a good day…

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when i awoke this morning and stumbled out into the cold to take the dog out, i was happily surprised to find a light dusting of snow.  there is nothing better than looking out the window and seeing a clean slate…white–crisp–clean…..SNOW!  i really do love it.  whatta good start to my day….
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later this morning, i found our dog, chewy, enjoying his morning nap…those legs up in the air are just too cute.  from the looks of this, he must be having a good day too!
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then, i was in the kitchen preparing to start dinner and my sweetheart of a hubby called and suggested that he pick-up Applebee’s on his way home from work.  no cooking supper!  this is a gooood day!!!

but i don’t own a hat!??

you may not realize this, but there are all sorts of “holidays” that you may not even know about!  like today, for example, is “National Hat Day”…how do i know?  i am “editor” for our church youth-group, middle school newsletter.  kids love those crazy days.  check out this site: www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays  more reasons to celebrate!  see you tomorrow: “National Nothing Day!” enjoy!!!
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book club~book #2

well, i’ll admit it.  no, i never finished book #1 from the busy mom’s book club.  i bought it, i started off good and then….lost track.  i read fiction a lot, but for some reason, i never finished the book.  i did enjoy it and learn from it.  i should have kept going, but i didn’t.

anyways….lisa has announced book #2. “Captivating” by John & Stasi Eldredge.  i am hoping to pick up the book in the next day or two.  go ahead! pick up a copy for yourself.  grab your book and snuggle up with it under a warm blanket and a hot cup of coffee (or hot chocolate, tea, whatever your pleasure) and dig into the next book with us.

join us!  i’m sure you will enjoy the discussions that she offers on her website. 

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coffee art

Ok….for some reason, the new year started and i have yet to find motivation to accomplish much….i feel my creative juices just waiting to be used, but lack the energy or desire (mere motivation) to do much.  my brain is mush.

did you know???

Dictionary.com presents Words of the Year for 2007. For each month, we chose a word or phrase that was prominent or new according to our search logs and research regarding searches elsewhere on the Internet.

February 2007:

Coffee Art

Main Entry:   coffee art
Part of Speech:   n
Definition:   any design created on top of espresso, latte, or other coffee drink by a barista, esp. with milk or cream; also called latte art
Example:   Coffee art is created by pouring milk in a design or using an implement with stencils, powder, and milk foam.

Guess it would look like this:

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one good cup

“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons” – T.S. Eliot

“I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.” -Flash Rosenberg

“When we drink coffee, ideas march in like the army” – Honore de Balzac 
 

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count’n calories

Check this out!  need help keeping track of those calories–in order to keep those new year’s resolutions?  try my-calorie-counter.com and for free, you can keep an online journal of your food/calories and activities!  great idea!
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kick’n off the new year

received this email devotional this morning and thought i would pass it on to you…..

LITTLE CHOICES
by Gail Rogers

The tiny wrinkles around my eyes seemed to appear almost overnight.  One day I was very aware of them and knew I had better get that eye cream I was hearing about.  I’d better try the “triple action”!  I was amazed at the results…and in such a short time! This was good.

The waistband on my jeans felt tight.  Could it be those wonderful cappuccinos I was regularly enjoying? I was amazed at the results… and in such a short time!  This was not good.

I didn’t like the sand paper edge that seemed to spring up in a friendship of mine. I asked the Lord for patience and grace to bite my tongue. I was amazed at the results… and in such a short time! This was good.

Little decisions or changes peppered throughout the day push the edge of results to the negative or the positive.

It’s the same in your spiritual journey.  Little changes… conscious little choices that push your walk with God in one direction or another.  Little choices to let God in or to hold Him at a distance.  Little choices of attitude; little choices of purity in thoughts or choices of entertainment.  Little choices.  Invite Him into them.  You will be amazed at the results… and in such a short time!

“Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me”

(Psalm 51:10).

This New Years don’t make grand resolutions that will fade in a few short weeks.  Choose daily to let God be a part of the little choices…choose to be amazed …and in such a short time!

~Heavenly Father,

Thank you that You can create what is right and good in this heart of mine that often struggles with the little daily choices.  Thank you that I can count on You to renew a right attitude within me.  I am not making grand New Year’s resolutions that will fade, but I am asking You to help me make the right daily choices in the little things of life.  I want to be changed in this New Year.  I want You to renew right attitudes in me daily.  Amaze me with the results, Father, as You guide me in the small things of my day.  Thank you that I can face this New Year with freshness and anticipation because You are holding my hand!  You will help me in the little things of my life.  For this I give You my praise! In Jesus name I pray, Amen