Well I started working on my blog 12 hours ago.
One thing lead to another and here I am just getting back to work on it again.
Oh it has been a hilarious day here.
As some of you may or may not know, along with my own Year of Gratitude,
I am also doing The JOY DARE, one thousand gifts in 2012.
You can locate my list (sans pictures) on my sidebar under JOY DARE.
Well today it was:
3 gifts you saw only when you got close up.
Get what my gift is today?
I love to start my day photographing the light hitting my chandelier over my
kitchen sink, or the crystals on several lamps or the "candle" chandy over my computer.
I was so excited today when the rays were showing "purple/pink".
Can you see that in the picture?
Bet you can also see the DUST too.
I did NOT see this through my lens, only when I enlarged the photo.
Then I started looking at other photos and found more DUST on my large mirror
on the hearth of our fireplace!
So you can see my first obstacle, dusting!
Before I sat down again to work on the blog, I decided to make the new recipe I tried
earlier this week.
A yummy black bean, tomato, green pepper, onion concoction
served over brown rice.
I love bean dishes. Loving hubby not so much.
But this one he liked.
That is a gift right there!
We ate it twice this past week and I wanted to make more for the weekend
to have on hand.
The pepper, onion, garlic had cooked nicely in the skillet.
Poured in the can of diced tomatoes, the beans and was about to measure the
veggie broth when I made a MISTAKE and SHOOK the container!
Now I don't even know if anyone shakes it before using but my mother always
shook everything, so it is ingrained in me to do the same.
I had forgotten I had partly opened the top and you guessed it,
the stove, the counter, my shirt were generously speckled with veggie broth!
Know what I did next?
LAUGHED OUT LOUD.
Thanked Him for the gift of dust and messes.
Kept chuckling as I cleaned up.
It was not life shattering, just messy, and finally all cleaned up again.
While the mixture was simmering on the stove
I laundered our sheets, vacuumed and tidied up.
After lunch we went to one of my favorite places,
our library's thrift shop.
Look what I found for all of $4.50!
4 cooking light magazines and 1 Vegetarian magazine
Low - fat favorites.
It is like brand new. Regularly $22.00.
Anyone else have the Moosewood Restaurant cookbooks?
I am learning that the more gratitude I have for the small aspects of
my days and my life,
the richer my life becomes in ways that while still small
are none the less gifts in themselves.
Since it is Friday night,
I wish you joy and beauty in unexpected places this weekend.
Come back anytime and share your world with me by leaving a comment
about how life is blessing you.
or send me a private email and share a prayer request.
My heart would love to be able to add your requests to my prayer journal.
Together we can Praise and Pray.
I will be back posting as usual this weekend.