Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday morning thoughts~~~~~

On the drive to work this morning my mind starts running like a video without a stop button.

I started thinking about numerous things that are hard to understand.

I'm trying instead to count my blessings.

The Serenity Prayer came to mind.

Right after an episode of mild road rage.

And just before I saw blinking blue lights who caught the person before me and not me.

Which led to thinking about how BG was going to be able to climb stairs when he comes home.

And he's not. So, I have to prepare the family room for a patient.

My stitching and me may have to move upstairs for awhile.

I'm sure I would get on his nerves post-op.

But Emma project awaits me and that brings a smile!

And I have a new laptop so I can chat with all my world-wide friends!

I can catch up on finishing the unfinished finishes.

This is a 2 day work week now.

My son is coming home from Afghanistan on March 29th.

My daughter is finishing up her Bachelor's degree and very smart, independent--exactly what I wished for her.

I love to write and blogging has stimulated me to think about writing a book one day.

Even if some people don't want our help, there are so many others that need and want it.

The sun just came out as I watch through the window, a first in many days.

Thinking of all the friends I've met all over the world in the past 2 years from one common love---stitching.
Have a Blessed Monday!


  1. Congratulations on your wonderful news about your son coming home!!! I hope your husband recovers quickly. I don't know you IRL, but have been following your blog for a while, and IMHO, he is very lucky to have such a caring wife! I hope you have a great week!


  2. It is nice to sit back and think of all of the blessings we have in life, even when many things are going wrong. We all have lots to be thankful for, even the really small things, like a great cup of coffee in the morning.

  3. Oh Jennifer I love this post. Sometimes it can be so hard to count our blessings. But you summed up so much so beautifully. (((HUGS)))

  4. I sure hope that BG is quickly on recovery road for his sake as well as yours. Husbands can be "difficult" patients to say the least.

    My math skills are not the best - it was not by accident that I was a history teacher for 37 years - but in my personal accounting for my life for every negative I find a positive and that was exactly what you did today.

    Be well - time to send you another surpise to make you smile!

    Sandy in NJ

  5. Such wonderful news about Brandon coming home in March!!! I am sure that you can hardly wait. I'm so excited for you!!!

    Just remember, Jen, we always have to focus on the good and not the bad. Son coming home, daughter doing well, new stitching project to work on, all is good!!

  6. Wonderful post. Counting our blessings is an important thing we must do. So glad your son is coming home.

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  7. have brightened my day once again by finding the bright side of life in what can sometimes be a cloudy outlook. Remember how very blessed you are!
    Keep smiling friend.

  8. You have a spanish friend. I read everyday your blog.

  9. It's good to "count your blessings". I have to stop and do it a lot lol. Sounds like you have many lovely blessings in your life. ps I love your new Emma start. x

  10. It's so easy to get caught up in those things that cloud our lovely to have a reminder to count our blessings, I know I have many when I really take the time to look and count!
    Thanks Jennifer!

  11. So glad your son is coming home soon. I know you'll be counting the minutes till he's back on USA soil. Congrats on your daughter, too! I hope the BG heals quickly and you don't get on each others nerves too much! Lots of blessings to all of you.

  12. Your post brought a smile to my face!


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