Friday, November 30, 2012

Thankful for Friday

Thank you Lord for everything you have done, you are doing, and you have planned for my life. "Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee." Psalms 63:3

Well I have had a busy day. One thing I did was I picked out all of my Christmas cards I am sending plus I need to make at least 5 more so far that I can see. So I am needing to work hard and concentrate on Christmas cards making them addressing them and writing notes plus signing tonight. Get that done out of the way. Then I need to wrap several small gifts and get my partner's stocking ready to ship. Mine looks really nice just hanging on a wall here. We are cold today 36/27 snow tomorrow maybe and gradually warm up to nice 57 and sunny on Monday. Sounds like a cold weekend to stay indoors and get some Christmas must dos done. Maybe even decorate!

I have been talking to my sister and making Christmas cards this afternoon. I made 4 cards. I guess I will have to search for more cards or possibly make more. I also made hearts with snowflakes on them to make garland. I have gold thread to string them on. I need to put a bling dot on each one. Then I will hang it as garland tomorrow. Looks like it will be a fun weekend of decorating once I get these cards out of the way.

Today, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know that ...

everything will be alright.

It may seem dark at the moment, but don't lose hope. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, keep moving and you'll get there. God won't abandon you; let God be your light. It may take some time, but in the end, everything will be alright.
It always does turn out ok. God's will and in His time!
Where ever you are have a wonder filled weekend! TGIF

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Positively Divine

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

Today, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know that ...

when you do the right thing, it will feel good in your body.

Your body never lies. When you feel stress in your body, something is out of balance in your life. Restore the balance, and your body and spirit will reflect the rightness of your choice.
I can certainly agree with that! Eat right exercise your body and mind! Don't drink don't smoke! Take all prescribed meds. Drink water! Sleep enough. Take naps. Laugh a lot listen to music read play with grandchildren travel love alot pray love God with all your heart help others have your friends love your family....spend time on the internet watch TV go to see movies go to the beach make cards tags bookmarks crafts art ink drawings water color gardening church..... most of these keep me busy in addition to everyday chores cooking and cleaning oh and laundry.
Today I slept the after birthday sleep and the best one just sleeping the next day away. I needed it.
I am going to decorate my apartment for Christmas tomorrow. No tree! Just a few decorations. It isn't big enough for much. I got my Christmas stocking yesterday on my birthday from my Swapbot partner in my Christian Friends Group. I have it hanging on the wall with 7 wrapped gifts in it. I will wait until Christmas morning to open it. Pretty stocking. Which gave me the idea make some more stockings other than the one I am doing for my partner. I need to wrap the gifts for my partner tomorrow and get it packaged ready to go to the PO by Decemeber 6. I will send all my cards too. I need to make out about 20 or so cards. I have to still make a couple more cards. Oh the joy of the season is so nice. It is very cold outside. So plenty of things to do inside. Where ever you are stay busy!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Love and Faithfulness

Let love and faithfulness never leave you. Proverbs 3:3

Today is my 54th birthday. Already the well wishers are in abundance on Facebook. I am trying to keep up with everyone to personally answer them. Brady my almost 5 year old grandson called me early this morning to wish me a happy birthday and baby brother 2 1/2 chimed in. It made my day to hear from them. Their Dad my son told me he and his brother are taking me out to lunch today. Where I don't know. I am excited. I don't get to go out much so this is a huge treat for me.

It is sooooo cold outside and grey. Looks like it could snow any minute. We haven't had much but a dusting or two yet this winter. I wonder if it will be mild again this year. I can't wait for the good first snow. I love to take pictures of it.

Well I am going to work on gifts and making out my Christmas cards today, later on. This morning I am finishing up all of my computer things to free up the rest of my day. I need to jump in the shower and get dressed nice for my birthday lunch.

I had another stomach attack yesterday. I don't know how else to describe it other than sudden stomach pain that curls me over. I have to lie down until it subsides. I hope it isn't anything bad. It all started with the withdrawals from Paxil. I have an early February dr appt. if it keeps up I will tell her then.

All my worries and problems from today forward are being turned over to Him. I am really going to work on it. It is His will.

Today, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know that ...

every moment can be made glorious by your realization of God.

Where ever you are I hope you have a wonder filled and blessed day today!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Praise the Lord

I will praise the Lord at all times; his praise is always on my lips. My whole being praises the Lord. The poor will hear and be glad. Glorify the Lord with me, and let us praise his name together. Psalms 34:1-3

It is cold today still. Snowing ever so lightly. No accumulation. Still it is pretty to see.

I am not feeling good today. My stomach and lots of nose stuff. My temp was 96.6 and I was sweating. I slept off and on last night. Was up early in the morning and then fell back to sleep until about 12:20 PM I am going to take it easy today. I want to be well for my birthday tomorrow. I don't have any plans but I know it will be a special day for me no matter what. I am turning 54. I don't feel old. I feel young.

I put together my bible verse card for my Christian Friend group swap partner. I happened to have one on hand to share with her. I will need to mail it tomorrow and get out earlier in the day to get quarters for laundry and cash in winning lotto tickets. More found money!

Things are slow on Listia right now. I have lots of points but can't find much I want to bid on. I really need to go through my gifts I already got and see if I need more plus start writing my Christmas cards. Speaking of cards I got one from my Dad. It was really nice, big and glitzy with bling. I am wondering if he picked it out or if his new lady friend did. Dad wrote a little note about whn I was born he was just finishing up law school. He said something about how since I am 54 I am a little more than half way to 100 years old. Now wouldn't that be something to live so long. I just might enjoy that.

Soon it will be December and then the year 2012 will come to an end. In the New Year 2013 I hope to make some big lifestyle changes. Work in earnest on what I eat and how I exercise. Perhaps move on from a four year relationship that has pretty much gone stale at this point. I want to be involved with a church. I will continue my walk with Him. I may rekindle an old friendship with a woman and her husband that I know here. Mostly the woman. She doesn't drive like I don't so getting together is difficult. I have to renew my drivers license. I don't even own a car nor drive. I just don't want to give up that pivelage. Praise Him for today!

Here is a website for Christmas 2012 lots of fun things to do and see. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Enemy to Your Enemies

If you listen carefully to all he says and do everything that I tell you, I will be an enemy to your enemies. I will fight all who fight against you. Exodus 23:22

Cold day but sunny this morning. Last evening we got a very light dusting of snow. It is all gone. I have lots of little things I can do today to stay busy. I need to get some quarters to do my laundry. I have plenty of lotto tickets to scratch and input the numbers in my computer. I have been finding hidden money. Money people didn't know they had won. The tickets are picked out of the trash at stores for me by a friend. He even sorts and bands them for me. I have a stack to turn in and check on, collect money on them. I know there is about $30.00 there so far.

My birthday week is coming up I will be 54 on November 28, 2012. Wow I am getting older but still young. Sometimes I feel really old but mostly I feel young at heart. I can play with my grandsons and chase after them still. I am so grateful for that today and feel very blessed to have two grandsons right now. I miss them. My feel good Nana feelings are waning once again. I am so excited I was able to get them 2 large boxes with Hotwheels race tracks garages ramps cars etc in them. They are each a different set. I hope they like them. My son and I will be giving the gifts to them for Christmas when we go over to their house in the morning in Christmas day.

I am going to share a couple of websites here with you that I found to be interesting

A crafty site

More crafts pretty painted boxes

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that although forgiveness is very hard, it is necessary.
Holding onto anger and old hurts hardens your heart and hurts only you. Ask for help in letting go of the anger. Ask to see the situation through the eyes of compassion. Allow yourself to feel the lightness of forgiveness.
Something I need to do. I think I did and then I have all sorts of negative feelings about the situation with my exhusband come up again and again. I can forgive I just can't forget. I know I really shouldn't waste any brain space on it.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from Southern NH

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

Nothing is impossible!

I like this website for Thanksgiving 
On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that if you desire something, offer something.
Offerings can come in many forms: a gift, a prayer, a smile, flowers, food. Offer something from your heart.
A prayer I offer up is for everyone to have a wonder filled and blessed Thanksgiving where ever you are.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Love You

I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. Proverbs 8:17

God loves you and so do I!

It is in the mid to upper 50's sunny today. Feels nice outside. I need to finish up here and then do dishes. Go for a walk and get change for laundry. Oh yes and you always hear motorcycles on a warmer day even in November here in southern NH.

My 14 lb turkey is defrosting in the refrigerator. I think it might need some cold water sink time to help things along. After tomorrow it will be cooked. I am ready with my menu for

Thanksgiving 2012

14 lb roast turkey
stuffing instant
mashed potatoes real
cooked carrots real
gravy jar
cranberry sauce canned jellied I like wholeberries sauce but couldn't find any
salad/vineagrette dressing tomato and avocado
flaky biscuits
chocolate pudding pie in a chocolate crust

There will be plenty leftovers for sandwiches and making some turkey rice soup.

I found this easy banana bread recipe the other day!~I actually have all of the ingrediants to make it. My son doesn't like it and he lives with me. I don't want to bake something that he won't eat. It is a waste for just me. I don't need the extra calopres. I am doing well with a lifestyle change. I have lost close to 7 pounds in the last couple of months. I am feeling much better. My tummy too. My BP readings have been great. I am through almost completely with the Paxil withdrawals.

This simple recipe for Crockpot Chicken looks good too~

Nice craft! Pretty painted boxes!

Wherever you are I pray for your safe travels and fun preparations of your Thanksgiving feast. Remember to say thanks Him for your meal. There are many that won't have one.

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that when you feel alone and your heart is troubled, talk to God.
Let the presence of God come to you and envelope you and bring you peace.

Ok I will!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Flowery Friday


I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
What a beautiful sunny but cold day out. I went for a short walk to the corner store. They had BIG avocados again. This one will need to sit out on the counter for a bit. Not ripe yet. I started having tummy troubles again yesterday. I have lost 7 pounds total according to my scale in almost 2 weeks now. My blood pressure is great. I feel good other than the tummy issue. I am going to try some gingerale today. Sometimes that works. If it is my new heart meds causing tummy troubles I will know by Monday. I will call my doctor then.
I watched my 2 1/2 year old grandson yesterday. I think he is teething. Poor guy! Well the tylenol made him feel better. I was so tired after that all day yesterday. I had no trouble falling asleep last night and woke up by 8 AM this morning. Now if I can just manage to stay awake all day and not take a nap I will be happy.
Let us pray: Heavenly Father, we thank you for the ability to talk to you through prayer. We ask that you would forgive us for allowing our faith to decrease over time. We are guilty of wanting you to act when we want you to and becoming impatient. We surrender our lives and hearts back to you. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen!

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that you learn what you do.
If you worry a lot, then day after day you are learning how to worry even better. If you think about doing something a lot, then you are learning how to think about doing. Every moment you are happy, you are learning how to be even happier. Every time you act, you are learning how to take an action even better. What is it that you've been learning today? What is it that you want to learn tomorrow?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Worship God

I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had
heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who
 had been showing them to me. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am
a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who
 keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!” Revelation 22:8-9

Yesterday was a glorious warm day I was out in shorts and a T shirt on
a November day in Southern NH. Today it is cool gloomy and rainy.
What a change. Thanks be to Him for all days!

I play Scrabble on line so I thought I would share the above comic.

I don't know if I am finally adjusted to my heart medecine but it has been
24 hours and I think my tummy is doing better. I ate 1/2 of a large
avocado with dinner and I had strawberries and blackberries for
dessert yesterday. Since last night I have been doing good. Good
food is what might have helped my tummy get better. Praise Him!

I have a boatload of dishes to clean but I trying to be quiet for my
son who is home sleeping. I might get snuggled in bed and continue
reading Max Lucado's When God Whispers Your Name. I am enjoying
reading so much more now. I took my blood pressure just a bit ago. It is
nice and low at 120/66 I feel good. This is normal!

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to
know ... that you have so many gifts! - use them.
God has given you so many gifts to sow love and to give hope,
to shine light and to spread joy. Abundant gifts. Use them. Give
to yourself and give to others. There is an endless spring where
they come from.

I love that message!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunny Monday

His anger lasts only a moment, but his kindness lasts for a lifetime. Crying may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalms 30:5
Beautiful sunny day this morning. It is 54 degrees out and going up to 68. Walking weather for sure. I have no excuse. I need to get out and do it. I recently joined My Fitness Plan online. I lost 2 lbs last week I don't know if it was the tummy troubles and just water weight. I will keep going. No matter what I always do. This is not a diet. It is a lifestyle change.

 I am ready now I have more than enough supplies to make my own Christmas cards. I also need to start wrapping gifts. I wish my sewing machine worked. I would make doll clothes. Barbie doll clothes! For now I have felt and that I can hand sew. I might make some Christmas gifts with it. Maybe ornaments. I also have plenty of supplies to carry on with the scrapbook albums of my grandsons. The other night I was playing with my Christmas ribbons and I took pictures of them.

Christmas 2012 ribbons

Yesterday or today we honor our Veterans~

Thank you!

After taking two Immodiums yesterday my week long suffering of tummy troubles seems have come to an end. I am up fairly early this morning starting at 8:30 AM EST. It is now almost 10AM I have played my Scrabble games and checked in with My Fitness Pal plus read the posts in my Christian friends group.

My favorite meal has always been Tuna Noodle Casserole I would always ask my Mother to make it for my birthday!

This looks like a great recipe and very different from the basic way I make it. All I do is cook the noodles, drain them and add a can or two of tuna and the same for cream of mushroom soup I will have to try this new recipe I found.

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that sleep and rest are all part of the divine order.
Don't make your waking life and responsibilities so important that you neglect the very real benefits of sleep, rest, and dreaming. The night is your time of restoration. It is essential. God made both day and night for a reason.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday At Last

He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates friends. Proverbs 17:9

At last I have many things done this week and many more fun things to look forward to next week. I will be making my Christmas cards. This weekend I am going to pepare for Thanksgiving and my birthday oh I have to make a birthday cake, that is purchase the food for our Thanksgiving feast. I am going grocery shopping hopefully by tomorrow. Today I got out for a nice brisk walk the wind is blowing a bit so it is cool but the sun is out. They say it will be in the 60's this weekend. I would love to go to Saturday church tomorrow. I have chores left to do today dishes and laundry. I was up half the night until the every early break of dawn reading a murder crime mystery novel.I finished it. I never used to like reading those kind of books but now I am reading them. I have been reading at night to get to sleep. Nothing like last night though I took a nap yesterday and that was it I couldn't fall sleep. Of course I slept until noon today. Just had breakfast and lunch at 3PM. This is not good I need to turn this around.

I have played all my Scrabble games on Facebook some people more than once today. I need to get my chores done so I will keep this short and sweet. Enjoy your weekend wherever you are!

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang the best.
Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you are, work with whatever is at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
I am smiling about this one! Fills my heart with Joy!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I am His

He put his mark on us to show that we are his, and he put his Spirit in our hearts to be a guarantee for all he has promised. 2 Corinthians 1:22

God thanks so very much for watching over me!

We got a dusting a couple inches of snow last night which has been pelted by rain today and melted partially. No high winds yet from this Noreaster here in southern NH. I don't like the winds because they shake my apt. My thoughts and prayers are with all of those people who have no power and it is so very cold snowy windy and rainy with this Noreaster yesterday and today here in along the coast. I would imagine we will have freezing temperatures overnight.  

I am going to put together some Thanksgiving cards today but wait until tomorrow so hopefully things clear up a bit outside before I walk down to the PO streetbox to mail them.

Working on ones' self is a life long process. I have been beaten and battered my heart broken life shattered homeless no money no food far away from my family and very sick. I have slowly been putting myself back together again. I am so grateful for the one thing that can never be taken away and that is my faith. My relationship with Him!

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that the voice of God is best heard in silence.
All too often loud events and daily busyness cloud your vision of God. Take some time to slow down; let there be silence, let there be peace. Calm your mind and let your inner voice re-emerge from the silence. Allow yourself to see visions, allow yourself to dream dreams; and you may hear the voice of God reaching out to you.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

His Protection

He protects those who are loyal to him, but evil people will be silenced in darkness. Power is not the key to success. 1 Samuel 2:9

God I know you will watch over all of us and protect us!

The noreaster is almost here I am at the upper top fringes of the storm on radar one hour drive North above Boston. We don't have anything here yet. It is almost 5PM It is cold outside. Some how my heat wasn't working today and really I had just turned it on yesterday. I cleaned all of the floorboard vents and turned on the wall thermostat to 70 usually the vents are then hot to touch and you get some heat coming off of them. I woke up this morning there was nothing I called my landlord. Maybe they had to do something in the basement. Well I have heat Praise Him! Now I turn my thoughts and prayers to all who are going through this new storm right after Sandy. Stay safe! Stay warm!

This is my art journal page

It is a cupboard of canning jars based on Galatians 5 22-23 Fruits of the Spirit made by me Glenna Normyle

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that sometimes a break from your routine is the very thing you need.
Try something new. Do something fun. Be adventurous. These breaks can bring renewed energy into your work and your life

I did try something new when I made this I used scrapbook paper ink and paint and glue to make this.

I was directed to this blog to the original one perhaps It is so clever and creative I am sure many of these have been made. I showed you the one Becky made for me that inspired mine. I feel renewed just by doing this.

Enjoy a most wonder filled time! Watch the video on one of these art journal pages being made.

For the Good of His Name

He gives me new strength. He leads me on paths that are right for the good of his name. Psalms 23:3

I have a regular once every 3 months doctor visit this morning. I am pleased to let her know that I am off of Paxil now and don't want another antidepressant. Praise Him for good doctors and medecine. Healing!

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that you will get back to solving all the wrongs in a moment, - how about taking a moment to treasure what is right.
All too often we focus so intently on solving the problems, that we forget to zoom out and celebrate what is good in our life already.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lessons in Life Those Trials

There is a lesson in every problem you go through. God is preparing you for something greater. He won't put more on you than you can handle. "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials." James 1:2

Yes there are many trials and tribulations one goes through in life. Lessons. I have finally organized all of my craft supplies. I am done. I have a bag full for Christmas. I found cardstock blanks today. Now I will allow myself to play and make a scrapbook paper cupboard with jars in it. I showed you a picture of what Becky made for me and that is what inspired me to make one too.  
In this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that God is crazy about you.
God sends you fresh flowers every spring, a breathtaking sunrise every morning. If God had a wallet, your picture would be in it. If God has a refrigerator, your childhood scribbles would be on it.
Ahhh that is so sweet. God I love you. I am crazy about you too.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Colder Shorter Days

He gives me new strength. He leads me on paths that are right for the good of his name. Psalms 23:3

It is cold going to be even colder here in southern NH 27 next week. My allergies are better. YAY! We must have had a freeze that killed off the offender for me. The Noreaster will be here Tuesday through Thursday next week.  Neat cupboards check out this art journal page of a cupboard full of canning jars I got from my swap partner. I love it! It is done with scrapbook paper. I am going to make one. This is an art journal page based on Galatians Fruits of the Spirit from the bible. So creative.

Art Journal page made by Becky G. Thanks so much!

On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that every relationship rests on three legs: accepting, supporting and challenging.
That's really it, isn't it? You want your relationships to be grounded on accepting each other as you are. On supporting each other through the inevitable ups and downs. On challenging each other to become more, to grow, to flourish. Which one of these is the more difficult one for you, and how are you going to practice it in the next 24 hours?

Friday, November 2, 2012



I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

My grandson's first moment of really seeing a large jet coming in for a landing was precious. His Mother was taking me home. Sometimes they do fly low over the city as they come in. He will be five years old soon well in February and is really growing up. He was so excited!  His brother seems such a baby at 2 1/2 years old almost. I am so grateful for my grandsons! I love them! Thank you for the best grandsons ever. Praise Him!

Dover Publications

What is a Cornucopia?

I am grateful all year round for so many people places things God but especially at this time of the year as the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas are approaching I am especially most grateful for family.
On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that you don't have to be serious to be spiritual.
Laughter is good! Levity is good! When you allow yourself to be joyful, that joy radiates to all those around you. God honors you and your laughter.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy November 2012

Happy are those who respect the Lord and obey him. You will enjoy what you work for, and you will be blessed with good things. Psalms 128:1-2

Oh boy I just felt shaking again. Don't know if it was an aftershock. It was definite shaking. Not much just a little. Maybe I am too aware heightened senses with all that has happened earthquake and then the Superstorm Sandy. I just want to slip into November 2012 peacefully. Happy first day of November. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who perished in and those still dealing with the aftermath of the big storm.

All around me the power is still out for many people. Canada power company has come to our rescue. Thank you!

Today I want to get closer to finishing organizing my craft supplies. My totes are all in order. I have paper items in zip loc bags to go through. Then I will be ready to take out a tote of trash. I will have a free tote to fill up.

I have my partner for the Christmas stocking swap. I don't know her very well. She is a woman in my Christian Friends group. I already have things ready to wrap for her. I might do some of that today as well. I have a stocking from last year so I could start wrapping and leave it hanging in my closet.

I see sun this morning for the first time in many days! YAY! It is a brisk 49 degrees out. I took a quick walk to the post office streetbox to mail some items today.

This was sun coming out finally in the south yesterday evening. It was shining on a building downtown.
On this day of your life, Glenna, we believe God wants you to know ... that the greatest happiness in life is knowing that you are loved for who you are, and sometimes in spite of who you are.
Give this happiness to your family, to your friends, to your neighbors.