Sunday, May 17, 2009

chitchat ...

sunday morning greetings!

just thought i'd chitchat a bit ... as we wait for an old friend to stop by ... one who we haven't seen in over a year ... those unexpected times of fellowship can be so sweet ...

it's been a nice week here at condo central ... the weather hasn't been so pleasant, but the activities have made up for it ...

i had a nice little trip into the city with my cousin on monday ... we bought our flowers from costco - but mine are still sitting on the kitchen island - waiting for the nights not to dip below that 32F mark! tonight may be the coolest night ... then maybe there will be hope of putting them outside!

i've talked with maria almost every day ... and the news continues to be good ... though there are always some $$ issues - but what is life without struggles? and faith to over come those struggles!

on the home front ... leo and i have watched some movies and had some quiet mid week time ...

then yesterday, my brother and i took a road trip to visit my mom (about 4 hour return trip) ... we had a nice visit while driving there and back, he's such good company ... and it was good to see our mom and step-dad ... all in all a delightful day ...

as you can see, life seems to be normal (yay!!!) ... in a sweet way ... as we remember that our real life is in heaven with Christ ... we look forward to when He comes back again!!

"May blessings and peace of heart be your rich gifts from God our Father, and from Jesus Christ our Lord."
1Thessalonians 1:1


jel said...

Glad to hear that all is well!


hello to Leo!

Pat said...

It sounds like one of the best kind of weeks, the kind where life seems normal and routine. Often we take routine for granted!
I'm glad to hear of Maria's continuing recovery...she sure is amazing!
I've been afraid to plant flowers yet too, but I think it may be safe now...I'm going to step out in faith and do it!
Blessings on you week!

Mari said...

What a nice week! Glad to hear more news on Maria and I'm happy for your trip to see your Mom.
I like your reminder of remembering this is not our permanent home. I need to be reminded of that soemtimes as I get caught up in life.

Jammie J. said...

Normalcy is good. I guess Leo is doing OK... as OK as he can be? :)

It's always so nice to catch up with you on Sundays. :)

Susan said...

Glad you are having some sweet, pleasant times.

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
you are certainly not only chit-chatting.
In my opinion the issues you write about are the essentials of life. Being a child of the living God, Maria's health improving, visits from friends and family you and Leo being together.
How many live a whole life without even knowing that these are the wealth worth striving for.

May God bless you and your family day by day, now and always.
From Felisol

Debra said...

Isn't it wonderful the comforts we can get from just the ordinary happenings of everyday life.


Crown of Beauty said...

It was nice to read your updates and catch up with you! Bless you, dear Saija.

Louise said...

Just want you to know I read your posts and am so blessed by what you write. Your words minister to me greatly. Thank you.

Amrita said...

Hi Saija, good to read your news

On Sunday 3 groupd of people visited my mother. She was laying down so they chatted in the bedroom

Cathy said...

Glad you had such a nice week, dear.
Sorry the weather is still so cold!
Sweet blessings to you and Leo ~

Felisol said...

Blessings to Maria, Leo, your mother and yourself.
I am remembering you in prayer.
From Felisol

Maggie Ann said...

How good to hear that Maria is home and doing ok. We are going to put our garden in Monday we hope....and some flowers. I'm so tired tonight...I didn't get to bed till 1a.m. last you know...grin. Its a time-thief! *hugs* and happy week-end wishes.

Joseph Pulikotil said...



Lovely inspiring quote along with an excellent photo.

The second photo is breathtaking, gorgeous, amazing, spellbinding.

Glad to read life goes on smoothly without any ripples.

God bless you.

Have a lovely day:)