"MOVING OUT OF THE DARKNESS,
BACK INTO THE LIGHT"
BACK INTO THE LIGHT"
- Yesterday I looked up the recipe for the Olive Garden's "Zuppa Toscana" that both hubby and I love. This morning I spent 2 hours making it. There was no guarantee it would turn out as tasty as the restaurant version. (The comments on the web site where I found the recipe promised it would be even better.) It exceeded our expectations . We sampled it for lunch and had it again for dinner. Cooking can be a creative endeavor, a healing activity. For me, today, it was just that!
- I received many encouragements through the comments on my blog. I hate admitting I might "need" this encouragement, but the truth is - I do! I still harbor a remnant of the belief that I can be totally self-sufficient. It is a lie I tell myself sometimes. It never turns out well.
- I am having e-mail correspondence with a blogger that is very rewarding. Our communication has reminded me of the mysteries of God in our lives.
- In December I responded to a J-Online blog in the affirmative and as a result she sent me a wonderful gift. I went to open the front door yesterday to let the cool air in and there at the door was the package. It contained some of the most beautiful gifts - an angel that will join my angel family on my desk, a beautiful cross, a bracelet that is just like one I have wanted, writing paper, a journal, and all packed in an original decorated box that is now my "GOD BOX". It doesn't get much better than this!!!
- I went to work out at the gym for the 2nd time this week. It is too easy to get out of the habit. While there, I spoke with a woman I'm hoping to have as a personal trainer. My "insides" tell me she's the one even though her schedule is very full. I believe it will work out.
- A sponsee that I've been concerned about - who has not been calling regularly (she was on my mind yesterday and again today) finally called me. I was relieved to hear from her.
- The weather is a little cooler today, high 72 rather than 80. I am delighting in the crispness of the air. Great weather for cycling.
- I have just had the idea to try making a wedding gift for my daughter-in-law-to-be. I knitted a pillow covering with an intricate pattern on it 40 years ago for my mother. My parents are gone now, but that pillow sits on my sofa. I still have the pattern. I'm going to get the pattern book, my needles, and yarns out and see what I can come up with. I love starting projects. Finishing them is sometimes another matter, but we'll see... :)