Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Friday

Hello dear friends-I'm wishing you abundant blessings this weekend. We are expecting snow tonight and today is dreary and cold. Just the perfect kind of day to stay inside; you know those types of days when you just wear a warm up suit or something cozy and warm and don't do much on anything. I've been fighting a stuffy nose, something that has been hanging around in our family so don't want to spread any new germs around. I'm hoping to pin the baby quilt today so I can start hand quilting it, for before you know it the little lass will arrive and this nana wants it finished by her birth.
I am so thankful for this day, this life. Even when I don't feel quite up to par, I am thankful it is something that will pass before too long. I am thankful to be blessed with an incredible family and two faithful dogs. I am thankful that our oldest dog's eye is looking better today after I applied medicine to it and put a halo collar on him. Four years ago he had to have eye surgery and the thought of going through it again wasn't pleasant. I am thankful that in Sonoma County we had a Eye Specialist for Dogs and that the original procedure was relatively easy and not as expensive as having a vet do it. I am thankful that we still had some of the ointment that I could apply. I am thankful for this little old dog, his loyal spirit and the fact that my sis loved him so much. I am thankful for memories of her that floated through my mind yesterday-oh how I miss her. I am thankful that I know with complete assurance that I will see her in glory.
I am thankful that our Father never gives us more than we can handle; even if we seem to think He does-He never leaves us or forsakes us. I am thankful that He is my hiding place, that I find shelter under His pinions. I am thankful that His love is perfect and holy and that it is always unconditional. I am thankful that I am a work in progress-far from finished.

Enjoy His blessings today and this weekend.


  1. Such sweet thoughts for Friday....

  2. Hi Noreen,
    Yes, God is good all the time,
    even in the bad times. Just like you said last week the more we find to be grateful about, the more there is! Amazing!
    I wish you lived close too, it would be so neat to have you as part of our group. Well, one day we can all have a group in glory!! lol Wouldn't that be fun! A big
    tea party while we are worshipping our KING! Thanks for coming by
    I always love hearing from you.
    Love and blessings,

  3. Wonderful thoughts for Friday my dear friend. God is so good. I'm so enjoying all these thankful/grateful posts that are everywhere this month in the blogging world. What an inspiration. Hugs and love

  4. And I am so thankful for you.

    I love you and thanks for sharing your heart with us.

  5. Noreen, I hope you are feeling a bit better. I love reading all the things you are thankful for. It puts it into perspective. When you think of all that you have, the "have not's" really don't matter. God has truly blessed us.

  6. This was a wondeful post. I lost hearing about all your many blessings. Yes, the Lord is soo good to us. I wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog this morning. I love that visited me and encouraged me. I wanted to tell you however that I too have osteo, not RA. It is in my knees and they are saying I need the replacement surgery but I am fighting that for now. Thanks so much for caring. Hope you feel better soon. Goodness, snow?? I can't imagine that being a California gal. I think that sounds soo wonderous. Have a great day. Blessings to you, Debbie

  7. Thanks for your encouraging thoughts Noreen. They are most helpful.

  8. I am always inspired by your posts. Hope you feel better soon. Stay warm - snow is really coming down here.


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