Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday afternoon gratitudes

Ahh, it felt so good to have needle in hand yesterday.  I quilted while DH and I watched Jezebel on Turner Classic Movies (just love those old B&Ws from the 30s and 40s – especially the ones starring Bette Davis or Humphrey Bogart, my mom’s favorite actress/actor) … it was a perfect evening to a productive day. 

It looks to be another quiet day today here at Chez Nana.  I just finished my weekly “conference call” with my dad and my sisters.  Now that it’s out of the way, there’s nothing much on my agenda.  I think I see some time with needle and thread in my future.  Winking smile

A couple of years ago, I started a new tradition now that I’ve discovered Etsy … personalized Christmas ornaments.  Like I said yesterday, Christmas has really snuck up on me this year, so I had to scramble to find this year’s personalized ornament (2012 for the year and 6 stockings, not 5).  I used to buy individual ornaments for everyone, but it’s getting harder and harder to find character ornaments (not to mention fairly pricey). 

Today I’m thankful for:
  • Sunshine

  • Turner Classic Movies – and those old B&W classics

  • My sweet DH who has offered to cook our meal out on the grill this evening

  • Online shopping – I’ve got my list put together for the Ts' Christmas gifts and will place our order for replacement checks online, too

  • The sermon series that just ended – good to hear affirming messages taken straight from the Word

  • The in-door ice dispenser in our refrigerator – I LOVE my iced tea really cold, so I use a lot of ice … nice to be able to just stick the cup up to the dispenser and get more ice

  • Heated seats – took the chill off on the ride to church this morning


  1. I love the old black and white movies too!

  2. They just don't make movies like they used to. I love the old ones too.

  3. Oh, heated seats, they are the BEST!!! I use mine year around. I know, crazy, but I do.

    And, I love Etsy. I placed an order from there this afternoon.

    I've been a bit under the weather today but think I've got this cold headed in the right direction and hopefully will feel a lot better tomorrow. Have a great new week!

  4. I always wanted heated seats when we lived in Montana (but never had them). I bet they are so comfy this time of year! What a wonderful idea with the ornaments! Something I'm sure the T's will treasure as they continue to grow!


  5. Love all your grateful things. Can you believe I know Jezebel? sandie

  6. I love that movie! I haven't seen it in years. I always did like Betty Davis. That is who is Jezebel right?
    I do love old black and white movies.
    I am a big Humphrey Bogart fan too.
    I started Luke this morning to read through for Christmas, I am in agreement with you nothing like the Word.

  7. I'm back to the blog world after a little break...
    I'm with you on the COLD iced tea thing. Don't you get annoyed when restaurants refill your glass with room temp tea and don't give you more ice? I have asked for more than one cup of ice in my day.
    And heated seats are the best!


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