Blah and Smiles

Hello, it has been quite a time since my last blog… or it seems so.

It’s not because I have been crazy busy…
It’s not because I have been stressed out…
It’s not because I’ve been having too much fun…
I don’t know why…
Just haven’t been inspired to write.  
Ever been there?
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Yesterday, my daughter had a band concert.  I didn’t get to go.    
I had a headache that was probably one of the worst I have had.  It started during Sunday school and got worse.   It was one of those headaches that when I sang the hymns, it hurt above my eyes.  As the morning went, light began to bother me and noises just a little elevated aggravated my headache.   When I got home I took two extra strength acetaminophen and a sinus pill, then went to bed and covered my head so that light wouldn’t get in.   4 hours later, I got out of bed and the headache had pretty much left me or was a tolerable level.   
But,  I missed my daughter’s concert.    
Of all days for a major headache to kick in!
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She brought home a trophy for Outstanding Percussionist of the Year.   AWESOME!!  
I wanted to get a pic of her and the trophy, but she did not cooperate, thus I have a pic of her hand and trophy only.
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I think it was Saturday… 
David brought in the first radish’s from his garden this year…
and the cactus seed he planted, are coming up too.
Aren’t the little cacti cute?
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Inspirational Thought For Today
A smile is a curve that can straighten out a lot of things.
~ Quilted Hearts ~
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Have a great Tuesday!
God bless and keep you,
Sonia
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Don’t Forget…

Hello,

Not much going on today… just taking it easy.

I baked a french toast casserole this morning that turned out tasty.  The recipe is below.

Took a nap, this afternoon… did you?

And finished a mug rug.

Nicked my finger with my rotary cutter, a stinging reminder of how sharp they can be.

So don’t forget to be careful each time you use a rotary cutter.

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Other than that…not much went on.  I needed the rest.

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RECIPE OF THE WEEK
French Toast Casserole
6 slices thick cut bread, cut in cubes
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
In a large bowl, combine cubed bread, cinnamon, brown sugar and melted butter, mixing them well so that the bread is well covered.
In a separate bowl combine the beaten eggs, milk and vanilla.  Pour over the bread mixture.   Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
Pour into a well greased baking pan and bake at 350° F for 30-35 minutes or until golden.
Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and serve with maple syrup if desired.   Serves 4
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Have a great rest of the weekend!!
God bless and keep you, 
Sonia

The Little Things

Hello,

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! ~Psalm 27:13
It’s the little things that can make or break your day.  It all depends on how you handle it. 
Today while I was studying for an internal audit, I have to do next week, I began to feel like I was going to there going over standards and procedures forever.  But then the thought about the little things, came to mind.
So I looked at the M&Ms, I was munching on, and thought of how yummy they were.   
Then I looked at one of my plants on my desk, it had new growth.
I decided that things weren’t that bad, after all.  It made my studying and prep work, a lot easier to contend with.

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There are only two ways to live your life.
One, as if nothing is a miracle.
Two, as if everything is.
~Albert Einstein~


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Have a wonderful weekend!!
God bless and keep you,
Sonia

Sparkle…

Hello,

My hubby took some awesome pictures of my roses this morning.

These first three are of a climber and a ground cover rose.

The dew made them sparkle.  🙂

The last picture is my mini rose.

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I was blessed with having my name drawn for a door prize this evening, at the guild meeting.
These two fat quarters are awesome and I think they will look great in “something” I create in the near future.  🙂
To me they look kind of vintage.
I was reminded this evening that I have a pin cushion and a Hoffman challenge due by June.   
Oh My!
We had a good meeting with lots of “show and tell”.  Our program was on Binding.  It was a useful program indeed.  🙂
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Have wonderful Wednesday!
God bless and keep you,
Sonia

Spark of Truth…

Hello,

Often times we experience things that aren’t pleasant and we react.  We react at the time it happens and we react after the fact.

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How do you deal with something like that?

Do you dwell on it, let it control you?

Do you try to process it, learn from it and move on?

I use to dwell on those bad situations, letting them control me.  Letting worry and fear control my actions.  It was a horrible way to live, always wondering what would happen next or if what you dreaded worse. would happen.

Then one day I read a verse, that changed my way of thinking.

For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. ~ 1 John 3:20

This verse let me know that no matter my fears or worries, God was stronger than them and He is in control of all things.

Then today’s verse on my sidebar, says it all.

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:13,14

It means, though I don’t have a hold on it, I let go of the past and move forward, looking for the return of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

So, though I may have regrets, I am able to learn from them and move forward.  With this spark of truth, life is much easier to face.

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Have a marvelous Monday!!
God bless and keep you,
Sonia