Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Time for a little clean up

What Your Soul Really Looks Like

You are very passionate and quite temperamental. While you can be moody, you always crave comfort.

You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.

You believe that people see you as a bit small and insignificant. People pay more attention to you than you think.

Your near future is a lot like the present, and as far as you're concerned, that's a very good thing.

For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.

Interesting little quiz- surprisingly accurate, except maybe the small & insignificant part! I found on Kiki’s space- a new friend who is having some real challenges right now- please drop by to encourage her & add her to your prayers.
Speaking of challenges & prayers, thank you all for holding up Leny this past week. She is back to work today, still sore but feeling much better; the pathology report came back on Monday & the lump is benign, Praise God! The lump was discovered during her very first annual mammogram, illustrating the importance of having these tests done, regardless of the discomfort. If you haven’t had your boobies squished this year, go get it done now- I love you all & want you around for a long time!
The rain started in earnest this past weekend, so Sam & I were hard pressed to find something to do. For some reason only known to my brain function a month ago, I had an 8:00 am hair appointment, then stopped by Starbucks for coffee & scones for us both. We ended up going to Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton & wandered around all afternoon, looking at the Christmas decorations (yes, they were up & Santa was in residence, taking pictures with the kiddies) & exploring the shops at leisure. He has let me know what he wants for Christmas & his *sigh* 16th birthday in February (an MP3 player &/or a digital camera), & I dropped a couple of hints myself (DVD version of A&E’s Pride and Prejudice & gift certificate to Bare Escentuals) For a lark, we went into the Select Comfort store to see if they are really comfortable; Chris & I are in desperate need of a new bed, as ours is over 10 years old & he has a bad back, so I’ve been pricing & testing for a couple of months. Well, after 45 minutes & (gulp) $2800, I am the proud owner of a Select Comfort 5000 California King! I was hoping it would be delivered & set up by the time Chris gets home Monday evening, but with the 12 month free financing special they ran this weekend, it doesn’t look like it will be here until after Thanksgiving.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, my dear son, Sam, has volunteered (in reality, he begged) to cook dinner this year- the works: turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes & pumpkin pie! He’s taking Home Economics this year, & this quarter’s unit is cooking; last fall, he asked if his high school had Home Ec & when I said “Yes- why?”, he said he wanted to sign up since- and I quote-
“Because every good husband should know how to cook!”
Is he an awesome kid or what? Actually, he had a great example in Chris; I went back to college at 28, when Sam was 6 months old, so for most of the past 15 years, Chris has done the majority of the cooking at night. Anyway, we have our assignments for dinner: I’m to make my Cranberry/Peach conserves & dinner rolls (I have a great bread maker recipe), & Chris will make mulled cider & decorate the table. Before he left for Orlando, Chris got the chairs assembled, stained, & sealed- they look really nice at the table, especially with the red cushions. I’m thinking of putting just some simple greenery & ribbon swags on the back of each chair for the holidays- that is, if I can keep Poppy & Dahlia from destroying them!
~ Poppy says: We do not destroy things, we just taste test them! ~

1 comment:

Tulabell said...

Thank you for your email, it really helped me a lot in remember that church doesn't have to be about what religion, it's all about following Christ and giving. This time of year is the best for it too. I wish you and yours a very wonderful Thanksgiving!