Monday, December 22, 2008

Peeking out from under the blankets

I am feeling a wee bit better. I actually made it off the sofa, past the ice skating rink that is our gravel driveway, and into town this afternoon. Hubby ran errands for me this morning but I needed to do the Proverbs 31 bit myself... bringing my food in from afar.

We have another Winter Weather Warning for tomorrow and Christmas Eve so I bought the essentials for Christmas dinner. We have an appointment in the morning but we should be back in plenty of time before the bad weather begins.

This year, the "Cookie Queen" has done absolutely no baking since the first week of December. First there was the throat infection, then work, and now a cold. I did purchase the ingredients for pumpkin pie, including a frozen deep dish pie shell (they will never know the difference). I also bought whipped cream in one of those canister thingies. Again, they will never know. Christmas dinner is very simple to make, for which I have ever so grateful this year.

I made Stephanie feel really guilty this afternoon, telling her I needed some of her wonderful homemade chicken soup but she is 1,000 miles away... sigh. Of course, she knows I believe she is where God wants her right now so the guilt thing really doesn't work. I can still wish... :)

I was telling her how much I enjoyed the post on her blog this morning but Matthew started crying and I think she had to quickly hang up before she heard me. She has since added another post (with a picture of Faith, no less). Two in one day. Amazing... Although I guess technically, the first was yesterday? My brain is fuzzy... Good stuff, however, on her Sabbath Reflections.

I'm studying the book of Ephesians. Recently I realized my Bible was still in the car from church last week. Christopher said, "MOTHER!" but then remembered he had seen me having morning devotions reading a book so I was off the "do as I do" hook. I'm reading through Warren Wiersbe's Be Joyful which is about the book of Ephesians. I used to listen to him on the radio (long ago) and his writing is very enjoyable.

Oh, the picture shown on the Christmas Ponderings Post (December 10th) is called Family Circle by Lee Stroncek. It was a Christmas Card we sent out years ago and one of my all time favorite scenes.

Thank you for the many comments about the Christmas music. I worked on it for weeks before Christmas, tweaking it here and there to find my favorites.

Fuzzy head again, I need some tea. The menfolk are all set up in the family room to watch the Chicago Bears game tonight. I'm just as set up to retreat to the living room sofa with my pillow and blanket, a small pot of tea, a book, and cold medicine. Not necessarily in that order.

Picture: Snowmen Family;


Abounding Treasures said...

I pray that you are feeling better soon ~ I know how uncomfortable one can feel with a dreadful cold ...

Blessings to you and your family as you celebrate a joyout Christmas!

jamie {rose cottage} said...

Glad you're feeling a little better. Take care of yourself and rest plenty! And of course, drink lots of hot tea!

jamie {rose cottage} said...

Me again! A question: where did you get your little clip art kitchen gal that links to your recipe blog? She's right up my alley, but I have a hard time finding cute retro clip art like that.

Susan B said...

I hope that you are soon feeling better! It's so hard to feel sick during the holidays. Take care, and rest as much as you can.

Despite being sick, I hope you have a lovely, blessed Christmas. God bless.

Angela said...

Sending prayers for your wellness of body! ((hugs)) My plans are to do baking, baking, and baking today. Like you, I haven't done any since the beginning of December, and I'm SO low Oh well,,,off to bake I go.

Mrs. Rabe said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better!

It sounds like you have everything you need to have a joyous Christmas!

Merriest Christmas!

nanatrish said...

I'm hoping you had a great evening with your book and hot tea. I spoke with my uncle in Indianapolis today and he said it is so cold and they are expecting freezing rain. Take care and get lots of rest.