It has been awhile since I did one of these but I remember that I can get a lot said without having to think too hard…which works for me these days! So…here goes: Outside my window….it is a picture perfect gorgeous day! I hate to say that with so many suffering from horrible humidity, heat and drought but it is true! Now, this past weekend we did have Irene run up the coast but, for us, it was more of a blessing than not. The rain was not too heavy and was so needed. We really did miss the ugly part of the storm – and I am thankful for that. I am thinking….how bizarre this past week was – just days before the hurricane threatened the East Coast, we experienced an earthquake! Really now? The earthquake was really weird and I had no idea what was happening and, therefore, I was too naïve to be worried or even scared. But, I can also safely say that one earthquake in my lifetime is enough earthquake! I am thankful for…my new job! I began working at my church last week – two days a week and in a “spot” just right for me. I am so privileged to have a part in this ministry and thank the Lord that He truly does desire to give us the desires of our heart. I am wearing….yucky clothes because I am cleaning house all day. I will definitely have to rethink my schedule with working. Last week, I definitely feel behind in my housework and I truly don’t want that to happen because of the new job. So, for now – Mondays will be housework day. Not as bad as it sounds because I am one happy camper when all is in order at home! But, right now my hands smell like Mr. Clean! I am remembering…..the last hurricane we had around these parts. I believe it was 2005. So much more damage and power outages, etc. We truly were fortunate this time. I am going…to the mall tonight. Not that it matters in the great scheme of things but tomorrow is the first day of school at the church/school and I think I just might look for a “back to school” outfit for myself! I am reading…Where is God? and it is taking me way too long to finish. Reading just seems to be a chore to me these days. Boo. I am hoping…..the house stays this way for at least 24 hours. Is that too much to ask?? On my mind….all the blessings that seem to come my children’s way and, unfortunately, I don’t think they see them as such. I am thrilled and excited for them….and saddened at the same time. God is so good and so patient – They received a huge (material) blessing this weekend. I’ll check about sharing the details but I was just tickled pink for them both! And I have no problem – at all – seeing God’s abundant blessing!! From the kitchen….Hubbie says we need to grill out tonight. I’m tellin’ ya, the weather is gorgeous but I don’t want to rub it in. And then maybe some whoopie pies! After our walk this morning, my friend and I discussed these delicious sweet snacks – of course we did right after walking! – and now I have them on the brain. Have you ever had one??l YUM Around the house….its shiny and the laundry is done (well, almost!) and everything is in its place. I write that only so as to have record that it actually does occur once in a blue moon!! Plans for the week….working, walking, coffee with a friend, shopping with another friend – and I really want to drag out my fall things and start putting them out. Is it too early??? Maybe. But I really want to!! One of the favorite things….uh, well, pulling out my fall things and starting to decorate!