Saturday, September 29, 2012

Savor~7~ Saturday {9/29/12}

Today I am joining with Lisa for Savor~7~Saturday - a chance to stop and count our blessings, for they are many...many more than seven, for sure!

I'm thinking about my Dad this week as we would have celebrated his 66th birthday.  I wonder what kind of celebration we might have had, and what he would have thought about Drummer playing baseball and Dollie going to the homecoming dance.  I'm sure he would have been here with us for both! It's hard to believe he's been with Jesus these past 20 years, but he has and the "missing him" never stops, especially when "milestone stuff" happens. Happy Birthday Dad!

Now for the Savor~7
Scripture~ Right now I am in the midst of two big huge challenges.  First is the #hellomornings ~ Get up early, Bible Study, Planning your day, Exercise challenge.  We finished up week six this past week, and I cannot believe the difference it has made!  I am loving the 1 Peter #KeptStudy we are doing too!

I am also in the middle of reading the Bible in 90 days.  Today is actually day 41, but I am a few days behind. I'm hoping to catch up this weekend and start with a clean slate on Monday, Oct. 1.

Story Tellers~ Let's see, having heard Jon Acuff, Jeff Goins, Matt Chambers and Ali Worthington all in a 24 hour period, I'd have to go with suggesting any of them...

Social~ I think I've mentioned it once or twice, but I attended the Quitter Conference last weekend with Jon Acuff. It was truly a "light switch" moment for me.  The social part is the 400 other people who also attended.  This was challenging for me, as I am a total introvert, but I managed to step out of my little box and meet some wonderful people.

Silly~ Oh, I would have to say the fitting room at the consignment store when Dollie was trying on dresses last minute for homecoming.  She picked up one the minute we walked in and put it back a couple of times before adding it to the pile. I picked up the traditional ones, of course. Then when she put that first one on, she glowed. She twirled. She giggled and said "I feel like a princess...a cupcake princess."  The photo below doesn't do it justice, but the skirt is full of a cupcake would have. It was in that moment that I knew we weren't walking out without that dress.

Snapshot~ Last night Dollie attended her high school homecoming in her sweet little "Cupcake Dress" with a group of her friends.  How can it be? Only yesterday she was dancing around in her tutu watching Sesame Street...  The days go by so fast!  Sure wish I'd gotten better photos though...

Sips~ I've returned to my daily cup of green tea.  I got away from it over the summer, enjoying my iced coffee, but the green tea is warm on these chilly mornings, and it has so many other benefits too.

Sweets~ Gluten Free Ooey Gooey Cheesecake.  Last weekend while we were away, My Man and I walked the historic district of Franklin, TN and stumbled upon a little restaurant that had a gluten free menu.  The salads we ate were awesome, but they didn't even compare to the dessert.  It was a gf ooey-gooey cheesecake.  Oh. My. The. Goodness.  I only had a few bites because of the sweetness, but it reminded me that gluten free does NOT mean awful tasting.

That's it for this week.  Have a great weekend!


1 comment:

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

That conference sounds amazing! Your daughter's dress is so pretty, as is she! And that cheesecake sounds yummy - how can you go wrong with cheesecake? Thanks for joining in today and have a blessed weekend Lori!