Posting a day late but better late than never!!
The last two weeks have been rough. I don't get a lot of sleep due to my hip/back/neck issues as well as restless leg syndrome (um, and my crazy fat cat) so I've been running on empty. Then a friend of mine passed away from long-suffering with cancer; another friend's father passed away; and my piano student's 3-week-old baby brother passed away. And on top of that, I've been praying fervently for the Christians who are being beheaded in Iraq. But I've found blessings in these days; Bible verses that my friends posted, church service, and comfort in friends and family. I know that God is bigger than anything we'll ever face on earth and as long as we keep our eyes fixed on Him, we can get through even the worst of times.
My most faves in the last week are as follows:
I did some blog reading the other day and found two posts that really touched me; posts I needed to read, like God sent me to them for an encouraging Word. Step over to Gold in the Clouds, "Still Praise" http://goldintheclouds-faith.blogspot.com/2014/08/still-praise.html and Outnumbered Mom "Too Much to Carry" http://www.outnumberedmom.com/2014/08/too-much-to-carry.html to be blessed!
New Piano Student
Daycare kids come and go, as well as piano students. Last month I “let go” a piano student who had been a no-show two weeks in a row without letting me know she wouldn't be there; and she didn't like to practice because she wanted to play outside instead. So I was down a student. This week I got another, now I am full!! I am discovering that if I am patient and wait on God, He brings just what I need in just the right timing.
Getting in Touch
And speaking of piano, I found my former piano teacher on Facebook and we became Facebook friends and are now in touch again. She taught me when I was around 11and I took lessons for 4-5 years. She is an awesome teacher and woman and I think she will be a great mentor for me as I teach my own students!
Yes, I love the cooler weather. Fall is my favorite season and I don't mind Winter either. Cozy cool days to curl up with a fire in the wood stove, under a blanket with a good book and cup of coffee; evenings with wine and a good movie. See ya later, summer. Bring on the cold weather!!
Three Day Weekend
I so need this. I plan on sleeping later this weekend to try to catch up. I also plan on getting stuff done around the house, working on cross-stitch and sewing projects, and hanging with my husband. Last night my grandmother and I ate burgers and fries at the Ilion Marina; we sat by the water and enjoyed a fun evening together. Today my husband and I went to Cooperstown for the afternoon!!
I hope all my friends have a great weekend! Link up to Susan's site http://www.susannesspace.blogspot.com/ and tell us your own faves!