Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Long Week

Isn't it funny that I feel like this week is one that will never end? It occurred to me tonight that it is because we have had so many days off for snow days and mid winter breaks and holidays, that we haven't had a full, five-day week in ages! How spoiled we are! By we, of course, I mean me!;0)

We look forward to the coming of March, but I am not fooled by the balmy temperatures in the 20's. They say we should rejoice, like twenty degrees is a sure sign that spring is coming. What is the matter with these weather people? Have they lost their collective mind? I say getting excited about the upper twenties is like getting excited when gas dips, gasp, below $3.00 a gallon! Who do they think they are kidding, anyway! :0)

It is far too cold to sit at my computer, so I am off to find a thick blanket and an even thicker book to read! Happy Wednesday friends!

P.S. Don't forget to kiss all your loved ones today/tonight. Tell them you love them. It is not enough for them to just know it. They need to hear it! We won't regret having said it too much!

Monday, February 25, 2008


My friend Shannon's blog says "It's a Wonderful Life" and when I found this current song, I began thinking of wonderful things. Thought I would share some: it's wonderful the way new snow smells cold. Have you ever noticed that? Someone who has not experienced snow cannot comprehend that cold can be something experienced through smell, but it's true! It is wonderful the way my hand fits perfectly in my husband's hand. That feeling is so special. How cool that God gave us the ability to intertwine our fingers! :0) It is wonderful the way my children look when they sleep - like they are frozen in a hush of suspended time. Sometimes when I look at them I can see them as tiny newborns again, all bundled and fragile, and other times I see their whole lives rushing by in a flash that leaves me breathless. It is wonderful the way music moves me and touches my heart in a way that transports me. Our ears have such a treat of a job don't they? What a blessing to use music to praise and commune with our Creator! (If you haven't ever heard it, look for the song called The Singer, by David Phelps - truly amazing!) It's wonderful to be given all these senses to experience our days! Oh, Lord, may I never take any of them for granted!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Quick Note

FYI: Aside from an occasional additional post like today's, you can expect this blog to be updated once a week (look for it by Thursday mornings). Thanks for being patient as I try this thing and thanks for being even remotely interested in checking it out! ;0)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I was hoping for another snow day today. I am greedy for them like my children are! Instead, God sent glorious sunshine and blue skies. It was a very cold day, but the break from clouds was truly a treat. I think this was an example of God giving me more than I could ask or imagine!

Ever notice how much cleaner your house is at night? I can't figure out if this is due to the lack of little bodies running around making a mess, or the dark that hides the dirt! Dust bunnies are apparently not nocturnal creatures, because they only seem to be about in broad daylight at my house.

off I go - I have promises to keep...and miles to go before I sleep

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Okay - so I am already behind because I had planned to update every Wednesday night and I missed it last night! Oops! For what it is worth, it was an extraordinarily busy day and I was just happy to make it through in one piece! I spent the morning speaking at a MOPS meeting about an hour and a half from here and the treacherous roads made the morning trip about two and a half hours long. Praise God, I made it safely and the talk went very well. It was well received and the ladies were very receptive and gracious! The topic of the talk was Loving and Encouraging Your Husband, and the timing, so near to Valentine's Day, was perfect. Thanks to all who prayed. It is humbling to be used this way, and the responsibility I felt to share the Truth while I had the platform was a little lighter burden knowing I was being upheld in prayer!

As for today, the balmy temperatures, which have been in the mid-twenties, have been a welcomed reprieve from the sub-zero temperatures that have been ravaging our days of late! The weather people are predicting more snow tonight, and I am beginning to wonder where they will put it when they plow!

Enjoy this special day, and take a moment to kiss your spouse and your kiddos and the other loved ones in your life and count them as the blessings that they are...

Friday, February 8, 2008


It seems appropriate that I step into the unknown waters of a new blog entitled Twelve Feet when it is twelve o'clock! If you know me, you understand how that sort of thing makes me happy. Since, however, it is midnight - this will be all for now - more soon.