Friday, 31 October 2014

End of October. Fuzzy brain. But I don't have to use it for a day or two.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

I was invited for a cuppa to the group of ladies who play badminton. It's lovely when a newbie is accepted and welcomed into a group that have known each other for a long time

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Had the gas boiler serviced today. Wouldn't come back on when the man had finished. Clock had chosen that fortuitous moment to go wrong which was half the blessing and the other half was that he had one that fitted the existing base plate on the van. All toasty warm again now.
Tuesday was a lovely day, weather wise.  Unexpected warmth and sun at the end of October is certainly a blessing in my book!

Spent a part of Monday with my mum.  It's a blessing that she is feeling a bit more positive at the moment. Hope it lasts!
Not sure how I got 4 days behind again. This one should have been written on Sunday! it's a blessing that my mum and hubby are both so understanding when I am not feeling very bright..

Saturday, 25 October 2014

I am cheating a bit, and playing catch up, so you need to read the three posts that follow as well as this one.  I may have mentioned it before but we are blessed in this country with a great variation in the weather. Maybe that's why so many Brits are so obsessed with it!  

Four seasons. 
The beauty of autumn ......

Cuddling up in a thick jumper and drawing the curtains on the cold winter world

The promise of Spring

Lazy days of summer

Thursday, 23 October 2014

This is the 21st post in October. the date is the 23rd.  Something has gone wrong somewhere, I have clearly had too much on my mind and shoulders and I do hope that my regular readers forgive me. The blessing is I know they will xx

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Been helping a friend come to terms with a big disappointment. Always a blessing to put my own problems back in their box and support someone else for a change.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Somehow, and I believe it is by the grace of God, things seem to be getting into a better perspective now.  It is a blessing and always has been, in my adult years, that when I do get a bit low, or, dare I say it, depressed, I always know deep down that it will pass. So that's not even proper depression and that is a blessing too. 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Getting better ( you really need to read yesterday's first)
There are so many things in my life that I am blessed with and I hope that I will soon be feeling that way again.  But when you are down, you are down.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

I was cutting some bread up to put in hubby's soup. It's a blessing I didn't cut right through my finger. OUCH!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Things have been a bit difficult for the last few days and a blessing I count every day is my lovely, caring and supportive hubby.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014

It's a blessing I don't have to do this for a living.. No doubt my mojo is enjoying its holiday and will be back soon

Sunday, 12 October 2014

The picture is one I did using a great app I just put on my iPad which enables you to do repeating patterns from scratch.  Not relevant, but finding aprropriate pictures is proving more difficult at the moment.  The blessing is people who are generous and open hearted.  I know a few and I am meeting more.
I know, I'm all behind again ( no big bum jokes please). It's a blessing no one depends on these posts being on time!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Another favourite Sutton Hoo tree.  For no reason in particular. I enjoyed my Friday much more than I thought I would. Energy reserve was very low but a little voice in my head said "Showtime" when the door bell rang and it seemed to work!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

It's a blessing things didn't always turn out the way I wanted to at the time. In the process of my clearing out etc I came across some old diaries, covering the period from when I was 17 to when I was 27.  I looked up today's date in one of them and was in the middle of my first heart break.  So glad I didn't win him back!

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Following on from yesterday's post and the incident of the chest of drawers, it is a blessing that I only have one bruise and one slightly pulled muscle!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

It's a blessing that the chest of drawers didn't fall on me and a blessing my back didn't go PING!
Sometimes the prayer I come to in my daily prayer book is just so appropriate

"Think about the situations that you will face and the emotions you may feel…. Where is it possible that you will become angry? … Do you have anyone you wish to harm? Even if only through words…. Now commit those situations to God, … and to only speaking words that are helpful. Think about your motivation for speaking words that injure or mislead versus words that buildup…. Father, grant me, I ask, the perspective to see the power of my emotions and words for good or harm, and the desire to use them for Your glory and for the good of others. Amen."

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Today's blessing was one of the loveliest communion services I have been to in a long time

Saturday, 4 October 2014

It's been a long day, the removal men were fab, they even vacuumed the floors where they moved furniture.  I bought and collected a lovely nest of tables for my study and am looking forward to a week of sorting and chucking out.  The best moment was that it still isn't too late in the year for the sun to come in my bedroom window in the late afternoon, and it did, just for a few moments while I had my feet up. Feeling blessed.

Friday, 3 October 2014

The last few days pics have come from a visit to Thompson and Morgans trial grounds a couple of years ago.  Today has been a very good day.  My lovely gardening lady has worked like a Trojan, I have been shifting stuff for the grand re-arranging of the furniture tomorrow and I haven't felt tired that much and I haven't been hurting that much and it's all going wonderfully well.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

I got a lot done yesterday in all sorts of ways and have been blessed with an extra boost of energy and positive thinking
When I said I was going to do a post for every day, i don't think I promised that each post would appear on that day!  Anyway, a couple of days ago I was blessed with some insight into a situation and it worked out really well. it's too personal to go into details here although I expect one or two of you will get the story some other time, but it's a good feeling when you know you have been guided by God to help someone else.