Thursday, January 30, 2014

Welcome to Thankful Thursday - January 30, 2014

Scenes from cozy place Winter 2013

With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: 
"He is good; his love to Israel endures forever." 
And all the people gave a great shout of praise
 to the LORD, because the foundation
 of the house of the LORD was laid.
Ezra 3:11

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope you are staying warm if you are in
this new polar vortex.
Wow, yall having really been getting a
workover this Winter for sure!
Course, we know it is because of all
the darn global warming!  lol
and if you are not in the polar vortex
I am sure you are probably doing fine
weather wise,  but hope all is well
with all of you,  where ever you are.

It has been a crazy week here,  warm
then rainy and cold for a few days. 
Today it is 56 degrees but tomorrow 
will be 74 and then over the weekend
and next week in the 80's.  
Told you it was crazy!!.
We are doing well otherwise.

So on with my list...................

I am thankful
to have my house almost done for the
Winter Season.  I have come to love
the Winter Season as well,  as it truly
has a beauty all it's own.

I am thankful
that my SIL Jerry made it home safe
and sound from Texas and was able to
get safely home from the airport since it 
was heavily snowing in Asheville.
Also glad they made it back and forth
to work the next day safely too, since
they are not used to driving in snow.

I am thankful
for all the neat snow pictures Dee sent me
yesterday,  so pretty............nice to sort
of be able to enjoy it with her. 

I am thankful
for a warm, snuggly, cozy bed to sleep
in especially when it is colder in Florida,
course, I am thankful for my bed all the
time,  but when it is cold out,  it makes 
me think of homeless people and wonder
how they survive, and how awful it must
be to have no bed to sleep sure
makes me more thankful for mine.

I am thankful
that we have all the Christmas stuff tucked
away safely till next year,  and just about to
take all the Winter decorating boxes back out
 into the garage.  It is About

I am thankful
for how well our Young Married's class went.
It went about as good as it could go,  so we
were  all ecstatic about that.  We have a nice
group, and from what we heard think we will
 probably get a few more couples this Sunday.

I am thankful
for an encouraging note we got from one of
our students to be this morning,  she was
sick last week and couldn't come but plans
to come next week.  It was just so thought-
ful and sweet.

I am thankful
for a really good movie we saw last night
called "Ace of Cards",  it was about a police-
man and his K-9 training dog.  Based on
a true story.  Very Good!


I am thankful
for Chudleigh's Apple Blossoms,  a great
 frozen dessert we discovered at Sam's club.
You just pop them in the microwave for 1
minute, add some frozen yogurt or ice cream
and they are having
apple cobbler. They are perfect for us,  
cause I don't make a lot of desserts  unless 
we are having company because with just
 the 2 of us they don't get eaten.

I am thankful
that I have all the ingredients in the house
to make chili for dinner.  It is cold out and
I didn't want to go to the store but I did

I am thankful
that we are gonna be having our lil
neighbor boy over tomorrow night,  he
used to come over a lot when he was 
younger,  but now he is in middle school
and we don't get to see him as much, and 
he is such a precious kid,  and when he
does see us, he says I miss coming over
so we are gonna have a pizza and game
night.  This lil guy  has been thru a lot of 
stuff no child should have to go through
unfortunately.  But I praise God that he
has a grandmother who cares about him.
That is who he lives with.

I am thankful
that Scott and Megan will be able to come
over for dinner on Sat. evening,  I just
realized yesterday that they have not
been here since Christmas,  other than
to drop the baby off or pick her up.
Either someone was sick,  or Scott was
out of town,  or something else going on.
So it is time for a get

Just had to come back and add #13
cause it just really gave me a warm fuzzy,
and encouraged my heart.

I am thankful
that people were using facebook to help
people that were stranded in the Atlanta
snow storm,  what a wonderful thing,
and praise the Lord for the lady who
was so wise to set it up.  People were
rescued or at least given hot food and
coffee or neat!
That is our real America!! 

Well,  there you have it................

So glad you could stop in,  and hope
you have some thankfuls to add to
the comment list.  

Take Care and Have a Good Friday
and a Wonderful Weekend,

Love, Hugs and
 Cozy Warm Blessings to ya,



Alycia Nichols said...

You, like many of us, have much to be thankful for. It's amazing to me how it's so easy for us to complain, but much more difficult to enumerate on the blessings for which we should be eternally grateful. You did a wonderful job of putting it all out there!

Have a blessed weekend!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

What a wonderful blog! Reminds me I too have much to be thankful for! Love the tablecloth, and although not in your Tablescape, I love the painting. Is it a Thomas Kinkade? We are fans. Stay warm! :)

Sister Susie Says said...

Time for hot chocolate!
#1. My winter décor includes more blankets, ha!
#2. I took Alice and Jane to the airport for a three day excursion, but their flight was cancelled until tomorrow! So we went and ate at Good Fellows!
#3. A great way to share without feeling the cold, lol!
#4. Amen! Sarah curls up next to me now! The dogs have their warm doggie beds! The birds have their "buddy wraps" (little towels they can sling over their backs!)
#5. Busy, busy!
#6. I've been praying for your class to increase!
#7. It's great when they let you know.
#8. I'll have to add it to my Netflix future movies!
#9. I'll have to try them!
#10. I made chicken and dumplings in my crock pot, yum yum!
#11. Love surely goes a long way!
#12. Enjoy your time together!
#13. That is great to hear. I don't know what's going on in the world anymore because I don't watch the news anymore!
* I got the stitches taken out today! I love you all, Susan

Sue said...

Your thankful list is always so encouraging, Nellie. I too am thankful for a warm cozy house and bed to sleep in. Wishing you many blessings as you and your husband minister to the young marrieds, a great ministry indeed.Thanks for sharing, have a blessed week.

Cinderella Moments said...

Not much was talked about on the incredible things that happened in Atlanta during that storm on the news. Like businesses stepping up. The news media is so biased it's gross!
Great to catch up with you and all your happenings. I'm back to lying down today. I've had some swelling so I have to stay off my leg again. The bruising is yucky looking and quite extensive. I had no idea this happened when you sprain a muscle.
Have a wonderful rest of the week and don't sprain anything! LOL!