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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Today was another "white knuckler" as far as driving. The road was a solid sheet of ice going into church. It just looked like it was wet, but I tested it early on and immediately went into a skid. Thankfully, there wasn't much traffic so I could go as slowly as I wanted. This is certainly my year to look my driving fears in the face. I think winter would be my favorite season if it wasn't for some of the road conditions that occur. We sure have had our fill this year.
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It's been kind of a lazy day. I've been baby-stepping in the kitchen. 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there - just the surfaces. The drawers and cabinets I will tackle when I am in the Kitchen zone. I like days like this where I can just putter and enjoy the day. I don't work per se on Sundays, I just putter.
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I am finally finishing a quilt that I started over 2 years ago for a friend's baby. Quilting is one of the things I am really looking forward to doing now that I hope to have more time. I started a couple of Christmas quilts last summer and I would like to get those finished. I also have a "Big Girl Bed" quilt that I owe Claire. So those will be done before I start anything new. Of course, the quilting/crafting/knitting room needs to be decluttered before I do anything else.
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I didn't meet my weight loss goal this week. I got derailed by dinner last night and there was a lot of sodium in the dish I had. When I logged on this morning I noticed that on one of the other blogs that I follow, there is a Biggest Loser challenge. I am all over that!!!!
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Epiphany of the Lord
Gospel
Mt 2:1-12

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea,
in the days of King Herod,
behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,
“Where is the newborn king of the Jews?
We saw his star at its rising
and have come to do him homage.”
When King Herod heard this,
he was greatly troubled,
and all Jerusalem with him.
Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people,
He inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea,
for thus it has been written through the prophet:
And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
since from you shall come a ruler,
who is to shepherd my people Israel.
Then Herod called the magi secretly
and ascertained from them the time of the star’s appearance.
He sent them to Bethlehem and said,
“Go and search diligently for the child.
When you have found him, bring me word,
that I too may go and do him homage.”
After their audience with the king they set out.
And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them,
until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.
They were overjoyed at seeing the star,
and on entering the house
they saw the child with Mary his mother.
They prostrated themselves and did him homage.
Then they opened their treasures
and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod,
they departed for their country by another way.

God bless our troops!


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