Today is Friday, November 11. Since it is Veteran's Day and the public schools were out, we got to see many of our former students when the parents brought the little ones to school. That is always fun — to see how the kids are growing beyond their preschool years. And, of course, I love those hugs that I get from them, too!
My first big excitement of the day was that I wore my contacts for the first time since August 1. At least, it was exciting until I got to work and found that when I tried to read I couldn't decipher a single thing due to, I suppose, a change in the bifocal portion of my vision prescription. Kind of up a damper on my ability to get things done! haha! Still, I did what I could and ended up being there until noon or so again. So, praise the Lord!, I was able to get to work all five days this week! For next week, the plan is to be there on Monday and then on Tuesday I have my second chemo session at the infusion center. Hopefully, it will go as well as the first and I'll be back to work at least by the end of the week.
As I was going through some photos on my phone, I realized that I didn't post any of my now five year old neighbor's family birthday celebration that took place way back in early October. We have the very best next door neighbors and they are always so good about including us in their family events. Gosh, we love that family! Anyway, here are two of the party-ers...
And, here's the birthday girl, Nora Grace, sporting her birthday crown from school.
Cute cake that my neighbors made, isn't it? Perfect for the mermaid lovin' birthday girl!
But, I really, really love this picture...
Here is a bit of scripture for you today.
"But deal well with me, O Sovereign Lord, for the sake of your own reputation! Rescue me because you are so faithful and good."
I'm so fortunate. The Lord has been extraordinarily good to me and I pray that you have seen that, too. I pray that through my situation His reputation has only been enhanced and magnified in your life. He is so faithful and so good!
Hope you're not tired of bookmarks yet, because here are a couple more.
AND TELL: stamps are from Verve (Artful Elegance, Psalm 46:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18); cardstock is Papertrey Ink (Stampers Select White); ink is Stampin' Up (Baja Breeze, Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant) and PTI (True Black); also used an SU die (Two Tags).
That's about it for today. However, I do have one more bit of "excitement". As I was writing this post I decided to take a little break to go for a walk and I made it all the way to the end of our street and back. Ken tells me that's about four-tenths of a mile. Woohoo for me!
And here is how our street is looking today.
I just love the colors of autumn. When I was younger, spring was my favorite season and I loved all the pinks and purples of the flowering trees. As I've gotten older, though, I find myself much more inspired by the oranges, yellows, and reds of the fall. I've seen some really pretty trees as we've driven to work and back this week, but didn't think to take pictures... so this may be my one and only fall leaves photo of the year. Not the most vibrant colors and not the best trees I've seen, but still a memento of Autumn 2011.
Hope you have had a fabulous week and that your weekend is looking to be full of fun. Our pastor's daughter is getting married tomorrow and we're looking forward to helping them celebrate the blessed event, so that's what we'll be doing in the early afternoon. What about you? Do you have great weekend plans? Let me know... I'm always up for a vicarious experience. :) And thanks so much for stopping by for a visit with me... I do so enjoy your company and am sending big hugs your way!