Friday, December 18, 2009


Today I took a picture of our street. (click to enlarge)

Today I noticed the beauty of a Poinsetta bush on the side of our house.

Today is the third day my oven is out of order and I sighed about the repair bill.

Today the Christmas tree has no decorations except the blinking lights my son talked me into buying.

Today, when I arrived home, three musicians hovered over a large soup pot in my kitchen.

Today I visited Snowball in the backyard.

Today I took Letty to the hair salon and she let me borrow her oven to bake banana bread.
Today I bought a pair of black suede boots for $18.99.
Today Mozart is recording 3 musicians and one is a cook and brought a pot of flavorful meatball soup for lunch.
Tonight, when no one was home, I locked myself out of the house.

Today I'm learning to trust the Lord when certain things are not in my control.
Today I prayed for my sons and husband.


My oven is out of order until next Tuesday...and it was my plan to bake a good portion of my presents this year. But as always...things work out. I borrowed my neighbor's oven, one afternoon to bake cookies. We haven't talked in awhile due to our busy lives, so this was a good thing. She has just become a grandmother for the first time! A couple of days later, I drove over to my friend, Sunny's house and used her oven to bake more cookies. I patted the big fuzzy dog, and talked to her husband about the book of Hebrews. Sunny showed me her latest bracelet creation. She needs to come up with a good name for it. The bracelet is based on God's promises in Isaiah. Each bead/charm symbolizes God's compassionate care for us. (The link above will take you to her current bracelets...the "promise" bracelet is still in the works.)

I've had some nice times in my friends' kitchens.

Have a good day!


Willow said...

No oven until Dec 22nd! At least you'll have it for Christmas dinner baking.

We finally decorated the tree today. We're running on 'slow' and we have a working oven!

Merry Christmas!

Dawn said...

What a serendipity for you to be able to catch up with your neighbors and friends while you use their ovens - a blessing, I believe.

I'm not baking anything except one batch of cookies to go to Kev and his buds in Maine.

Marg said...

Even in the midst of your challenges, you seem to give us a message to value relationships, enjoy them and take them as they come.
Blessing to you.

Karen said...

This was your outlook on things....