Monday, December 4, 2017

Tis beginning to look

 Like Christmas at work. We got smaller beverage coolers at work since a shuffle of cash wrap happens later this month. Our store is expanding a bit. Exciting and stressful, in some aspects. I'll update you when it happens.
   Today was busy and I'm sit and veg out for awhile after dinner. Crockpot chicken with leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving and finger potatoes Megan made last week for a potluck dinner. So yummy! Chilly day 34 degrees when I got a bit after 8 a.m. 38 degrees at 7 p.m. Can I say bbrrr?!  It's fine as it's warm in here with and sweatshirts.
   I grumbled at myself for goofing off for awhile Sunday afternoon instead of hemming the dining room curtains. I waited til 10. Got one pinned and sewn. Second will be done tonight. Good idea to hold panels together. Are they the same length? No. Panel that I'd hemmed was 1/4 inch longer than pinned one. Sigh. I'm thankful I listened to my gut instinct. Check first or you could be sorry. Tearing out a hem is no fun! I'm thankful I remembered how to load the bobbin on my Bernina machine. It's been awhile. The color of curtains I liked didn't come in the shorter version. I cut off 15 inches. Think maybe I'll use left over fabric to make a bag with fabric lining...a purse? The silver goes well with the walls and my photography. Needed to buy a different rod as well. Good thing Kohls had a good sale. Wal-Mart had too many choices for rods. But I finally picked one.

   Last Friday, Megan and I stopped in at Edward Jones office for a Christmas open house. Lots of goodies. Afterwards we went shopping in Canby then blocks away we waited for Christmas parade and tree lighting to start. All those photos are on my camera. These 📷 are off my phone. I'll share soon. I get behind in my posts. Hard to keep with all that life presents to me. That's why I had to say no to a few things coming up next year at church. Phil and I figured out our schedules for teaching and greeters. I cannot do it all. By the time weekend comes around I get tired from 4 days of work. No choice but to work. Am thankful I can still work.
Christmas season's upon us. I pulled out one of my Christmas mugs for tea at Sunday lunch. Washed it and enjoyed delicious tea my girlfriend brought me back from France. I washed up the other mugs and put away some regular used mugs for now. I've enjoyed the cards we've been getting slowly through the mail. We got 3 today. I need to address ours and write up a letter. Busy, interesting year.
  I best move on to sewing and put laundry away. Never ceases what a day has in store for us to do. Ordinary and then oh goodness. What do you mean that another friend dies of an apparent heart attack? Yes and with no warning Tammie G died Thurs. Unreal and we all try to make sense of it.  We were in homeschool group together. Hard to lose someone so close to the holidays. A memorial service on Sat. Sometimes I just don't want to go.
   God help us in times of need, stress, grief, confusion, brokenness, sickness.......what else can you add to this list? But" His mercies are new every morning. Great is his faithfulness. The Lord is my portion says my soul, therefore I will hope in him........" Lamentations of many scriptures that comes to mind in times like this. I cannot fathom my life without God. He is my only hope! 
     Have a blessed week!


Kathy said...

Christmas is coming way too fast for me. Like you I have so much to do and every minute is full. I pulled out my Christmas mugs too. Tis the season. The verse you quoted is hanging on my living room wall. So sorry to hear of the death of your friend. It's always hard but God is always faithful. Have a good week my friend.

Betsy said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear that you've lost another friend Becky. It's so hard to deal with and holidays seem to make it worse. I talked about that a bit on my blog today. You are so busy my friend. Yes, there is always lots to do, but be sure to take time for yourself and not feel guilty. I did that for years and accomplished nothing. I'll be praying for you to be able to find balance. Love you lots.

krishna said...

Christmas is coming and I cannot put anything due to remodeling.. phew!! My son is begging me to put up at least one Christmas decoration. I'm thinking of going to dollar store to buy a tiny christmas tree for him..

P!nky said...

Everything looks so festive. I'm so jealous of your sewing, I wish I knew how!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, Becky, I am sorry to hear that you lost your friend. So sad and tragic for all her loved ones and friends. This time of year can be so stressful, especially when suffering loss. We can only be stretched so thin. I find as I get older that my energy level is just not keeping up with all the demands of life, so I have had to say no to some things. Take care of yourself - you can only do so much. Hugs and blessings xo Karen

Mereknits said...

Becky I am so sorry you lost another dear friend. I am sending you a hug.