Saturday, January 5, 2008

Resolutions update

I mentioned in a previous post I was going to daily write down something that I am thankful for. Here's my notebook: Here's some things I've written down that I'm thankful for:

Jan. 1- A lazy day with my husband-lots of napping!

Jan. 2- That I made it home safely in the car when a part that attaches to the tires broke in half.

Jan. 3- Yummy beef nachos at Los Amigos!

Jan. 4- That I was able to go to the Oncology Center in Indpls with Fred's dad for his first chemo treatment for prostate cancer. He was in wonderful spirits! Here he is:

I was able to get to know my step-MIL's son better and that was really nice. He is 49 and a 7 year cancer survivor! He had testicular cancer and was treated by the same world-class DR as Lance Armstrong there in Indy. This particular DR literally wrote the book on treatment for this type of cancer! I think Lance was there at the same time as my step-brother because he has Lance's book and it's autographed. Anyway, while sitting in the room with my FIL, I watched people of all ages come in for chemo. I couldn't stop thinking about my friend, Alison who is 26 and gets chemo too. It gave me a tiny glimpse of what she goes through and it made me really proud of her and her positive attitude and spirit and it inspired me to pray all the harder for her and others with cancer! When I got home, my hubby said he'd been thinking about Alison all day. =)

I felt very positive about my FIL! I think he's going to be just fine!


I've been doing some cleaning today and decided to change up my dining room table. Here's the results. I took the photo with my cell phone, so the quality isn't the best. The wooden thing in the middle, holding all the items together is an antique chicken feeder I got at a yard sale for $2! Love it!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Today while listening to a local Christian radio station, I heard a woman talking about her New Year's resolutions and I've decided to make them mine as well.
1. Worship, not whine.
2. Take my problems to Him and not the phone.
3. Buy a notebook and daily write down something that I am thankful for.

I also heard this: When we work, we work. When we pray, God works.


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

God even works on Sundays

God doesn't tell time as we do. Sometimes He does His work at three o'clock in the morning; sometimes at noon. He even works on Sundays. He does remarkable things, regardless of our time of day…. He ignores our deadlines and removes our crutches. He will leave our particular Red Sea absolutely closed, without an opening, without a sign, until He has finished teaching us the lessons we need to learn. Once that's accomplished, He has no trouble parting the waters and sending us through.
--Charles Swindoll

Happy New Year!!

It's 2008!! Woohoo! lol I am SO ready for a new year!! I'm looking forward to all the good things the new year will bring!
Can I start looking forward to spring already?? It's 12* right now and has been snowing all day. I Love the snow, but not the temp! =)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a safe New Year's Eve!
Here's to 2008!