Monday, November 09, 2009

A couple links to share...

Is it really Monday? I am slowly arising from the sofa for a few hours... only to return now and then. The days have passed as if they didn't care I was not taking part in the things of life. Uggghhh...

I have had sinus "issues" since childhood so I was familiar with the symptoms. I wasn't feeling well last week but while running errands on Saturday, I became very ill. I had stopped by the Christmas open house of my favorite "primitive country gift store" just to see how it was decorated this year.

I'm not sure if it was the intense aroma of scented candles, or the unusual warmth of the autumn day, or just being out and about... but I became so ill I had a difficult time driving home with nausea and dizziness. Since then, I have become good friends with my pillow... this, too, will pass. :)

In the meantime, I give you two links I was going to share this week, anyway...

My friend, Manuela, had a great post last week about getting organized... especially her pantry. Yes, the pantry that is in her extra shower! When I first saw it on her old blog, I was inspired to turn our unused shower (in the tiny bathroom) into a storage place. It looks nothing like this beauty... here.

Lanier sent out an e-mail that her husband has completely renewed and updated her delightful blog/journal. Lanier's Books was one of the first online journals I read when I discovered this whole new world of blogs. I am so happy she is back! Her writing reminds me of the old Victoria magazine. :) She can be found.... here.

Thank you for your kind e-mails and comments. I do hope to feel better soon. My goals for today are to get some dishes washed (hubby did wash some yesterday) and throw together soup for dinner. Otherwise, I'll prop my pillow up on the sofa again and grab Christopher's blue blanket...

I also want to thank the anonymous friend who sent me $20.00 to purchase an inexpensive (but quite good) coffeemaker. Thank you, whoever you are. It is so good to have morning coffee again. I am always touched when someone shares from their own provision. I just used the last of the Charlie's Soap another anonymous friend had sent to me last year!

One doesn't want to feel sick or in need but God shows me His love and compassion through so many of YOU. It is very humbling... all I can return are words. :)

Picture: End of Harvest; allposters.com

8 comments:

carla said...

Hope you're feeling well again soon.

You're tougher than me. When I'm sick I sure don't think about making soup. Premium Saltines become my best friend.

Linda said...

I'm sorry you are not feeling well. I too am not feeling well, but I definitely am not as sick as you are! I hope you feel better very soon.

I noticed the scripture passage on your sideboard. I was curious how our bibles differed so I looked it up. That is such a nice passage!

Jeremiah 6:16
This is what Jehovah has said: “Stand still in the ways, YOU people, and see, and ask for the roadways of long ago, where, now, the good way is; and walk in it, and find ease for YOUR souls.”

Thank you for that... I think I will use it also.

I want to tell you I enjoy your blog very much and absolutely LOVE the pictures you use!

Linda said...

Actually Brenda, I have decided to use Isaiah 48:18. Thanks for the great idea!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I hope you feel better soon Brenda! I'm so glad you got a coffee maker. I couldn't function without my coffee in the morning. Tea just doesn't do it for me!
Thanks for the link love!

Manuela

Anonymous said...

Tell me which makes us happier...to be the receiver of such a warm needed gift or the giver? Both bring us such joy! Thank you Brenda for the 2 blog recomendations. I already visit The Pleasures of Homemaking right after I see your's daily! Both of you are a happy part of my life now a days. I will view the other blog today. Thanks again. Jody

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Take it easy and do feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

I was just worrying today about whether or not you had a coffee maker yet. God is faithful!

I also wanted to thank you for sending me to the Holy Experience blog (Quite awhile ago). It is the only other blog besides yours that I read every day.

Friend Debra

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Baby yourself, just a bit. Thank you for sharing that someone gifted you for a coffee pot. This encourages us all to see generosity like this. Get better...C