Friday, January 29, 2010

little things making me happy...and babbling

Originally uploaded by joymombecky
today the things making me happy...

*text that make me smile
*ice cold diet mt dew
*friendships and long phone conversations with lots of laughing
*yarn, soft baby yarn
*having a plan to work toward this weekend...gotta love goals

It's Friday evening almost 7:30 and here I sit. :) I would try and it wasn't a good thing, however, I love being home in my pj's watching a movie and crocheting. :)

I had such a good time last week. On the surface, just being with friends that are like family was enough--but the time away allowed me time to think. Now, if you know me, you know that I can overthink's just the way my brain works. God used that time though to reach me, to clarify some things. Things that weren't huge, but were taking up brain space, nonetheless. My spirit feels settled-there is a great amount of peace in that happening.

I was talking with one of my best friends today. A friend that knows me, all of me, and loves me. There is no preface with her. I don't have to give her background to explain a situation, I just tell it. She is the same with me. There is comfort in someone knowing you, and loving you, anyway. I am blessed to have her as my friend.

I thought a lot over choices and situations throughout life. I can see how things worked and how some things didn't. I can see where I was selfish in some things and where I chose my way over God's way-I can see where He protected me anyway. God is good like that...he won't allow us to go beyond his reach--but he won't chase us down--he gives us His Word, he gives us Truth....but he allows our will to act. The flesh, ah, the flesh is such a monster. Feed it and it grows and grows. It is so easy, in the moment to get caught up and give in -- but God has made a way, even at our weakest point--to escape. I am so thankful for God's grace and mercy. I am thankful that He loves me , in spite of me. I am thankful that I can't run beyond His reach.

I am crocheting a baby blanket. I love baby blankets. I love the softness of the yarn. I love the rhythm of the pattern. I love that in a short while a new little one will be wrapped in it. A new one with a whole life ahead of them. Isn't that exciting!

This weekend holds a lot of rearranging around here. I have to reorganize the school stuff, reorganize AE's toys and finish laundry from our trip & get church stuff laid out for Sunday.

For now I have yarn and a little girl...both are calling. I think I'll watch The Little Mermaid and crochet a bit.

Happy weekend to you.


Madame Rubies said...

I wish you were here to teach me to crochet. I want to learn. What do I need to start? A hook and yarn?

Cheri said...

Oh Heather...just a hook. I would go with like a J for a starter and some cheap yarn from heart...and nothing fuzzy/bulky...just the simply yarn to start. HONESTLY there are online videos that will teach you everything and I will so show you in July.