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Monday, December 30, 2013

Last One of the Year!

Well, this one is gonna be short & sweet and probably the very last blog post of the yr.

  I got these skates for free when hubby & I helped out w/our town's Christmas parade this yr. and they told us that they were closing the outdoor skating rink at the park.  So this was about the best pair I could find.  I will probably try to spiffy them up a bit next yr. but was so excited to finally find a pr. to decorate with.  Now all I need is a sled!!   I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  and now it's almost New Yr's already!  wow!  can't believe it!  I'm wishing for a more 'worry-free' yr.  Trying to get my faith where it should be w/out so much worrying over this and that in the new yr.
 I've been very busy these past few wks. w/a new temp job, but tomorrow I will find out whether or not I get to keep it.  Lots of new things to learn, but I've tried to be an exemplary employee and have enjoyed it for the most part.  Not as much time for crafting, but I try to stitch a little on my lunch break.  I always wanted to go back to work after my kids were grown, but wasn't sure exactly which type of career to pursue at this stage in the game, so it has been interesting and challenging to say the least.

I also wanted to share the very last book review for this yr. as well.  This book was free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.

This book, 'Pilgrimage' by Lynn Austin was one of the best books I've had the privilege to read.  The author figuratively takes you along w/her on her trip to the Holy Land.  It is her journey to a much deeper faith in the land where Jesus walked.  She records in great detail everything she experienced on her trip, from the flight over to the trip back home and everything in between.  What I loved most was how she made the reader feel as if they were right there traveling beside her. You could almost see the lush green palm trees, the rocky terrain of the wilderness and the beautiful oasis hidden from view.
 Lynn does a tremendous job of tying everything she saw while there in w/Biblical accounts of the same places, so you got a more detailed idea of what Bible times were really like.  She gives wonderful examples of what modern day life is like for Jews living there and ties all these things in w/her own walk of faith.  It is an amazing account of a most sought after trip of a lifetime and now makes me want to experience it for myself one day.  I highly recommend this book!
Hope everyone has a wonderful NEW YEAR!!!  see ya soon!


Raggedy Creations said...

Pretty skates, but its a shame the rink is closing.

Happy new year


Myra said...

I have my childhood sled but am still looking for a pair of skates. Sad the rink is closing though. Happy New Year to you!

Farmhouse prims said...

Love your skates, but sad that the skating rink is closing. I will say a prayer about your job. The book Pilgrimage sounds so good, makes me want to read it. hugs, Lecia

denise said...

good luck with the new job.Happy New Year!!

Carol said...

I hope the temp job developed into a permanent one, Tanya! It sounds like you enjoyed it...

Wishing you all the best in this new year--hope you're staying warm and cozy with this frigid wintry weather!