Good morning, Dear Ones. Well, I did it! I had been wanting to transfer my blog to another platform. I saw the
advertisement on At The Picket Fence – followed the link – liked what I read and took the plunge. I’ll share more with
you about this very soon. I like doing things myself – and with Kristi’s (Addicted 2 Decorating) clear-detailed instructions,
I was able to.
This past weekend was so wonderful. Dearest and I spent Saturday doing some much needed yard work. He cleared leaves – the Oak tree is always the last to shed its leaves. I cleaned some of the garden beds – love seeing the garden in every season – there’s a sense of rest and peace in the late fall-winter season. We’ve had unseasonably warm weather, so that has afforded us extra time outdoors.
Sunday, it was a very grey day – raining off an on – we spent the day doing things indoors after church. Our Dear Daughter and I each started a knitting project and dearest was cleaning pecans we had our nearby lawn and garden store crack with their machine. That saved a tremendous amount of work. So far from the couple of trees we have had at eighty-one pounds cracked. That’s a lot of cleaning. One thing my Dearest likes to do is to clean them while watching movies. Yesterday, we watched Santa Clause II and III. They’re such fun movies. We find ourselves quoting some of the lines from time to time.
While I was cleaning the kitchen, my daughter was looking for recipe inspirations from my cookbooks. She chose several from my Simple Pleasures cookbook by Cornelia Guest. She noticed a very interesting recipe for hot chocolate tea. You use Dutch processed chocolate, agave syrup and Earl Grey looseleaf tea. It definitely is different. My husband is a purist – when drinking tea – he wants tea – when drinking hot chocolate he wants hot chocolate. I liked the subtle flavor of the tea mixed with the rich cocoa.
It was a wonderful late evening tea break, by the Christmas tree – enjoying one another’s company. I have always love the attributes of still, quiet times. This morning I was listening to a sermon on the radio espousing the virtues of waiting, being patient and waiting on God. It is a practice I think in our society that is underrated.
So, this morning, as I sit and reflect on the wonders of the past few days – the blessings and the joys. I also think of the sadness due to the horrific tragedies occurring in a number of places, of people who experience great loneliness at this time of the year. My heart extends a prayer for their peace and comfort that I know by faith and experience can only come from a relationship with our God and our LORD Jesus.
I am looking forward to the prospects of the future – to change – as with this change to my blog – it is a little daunting, but I believe very worthwhile. I hope you’re having a blessed week and take moments of quiet to think and to pray for others and to thoroughly enjoy the blessings of your life.
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