Friday, January 17, 2014

Stormy and freezing cold, but still thankful!


Hi friends! Hope you are doing fine. Here in my place, one can get depressed by this ongoing storm for almost a week now. Minus degrees and chilling to the bone. The wind is blowing so hard that it takes my breath away eveytime I'm out just for a few seconds. From my house, into my car and off to work. It feels that the wind has its way to creep into the innermost part of my body.  But, my name is Joy and I have to look for things that can make my days merry. Be thankful for all the blessings from God instead. I am alive and I can  still see, hear, taste and do things with my hands.

Being thankful for these flowers that are still blossoming after a week  since I received them.





For my friend's orchids

soon to blossom flower ( Amarelius)

For dinner that my mother-in-law made for me. Chicken wrapped in bacon, with salad and rice.


 fruit cocktail with cream for dessert

My dinner yesterday


For being able to bake fruit muffins for the elderly, which they liked very much.


Thanking God for giving me hands to crotchet these potholders. Colorful one!


Green one ( made one like this before)

Blue one


Knitted wine bag. It is not finished yet....


And now, I am just sitting beside our fireplace and enjoying writing to you.

How about you?  How was your week?

Leaving you this thought

If you feel useless...
For we are God's workmanship, 
created in Christ Jesus 
to do good works, 
which God prepared 
in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10

JOY



29 comments:

  1. I'm thinking ilan na kaya crotchet mo jan...handami na siguro. :)

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    1. Dami na nga Arnie. Actually, lots of them is sold to the activity center where I work. Profits for the elderly:)

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  2. Yes, we still should be thankful - in spite and despite of. No matter what is the condition of our surroundings as long as we aren't too crippled to do things we need to do, it's far from worse. And as long as we have the faith that scenario like this shall come to pass, everything is fine. On a positive note, though it's far from our comfort zone, it's still God's way of reminding us that if we won't care much for our planet, much worse will happen. It's like an awakening that whatever excessive that we do, there's always a corresponding consequence that follows.

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    1. And by the way, ang ganda ng mga crochet mo mommy Joy, sarap magpagawa ng personalized haha. Or maka arbor ng isa hahaha

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  3. Thanks for more enlightening and awakening comment Jay!
    Thanks for liking my crotheted items. Sayang layo mo, sana bigyan kita:)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  4. Well it's raining cats and dogs here in Italy. After my annual medical check-up i stayed home. Maulan. nakakatamad gumala. Sipag mo din may crochet! Lovely creations!

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    1. Thanks Mr Tripster. My passion:)

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  5. I just can't imagine how tormenting it would be under that kind of weather ... dito nga sa 'Pinas 20 C lang ang temperature pero sobrang lamig na nanunuot sa kasu-kasuan ko ... lalo pa kaya diyan baka sumpungin ako ng rayuma ko he he he .... ang ganda ng mga orchids , yung orchids din ni Mommy ko , namulaklak na at ang ganda niyang pagmasdan : )

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    1. Oo nga. I love flowers. You should take pictures of your mom's orchids:)

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  6. I can only imagine how terribly cold it is in Norway

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  7. It is sooooooooooo cold in India too, lovely things you made by the wool as always . Great work :)

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  8. Oh! You live in India aunt mary?

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  9. My week was stressful, but I am still thankful. :)

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  10. I'm thankful not to live in a place that is so bitterly cold. Thank you for finding joy and blessings to share, Joy! Thinking of God's many blessings is enough to warm the coldest heart. Blessings to you in this new year!

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    1. True Connie. Thanks for visiting:)

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  11. Hi Joy,
    Thanks for share such a nice post today. Where I live is sooo cold too. But I try to enjoy it anyways, since there is beauty all around me and all I have to do is open my eyes and see. It is good that you see the positive side by being grateful for nice and small details which after all are the most important things in our lives. Stay cozy my friend, time flies and very soon Spring will be here. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Hugs
    Laura :-)

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    1. Yes Laura! We just have to open our hearts and eyes to see the beauty around.
      Thanks for visiting too:)

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  12. My week was not busy at all... it's still cold here as well... Indeed your name is "Joy" and you bring much to those you are in contact with.... Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane:)
      Have a nice weekend!

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  13. Ang sarap ng chicken wrapped ng bacon... hayst. Kagutom. Ingat tayo sa storm. Nice flowers.

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  14. thank the Lord for all the blessings that we receive, can provide strength in the face of all circumstances,,really pleased to be visiting here. may you always be healthy and happy, keep happy blogging always, greetings from Makassar - Indonesia :-)

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    1. Thank you for Visiting from Indonesia. I visited your blog and read a post but, I couldn't leave a comment because it said that no new comments is allowed. Why is that so?

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  15. Dito din lakas ng snowstorm. Sabi nga nila, ang winter ay di lamang maituturing na isang season, ito ay isang propesyon. Mabigat na trabaho! ;) Sending you smiles and good vibes po! Klem

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  16. Thanks Gracie. Good to be inside the house:)
    Klem fra meg også:)

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  17. Malamig din dito, as in hindi kami nag elec fan na. Sana pagdating mo ganito pa rin kalamig.

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  18. well im sure na sa sun lover nakagaya mo ate joy nakakalungkot nga ung ganyang panahon
    anyway nakakatakam naman ung foods lalo syempre un dessert

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Thanks for dropping by and your comments are very well appreciated. It is like a cold glass water in a warm sunny day! Blessings.

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