Very frustrating because we have had SNOW this week. Now, I know lots of people have had snow this week, but here in the south, it is a bit of a novelty. We usually get maybe one snowstorm and it is usually just a small covering on the ground. This year, we got at least 2 or three inches so that is exciting for us. Monday, we did a partial school day and partial snow day. All the local schools were out for snow and my kids knew it. Gone are the days when I can just sneak in days without them knowing they are the only kids doing school...I'm gonna have to change my methods. Anyway, they had a BALL playing. Even Tigercub who did not enjoy his first few encounters with the white stuff. We had snow sculptures, snowball fights and ate some delicious snow cream. We did NOT, however get to partake in our usual tradition of redneck sledding...hooking the aluminum boat up to the four wheeler and riding around the yard, because the owner of the boat came back and claimed it a couple of months ago. Because the temps have stayed so cold, we still have a little covering here and there but, frankly, the fun has worn off and I am ready for some spring weather...that's how it is here. We like our one snow and then that is enough!
I started a new Bible Study this week on Romans. I have actually done part 1 of this study several years ago, but I think I need it again. I LOVE my Wednesday night Bible Study group and would probably do just about any study just to stay in it but I think it is going to be really good. I have also joined up with Beth Moore's Siesta Scripture Memory Team. I am hoping to memorize...I mean REALLY memorize and put into my heart, two verses a month for this year. My first verse is Psalm 94:19. It was given to me recently by a precious friend who knew that I have just been struggling a lot with holding things together. I love, love, love it and am so grateful that it has become so much a part of me that when I start to come unglued, it is usually the first place my mind goes. The NIV translation says, "In the multitude of my thoughts within me, Your comfort delights my soul." One translation uses the word anxieties instead of thoughts. Isn't that BEAUTIFUL! Ladies, His comfort can delight your soul. When you feel tired and overwhelmed, worn down, at your wits end...HIS comfort delights your soul. Oh, I just get so excited each time I say that! Anyway, yesterday I downloaded a new app on my phone. It is the Siesta Scripture App and it allows you to write in the memory verse you are working on and save it on your phone, kind of like the notes app. Now I have my verses with me ALL THE TIME. Tomorrow is the day I need to choose a new verse. I am struggling to decide what verse to do because I really want it to be relevant to where I am right now. It has to be a verse I have never memorized before but this first one has been so amazing...I want more of that. Any ideas?
In other news, I colored my hair last Saturday for the first time ever! The grey had just taken over so I bit the bullet and spent some time with a box of Nice 'N Easy. I tried to stay close to my natural color and just cover the grey but even then, I am having trouble getting used to it. I guess I had more grey than I realized and it really darkened up. Of course, this is just all in my mind...no one else has even noticed! I am also getting a desperately needed hair cut today, YAY.
Okay...I could stay and chat forever with you ladies...I have so much I would love to talk about... but school and chores and haircuts and guitar lessons are awaiting. Can't wait to visit with y'all this weekend, hope you all have a blessed one! And be sure to check out Home Sanctuary for more Coffee Talk.