Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thanks for.....





66.  A short drive to pick up my grandchildren, after them living a thousand miles away for so long.
67.  A dachshund curled up by my side while I'm typing.
68.  Vacation days.
69.  Little hands decorating Christmas cookies.
70.  Warm days in December.
71.  Old friends sitting around a kitchen table.
72.  Friends who understand.
73.  Having a tea party with a 6 year old, eating apples, playing musical chairs, and pin the nose of Rudoph.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Simple

Sometimes the simple things give the most pleasure.  There's something about this beautiful red Christmas ball that I just love.  A little while ago, my grandson was showing me his Christmas tree, adorned only with handmade pictures and crafts---beautiful and simple.
The simplicity of Christmas, a man, a woman, and a baby---God comes down to earth not to pageantry or kingly castles, but to a simple manger.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blessings this December




58.  Four 6th graders sitting around my table for lunch at school.
59.  Miss Ruby's prayers for my family (even as she sits in a wheelchair at the nursing home.)
60.  Little hand sticking up out of the truck window waving at me.
61.  A hug from my minister.
62.  Early out at school.
63.  Little 12 year old boys sitting on the floor in my office, making necklaces for their mothers.
64.  Cooking elk spaghetti for my husband.