"The world is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper."
I'm looking back at the past week, thinking of moments of gratitude and grateful for blessings that came my way.
❆❆❆Snow!❄❄❄ Yes, it was out of season, but I so enjoyed the snow days we had earlier this week. It was freezing cold outside and for two days snow sifted gently from the sky piling up in soft heaps on the ground and the fence outside my window. It clung to tree branches and the leaves that are still on the trees. It really was so peaceful. I kept candles lit, and the fall garland with tiny lights around the kitchen window looked so cozy.
I finished reading an excellent book called A Place for Us by Fatima Farkeen Mirza. It is a story that has stayed with me for days.
Today it felt good to set things to order. We had George, our granddog, with us last week. He is the sweetest thing, but he sheds like a cat! This morning I vacuumed every inch of the house. Then, I rearranged some furniture in the living room so that the Christmas cactus (which is filled with buds) has a good spot and good light for the next month, and it is in a place where we can enjoy the flowers.
I finally got my blog header back to the way I wanted it. I used to use Picasa for all my photo editing and to create collages. But it hasn't been available for a while now. I like being able to change up the header once in a while and put in new pictures, but I have been tearing my hair out each time, trying to figure out how to do it. Thanks to a blogging friend who shared another editing process, I can now play away to my heart's content;)
Seeing the grandkids have fun with Halloween was such a kick. They are all getting old enough to have fun with trick or treating and dressing up. Except little Ivy, who doesn't have a clue, but oh my gosh, did she make the cutest Raggedy Ann! And Siefer has discovered Little House on the Prairie and was so excited to be Laura. The handsome cowboy in the middle is Sawyer.
And then we have beautiful Elsa . . .
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