Today I am spending catching up laundry. Funny how much 3 adults can accumulate in just a week. I am wanting soo badly to make up some pumpkin bread or something "pumpkiny" but I am doing my best to restrain. I just DON'T need the added sugar or calories, but I am craving it for some reason. : )
In my head I am busy trying to organize a few coming events. I have to mull things over in my head for a while before I begin them, haha. One thing on the horizon is my oldest son's coming 40th birthday. WOW!! A 40 year old son! That really makes me feel old for some reason. Never mind I had him at 18, it STILL seems old. Now his birthday is not until the 27th of Nov., but like I said I have to plan ahead. I have not had any kind of a birthday party for Joe since he turned 30. And his 30th birthday was SUCH a hard one for Joe. He had just lost his first wife to cancer a month earlier, and the picture of his face in front of his cake said it all. I honestly can't believe it's been 10 years already. We always get together as many of us (just our immediate family is a crowd!) as we can for a special dinner on birthdays, but I want to do this one up big. Hubby and I booked a room at the Spaghetti Factory for the first Saturday in Dec, because believe it or not EVERY Friday, Sat., and Sun., in December is ALREADY taken at our clubhouse. I honestly just couldn't believe it. This will be simpler I think in the long run, but definitely a little more expensive. But some things are just worth it. I am thinking around 40 people, but I have got some time to dwell on that now that we have the location booked.
|Such a cutie! Women would pay hundreds of dollars for his natural golden highlights, hah|
I have been practicing for a while now NOT TO WORRY. Easier said than done of course. In this fallen world we live in, there is ALWAYS something to worry about. Let's face it, things are so often not as they should be. Anxious thoughts are always trying to worm their way into our minds. I am finding recently that the best defense against this is continual communication with our God, richly seasoned with thanksgiving. Awareness of Him fills our minds with Light and Peace, leaving NO room for fear or anxious thoughts. This awareness lifts us up above our circumstances, no matter what they may be, and floods our hearts with His peace that enables us to see things from another prospective. With this relationship with Him, we can fight the problems of this fallen world sooo much easier.
Luke 12:25,26 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?
1 Thessalonians 5:16,17,18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
As always it seems I will leave with a cute pic of one of my grands....Enjoy it and your week! Blessings to you all!
|Donatella has recently begun gymnastics and the teacher has declared her a natural....she is LOVING it one way or another. Can't believe what a big girl she is getting to be!|