Monday, January 04, 2010

Count Your Blessings Monday!!

Here is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in our lives. If you would like to take part great. If not that is OK too. If you would like to share your blessing, just leave it in the comments. If you want to use the picture above and list a blessing on your own site, then leave a URL to your site in the comments. There is no pressure here. I just know that I am incredibly blessed and I would like to share that and give thanks to Him who all blessing come from. This is a way that we can encourage one another. I know that I am often encouraged when someone shares a blessing with me. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!

Today, my blessing is being able to breath. I have had problems breathing through my nose for years. I forgot what it was like to take a deep breath and to deeply sniff something. :) Michael bought a warm air vaporizer a couple of weeks ago. I was having problems at night with getting all stuffed up really bad. We have been putting that in our room each night. After about 2 days of it, I started coughing up stuff and blowing stuff out. I would blow and blow and fill a kleenex. Then I could breath wonderfully. I did that over a few days and then it all cleared up and I have been breathing clearly. I am so grateful for that. I thank God for this blessing!!!

Hopefully we will start getting back to normal this week. I do have out of town guests coming, but they will only be here a couple of nights. They are good friends and we are looking forward to seeing them. I need to bake some bread today and get going on some projects. I am knitting a pair of socks (first time). I really want to finish them and not have them be one of those projects that last over several winters. :) I have about 6" of the first sock done. I am also going to be weaving a shawl. I am borrowing a triangle loom from a friend. I am so excited. To have a wool shawl from my own sheep has been a dream of mine for several years. I have a couple of sewing projects to do on some dresses. This is mostly mending type stuff.

We brought home a ram on Saturday. The Shetland rams they had were too small to get the job done. :) So, we bought a katahdin ram. Buttercup is down to around 1 gallon of milk a day. I am not sure how long we will go on milking her. The cold is hard on the animals and we are getting some bitter cold weather right now.

What are you thankful for today?


Jthemilker said...

I paid off my car! What a blessing!

Emily said...

Hi Marci,
Well, we're back to our routine after three weeks off, and today I'm thanking God for the privilege of being able to teach my daughter at home. What fun we have!

I'm glad you're feeling better and able to take a deep breath. What a relief that must be. Have a blessed day in the Lord!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

I am thankful for a furnace!