Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Simple Woman's Daybook


Outside my window...it is cold and snowy.

I am thinking of...today's many tasks, some fun and some not so fun. :)

I am thankful for... a warm home and warm memories.

From the learning rooms... are Christmas books and stories, some from my childhood.

From the kitchen... Oh, please don't mention the kitchen. I need to clean it and cook today!

I am wearing...warm jammies, but I need to change into something pretty and cozy.

I am creating... order out of chaos, beauty out of piles of decorations, a holiday home that is warm and inviting.

I am going... to play music while I work to keep my mind busy and to give me a little energy boost.

I am reading... BLOGS today! and perhaps a Christmas story.

I am hoping... I will be equal to the tasks of the day

I am hearing...cars going by on a slushy road and my husband's voice on business calls.

Around the house... Oh, dear, I need to unpack from our trip, clean and decorate.

One of my favorite things...working on tasks in a quiet house.

A few plans for the rest of the week... get a Christmas Tree, wrap gifts, enjoy family time, bake, bake, bake!

Here is a picture thought I am thinking..

I am thinking of our recent trip to California and our visit with Bob. Bob has been one of my closest friends for 26 years. He was my neighbor during most of my single years in Los Angeles and we continued our sweet friendship for all of the years afterwards. He is one of the best friends of my entire life. Now, he is 93 and dying of cancer. We visited him this past weekend to see him for the last time. Despite his pain and discomfort, he still had his sense of humor intact. I didn't cry during the visit, I had prayed that I wouldn't do that. But I could barely leave him.

I am thankful to the Lord for the wonderful friendships of my life, especially for my Bob. He will always be remembered by me and my family until we are reunited once again in the Great Beyond.

Have a great day!



Myrnie said...

I love the new music you have playing- so merry and bright!

I'm glad you could have a wonderful visit with your friend. Such a blessing. Our preschool group traveled to a nursing home this morning to perform our nativity play and sing songs. We had no idea what to expect, but all the children knew we were going to sing for grandmas and grandpas who might be sick. All the residents we saw were alert and cheerful and so glad to see our group. Old age is a wonderful time of life- it can be so mellow. I wish we all took more time to appreciate our "older" brothers and sisters. (And isn't that a wonderful part of Relief Society??) Glad you had a safe trip, and good luck unpacking!

Beth at Aunties said...

A beautiful post and beautiful picutre. He reminds me of my wonderful friend, Jack...(without a beautiful picture) I posted about today!
The Lord is in charge and we continually pray for His will with our loved ones. Isn't it a relief he is the one in charge?
Dad is in good spirits, Thank You for caring. He still has a great sense of humor and is in a better nursing facility this time.
Though he can't remember my daily visits!!! He makes me smile.
Love to you...and snd some of that energy boost my way! :-)

Alexandra said...

Good friends are hard to come by. What a blessing that you could be there for him. I pray that if God is going to take him, that he goes quickly without too much pain.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I'm so sorry that you are losing a loved one too this season. I'll say a prayer for you and your friend.