Monday, November 22, 2010

For Today - November 22, 2010

Outside my window...beautiful sunny day, but brrrrrrr when you step outside!  It's 54F today, which may not be cold to some of you, but to me it is North Pole weather!   

I am thinking...a hot pumpkin spice latte is just what I need today to take this chill off.  So off to Starbucks soon! 

I am thankful for...heat. We gave in & turned it on this morning.  Yes, we are weather wimps.   

I am remembering...alll my blessings this week.  

On my mind...all to do this week. Thanksgiving, Christmas decoratiions, Emily's birthday...full week! 

I am pondering these words...Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. 

From the learning matter how many times I tell myself that I am going to be all ready for the holidays, they 'always' somehow sneak up on me! 

From the kitchen...still not sure what we'll be having tonight - we may go out to eat.

I am wearing...still in pj's...a Pooh gown. 

I am creating...plans.  Plans for my next giveaway.  It's going to be a good one!

I am get ready as soon as I finish this.  I wish it could be a pj day today, but that's not going to happen. Maybe tomorrow. 

I am Bible & The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. 

I am hoping...that all my friends & family have a wonderful Thanksgiving week! 

I am hearing...Barney & Friends on tv, & Emily talking to me about how she's gonig to play piano.  Little does she know that we plan on getting one so that she can start lessons, & hopefully I can go back to lessons also. 

Around the house...peaceful.

One of my favorite things...everything that goes with this week - the excitement of getting ready for Thanksgiving & the kick-off of the Christmas season. 

A few plans for the rest of the week...finalize Thanksgiving plans, Emily's birthday, decorate for Christmas (is it 'really' that time???), grocery shopping, find some 'me' time in the midst of everything. 

Here is a picture thought I am to seeing the fall arrival of pumpkin spice latte, this is my next favorite Starbucks sign - 

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  1. I don't blame you for turning on the heat at that temp, we'll be doing the same on Thursday I should think when our highs will be in the 50's too. But before that we have to get through 3 days of 80! My a/c is on as I type:(
    Ooooh yum Eggnog Latte, I will have to treat myself to some of that sometime soon.
    Have a lovely cozy warm evening sweetie.

  2. Hi Judy, no heater for us, just sweatshirts and blankets for now. It is in the 50's here too. I had a Starbucks yersterday and for 3 hours they had buy one get one free so I got one for Marina. I started decorating this weekend. I am also working on my annual Christmas pages, last years and this years. Renee will be in Vegas Thur.-Sun. My sister and her family are at Disneyland today, sunny but cold. Have a nice weekend. Hugs

  3. Hi Judy! I'm looking forward to decorating for Christmas but with toddlers and babies and puppies now... oh my! Our timing could've been better on a puppy but once I found Cooper, I couldn't wait until after the holidays. Tell Emily I have a new video for tomorrow but it's a rare quiet minute. It will be a video we will love as he grows because it freezes that puppy time! Ryan loves the videos too! (((Hugz)))

  4. Hi Judy,
    So this was your second trip in a pretty short time to Disneyland huh?? Love the pumpkin lattes. How fun Birthday and Thanksgiving :)

  5. Hi's a sunny but cold morning here..I think around 40..yesterday we had a high of 65 a little unusual for Nov in Michigan! Don't know how I missed your SWD post Monday!! Love ya and looking forward to hearing about Emily's birthday celebration!! Hugs to you!!

  6. Hi Judy,
    Enjoyed your post. I love that sign too and I am so excited when the Gingerbread latte's come in! I think I an going to to try a Pumpkin Latte today. Before I left Natalie told me about ther buy one get one free deal so I am going to get me many!!!
    Off to the outlet today and enjoying the USA! We seem to have brought the rain with us!!!
    Have a great day. Love you.
    Blessings and hugs.