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I am thinking...that this sheet music wreath is reeaally neat! - and simple enough that even I could make it.
I am thankful...that Strike was accepted into our local vocational-techinical high school. It is such a good fit for her. She's doing well there and has explored Welding, House Carpentry, Cabinet Making, Graphic Design, Business Tech, Cosmetology, Masonry, and Auto Body so far. She's brought home some impressive projects too ... an end table w/ magazine rack, wooden toolbox, metal tool box, etc. ... :) I'm anxious to see what trade she lands in. If she has it her way, it will be Cosmetology.
I am creating...a quilt that must be finished by Friday...
I'm going ... to make up some blessing bags to keep handy in my car. I looooove this idea! And I'm wondering..."Why didn't I think of that?!". Just today we passed someone I could have given one to - if only I had one with me :/ I'd love to tuck in a small Bible too...as it seems that so often when, for any number of reasons, people are so far down that they finally look up ... God reveals Himself.
I am looking forward to...going on at least 12 picnics in 2012.
A few plans for the rest of the week ... I'm rather systematically working my way around the house - cleaning and purging about one or two cabinets, drawers, closets, etc. per day. Just a few more to go in the kitchen before I can move on to another room.
I am pondering...that Friday was Epiphany - and if someone hadn't told me, I wouldn't have known it. I've never regularly attended a church that observed occasions such as Lent and Epiphany. Christmas and Easter we celebrate - but that's about it. Yet I can't help but consider that in their purest form many, if not all, of the seemingly endless observances on the Christian calendar were likely initially intended to encourage Christians to keep their focus on Christ - on His goodness and faithfulness - amidst the continual change propelled by incessant immorality destined to unfold as countless rotations of the earth would relentlessly roll into revolutions around the sun. And - well...I can just appreciate the constant comfort that commemorating Christ would likely convey if I were to be a bit more consistent in that regard.
In the kitchen... is one of my favorite things...