Sunday, October 10, 2010

From this day forward...

"I would like to maintain that thanks is the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." G. K. Chesterton


Counting blessings

247 - celebrating 29 years of marriage...you're still the cream in my coffee, sweetheart...happy anniversary

248 - new life that reaps a harvest

249 - raw wool

250 - learning the drop spindle...thanks, Deb

251 - apple season


holy experience

Joining Ann today

27 comments:

Ostriches Look Funny said...

yes! I love GK! And now I love raw wool. I think I got to play with some in fourth grade. We had to brush it back and forth to get the seeds out...oh wait, that was cotton.
In any case, the raw wool looks like 1000 ways of fun. It also seems to me that you have perfected the art of living a quiet, unhurried life.
Happy anniversary! That picture of you two is absolutely adorable.

Jodi said...

I love you, JoAnn. I spit my glass of red anniversary wine on to the computer screen and choked with laughter as I read the "quiet, unhurried life" part. It's a goal, but not yet a reality. I think it's why I like still life photos so much. If you could only have seen my week--good heavens. But in it all, God is good, all the time. Thanks for your well-wishes, girlfriend. xo

Ostriches Look Funny said...

Well, I'm sorry you have a winey computer. BAH!

Seriously? If you don't have a quiet unhurried life, how are you finding time to mess with raw wool? I can barely do my laundry with half cotton half polyester.

Jodi said...

JoAnn, because you only have to spin it, not sort it, load it, wash it, dry it, fold it, and put it away. BTW, you should see my laundry pile. Years ago, my son gave me a mug that said "You're not messy - you're creative".
Yeah. That about says it.

Ostriches Look Funny said...

oh I neeeeeeed that mug. It's truth.

And yes, I'm blogstalking you. D-Rock is outta town on business and I have trouble putting myself to bed. Night owl ya know.

I try to be neat, but only because other people want me to be. I'm personally fine with mess as long as I can find time to be creative. Sigh. So mostly I'm not being creative because it seems to be one or the other and a bakers half dozen.

Jodi said...

I hate cleaning. But I also hate a mess. It leaves one very conflicted. I think it's easier for me to find time to be creative because my children are all grown boo-hoo HAHA just kidding! BTW, I sent you an email.

Nancy said...

Is he also the butter to your bread? Boy, you two were up late last night. Love the mug. Happy Monday!

Jodi said...

Nancy, Yes he is, thanks. :)

Leslie said...

You and JoAnn are pretty funny at 1 AM : )

Happy Anniversary! I agree about still life photos. They capture the essence of things in our lives that are present, but overlooked due to circumstances. The light, the color, the softness of wool, the long-married couple lifting their coffee cups at exactly the same angle, at exactly the same time, identical expressions on their faces. Goodness, frozen in time...

amy said...

love, love, love this!!! happy anniversary jodi. how very wonderful. that picture of you and your husband just melts my heart. so beautiful. have an amazing day.

Val said...

Happy Anniversary !!!!

love the quote and the photos :0)

Thatfowlergirl said...

Love the quote, love the pics, and I love you both!! xoxoxoxoxo Happy anniversary you guys! Cheers haha ;)

~Elf <3

Kit said...

Happy anniversary, Jodi! I love the pumpkins! I have to stop myself from buying more and more pumpkins.

Sara said...

The quote is fantastic...I had only heard the first half of it before. I may borrow it to put on my blog one day. It's a good thing to remember every day! The drop spindle looks rather tricky! But a fun sort of challenge....

Jodi said...

Thank you everyone for your kindness. Words of affirmation are one of my love languages :)

Joan said...

Happy Anniversary to one or our favorite couples! The coffee sipping photo reveals so much of the warmth and joy of your marriage.
We love you, Goldberry and Tom <3

Kerrie said...

Hey Jodi! Love your list today. Happy Anniversary! That picture of you two is priceless! Frame it! :)

emily wierenga said...

lol... i love how you and joann had an entire conversation in your comments :) and i LOVE the first picture of you and your husband. such hope, in it. such love. xo

Rayanne said...

I so love the picture of you and hubby! So sweet.
Thank you dear friend for your sweet kind words and prayers, I'm so much better! I don't believe in long "hanging your head down for too long", the sweet Lord always picks me up when I am down.
Placing my TRUST in Him.
Thank you dear friend!

joanny said...

Happy Anniversary!

Lovely words, coupled with a beautiful couple.

Many blessings and riches of the heart you share.

Love the laughter, for that is one of the greatest gifts of the heart and soul.

Warmest hugs,
Joanny

Southern Gal said...

Happy Anniversary! We will celebrate 30 years next week. Love is amazing, isn't it?

Emily Young said...

1. Happy Anniversary!

2. I love the apple photo. Just looking at it makes me feel like it's a crisp fall day, even when it's really 80 degrees outside...

3. Yes! You sure did call it. The passengers on the flight WEREN'T dead... when they start flash-backing in the next episode, then we'll REALLY know it's the new Lost. (Only, without the good soundtrack.)

Jodi said...

Emily - true

Cheryl said...

After 29 years of marriage you have achieved the perfect synchronized coffee drinking. That is a proper cup for drinking coffee. Hang on. Is there no handle? Oh well, nearly perfect. Lovely photos and quote. I so want to learn to spin. One day.

Jodi said...

Cheryl, coffee in a bowl is Perfect! It's the French way. And my husband's a Frenchie - that's how we roll. The synchronized coffee drinking--if only it were an Olympic sport :)

Jingle said...

Happy Anniversary.

Jingle said...

Welcome To link in a poem to our potluck today, thanks a ton!
http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2010/10/poetry-potluck-seven-deadly-sins.html

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