Outside my window... It's been foggy this week. A fine misty fog settles in most evenings. I woke up to a fine mist of fog this morning as well. It may rain today. I always say it, but we do need rain. If we get more rain, I am able to turn the sprinklers off our water bill is huge!
I am thinking... I am 'trying' to get into the Christmas spirit. I told you it was hard. With so much sunshine and temperatures in the 70's most days, it's hard to focus on Christmas. But today I created a list of things I'd like to accomplish. I've got my big Christmas mailing to prepare. I've got to order pictures for that and get some thumb drives for digital picture frames. I 'did' order my mailing labels yesterday. Maybe they will be here tomorrow. I also started a list of folks I want to receive home cooked goodies this year. I need to make a list of what we are going to bake and get that going.
My time should be a little more free after next Wednesday when our little church completes its Christmas Program.
Today I will be starting a rough draft of the Christmas letter.
I am thankful... I am thankful for answer to prayer. My life is filled with so much answered prayer. I think about the last year and just smile myself silly!
In the kitchen... We're having Mirin Soaked Cod, Mixed Rice, Garlic Green Beans, greek yogurt for dessert.
I am wearing...Brown denim skirt, black sparkly butterfly tee and brown sweater with my comfy tennis shoes. Will you tell on me if I say it's the same clothes I had on yesterday?
I am creating...I finished a project Tuesday that I started with my dear friend Shannon @jssteph7. Here is a picture of the ribbon wreath I made.
Hers was beautiful too, in teal colors. I may hang mine outside near the front door for Christmas decor. If my student finishes his schoolwork before noon today he has been promised that he may hang lights on our small Pygmy Date Palm in the flowerbed out front today.
I am going... Piano lesson days changed last week to Thursday instead of Monday. Today we will be going to piano lesson and then to Target afterwards so I can browse some Christmas idea shopping.
I am praying... Praying this week for friends, for far away family, for my married children, for health and safety for my manly man, for my health, for upcoming church program.
I am reading/watching... Still on the series I started last week, Daughters of the Promise series by Beth Wiseman.
We started a new television series this week. COLUMBO. He is my next favorite after Hercule Poirot for fictional detectives. I love mysteries!
Netflix is a great thing.
I am looking forward to... I'm looking forward to next Thursday when life after the church Chistmas program happens and things will slow down and return to a more normal pace.
From the learning rooms... We're on week 9 in our curriculum. A big review week.
Around the house... My house is still in pretty much the same fashion as it was last week, maybe a tad dustier. I'm smelling lunch cooking in the kitchen.
A peek into this last week...
I joined the ranks of nursery worker several weeks ago. This little joy is Brooke. She loves to cuddle and read books. She belongs to my friend Misty @myallforchrist81 and her blogspot blog.
A favorite quote for today...
"God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself,
because it is not there.
There is no such thing."
One of my favorite things... I'm addicted, I know. Soon I'll have to join a 12 step program. But really, you'd understand my dilemma if you'd just come out here, visit me and try them yourself. you'd see why I have such a problem.
Carne Asada Nacho's
(That's what we had for dinner on Monday.)
A few plans for the rest of the week: Lot's of singing and play practice.
More pictures form the week:
The following pictures are some of our church caroling at a local mall.
Can you tell who's Mommy was my photographer? This is baby Katherine and her Momma is Tonya.
Have a great weekend dear friends!