Monday, January 2, 2012

Random Thoughts...

Baby, It's Cold Out There!  What is up with that?  I know, I know it is January it should be cold, but may I remind you it was 59 degrees yesterday and the sun was shining.  At this moment it is 28 degrees and the wind is blowing.  I am sitting here in front of my computer with a blanket around my legs.  Our office is cool in the winter and pretty stuffy in the summer.  We were out today doing our monthly shopping and it was cold! 

I have several projects I want to work on this winter we shall  I mean you are talking to the Queen of Procrastination, I can only accomplish so much and I have a puzzle or two calling my name. 

I have got to get caught up with my book reviews, I just have not had the time to read anything through the holidays.  We had a wonderful Christmas in Arkansas with the kids.  They kept us laughing even though there were some sad times.  We baked cookies and made candy, Peanut Butter Blossoms, Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter Balls, Turtles and Chocolate Covered Pretzels along with a Rum Cake.

After Christmas we tried out the donut maker Papa got me.  Eden loved it...she thought that was the coolest. She had several ideas for toppings we will have to try next time. We just tried plain ones and dipped part of them in powdered sugar.  They were quite good.  Making memories, nothing better!

At church last night the message was about being content.  The preacher pointed out that even though Paul was in prison or on house arrest he was content.  In Philippians 4:11 he states that very thing. "Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."  I have been thinking over these verses today and asking myself "Are you content?"  If I honestly answer that question, I would have to say not 100%, there is a part of me that longs to be in Arkansas at times.  I know the Lord will help me with this and I need to get deeper in His word.  Because the more we have of Him in us the more we are content.  Soooo....  this is not a New Year's Resolution because those never get kept, but I am going to try my best to get deeper in His word and closer to Him than I have ever been!

until next time... nel

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13 KJV


  1. Happy New Year Nel! Contentment in all things is the secret to life I think. We have to fight against a culture that bombards us with messages to always want more/different/better.

    A donut maker! That sounds dangerous : )

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! Spending time with loved ones is always my favorite part of the holidays.

    I agree with Joyce. A donut maker does sounds dangerous...but delicious! ;-)