll make up for it! ~sigh~

6 comments:

Debbie said...

Cute picture....enjoy your week-end!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

So glad that your daughter and your cowboy are coming for a visit ... that ought to make your heart smile. Enjoy your time with them.

Barbara said...

A very enjoyable blog post with good advice tucked in there about how to handle the frenetic pace that tried to overcome us all.

Merry Christmas!

Zoanna said...

I'm sure you are "whooped" from cooking and baking and hosting. It feels good to close the kitchen for a couple days. Bethcha just can't wait for your lovies to get there next week.

Elizabeth Day said...

Will be thinking about B & C as they travel south next week. I feel your anticipation! I am posting a blog entry tomorrow, but they may be few and far between until we get back home and things settle down. Merry Christmas to you and Tommy.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am thankful today that you blog, and that I was led here to your blog. What a joy and blessing you are! What a good looking couple you two are! Your insights, decorating skills, and sense of humor make me look forward to each visit.