Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March Musings - Day 22

Observe


the textures and patterns of a skirt for a little girl


the afternoon light polishing pottery


the bakery case reflecting goodies you might not notice


a kitty's purrfect contentment


the geometry of shapes


the grooves and wear of a hardwood floor




(P.s. she got the polka dot one!)

March Musings - Day 21


"Why do you have a watch on your ankle?" has been the question I've gotten the past couple days.

Well, here's the answer:

I was having trouble remembering to pray. I wanted to pray, I needed to pray, but it never came to mind. So I put a watch on my ankle to remind me to:

"Watch for a time to pray!"

So whenever I feel it rubbing my ankle, or I brush up against it with my other foot, I pray for whatever comes to mind first. Or even say thank you for whatever comes to mind first! So far it's worked well, and it's definitely a good reminder to look for the times in which I can pray for those I care about, or even those I wouldn't normally pray for depending where I am.

Maybe you might want to try wearing a watch on your ankle?



March Musings - Day 20


I'm going to do something completely unlike myself and rave today about this app. I got it within the past couple weeks and I've enjoyed it so much! It's gotten me to think about verses I know well, and it's gotten me to think about verses I've never noticed before! It's great to read quick before work in the morning or late at night before bed. If you've been looking for a good devotional, the "Morning and Evening" devotional by Spurgeon comes highly recommended! (And there is the app with it for those who are technologically inclined!)

March Musings - Day 19


Another dancing season is done,
we made sure to have a lot of fun,
and while we became more skilled at our craft,
we also talked and plenty laughed.

Jigs and reels and ceilis too,
dancing together like glue,
learning quirks and treble steps,
sometimes it took a lot of pep (and prep!).

Bribing my teacher with Almond Joy,
dancing with both girl and boy,
we brought down the house with shows,
and with pride, my teacher glows! <3

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March Musings - Day 18


(Photo credit: www.syracusewomanmag.com )

I want to highlight two things:

- Nancy is a wonderful owner! I was worn out and not feeling the greatest, and she sent me home from work. She looks out for the employees and cares about each one! Very proud to work for her!

- Please read the wonderful article that was written up about Bailiwick! She was featured in the Syracuse Woman Magazine! 

I love my job! <3

March Musings - Day 17


“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

We had an unexpected treat as we went to one of the nursing homes, and they gave us lunch! Thank you!!! Twas truly unexpected!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

March Musings - Day 16


Today was our "St Patrick's Day"!! We had a blast dancing at a couple schools and the mall! As you can see from the picture above, my friend Q. and I were laughing because of it! That and we were so tired we could barely dance, let alone breathe...but who needs to breathe???? ;) Anywho, we had a lot of fun. This year, my handsome fiance was my chauffeur while my family rode together. We definitely enjoyed talking about some really random things like church hierarchy. At the last show both my grandparents, and my "grandparents" (they are basically grandparents to us and we love them dearly!) came to see it, so it was nice to have someone special to dance for! Each of my sisters did a fantastic job, and I can't wait for the shows tomorrow!

March Musings - Day 15

They taught me a lesson in monopoly. I was home from work as we never opened due to the snowstorm, so we played Wizard of Oz monopoly simplified. L-Jo and T-Bug played the first round. Surprisingly, T-bug won! Her strategy was to buy only the properties she had her heart's desire for, and when all was said and done, she had the most cash, so we deemed her the winner! (It's easier to do it that way!)


The second time it was with T-Tot, and Lil' G. Lil' G won because she did an almost identical strategy to T-bug, and ended up with twice as much money as T-bug! ($2057!)


All in all, I have a new strategy for the next time I play monopoly.... We shall see if it works! Also, a cup of coffee with it helps. ;~)


Just remember, if you are playing monopoly, your cat will want some dominion as well in this. I call this photo: "Surveying his monopoly...."


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March Musings - Day 14

What do you do when the night is bitterly cold?

You go to bed and sleep as soundly as gold.

Monday, March 13, 2017

March Musings - Day 13


The countdown is on! Only a couple more days until we dance! We had our rehearsal tonight for our shows, and a first happened to me. Now tradition states that I dance out of one of my ghillies at least once during St Patrick's Day performances. Not sure how, but it always manages to happen. Today during rehearsal, I one-upped myself! I managed to dance hard enough that my shoe laces became untied....

...then I proceeded to step on my shoelace and snap it completely! (You can see the knot I tied in the upper left corner!) I didn't know what had happened other than hearing a snap sound, so I kicked off my shoe and discovered at the end of the dance my lace had snapped. I'd say that's one for my books! ;~) Toes are tappin', wigs are curlin', girlies are dancin', and St Patrick's Day is almost here!!!