Start Your Day with Coffee and a Prayer

Friday, December 31, 2010

A new start with a new day.

Tomorrow is 1/1/2011. A new day. Should we shrug off the old and put on the new? The old makes us wiser and more apt to handle the new. Wishing all of you out there a joyous and happy new year.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What follows after Christmas, oh yea a new number.

Why does the new year always seem to sneak up on me. It is nothing new but I still forget. In a few days I will need to write a new number. These numbers come so very soon. 2011. Can you believe it. I my hope is that I will grow and become an all round better person. This time next year I will have a new grandbaby. Having a piece of your life continue is a wonderful gift. I pray for health and prosperity for all my family and friends. Let us have joy in this new year of 2011.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Peace is given to us by the grace of God. We may have a hard time recognizing it but still it is there. The world will always be in turmoil but God gives us his love through the gift of his son. One day the lamb and lion will lie side by side. To change our little world we must have peace with others in our heart. Learn how to abandon our wants and our own way then peace will surround our life, not a perfect life but all in all the best we can do while just passing through. 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

God's gift, the greatest gift of all.  John 3:16

Monday, December 20, 2010

Susan Boyle "The Gift" and Hermits

Another day off from work. Planning on getting a bit accomplished but for now listening to Susan Boyle's new CD "The Gift" and drinking coffee. Really a great voice. I usually purchase a new CD around Christmastime. Last year was Andrea Bocelli "My Christmas". Lovely man. Costco has really great prices.

Today I will make the cookie of my youth, Hermits. My grandmother made these every Christmas. She would fill the jar and continue filling it as we ate these wonderful cookies made of spice, raisins and nuts. I make these for myself as well as my Mom. I am always hoping she will get a bit of Christmas nostalgia of her mother. Unfortunately they never turn out as she remembers them. Do you think it is not the cookie as much as the memory?  Maybe this year they will taste more like that Christmas when we were at my Grandmothers. I really wish my Grandmother was alive to critique them. I am sure she put something of herself in them that I do not have or at least have not found yet.

Happy week of Christmas.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

more blogging and less facebooking

I have neglected this blog. Facebook is great but really can you be yourself, I say nope. You have friends, family, coworkers, etc. on FB and you really cannot afford to be too revealing. But blogging is different. No one knows my blog and hopefully they will not even know how to find it unless I croak and they get into my computer and figure it out. Oh well, I would not be that mean to write really bad things just my feelings here and there.

Today is a wonderful Saturday -- a little rainy, Christmas music, good coffee, wonderful ideas from many bloggers, making a list and eating my new found friend flavored oatmeal.

Have a wonderful day.

Grand girls doing what they do best.