Monday, May 18, 2009

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For Today...May 18, 2009

Outside my window...
It is rather chilly and wet. The temps are dipping 10-20 degrees early this week. It is the mid forties here this morning, the birds seem to rather like it, there is music in the air all round us!
I am thinking...
how wonderful it is to have Amanda visiting with us a few days. Knowing she is still sleeping under our roof this morning is a sweet blessing.

I am thankful for...
family. We are so blessed with our daughter and son-in-law. There could be no finer young people anywhere...there are so grounded in their faith, their marriage, their success, working together to create their life together. Lynn nor I have any cause of concern for them whatever. Praise the Lord!!!
From the kitchen...
Amanda did tell me she wanted a big breakfast including sausage gravy while she was here....perhaps Wednesday morning.

I am wearing...
my pj's and long terry robe.
I am reading... a short story anthology, The Church in the Wildwood. ..very sweet stories that chronicle the life of a small Missouri church through the generations beginning in the mid 1800's.
I am hoping...
that God will lengthen the days during Amanda's visit and that our time together will be sweet and funfilled. She flies home midday Wednesday!
I am creating... an atmosphere of love, coziness, and good cheer for Amanda's visit.
I am praying...
for Amanda to hear about a new job upon her return home, and for healing for some close church family.
Around the house...
just a little laundry.
One of my favorite things...
chatting over coffee with family and friends!!!
A few plans for the rest of the week...
I will be closely watching my bluebird house to see the babies fledge. They're due to some time his week! I'd love to share that moment with Amanda!!!
Monday: Shopping, meeting Lynn for lunch, visiting my parents
Tuesday: exercise class, going to Blacksburg for Amanda to meet a couple of friends for lunch while I peruse a couple of new shops, back home and visiting with my parents again to eat out on their patio
Wednesday: Probably do the big breakfast and linger over our coffee. Meet Lynn at the airport around noon and put Amanda on the plane early afternoon.
Church activities.
Thursday: prepare to take Lynn to the send off for his Walk to Emmaus! and I'll be involved with background work with that most of the rest of the week!
Friday: Dottie and I are taking our mothers and a dear friend to breakfast...

Here is a picture I'd like to share with you...

Friday night we celebrated Joshua's graduation at Carlos, a Brazilian restaurant that sits high up overlooking our fair valley. The panoramic view is exquisite. I was very proud of my dad. Nearing 90 in July, he was so cute as he ordered Franco Tropical, a really neat dish of chicken smothered with fried pineapple, papaya, and bananas. He loved it! This is a far cry from the usual food he asks mom to fix.


  1. Wow, sounds like you have a great week in store! Enjoy the time with your daughter! You're dad is precious!

  2. You have such a busy week ahead! I am looking forward to a "slower" week. :)

    It is cool and crisp here in NJ. This morning it was in the 30's when I woke up.



    You are cordially invited to enter my May Country Heart Giveaway drawing.

  3. Your new background looks GREAT-- at least on my computer! I'm definitely glad you changed it ;) I'll look forward to listening to your new playlist in the next couple of weeks too! Such a sweet picture of Pop-Pop. I'll send over my pictures whenever I get around to downloading them from my camera!

    Love you and do post when the birdies fly away!!

    amanda :)


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