Thursday, May 6, 2010

Looking Ahead to This Week

This week's blessings and thankfulness came in the form of looking ahead to the future things that were going to occur in my busy life this week. Friday was a good day for me; a blessing unto itself as are every day. Saturday, Rhett had a skating party. He actually put on skates, but stayed on the carpet, not venturing out into the rink. I left him there once I spoke with the birthday boy's parents so I could go to my friend Patti's father's visitation. There I got see Patti and old co-workers. Sometimes I am still dumb and naiieve and my friends laugh at me, but I admit this and laugh at me with them. As my friend Abby says, "It's all good." I realized how my world gets smaller everyday and it is not just due to facebook either. Seeing Ola Mae after all these years. I am thankful for my ability to make my friends laugh even when it is at me.

Then I went back to pick Rhett from skating up only to see him fall. When you child is about to fall, you want to reach out to them and catch them, but sometimes you cannot stop them from falling. Rhett has some cute friends and all the parents seem nice at all the birthday parties he has attended. After that we went to Goodwill (Yes, Abby!) which was next door. I only got 2 things that I could trace the design which I haven't had time to do yet. I figure after I have used them, I can always put them in the yard sale I have been meaning to have for over 16 years now! Or I could re-donate them back to Goodwill; recycle. LOL What was funny was the birthday boy's dad came over to Goodwill too! He said it is his fave place to shop. I noticed he had "I love Hot Moms" t-shirt in his cart! I told Don about it later and he laughed.

Then we went to Big Lots where I go to once in a blue moon. I had not been there in awhile. I got some food items really cheap and a neat red ink thingie which I have only barely tested to see if it works. It does, but other uses will have to wait until I have more time.

This week has been employee appreciation week at work so we have gotten lots of goodies, freebies, coupons, a sun visor, etc. I had two free meals this week and I am thankful. They had barbecue chicken one day and fish the next. As apart of it, I am attending another free card making class which I am so looking forward to as well as seeing my old friends and co-workers. It was around this time a few years ago that I went to one of these card making/stamp classes when I got into this artistic way of life that I am now living.

Saturday I have another art show the day before Mother's Day. Wish me luck.

This week I am thankful for all the photos I took of our roses from a different angle as suggested by an aquaintance. Then I took oodle of pics of my mom's roses so I am rose poor at the moment! LOL I have taken over 7,000 pictures!

Other friends are going thru problems this week. One has had problems downpouring on her, literally drowning her car as well as many other things. One's car died and there is no hope for it. Another artist friend will be moving away soon. I wish her Godspeed, a safe journey and may she achieve her dream of living in Europe. As soon as I read that she wanted to live there, I knew I had no inkling to live there whatsoever. I am thankful to live where I live. I am just a home girl; a homebody like my mom. I have tried to tell my friends to look on the bright side of things if that is possible for them to do as it is for me. It just reinforced how positive I am as my friend Anne keeps reminding me. Please keep my friends in your thoughts.

And please keep my Daddy and my family in your prayers this coming week. I don't look as forward to next week as I looked to this one. Please keep us in your prayers on 5/20.

May you always have something to look forward to this week and the next and the next....

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7 comments:

Denise said...

You are precious. Praying for you, your dad, and all of your family. I love you.

becky aka theRAV said...

Thank you, sweet Denise. I love you too, sweetie. Praying for ya'll also.

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Becky,

I am praying for you, your dad and your family. May God with very near to all of you. Thank God for His blessings upon your family. You are so precious to Him and to us! Thank you for your visit and encouragement. I thank God for you always and your every encouragement. Take care and have a very blessed weekend! And Happy Mother's Day!

Warm regards,
Nancie

Paulie said...

Not sure what we are praying for but since it involves your concerns will pray too . . . I am waiting for photos with your blogs -- that's why we have digital cameras. Ü

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Becky,

Just want to stop by and say Happy Mother's Day! Take care and have a blessed week ahead.

Warm regards,
Nancie

becky aka theRAV said...

Nancie, thank you for your beautiful comments! Thank you for your prayers for my Daddy and my family. Back at you about the visits and your encouragement. I thank God for you always and your every encouragement also. Thanks also for the Mother's Day wishes. All greatly appreciated.

becky aka theRAV said...

The prayers are for my Daddy, Paulie. I will know more and have all the info next week. I WILL get pics up soon! LOL