Thursday, January 24, 2008

Weekend Plans

Bringing blessings to other is in essence a habit, a daily way of life. - Thomas Kinkade

The end of the week is almost upon us again. Sometimes I don't know where the time goes. Even though this has been a short work week for me, it feels longer than most for some odd reason. I know that seems like a contradiction since I just stated that the time is flying by....but it is what it is. I am eagerly awaiting this weekend though. Our friends and Michael and I are going to see George Strait on Saturday night, he is coming to Baltimore and we got tickets. Actually I bought tickets the day they went on sale. I have seen him in concert two other times and he is simply awesome. One of my all time favorites. I must have all his music to date. (Well what do you expect from a country girl that grew up right outside of Nashville?)

Saturday morning we will leave early to head down to Baltimore to just explore, go where ever the road leads. We decided to make a nice weekend out of it, we got a hotel room and are going to stay in the city that evening. There is this terrific seafood place we enjoying eating at when we are at Inner Harbor, so we will have seafood before we head to the concert. Should be good. I imagine Sunday I will stop in at the Barnes and Noble (it's huge) and try to spend my gift card from Christmas, as well as catch brunch at The Cheesecake Factory. Another favorite of ours.

Last night I spent a little time working on my (new) home site. It will take me a bit of time to get it ready, but will work on it as time allows. I am very excited about creating these two additional sites, as my home and cooking are passions of mine. I have felt for a while God prompting me to share with others more openly in these areas. I've prayed about these sites, because I truly would want them to bless other women with the same likes and passions. But I feared not having the time to do it or doing it well. But I have felt that instead of feeling like a burden, God has given me such joy. As of late my home has been more of a passion than cooking, (mainly because of time allowances) but I love both. I have always appreciated good cooks and sharing recipes and cookbooks, and stories involving the kitchen . Families passing down recipes and traditions that are made around food. The wonderful memories of my youth that are centered around my grandmothers kitchen table.

The above blurb was to say that we all go through season's in our lives, and guess this is my season and believe me I am enjoying it. In the book "Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Gets Hurt" , Karen shares " there is something satisfying, rejuvenating, comforting about the seasons of the year. Seasons remind me that there is a time and a season for everything, and that "this too shall pass".They remind me that there is a pulse, a sequence, a journey set into motion by the hand of God himself. The seasons remind me daily of God's timing, of nature, of the ebb and flow of life."

I plan to enjoy this season of my life, and whichever season your in at the moment, I hope you are enjoying it to the fullest. Until next time,

God Bless!


Susan said...

Hi Cindy, I look forward seeing what you are working on. You weekend get away sounds like fun. I almost got that book. So much to read and so little time.

Denise said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned. What seafood restaurant do you go to at the Inner Harbor? I liked that place but we never went very often, I actually hate going in to cities for fear of taking a wrong turning, or just having problems parking! We didn't go in to Baltimore very often when we were in MD.
It sounds like you are going through a wonderful season in your life right now, Praise God for his blessings :) I'm eager to see your new sites.
Love n hugs

~Pam~ said...

Hi Cindy,
Can't wait to see what you have been working on. :)
Your weekend sounds great.

Hope you are having a cozy evening.

Lots of love

Kate said...

Sounds like you'll have a terrific weekend!! ENJOY!!

Tracey said...

Hi Cindy! Your blog is so pretty! I love what you have done here. I am so excited to see your other sites too.

Your weekend sounds wonderful! I love George!

I too love all of the seasons.


Danna said...

Hi Cindy, I love George too! I hope you have a great time, but I know you will. I am glad that you are working on the site. It will be really great. You know, with God, one idea leads to another when we do what we feel He is leading us.
Can't wait to hear more. Hugs

Tammy said...

Hey sweetie! I hope the concert was as great as you were anticipating it to be. I'm back to blogging again and just wanted to share that fact with you. I can't wait to see your new sites. I am working on my house again, too. Have a great week! Love ya! xo

Sue said...

Hey Cindy! How was your concert? I have to tell you... I am LOVING your old stomping grounds! Where did you live out here?? It's all so gorgeous! Can't wait to "dish" more with you about the Nashville area!!

Hope you had a great weekend with George - hee hee ;-)

Hugs xo

Sandy said...

Hi Cindy - fun to read about your mission/passions! Also, that book sounds really great. Thanks for the tip.

Pam said...

Hi Cindy! Just stopping in to say hello. :) Have a great week! xoxo