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January 2016

1/14/16 January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016

I finally got all my Christmas decorations put away.  Well, except for the few that I always end up finding that escaped my efforts.  I put decorations in every room.  The one thing I make sure is that there is a nativity in each room.  After all, Jesus is the reason for the season!

We had family over for Christmas dinner.  Before Christmas we hosted my husband's reenactment team's Christmas dinner and gift exchange.  I also had a Christmas cookie baking party here.

It's a good thing I quit making photo calendars for gifts.  That was a major project and kept my stress level high.  Last year I was able to relax and enjoy things more.

For some reason I've always overburdened myself trying to please people or make their lives easier.  It might be something that hung on after I got rid of my low self esteem.  I like to make people smile and laugh.  Maybe I should just tickle them instead.  Teasing smiley face

Why is it that everything is so complicated these days?  A lot of it is probably the fault of technology.  I have found that a lot of weird glitches happen to me.  Once my son asked me to copy a file off my work computer.  When he went to look it wasn't there.  I knew I had done it, but he is a techno-wizard and he told me it wasn't there.  So, the next day I copied it AGAIN.  It still wasn't showing up.  He had some kind of scan program that located it.  For some reason it was invisible.  What the heck?

An hour ago I went to the kitchen to get a cup of coffee.  My sweet husband made another pot.  However, instead of emptying the filter he added another scoop on top of the used coffee.  That clogged the filter holder and made coffee grounds and brown water flow over the counter and onto the floor under the refrigerator.  Guess what I was doing for the last hour.

Now the floor in front of the refrigerator looks cleaner than the rest of the kitchen floor.  Guess what I will be doing later today.  Oh my!
I didn't make it to volunteer at the cat shelter this week and last week.  Last week I wasn't feeling good.  This week I went to a service at the Riverside National Cemetary for a good friend of ours.  It has been particularly hard losing him.  He was such an active and vibrant person.  There is a large hole in the world now. 

The older I get the more funerals there are.  The important thing to remember is that every single day is a gift.  We have no guarantees of how long we will be here on Earth.  However, we do have guarantees that we will either pass from Earth to Heaven or to Hell.  What's it going to be?

I made a list of scriptures about salvation along with some food for thought.  It is here.
Link to the 1/14/16 Bible study.

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