Counting Blessings

I am so happy to tell you that my freezer is a frigid -2* and my refrigerator was at 32* when I checked it this morning!

I turned the thermostat up to a warmer setting, and it's now at 42*.  I am as pleased as I can be that it is working so well.  My dad replaced two tiny little parts for less than $35!  Imagine how many refrigerators are thrown out when there is no one who knows how to repair them.  Thank the Lord for the knowledge my dad has gained through the years!!!

We had a super nice weekend here.  My family was able to get together for a steak supper on Saturday, complete with red velvet birthday cake for ME! :)  It was all verrrrry yummy!

I received so many pretty and kind birthday cards this year.  They are all proudly displayed on my piano!

I also came home with this:


which I know does not look like much!  BUT it opens out to THIS:


It's a light box for photographing my jewelry!!!  Isn't it fabulous?!!

Here it is with the spotlights on:


I will have to do much experimenting, and probably a little research, in order to use it to it's fullest potential.  I'm looking forward to playing with my new toy! 🙂

Yesterday, I had a wonderful day out with my friend, Mrs. C.  She and I went to Orlando, and lunched at the Cheesecake Factory.  It was just wonderful, except for an unfortunate "hair in the food" incident!  The manager was extremely apologetic and of course, we did not pay for the entree! 

We did a little shopping in the Mall at Millenia, then headed back for dessert.  Mrs. C had the original cheesecake with strawberries which looked really yummy.  I wanted to try something different: the Dulce de Leche Caramel Cheesecake. 


It is caramel cheesecake topped with caramel mousse on a vanilla crust.  Yeah…it was just as fabulous as it sounds and looks.  (I snitched this pic from their website.  Neither Mrs. C nor I remembered to take ANY pics of our day out that was a whole year in the making!!!  We were just too busy enjoying it, I guess!) 🙂

Doug has gone back to the day shift.  It leaves me with Isaac for many hours a day.  We are doing our best to get him up out of the bed as much as we can.  Doug comes home several times a day to do feeds, changes, repositioning, etc., so that I don't have to move Isaac very much.  He's just getting to be such a BIG boy for me. :)  He seems to be adjusting to the new schedule better than I am!

Well, I can't think of anything else exciting to tell you, so I guess I'll finish up this post.  I hope you are having a good week so far.  It's been a nice one for us, and for that, I am grateful.  We never know what a day is going to bring about, so it's good to count our blessings as we go.  🙂

What blessing are you counting today?

Blessings to you,


5 thoughts on “Counting Blessings

  1. Happy Birthday and Happy Refridgerator repair day! Sounds like a lovely weekend. The light box looks great. I’m so pleased Isaac is adjusting to his new schedule and what a blessing that Doug is able to come home so often to help him – I am sure Isaac enjoys having his Daddy around so much too.


  2. I was thinking just last night… I wonder if you got your frig fixed yet! LOL! I am do glad it’s fixed! And I love the light box, that is nifty! Kudos to Michael!


  3. Hooray, I am so glad your fridge is all fixed! I’ve been wondering if the problem was resolved.
    Wow, your lightbox is so nifty, are you pleased with the results?
    Oh yummy, that cheesecake looks WONDERFUL!!!


  4. The cake…just a minute have to wipe the drool off the keyboard… looks WONDERFUL!!! So glad you were able to have a great birthday weekend and a girl’s day out and all that fun stuff.
    WOOT!! for the fridge working! YAY!!! for the light box… So many cool things happening.
    Hugs & Prayers!! And just think in about 3 weeks we’ll get to give hugs instead of just send them over cyber space ;o)


  5. I am also so glad your Dad could fix your frig! Love your light box and Happy Birthday!!! Glad to hear you could get out and enjoy your self. Praise Him for your blessing!


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