Fine-Tune My Heart

December 30, 2009 at 9:35 am (Musings...)

 

Lord, don’t let me forget the blessings!!  As I struggle with my physical body, may I keep my eyes, not on temporal things, but eternity ~~ use me as your servant, as an instrument.

 Fine-tune my heart.

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My Favorite Things… Shoes

December 29, 2009 at 5:46 am (Musings...)

I have a rule in my house.  When something comes in, something must go out!  This simple edict keeps my home from becoming one of those horror hoarder houses.  It applies to everything but two things… art/jewelry supplies and shoes.  {{Hey, I made up the rule, I can make exceptions!}} 🙂

I was looking for a pair of boots, warm, not too trendy, not too old-lady-like, for this 50-year-old to wear in the snow.  It sounds easier than it looks!  Pom-poms at the end of ties, front-laced with fur up the front (I’m too old); chunky heels with easy-to-open sides (I’m not old enough); those were some of my choices.  I went to every store in the Galleria and was despairing of even finding a pair when…  Ta-Da!!!

My perfect boots!

Amanda, my darling daughter, who loves me and understands my shoe fetish bought me a pair of sophisticated slipper-like teal shoes for Christmas.

My Beautiful Teal Shoes

I cannot wait to wear them.  However, the two feet of snow outside will probably dictate that I wear them later rather than sooner!

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Our Tiny Tree

December 27, 2009 at 2:37 pm (Musings...)

I have not blogged for a while… that will change.  You will once again be able to glimpse into my mad mad world.  I have been going through some changes ~~ both physically and spiritually, but I digress… back to the tree.

For the past three years I have been asking, no begging darling DannyO for a smaller tree.  We have the room for a big tree, but I no longer have the balance to decorate a tall tree — that whole ladder thing is dangerous for my health 🙂

This year, with a promise of a smaller tree, Dan and his brothers began their day-long search.  Unfortunately, Dan was on call and became swamped with work.  The tree choosing was left to his brothers…

Our "tiny" tree 2009

We brought it into the house wrapped and I couldn’t see its full glory until it was unfurled in our living room… I wanted to weep!  In fact, I think I pouted just a bit.  Danny recognized that indeed the task was too daunting for me, so he took last Monday off from work and we decorated it together.  It only took 8 hours!

When we were finished, he asked me to stand next to the tree and put my arm in the air.  As I complied with his request, I asked him why.  He said, “So I know how tall of a tree to get next year!”  I love that man!

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