Friday, August 3, 2012


Today, I'm in beautiful Hampton, TN, visiting family. I will be taking photos every opportunity and have much to share when I return home.

I've become so used to sharing the highlights of my week on Fridays that I prepared this post before I left for my trip:

1.  My utility cart that I shared about in last week's post is done and taking residence in my kitchen.  The top of it is a perfect place to keep my cell phone and to put any outgoing mail in the tray so that I'll be sure to see it as I go out the door. The bottom can store one of my many crockpots.

2.  Time Off:  I'm on vacation and that is always a highlight! I get up when I want, go to bed when I want (surprisingly close to when I always go to bed!) and tackle whichever projects I feel moved to do.

3. Feeling of accomplishment: As I always do when I have time off, I make a list of things I want to accomplish.  I've checked off everything but 4 things; and who knows, the day is young, perhaps I can do another thing or two.

4.  Olympics - I'm such a sap when it comes to the Olympics.  I get so involved in the stories about the athletes - every time they show a clip of Jordyn Wiemer crying, I cry right along with her. I am excited Team USA won the gold in gymnastics.

5.  Quote of the week:  at my full-time church, we send out birthday cards to the members.  I had to write down what was quoted on the front of one of the cards:

You are who God says you are:

Spiritually alive.
Heavenly positioned.
Connected to the Father.
A billboard of mercy.
An honored child.
... Max Lucado
Isn't that awesome?  I want to be a billboard of mercy - so that everyone can see the mercy God has extended me.

If you'd like to share the good things in your week, link up at the lovely Susanne's blog, Living to Tell the Story.


Kathie said...

Glad you're enjoying your holidays!!

That is an amazing quote - I want to be a billboard of mercy too.

Many blessings!

Lisa notes... said...

Love that you participate in a card ministry. What a blessing that must bring to people's mailboxes.

I love the athletes' stories too. Always pulls me in. And has kept me up too late every night. Ha.

Enjoy your time in TN!

Schotzy said...

Sounds like a great week.. filled with many blessings!
have a wonderful weekend!
Love the quote!!!!

mare ball said...

I love the Olympics too. I'm up til midnight every night, and I'm wearing thin! But, they are so inspiring! I love the medal ceremonies, and am touched when the athletes mouth the words to the anthem.

Anonymous said...

Oh, well done on that utility cart! It looks like it's already been put to excellent use. Enjoy your vacation and the rest of the Olympics!

Susanne said...

I get so emotionally invested in watching the Olympics too. Doesn't matter what country they are from.

I had such a big list of things to do this "maintenance" vacation and I haven't accomplished a whole lot if I look at the list but in other aspects I did get a lot done.

Enjoy your holiday with your sister!

cindy said...

First time toyour blog-love it! Very interesting!