What I learned in December


 
This December I learned:
 
 
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When you go to the grocery store with a sinus headache you may think you are buying a head of lettuce but in fact come home with a head of cabbage.  Coleslaw anyone?
 
 
 
 
 

I just might love bells - silver bells, jingling bells and church bells joyfully welcoming all to listen, to sing, to worship. 
 
 
 
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I never tire of seeing one of our neighborhood volunteer fire fighters dress as Santa and drive up our road waving a Merry Christmas greeting to all and handing bags of goodies to the kids.  
 
 
 
(our daughters two lovlies: Stella and Joey)
 
Taking two little bitty, mini dachshunds for a walk by two full sized adults can be quite an adventure!  After a lap and a half around the local ponds, Score: weiners 2, big people 0.  (They might be naughty but they are are SO cute!)
 
 
 
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Cheering on our beloved Seahawks from the comfort of our living room is almost as fun as being there - and every bit as stressful.  Home to one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL, they probably don't need me hooting and hollaring from the couch (or my 2 cents worth of wisdom I dare spout to the television screen) but I feel I must...   : )
 
 
 
 
 

No matter how many Christmas seasons I am blessed with here on this Earth, I will always need the One who came as a babe, wraped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger, a humble King and Savior to us all.    


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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post, Mindy :) And what you wrote at the end about our precious Savior sure hit home - thank you for the sweet reminder. It's always a pleasure to hear from you on my blog - you are always such a faithful visitor and it's a blessing to me. Have a great weekend, friend! Hugs to you!

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    1. You are a blessing as well! I can't wait to see the pictures of your new home : )

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  2. LOL, I love your sense of humour, Mindy. What did you end up doing with the cabbage? That is one vegetable that I avoid! I think it's because my mom overcooked it so badly when I was a kid, lol.
    Looks like your Seahawks have lots to cheer about this season - good luck to you! My Steelers are down and out :(
    As always your post makes me smile and also causes me to reflect. Yesterday I attended the funeral of my Aunt, who was a nun. Being in the convent surrounded by so many people of deep faith was a moving experience. These are people who, because of their work, have seen and heard more than most but because of their faith, they live in true peace with their God. A beautiful place.

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    1. I ended up making a last minute coleslaw with red cabbage (which I love in salads) and carrots. I used a bottled dressing though and should have known better - not that great...

      So sorry to hear of the loss of your aunt. It sounds like it was a lovely service.

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  3. And I thought I was the only one who brought home cabbage instead of lettuce! Hope you and yours have a happy and blessed 2014, Jan

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    1. No Jan you are not alone : ) Happy New Year to you and your family as well!

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  4. Love those little pups! And you Mother Dearest :)

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  5. Interesting little glimpse into your December, Mindy! I spent the month with a sinus infection too-hopefully it is over now. They are no fun! I am thinking about trying some essential oils to prevent or treat the next one. Do you have any experience with them?

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    1. So sorry you have not been feeling well. I have not tried essential oils but do have some lavender by the bedside. The salt water nasal spray helps me quite a bit as does regular use of allergy pills. I have used the Netti pot but have to say I am not too proficient at it! I would love to know if your use of oils helps you.

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