FOR TODAY December 14, 2009...
Outside my window...The sun is just starting to come up. It is so peaceful and still. I love this time of day.
I am thinking...Of all I have to do today but more about a family friend who lost their son this weekend. I cannot even imagine what they must be going through right now. But I am also so grateful for the hope of salvation and knowing that, if Jesus is your savior, there is hope!
I am thankful for...my salvation. For this time of advent when we prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ. Because it is not so much the birth of a baby we celebrate, but the hope and peace and salvation he brings.
From the learning rooms...a little bit of the Three R's and a lot of Christmas. This week, we must get serious about baking, shopping, wrapping, and celebrating our savior!
From the kitchen...hopefully lots of calorie laden treats. I think I am going to attempt Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls, although I am up in the air about using her maple topping (which I know I would love) or a regular powder sugar icing (which is universally loved). I am also planning on doing some sugared pecans, some chocolate coconut macaroons, Oreo truffles, fudge...it is probably not a good thing I bypassed the exercise this morning!
I am wearing...pajamas--don't judge me!
I am creating...hopefully a houses full of goodies and lots of Christmas cheer.
I am going...to hopefully finish up at least part of my last minute shopping needs. Hit the grocery store and start baking!
I am reading...My Bible, Power of a Positive Mom, and the Advent Conspiracy.
I am hoping...For an easy school day and a productive baking day.
I am hearing...the hum of the heating unit and the clicking of the computer keys.
Around the house...laundry and Christmas activities...we will have fun if it kills me!
One of my favorite things...Christmas goodies--it is why I have become the "fat sister"!
A few plans for the rest of the week:baking, school, dance, guitar, children's choir presentations, hopefully some shopping, visitation and possibly the funeral of our friend's son, basketball practice and cheer leading, and tutorial. Then on Saturday, it is off to Jackson, MS for the Ballet Magnificat! It is going to be a busy one!
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
Hopefully, by day's end, my kitchen will be this tidy, my face will be this happy and my baking dreams will have come true.
And, if I look this lovely and put together, my husband wouldn't mind a bit!
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