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 22, 2010

Thankful for Friday!

Another week and I didn't get any other posts done. :( I had EVERY intention of getting a post up about my cinnamon roll experiment and how it turned out, pictures of my kids and other things, but the days got away from me...seems to be a trend the past month or so.

Today I am thrilled that it's Friday! I am getting to do something that I NEVER do. Something that I NEVER allow myself to do. I am going away for the night and all day tomorrow. My mother-in-law has a quilting retreat every so often, this time I'm going! We are making a Christmas tree skirt. It's sure to be a fun time and ALL kids. :) As much as I hate to be away from my hubby, I am still very much looking forward to some time to just relax, sew and enjoy some girl time. :) LONG OVERDUE!!!

So, aside from the list of the usual things to be thankful family, my husband's job and the Lord's continued provision for our family, my quilting retreat is top of my list. :) Getting time away, time to not worry about dishes, laundry, cooking, cleaning, day care, animals and the ever present financial worries is HUGE for me! As much as I try to keep on going, keep on serving and keep on focusing on the blessings we have (which are many), allowing myself the time to relax is a rare.

I am SO extremely blessed that my family is supportive of this get away, mainly my wonderful husband. He has encouraged me from the first moment I mentioned "maybe" wanting to go. The hardest part about leaving is that I feel like I am missing rare time with him at home tonight. Hunting season it is hard to find time together, but I know he'll be going to bed early tonight, getting ready for an early hunt tomorrow. SO...I'm getting more and more OK with the idea of leaving in a little be completely honest, today has been EXTREMELY LONG!! :) Waiting like a kid for an exciting event. How crazy is that?!

This is sure to be a fun weekend and I'll have much to share...hopefully pictures of my finished a few days. :) The best part about it for me is that it's supposed to be stormy and rainy this weekend. Perfect for a quilting weekend!! Don't you think?


momoflots said...

I'm soooo glad you get to do this fun thing!! I can't wait to see pictures of your pretty creation! I hope you come back refreshed and revived!! Enjoy your weekend!!


Cinnamon said...

Hello Valerie~

It has been forever since we've chatted. I got my GLING Thanksgiving menu. Love it!!

How are you? Where are you? Has that winter storm planted snow on you yet?

Hope you are doing well and just really busy :-)


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