Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Memory Verse

So, I have not been keeping up with my scripture memory, and thought I'd better get back to it. I have found it sooooo helpful to be able to focus my mind on the scriptures to bring myself back to clarity with God. I have a tendency to get overwhelmed but negative things, thoughts, etc and by bringing these verses back into my mind by memory truly helps to refocus. So, here it is:

3 If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself withought comparing himself to somebody else.
Galatians 6:3-4 NIV

I think verse 4 is really going to be the kicker for me since I find myself continually comparing myself to others.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Crochet crazy

I have to say, ever since I picket up the crochet hook again, I've gone a little crochet crazy. It's all I can think about! My new thing I love right now is Amigurumi! Love it. It's cute little stuffed crocheted animals. Did I mention they are cute? I'm working on a little lamb right now. I have no idea what I will do with them (?) but who cares. Next up is this cute little bunny, which will be right in time for Easter!
So, also I stumbled upon another thing by accident that I had to make. The pattern calls for stitch markers, which I did not have. So, over to Joann's I went and bought some with my 40% coupon. Two things annoyed me about that purchase. #1 I bought them and while waiting for Jan to checkout I was looking at the magazines and attached to one of the knitting mags were free stitch markers! Cute ones with little hanging beads! So, I realized they would be super easy to make! And so had to make some. Now I have lots of stitch markers. Then, and this is probably the worst - I had a gift card in my purse for Joann's!!!! Bah. I didn't even remember until this morning! And, I had specifically gone in thinking "I have a gift card to use". Oh well. I'll try and remember next time and use it one something super fabulous!
In my flower bed I noticed yesterday that my tulips and daffodils are just starting to come back up. Spring is so hopeful, isn't it? Even though it's still FREEZING cold and snow flurries still coming down ~ Spring is going to come and bring beauty with it. It happens every year, and so far it still amazes me. I hope it always does.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Waiting for Spring

Sorry, still no pics! I need to get new batteries for my camera I believe, but actually remembering that in the store? Not so much.
I started my new job this past Monday, and I think it's going to be good :) I'm getting my desk organized and situated the way I like things - everything easy to find and grab quickly when I need it. All the ladies and the Doctor seem very cool so far, and I hope it stays that way.
I have been knitting and also a little crochet, and embroidery (!). I was in the big resale store, it's one of those places you can have a booth and sell whatever, and there's a giant booth that has glassware. I was perusing the aisles and happened upon some older magazines, books, etc. What caught my eye was an old knitting pattern book. Of course it was in a plastic thing where you had to buy it all and truly I did not want it all. I copied down a pattern for a neat short scarf and that's the knitting project (among like 2 others) that I've been working on at lunch time. I think it may take awhile b/c the yarn is super skinny.
I kind of want to make a crochet animal or something to that effect - or knit? They just are so dern cute! What would I possibly do with it though??? hmm.
In other news, we started our new bible study last week and this one may be a doozy! It's another Beth Moore one, Esther. Already I think it's been good.
Also, it's still snowing. I'm just hoping for now that at least by July it will stop. Maybe? Or at least be warm some day. Although, this year really has been better than last year so I should not complain.