Monday, March 29, 2010

For Today - March 29, 2010

Outside my window...sunny, peaceful, & quiet - except for the singing of birds.

I am thinking...about how I wish I could have slept for another 2 hours (or  how I wish I would have went to bed 2 hours earlier). 

I am thankful sweet web friends.

I am consciously live in the moment. Sometimes special moments come disguised as the simplest of times, & we don't realize how special it was until it has passed & we have revisited it in our memory. I have a picture of my brother & I, & I remember that day so vividly.  The reminiscing, the tears (we were losing our Mom), the talk, & laughter over growing up memories.  Little did I know that it would be the last picture I would ever get with him. I look back on that day now, & wish so badly that I would have squeezed every drop from it.  I have a quote now with that picture of us - "We do not know the true value of our moments until they become a memory."  So enjoy your moments!

On my sweet friend Pam. She lost her Uncle yesterday.  Loss is hard.

I am pondering these words..."It is God that girdeth me wth strength, and maketh my way perfect." Psalm 18:32

From the learning rooms....friends can shape us, just as family does.

From the kitchen...good stuff coming from there tonight - I'm making chicken fajitas, one of my family's favorites.

I am wearing...Mickey & Minnie Mouse jammies - I am still a child at heart.

I am creating...a photo book for Elliot & Emily that showcases their childhood.

I am take a long, bubble bath with Emily later.  This is such a sweet shared time for us. Lots of  bubbles, lots of talk, lots of laughter - it's all good.

I am Bible,  Lives Our Mothers Leave Us (by Patti Davis), emails,  & some magazines.

I am hoping...that my friend figures out how to use blogger - I'm so excited that she's going to give this a try.

I am hearing...our fur baby Tinkerbell meowing by my feet.  She's telling me that she wants me off of this computer & into the kitchen to feed her.

Around the house...excitement about my new french door refrigerator that is going to be delivered tomorrow.  I've wanted one since I first saw them years ago.  Good things 'do' come to those who wait!

One of my favorite things...curling up with a book.

A few plans for the rest of the on my photo books, work on a website, some sprucing up in our home, work on some graphics, & enjoy another week with Elliot & Emily.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...Emily's constant sidekick - LillyTrixieLilly (or "Lilly for short", as she tells everyone).  She told me that Lilly wanted to "look pretty today".

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  1. Awww, another great entry! You are so right, dear Judy, we should remember to live in the moment and be happy for what we have. Have a blessed Easter week. Ah, I sent you an e-mail this morning. Hugs!

  2. Hi Judy,
    What a wonderful post. I hope you are enjoying your chicken fajitas sounds yummy. And I love LillyTrixieLilly ;) I watch a show called Cold Case and the lead detective's namw is Lilly Rush. If I were to have a child now I would name her Lilly it is such a pretty name. Have a wonderful evening.
    Hugs, Dru

  3. Love that picture for sure. Love that moment saying and sending you hugs in memory of your brother.

  4. HI Judy I love your SWDB it's so precious. Emily must be your best little friend what a sweetie pie she is and how wonderful to have her around with you always. I'm so sorry about your friend. God Bless her heart and soul, it is hard to lose a family member. God Bless and big hugs

  5. Oh Judy, your Simple Woman's Day Book is wonderful just like you! I loved the Raggedys and Lilly Trixie Lilly, sooo adoreable. Love you sweet Judy!!! HUGS :)

  6. HI Judy, thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, I love getting them. I adore LillyTrixieLilly and just love that name. She is a well loved puppy that's for sure. Hope you have a wonderful week. It's sunny here and warming up again nicely, will be 83 today and even 90 tomorrow!!

  7. Sweet Judy, love your post today. So much reflection from a heart of gold. Love reading your blog!!!

    Have a blessed week with the kiddos.

    Love ya bunches,

  8. Judy,
    I love your post!!!
    So sorry to hear of your friend's uncle's death and will be praying for her and her family.
    Sure wish that I could have joined you for dinner-chicken fajitas a favourite of mine!
    I LOVE LillyTrxieLilly-so cute!

  9. Hi Judy, Thanks for stopping by. I have relatives on my father's side in Vegas. I appreciated reading through your entry as well. I specifically liked what you said in your remembering segment. One of my goals this year is to be intentional with my time- with God, my marriage, and with my children. Have a blessed Easter!

  10. Hi Judy. I love your blog design. Chicken fajitas are one of our favorites too. I have been wanting to make my own tortillas but haven't tried it yet. Do you make your own? I love your picture, especially the basket of lemons. Are they real? I bet your kitchen smells great.