Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Perfect Day

You know those days where you're just at peace? Today was one of those days.

We slept in (if 7:30 is considered sleeping in), ate breakfast on the deck, Mike took care of mowing the yard and washing the cars and I cleaned the house with the windows open. We ran errands, we watched the Cardinals win and took a nap, had steak for dinner, went out for ice cream and then just relaxed.

It was simple, but it was great and exactly what I needed. (Thanks, God!)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thankful Thursdays

I'm thankful for:
  • my wonderful husband and family
  • evenings at home
  • no crazy Kansas wind blowing today

It's Just a Plate, It's Just a Plate

It's just a plate. That's what I've been telling myself all afternoon. Ever since my Mom emailed me to tell me that the guy that has been cleaning their house broke it. (the man must have been moving fast because it was tucked into a corner on the kitchen counter)

It was one of my treasures from my trip to Europe 6 years ago. I got it in Capri after a VERY bumpy ride,one that I didn't think I was going to survive because I was SO SO SO sea sick. The sweet Italian mailmen sitting next to me when I first started feeling sick looked at me like I was a ghost. I must have been white but I felt green.

There was a cute little pottery shop, one of many that coastal Italy is so well known for, on a cute little street. Apparently Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones have visited the shop.

Now the plate is broken. But it's just a plate. It wasn't the fountain of youth, it wasn't going to bring me riches and it certainly wasn't going to guarantee my entry into Heaven (thank heaven for that). But I'm still sad. The funny thing is, I'm not sure if I'm more sad that the plate is broken or if it's because I know how sad my Mom is that it's broken. I think it's the latter. :-)

Love you, Mom. (It's just a plate... and I won't argue if we go get another one someday.) :-)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Current Favorite

"....and I'll be my brother's keeper so the world will know that we're not alone..." is my favorite line.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

He Is Risen!

Happy Easter!

"Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
-Ephesians 5:14

(Check out this week's Podcast from Windsor Crossing.)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thankful Thursdays

I'm thankful for:
  • a weekend with my family
  • crazy, busy, insane days at work that I completely enjoy (even though I'm praying that I don't forget to do something because I will be 100 times harder on myself than anyone else and I really don't like that feeling) :-)
  • new trees in our yard