Thursday, February 5, 2009

Things I did today

Things I did today:
1. slept late
2. had breakfast in bed
3. held Ren and danced with him in the kitchen
4. made some buttered toast for Ren
5. Kissed my husband goodbye twice.
6. Drove through North Georgia Mountains up to Hawaissee
7. Listened to some old songs on the radio
8. Wore my cowgirl boots and jeans
9, Stitched on my Valentines gift for Phil
10. Stitched on the Dutch Sampler

11. Visited the cross stitch store in Hawaissee

12. Watched 2 episodes of The Young and Restless late at night online
13. Read my favorite blogs.
14. Played Jim Brickman music on the piano
15. Prayed for my family's safety.
16. Built a fire in the fireplace.

The Work of Valentines


Today I'm off, and hope to go to stitch group in Hawaissee from 12-5p. I plan to take my Valentine Day project which I can't wait to share. I have a good deal done on it but I can't post a picture because my Valentine might see it! I really like working with the colors though, I can say that much.
This year Valentines falls on a Saturday which is good for celebrating I guess. I'm sure ours will be a quiet one at home and I imagine with the economy as it is, many people will be doing the same. I saw on the 15 day forecast that we may get alot of snow that weekend. That would be absolutely fabulous to me. Then we can make snow angels and take pics of the beautiful mountains here.
I'm also working on my little Valentine packages for Brandon and Meghan. It is such fun!
Well I better get busy now. Until later, stay safe and happy.
Jennifer

Monday, February 2, 2009

Take it or Leave it

How many times have we all heard the phrase "Take it or leave it"? There is alot of truth behind that saying if one thinks about it long enough and has lived........well, let's say more than a year or so past formula and cereal. I've come to the conclusion that there are two types of folks. Givers and takers. Some people love to give and some people prefer to take. Its just an unfortunate situation but it seems that the imbalance of giving too much can wreak havoc on mental and physical health. What's worse about thinking about this today is that I know I'm guilty of being a giver too much and I think sometimes in trying to please so many people and giving my all, I have days where I forget my own self.
I know I'm not alone in this situation as my profession works mostly with women. I see the results of being pushed to no end. And I have to stop and think about what in the world did Laura Ingalls do in Little House on the Prairie? Yes, I think women at that time had the same duties at home but now, society expects us to do just about everything with nothing and give all and have the same results. Somehow this equation is not making sense to me.
I will definitely continue to stitch on my Dutch Alphabet, or blackwork sampler, as this seems to be my feeling today. I love having the Internet and blogging, meeting people from all over the world. It really has helped to find people who have similar interests to kind of balance the heaviness and who really don't mind listening.

Better said


"People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.


If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.


If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.


If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.


What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.


If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.


The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.


Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.


In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them
anyway."

from Mother Teresa

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