The 21st Day of December

December 22, 2007 at 10:50 pm


1.  These little wrist, piece at a time pull out tape dispensers have been a hit with The Hub.  I put one in his stocking several years ago.  Problem is, he can’t seem to wrap gifts without one now.  It makes one handed gift-holding, taping, speedy wrapping nice.

2.  Used books for the kids stockings, scholastic pics, like new, for $.50 a piece.  Go Mom!

3.  Homemade pizza.  Wow.  Just nothing like it.  I love my bread machine(s, s, s)  I’ll need (knead, HA!) two at a time for company.  We may do this for Christmas Eve at Grandmas just for something fun since she is still under the weather.  They may give her a pass to come out of the hospital for Christmas Eve.  We tried Kroger brand “Pizza Parlor” flavor tonight…my favorite yet, and cheap!

4.  Wonder Dog move tonight.  I didn’t see it, but this is Red’s “WonderDog” sign afterward.  I loved that cartoon as a kid.

5.  Me.  Whew.  Only a handful of gifts left to wrap.  Now, the kitchen and MUCH laundry (Today, I needed to go spend time with fam today, a great break, but I’m going to be up until midnight again I’m afraid, just hitting the basics of life.  Ugh.  I think I’ll fit the Hallmark moments  somewhere close to  1-11-08.  Someone better inform the family of this little differential between the movies and real life of a Christmas Mom.  Whew.)


At least I’m not sick.  At least we have things to wrap.  At least we have a warm house, and comfie flannel pajamas, and fire.  At least we have food and clothing.  At least we are together.  At least, we are blessed.  But, whew!  These “little things” to do take ALL DAY! 

I’m so thankful for all my mom did for us right about now!!!  What a WOMAN!

Entry filed under: Everyday.

Sat AM We All Need a Little Soul Rest



Sifting the joy from the mundane:

recording, photographing, learning, creating.

I am married to the love of my life, as we raise three children, learning the ways of grace.


Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magn- great, and anima, soul) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity. Both terms were coined by Aristotle, who called magnanimity "the crowning virtue."

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:

MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)



"We shall not waste our time in looking for extraordinary experiences in our life, but live by pure faith, ever watchful and ready for His coming by doing our day-to-day duties with extraordinary love and devotion." ~Mother Teresa



"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today. Let us begin." ~Mother Teresa




A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in it's vicinity freshen into smiles. --Washington Irving




When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. -Harriet Beecher Stowe


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