Sunday, February 14, 2010


Outside my window:
Blue skies and sunshine today - "beautimus!" (as my husband says)

I am listening to:
We're flipping back and forth between the Daytona 500 (him) and the Olympics (me).

I am wearing:
gray sweatpants, green shirt, bulky socks (my feet are always cold).

I am thankful for:
the sweet time we have had celebrating Valentine's Day; for family; for rains that have replenished the lakes, creeks and ponds; for friends; for answered prayer

I am pondering:
blogging; still talking the whole thing over with the Lord wanting to get it right this time

I am reading:
finishing up "Little Women" - new books waiting on the book shelf

From the kitchen:
We had our Valentine Dinner out last night (lobster tails, shrimp, scrumptious) so we'll have steak and salad tonight

I am thinking:
about getting balance in my life - sorting out the various things and prioritizing

I am creating:
granny square afghan - planning to work on it this evening

I am hoping and praying:
for safe travels home from Sri Lanka for our kids; protection for our daughter while she is in Paris; pleasant days for my parents

In the garden:
The only green leaves right now are the irises - they seem to be able to weather anything! Soon it will be time to prune and clean it all up.

Around the house:
we're thinking about new bookshelves (never can have enough)

One of my favorite things:
dark chocolate (from my Valentine)

A few plans for the week:
walks, start Pilates (again!), some shopping, Bible Study, choir, some writing

A picture (or two or three) thought I'm sharing:
Grandchildren overjoyed with their very first snow!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone,


  1. nice.
    hey i saw a picture on line...can't remember where...that showed a baby with her baby blanket made of granny squares. all the squares had a single colour aroung each square that was the same colour as the border of the whole blanket. it was cute.

  2. Your grandchildren are beautiful! Glad
    you had a lovely Valentine's weekend!
    Be blessed!

  3. So when you have a snow storm once a century, do you go out and buy a whole set of everything you need?? That could be frustrating!

    I have never done the Daybook - I should! Good one.

  4. Beautiful faces here, Linda!
    Kids in Sri Lanka and Paris, wow... Our farthest right now (Rachael) is in FL for her work.
    God's wondrous blessings to you ~ Maria

  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Your grandchildren are adorable! Wow... their first snow... I can imagine how exciting it was! :)

  6. Happy Valentine's Day, Linda... sounds like you're enjoying a delightful one!

  7. Happy Valentines Day Linda! It sounds like you had a great weekend celebrating! Steak and salad sounds awesome to me! Love the pics of your grandkids in the snow! I bet they loved it. :)

  8. Happy Valentine's Day to you to, Linda! Enjoyed reading your daybook and looking at the pictures. So you like the winter Olympics too!

  9. Happy Valentine's Day, Linda! Glad you had a good one. :o)

    Love and hugs,


  10. Yes I've been watching the olympics, I think my favourites so far is the ski jumping and ice skating!

  11. Hasnt it been such fun to see the kids having fun with the snow! Maybe they'll get excited when they see bulbs poking their heads up out of the ground - I know I sure will!

  12. I am with you on the book shelves. Love them.

    Great pics!

  13. Nice Post
    the grands are so cute with their huge snowball (o: that is a lot of snow
    for the first snow (o:
    Sounds like your Valentines day was great

  14. great post.....

    love the snowball.....


  15. I love that word "beautimus", will have to borrow it from your hubby! hehe I so enjoyed reading your daybook entry. Sounds like you had a lovely Valentine dinner, wish I could have joined you! lol I went to the auction, did a bit of shopping and then spent more hours organizing my pictures. You should have seen my bedroom, pictures everywhere! I'm still not done but have put in quite a dent on the piles:-) Your grandchildren look like they're having so much fun playing in the awesome that it was their fist time playing with snow!!

    Have a wonderful week my friend. xoxo

  16. I was out and about surfing here in blogland and came across yours. I just wanted you to know I have been blessed by the visit.