Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I got the fix-a-flat and the yellow stuff went into the tire and pumped it up enough for me to get to the local full service gas station. It turned out to be not such a great idea. I left it there and one of my co-workers picked me up. They called me and said it could not be fixed and I also needed another tire in the front. I told them the tires were fairly new and one should be enough, but please check how much the two tires and alignment would cost. He called back and said $578.00. After I picked myself up off the floor, I told him just to put the spare on and I would pick it up.
I called a local tire store and they had more of a selection and the guy told me to come in. Off I went to the tire store and got all fixed up for $165.00. Thank the Lord! This was just a speed bump, not a train wreck. I always try to tell myself, "If this is the worst thing that happens to me today I'll be doing great!"
I won't have too many opportunities to get out there and zoom around bloggyland in the next few days. I have to finish my year end reports and I am working on a great bible study, Esther by Beth Moore.
If I don't post again until 2009, I want to wish you all a blessed and wonderful 2009!!!!!!
You guys are so special to me.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
My Dear LORD,
At this special time of year I want to thank you for coming to earth. You didn't have to, but you did. You came in humble surroundings. You didn't have to, but you did. As the world has turned so upside-down and life seems like a constant challenge, you are there for me. As a baby you watched over me and placed me with a loving adopted family. You didn't have to, but you did. Thank you for my loving family and friends. Thank you for dying on the cross for me, you didn't have to, but you did. Someday you will come back for me, you don't have to, but you will. You have promised. I thank you for who you are and your precious love. You are the Greatest Gift of All. Love, Patricia
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I went to work. Yes, we had our annual Christmas luncheon and did our exchange deally. I got a Best Buy gift certificate. Then I went back to work and had a conference call. I left work picked up my medicine and dropped into the Barnes and Noble and got a couple of Stampington books , like Stevie Wren was talking about a couple of weeks ago. I ate soup and drank a Zero. I imagine you are all on the edge of your seat with all this fun.
I hope my daughter doesn't hear about this post. She thinks it's unreal that people care about our little daily lives. I guess I'm just ready for my vacation and getting ready for Christmas. The weather is bizarre. It's freezing and then this evening it was 69 degrees. I don't know about you, but that makes me kind of confused. Hot and cold.
I don't know if Cyn really saw Caroline Kennedy or not. My mom used to say the older you get, the more you think strangers look like people you know. I have to say, I agree with her. BTW, I saw a woman sitting in Barnes and Nobles at the little tables doing her Christmas cards. I see some of the same people sitting there in the window reading and doing all kinds of activities. I don't know, maybe people are lonely and they go get their Starbucks and bring things to do there around all those other people. Actually, it's not a bad idea. Get your coffee, tons of reading material, restrooms, maybe it's a pretty good idea.
Monday, December 15, 2008
After getting nearly soaked we decided to come back to the mansion for some rest. This is Avery's room. Isn't it perfect for her? I had missed Lavinia for the last couple of weeks. Now I see why she had to get ready for such an extravagant get together. Everything to the last detail was perfect.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
My daddy got sick in October and when Christmas came around my mother received a $100. cashiers check in the mail. It was totally anonymous. We were shocked and she was so confused that she went to the bank that it was drawn from. I remember us going in the bank and my mother showing the teller the cashiers check and then she ushered us to a bank executive. I remember the look on my mother's face when the bank executive told her that the person must not want to be identified. My mother wanted to make sure we thanked the donor properly. We left the bank and my mother told me that the Lord must have laid it on some one's heart. We prayed for the anonymous person.
For another five years my mother received cashiers checks for $100 at Christmas. To us, that was a huge amount of money. We never knew who sent us the money. We were so grateful, but we would have loved to thank that person. Monday will be the 30th anniversary of my mother's death and I have never forgotten what a difference that $100 made to us each Christmas. That's been fifty years and I imagine the anonymous person has probably passed on also. That money was a true blessing to us and I have never forgotten.
My mother trusted in the Lord to supply our needs and He always did. Although she's been gone from me for thirty years there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her and miss her sweet loving care for me. Those of you that still have your mother and father are blessed. Please don't take it for granted. As tears roll down my face, I wish I could spend just one hour with her again. I have to remind myself that we will have eternity together with the Lord!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Seven years later he would go to heaven and my Christmases would change forever. My daddy probably didn't realize that 55 years later I would be longing for that little chair and the love my adopted parents always gave me. I was blessed then and I am blessed today.
Please share a favorite Christmas memory. I look forward to reading them.
P.S. The new banner is Avery at the mall last Christmas when we went to see Santa.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I am proud to pass this award to:
1) Theresa at Devotions For the Seasons of Life
2) Maree at At Home
3) Cynthia at Muse Swings
4) God's Girl at Contentment Corner
5) Lora at My Blessed Life
6) Janeen at Chachaneen
7) Sparky at My Thoughts Exactly
8) Sharon at Techno Nana
These are some of my very special friends in Bloggy Land. I am not sure how I hooked up with them, but I am so happy that they are my friends. They have uplifting blogs and I so enjoy visiting with them. I love meeting new friends. My mother always said, "You can't have too many friends!"
I have had to put away my ballet shoes for a couple of months. I'm doing fine though. I told the doctor, "A broken foot is not nearly as painful as 41 hours of labor." There are so many people that have so many huge challenges, this is just a little speed bump. I am so blessed and I pray all of you have a wonderful week as we draw closer to Christmas.
I so appreciate all of my friends. Thanks for being there for me.
This is a very sad anniversary in our country's history. December 7th, a day that will live in infamy. We are so thankful for the men and women that have sacrificed for our freedom. It was also on a Sunday on the fateful day. I pray that everyone takes a couple of minutes to think about that day and those who gave the ultimate price.
I needed to let my friends know that I have not fallen off the earth. I'll try and write more tonight when I get to Atlanta. Have a super Sunday!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
1)I took 2 years of typing in high school. My mother drilled it into me..."If you know how to type you will always be able to get a job." She was right. Why didn't I listen to her when she said, "You can love a rich man just as easy as a poor man".
2)I have obsessed about my weight since the sixties. As an adult I have been a size 8 and since I share so much with my bloggy friends, I am currently a size 24. I have been up and down so many times. Yes, I'm tall 5'9, but at this weight, HELLO, I would need to be about 8' tall. As of last week I have been making better choices. Please hold me up in prayer about this temptation.
3)I love books. I worked in the public library in high school and I love to hang out in book stores. I love magazines and books. Hence, my multiple translations of the Bible, my favorite book.
4)I have absolutely loved purses/handbags since I was a tiny little girl. For some women they are just a necessity--to me they have always made me feel happy. I know....coo coo
5)I love the game Trivial Pursuit.
6) When I was a little girl I thought the words to a church song said, "Give me oil in my lamb keep me burning. Give me oil in my lamb I pray." I just could not figure out why you had to put oil in a lamb. It took me a while to figure out it was "lamp". Maybe because I didn't grow up with oil in lamps. Anywho...I felt goofy when I realized the true lyrics. See I share so much with you.
7)I got to watch my granddaughter, Avery, being born. Needless to say, that was one of the most exciting times of my life. She is a sweet girl and not just because I'm her Nana. I was so tired when I gave birth to my daughter I was truly goofy. 41 hours of labor. Tons of fun.
Now I tag the following:
1) Stevie Wren at A Little Bird told me so
2)Judy at My Front Porch
3)Indian Papa and Mama at Choices R Mine
4)Pat at Mille Fiori Favoriti
5)Betsy at My Five Men
6)Barb at The French Elements
7)Debby at Life's Funny Like That
These are just a few of my bloggy friends, but I would like to learn some more stuff about them. If you've read this far I hope you know that you are special to me and I enjoy reading all your posts too. later