Friday, November 30, 2012

~~It's Friday!~~

(trying to grow a pineapple plant for the patio)

Outside my window...  It's cloudy today.  It's also sprinkling a little bit.  I've heard the rumor that its supposed to rain all weekend.  We'll see!  We need the rain.  Makes me crave chili. . .or soup. . .or sourdough bread . . .

I am thinking...
I'm thinking where has time gone?  It's December tomorrow.  How do you get in the mood for Christmas in southern California?  There are a few cut your own tree places around here.  they grow Monterrey Pines.  I may also be talked into a large Rosemary tree this year and then we can replant it in our new yard beds.

(Monterrey Pine)


(Rosemary Tree)

I am thankful...  Thankful for prayer! 

1 Thessalonians 5:17
"Pray without ceasing!"


In the kitchen...Breakfast for dinner.  Turkey bacon, waffles, eggs and hash browns.  Tomorrow, turkey chili with beans and baked potato.

This is what we did for lunch today. . .

I am wearing...bright lime top, bright fall colored skirt. 
Newly painted red toes. . .ready for Christmas.

I am creating...No creating going on right now.  I finished a long procrastinated project recently.  I want to get some Christmas things out but may wait until after our church finishes it's Christmas program December 12th.


I am going...We are headed out to church tonight to practice for the program, then again tomorrow and again Sunday night and Wednesday and next Friday and Saturday too!  I am helping Tonya buy a party dress for a Army Christmas party.  (I'll be sure to post pictures!)

I am praying...Praying for the desires of my heart.  Praying for my children.  Praying for my husband.  Praying for wisdom.  Praying for my friends.  Praying for my health.

I am reading/watching... I am reading
Daughters of the Promise series by Beth Wiseman.  Just entertaining reading for sure.  It reads like an Amish Harlequin Romance. 

We are watching
Christy: Return to Cutter Gap

I am looking forward to...  We are traveling to see my sister @onehappymomma for the New Year!!  We are so excited.  It's my MERRY BIRTHDAY present from my husband.  

From the learning rooms. . .An easy week.  We caught up on a few tests and finished up our work week.  Piano lessons are going splendidly.  he told me last night that he though piano was his 'special gift' from God!  I'll try to see if I can get his last recital video to post on xanga.  If you follow me on facebook, it's there too!

Around the house...We've been having lots of company in the past few weeks.  My house is fairly clean, just a bit of dust.  We had two of the single men from church over last night for dinner and Christmas practice.

I am pondering...  I am pondering for sure!  Thank you for praying for me these last few weeks.  I really felt your prayers this last Tuesday when I did my 24 hour blood pressure monitor.  From what I could tell, my BP was under 120/80 most of the time.  It crept up a bit while I was making dinner maybe 135/85.  Even after our evening walk it was 117/77 with a heart rate of  101.  I haven't heard from my Dr. with those results yet.

As for my results from my pelvic ultrasound~  I have a rather large Hemorrhagic Ovarian Cyst 8.6 X 7.5 X 7.9 cm.  They've asked  That I return for a follow up ultrasound in 8 weeks.  Most likely to be able to compare the results and see what the cyst is doing.  I believe I will contact a homeopath and see if there are any other natural supplements I can take to shrink the cyst and help with pain management until then.

Please keep praying for me.  You don't know how much I appreciate the prayers.

A favorite quote for today...
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool
than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

One of my favorite things...You can tell I've been on a diet.  I've been trying to cut salt, eat mainly vegetarian and drinking my organic juice 3 times a day.

I've been craving everything under the sun!  Especially Carne Asada Nacho's.  I've made them once so far and they were even better than at the restaurant!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Practice, Practice, Pracitce!  Maybe yardwork tomorrow if the rain isn't too heavy.

A peek into my week...

Pictures of the yard work we've done.  We'll spread the pile of leaves under the bushes and eventually top it with mulch.

My manly man's Merry Birthday present

 Our 'new' to us craigslist camper!

~~Have a great weekend dear friends!!~~


  1. I love breakfast for dinner. What beautiful trees to choose from! It sounds like you're busy as a bee with church practice! How wonderful regarding the piano lessons! It's my favorite instrument!

  2. Praying for your health! It's never fun to have these types of issues! But we have learned how God can use them to conform us to be more like Him! Is there ANY chance some "old" friends in Bremerton could get a chance to see you while you are up this way?????? Don't make me pull the "Anna card"!!!!  Lol. We love you and would love a chance at just a little visit, even if we all met up half way or so?

  3. Look at that GRIN on his face!!!! He looks very happy with that camper Loved this post.Hope you can find a homeopathic doctor. They are so much more in tune with the body than regular doctors. Especially military doctors!!Your lunch time looks DIVINE!!!!!!!!!!!And guess what? I started to try growing a pineapple top yesterday and opted not to!!!!! We may be miles apart, but we are still on the same wavelength. That makes me HAPPY! Love and miss you Beth! I have your pinecone basket out! That and my Charlie Brown tree is all thats out right now.