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)

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Snapshot of My Life on March 7

Weather in SW Michigan ...
Early spring In SW Michigan. It's a thrill to know that under the snow things are happening. In about a month these daffodils will be blooming, even if there is still snow on the ground.



Who Cares About That? Tell Us What's Going On With Your New Boyfriend . . .
We are very happy and all is well.

I'm trying to decide what to call him on this blog. I think I'll just go with his first name, Jay.

Really? ...
Got a phone call this week collecting contact information for my 50th high school reunion. Huh? What? How could it be 50 years?

Something from the kitchen ...
Just bought this book, Taste of Home: Slow Cooker: 403 Recipes for Today's One- Pot Meals (Taste of Home Annual Recipes). So far I have not dazzled Jay with my cooking skills, and it isn't likely to happen. He enjoys cooking and is a much better cook than I am.

I do like nice hardy crockpot recipes, thought, and I think if I make a few of these he will be happy to help me eat them.



I am creating...
A new life for myself. A life full of love and companionship with a very special man.

Part of the process is to figure out what I want to keep from my old life. I haven't decided what to do with this blog yet. I've missed blogging, but does it really fit in with the new life we're creating? My decision for today is to give it more time until the answer becomes obvious.

I am procrastinating ...
Getting the taxes ready for the accountant. But time is up. It has to be done. Having it all delivered by the end of next week is my goal.

I am reading...
My Utmost for His Highest: Updated Edition, a daily Christian devotional.

This beautiful book was a gift from Jay on our first re-meeting after nine plus years. (I can't call it a date, because I DID NOT date and never planned to start.)

Each page is dated. We both read it every day and sometimes compare thoughts on what we read. He's been through it in previous years, so he's way ahead of me with the thoughts. I'm finding it spiritually challenging. Almost each day provides something to pray about to deepen my relationship with the Lord.



I am hearing...
Geese out by the pond looking for a place to nest. They are very noisy and unwanted.



Outdoors ...
Took a walk on the back three acres today to clean out the nest boxes. It's not nesting season yet, but the birds are establishing territory.

When I looked up, this bluebird was sitting on the wire watching me.



A few plans for the next few days
When old people have a serious romance the "meet the parents" event is replaced by the "meet the children and grandchildren" event. I'm looking forward to going to Lansing to meet some of Jay's family.

He is going to be traveling for the next few weeks, and I'm going to be catching up on things that have been neglected. Hope to have some knitting time. And the taxes must be addressed.

Giving thanks for ...
A new, happy outlook on life.

And ...
If you would like to be my Facebook friend, e-mail Me and I'll tell you how to find me, or you can tell me how to find you to friend.

I don't put knitting stuff on Facebook because many of my friends and family don't relate, so only friend me if you're interested in the non-knitting parts of my life.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very happy to hear about this new chapter in your life. Wishing you well!

nancy said...

It was so nice to see an update on your blog. Best wishes to you always!

Janice in GA said...

I am so, SO happy you've found someone to love! Very best wishes and good thoughts to you and Jay.

Suzann said...

I am so happy for you and Jay. Impress him with a pair of socks. We know you are ace at that :-)

Missouristar said...

So glad to see you blogging again. I do hope you decide this fits in. I have to laugh at the term "boyfriend". It doesn't really seem to fit at this stage in our lives, but I honestly don't know what does. Daffodils are up and blooming here, but trying not to get too smug. We've been fooled before! Good luck with meeting the family. They are going to love you!

Linda C. said...

So happy for you. Love knows no age or limits.

Anonymous said...

So happy you are back on line. I have been checking and what a pleasant surprise to see your post. I hope we are able to continue reading about your life. It has been so pleasant reading about it. Best wishes to you and Jay.

janna said...

I am so happy for you, Marguerite! Jay is a lucky man to have found you. (And I will be shooting you an email about Facebook.)

Judy S. said...

So great to get caught up with you and wonderful to hear your happy news. The best of wishes to the both of you. I do hope you will keep blogging though as I thoroughly enjoy your postings! (And have missed them!)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the next chapter of your life Marguerite! It was a very pleasant surprise to find your post this morning. I have missed your blog entries and hope that you will continue. But I will also understand if the blog does not continue. I hope Sunny and Pappy are doing well. I hope your human family members are all doing well too. I don't facebook so won't be seeing you there. Enjoy the new life this Spring brings. Best of wishes to you and Jay. papiokc

Anonymous said...

I'm so delighted by everything you wrote in this blog post--AND delighted by the fact that there was a blog post to read (period checking is rewarded). I enjoy your writing voice, and share several of your interests, so it's always nice to reconnect. I hope (selfishly) that the blog resumes, but if you are happier without it, I support that, too.

Julia Thom said...

I hope you continue blogging. You take such wonderful nature shots (and I'm not impressed with FB). And with Spring around the corner... Have a wonderful year!

Pat said...

So glad to hear that all is well there, on so many fronts. Hope you decide to keep in contact with us!

Gale Fields said...

I tried to email you, but for some reason the link did not work for me. I have enjoyed your Stitches of Violet blog--all the photos of Michigan life (we used to live in Grand Rapids), the knitting, and assorted other tidbits of life. Wishing you the very best!

Pat said...

I haven't read blogs in a long time -- what a joy to read yours today :)

kathy b said...

O h HOoray hooray for JAY!!!!