Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Snapshot Of My Life for November 3

Weather in SW Michigan ...
Frostly nights. No snow yet.


Really? ...
I'm thinking about what to do with this blog. In the past year it has turned into an every other week diary of my life. And that's OK, but it wasn't intentional.

Now I'm wanting it to either be intentional or do something to change it.

Something from the kitchen ...
Food without chunks to get in the hole left by my newly extracted molar. Soft things that can be slurped down and don't need to be chewed by my swollen, aching jaw.

It was not a pleasant week in my personal dental history.

I am creating...
The Mondo Cable Pulli is done. It deserves its own post. Soon.

I am procrastinating ...
Calling one of Bob's stock market accounts to find out why they are sending me statements with a one cent balance when the account was closed a year ago.

They weren't easy to work with when I closed the account and I'm not happy that it appears we never finished the job.

I am reading...
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg.

An enjoyable read exploring how habits function. Full of true life stories. It's interesting enough so I want to be reading instead of blogging. Soon.

I am hearing...
As always, the dogs are on either side of me snoring. The refrigerator is humming. Otherwise quiet.

Outdoors ...
It's easy to spot the abandoned bird nests now that the leaves are gone.


Something new for me ...
I enjoyed having my Droid in bed with me while I suffered through dental agony last week. It was especially nice to be able to send and recieve email without ever having to sit up.

Giving thanks for ...
After two months on prednesone, Sunny will finish her taper off this coming week.

I just wish there was some way to tell her she is crippled so she doesn't hurt her spine again.

And ...
My wonderful granddaughters.

A week ago Kimmy turned seventeen. She's working at Target for the holidays and hoping they will keep her afterward.

I found this picture to post for her birthday:


Sydney is in second grade this year and was a princess for halloween.

The only thing scary about this is how quick she is growing up.

9 comments:

Jan said...

Good news about Sunny, bad news about your pain. Have you considered scrambled eggs or something like pureed soup. Goodness and nutrition without chunks.

BeadKnitter said...

So glad to hear Sunny is doing better.

So sad to hear you are in pain. In your place, I would take this opportunity to eat all the mashed potatoes my little heart desired. But I love mashed potatoes like crazy. You may not feel the same way about them. I hope you get back to normal soon.

AnnP in NY said...

I always enjoy the snapshots of your life.
Sounds like that account earned one cent interest just before you tried to close it.
Yes, the communication barrier with our pets is frustrating especially when they can't tell us where it hurts. I hope Sunny listens to you.

Missouristar said...

Good Grief! I thought all of your dental excitement was over. Having been through it, I can sympathize. Hope this is the end! I'm kind of at the same thought process about my blog. Not quite sure what to do with it. The granddaughters are so precious! Yes, they do grow up way, way too fast. Looking forward to the post about the sweater. The teaser looks fabulous!

Nancy said...

What a treat to find your post this morning. I like the format: it is a great way to reflect and record on the world around you.

Your sweater is gorgeous.!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy hearing about your life and seeing what is on your needles now or going to be soon.

Judy S. said...

Hope today finds you feeling a whole lot better. Love the sweater! That looks like a great pattern, and I really like the yarn. Your frost photo is amazing; I thought for sure it was snow! It's just very rainy here and warmer than ususual.

kathy b said...

OH I think I should read the Power of HABIT!!!

stringplay said...

I have always enjoyed your blog and if you are enjoying it, in whatever format suits you, I hope you will continue. I check in to see what you are knitting and rural life. I always like your socks. I'm looking forward to hearing more about the Mondo Cable project. It looks great so far. I have not attempted a garment but Chic Knits would be one of my first pattern considerations.