For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:11-14


Friday, October 15, 2010

Thankful for Friday!

This past week has been a long, busy one around Tanglewood Hills. Days seem to just run together lately and all of the activity kind of blurs together. Ever feel that way? Trying to list all that has been done the past week is not easy when the activities are a blur. :) We've been busy with school activities, my work for Gling (working on recipes that highlight fall flavors), deep cleaning areas of our home and preparing for another hunting season for my boys!

So, what am I thankful for this week? So many things...we are continually blessed beyond measure, even during busy or difficult seasons. God is SO good to us!

* My dear husband is still working, and things are looking like they are picking up again. YAY!
* Hunting season starts this weekend here for modern firearm. My boys will be heading out to hopefully add to our freezer. Praying for much success for them, safety and a lot of fun too!
* Finding a bit more room in my busy schedule to devote more time to my work for Gling. It's been tough between canning and homeschooling. I've found that this past week I've had a bit more time to be in my kitchen working on tasty recipes...something I LOVE doing.
* Starting on my sewing for Christmas....this weekend while the guys are busy hunting. :) I've been wanting to get started on some sewing projects for the coming Christmas season, this weekend I'll get my chance.
* Our kids, they continually amaze me!
* The relationship that my husband and I have. Being married to my best friend is such an amazingly wonderful gift!
* A good night sleep!! Lately I've struggled with not being able to stay asleep, or some nights, even fall asleep. I tried something that I read in an article that a friend of mine sent me, though I'll admit to being VERY skeptical at it actually helping, a cup of warm milk. Yes, the old wives tale that grandma used to speak of. :) A warm cup of milk, a spoon full of honey and a bit of vanilla. Not only did it taste AMAZING, I fell asleep last night and didn't wake up until my dear hubby got up to go to work. UNHEARD OF these days! :) I'll be testing it again to see if it was the milk or shear exhaustion, but I'm expecting good things. :)
* Good friends that just "get" me, and love me anyway. :)

Have an amazing weekend with your families!


Freedom Acres Farm said...

So glad God has given me a chance to "get" you as a friend :-)

momoflots said...

Oh Valerie, it sounds like you had a better week!! I'm so glad. I too, treasure my marriage with my best friend - it's a gift without measure! I also love to drink sweetened warm milk with vanilla before bed - it's so yummy!!! And it works too with the sleep thing!!! I sometimes also take Valerian Root - it can be found in the health food or vitamin section in the store - it really does work - alsough since I haven't done much research on it I don't use it for more than a couple of days at a time - just to try and get my body back on a regular sleep pattern. These days it doesn't take much to throw it off!!!
I've been thinking of you and praying that you were feeling better!! I would love to meet you in person someday - I think we have lots in common and similar interests - although blog friends is pretty nice too :0)!!!
Hope your weekend is wonderful - the weather is supposed to be nice up here north of you - hope you have nice weather too!


Cinnamon said...

What a cheery post!! I'm so happy things are going so well. Ya-whooo for your husbands job picking up!!!

You are so right, it is an awesome gift to be married to a wonderful man. Praise the Lord!!


Farmgirl Cyn said...

Thank you for your kind comments over at my blog. I have been praying for our grandson Alex, but know His plans are not always OUR plans. Tho I am what you would consider a "full gospel" believer for over 30 years, I know that healing does not always come as we have prayed. When I stopped by there today I got to spend some time alone with him and laid hands on him, interceding before the throne. I have to believe my Father knows best.
And yes, I believe the warm milk really does work!

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