Thursday, December 10, 2009
For Thursday, December 10th, 2009
a pictorial journal
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
DECEMBER 10th, 2009
I am hoping that the wind quiets down today. It blew and blew yesterday. Sometimes it was gusts of rain coming down and other times big white flakes of that sn—
We still may see a little more of that white stuff today and it will be cold in the 20’s all day and tomorrow too.
Our dulcimer get together was cancelled due to the weather so we’ll meet some other evening when conditions are a little better. I don’t know when that will be for sure as our weather is very temperamental in the wintertime…right now it’s set for next Tuesday.
Advent is the time of hope, a time to renew the light of Christ in our lives.
As He came to bring us the light of eternal life, we hope to share our light with others.
Setting out on her journey, the young Mary may not have been sure where she would stay or how she would give birth, but Mary had faith that God would provide… Every day we can choose to embrace God’s plan, even when it is hard to understand.
DS#6 helping out one Christmas at DS#5’s house
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
1 pkg. (8 squares) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1 sleeve RITZ Crackers (36 crackers)
1 candy cane (6 inch), crushed
MIX chocolate and extract.
DIP crackers in chocolate, turning to completely coat each cracker. Carefully scrape off excess chocolate. Place crackers in single layer on waxed paper-covered baking sheets; sprinkle with crushed candy.
REFRIGERATE 30 min. or until chocolate is firm
Omit peppermint extract and candy cane. Spread each cracker with thin layer of peanut butter before dipping in the melted chocolate
ATTIRE FOR TODAY
I’ll have my layers on for sure and my boots and my wool socks. When it is cold at work the floor is like ice. The heat coming out of the ceiling there and that makes for very cold floors.
Father, I place my hope and dreams into Your hands
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
They say we could have 2 more inches of snow but no more than that today. It is so cold that I do hope the roads don’t get icy. One more day of work this week and then I’ll have my finish up everything weekend. Finish making gifts, finish wrapping gifts and finish boxing up gifts to be sent in the mail. I’ll also finish the cards I’ve procrastinated over and get them in the mail too.
Then I’m going to relax and enjoy!
My family many years ago
A look at all the gifts under the tree. This was a few Christmas’s ago, but I’m sure this year it will look about the same
COUNTING THE DAYS
We wish you a Merry Christmas!
Did you know that December 19th is the busiest mailing day of the year? The U.S. Postal Service delivers some 20 billion letters, packages and cards between Thanksgiving and Christmas, with December 19th seeing double the number of parcels than any other day of the year
11 DAYS UNTIL WINTER !
15 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
130 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…
Pictures mostly taken by ‘ma’ and courtesy of the camera provided by my ‘babes’