Saturday, January 1, 2011

Reflections of 2010

Hard to imagine that we are now in 2011. I remember when we went into 2000. All the fear and worry and stress over the computers, and here we are a decade later and I wonder where the time went.  

We spent New Years with my brother PE and wife Alpha and we went to Tulsa for the day and visited my favorite place......... The Whole Food Market.  They were amazed at the size of the place and the people shopping there..........  We spent two hours there and had a little bit to eat at the deli. 

 There is walls of any kind of nut or seed or seasoning you can imagine. It is all whole food and most all is raw. I am like a kid in a candy store.

 Now some of you might have stores like this where you live but we do not!  We go about every two months. They are building one in Oklahoma City and should be finished in early fall..........  I will be thrilled as I do not like going to Tulsa, and Oklahoma City wold be closer......  soooooo it is something to look forward to.

From there it was off  to the Bed Bath and Beyond. I needed some coffee for my Keurig coffee pot

(which I just love) an Alpha needed to try some new coffe for her new pot. We got them one for Christmas so she was like a little kid in a candy store when she saw all the different flavors. If you have not tired one, be careful you will get hooked real quick.

Then it was back home before it got too late and the crazies got out on the highways and I had Taco Chicken soup ready and waiting for us when we got home. 

They stayed a while and then they headed home. They live about 15 miles from us and they do not like to be out  on News Years Eve at night. 

Dennis and I stayed up long enough for the ball to drop in NY City and we headed to bed.  
I was a little weepy right there at the end of the day and as I laid down to sleep I talked to the Lord about life in 2010 and the changes that it made and I talked about HIS plan for my life in 2011. You see I need a little direction from HIM as I am still in a bit of a haze. 
I will be still and read and see where HE is taking me.   

I pray that the first day of this new decade brought with it peace for your heart and a smile for your face. Joy for tears and contentment for despair.  

Love ya!


  1. We had a leisurely day yesterday and later in the afternoon, daughter and I went to get groceries...then we had the traditional supper for New Year's...Black-eyed peas, Ham, collard greens and added candied yams to the fixins along with cornbread! And boy! did I pig out!!

    But it was good!


  2. Greeting Denise, we had a happy New Year..stayed in had a yummy prime rib dinner and watched the ball drop too. I like being home, at midnight I open the front and back doors to let the old year out and the new year in we did this even when I was a little girl and my daughter likes to do it too.
    I'd love Whole Foods...we have one near us and you can just spend hours there.
    I know the Lord will find the right path for you, wonderful things will be coming into your life...hugs, Linda

    p.s. I truly love your wish for each of us...I'm adding it to my quote~inspiration book...L

  3. I was thinking the exact same thing yesterday...about the year 2000 and all the worry there was about the Y2K!! Hard to believe that was 11 years ago already.

    Sounds like you had a lovely time with your brother & his wife. That market looks awesome and I know I would enjoy spending hours in there:-)

    I received something similar to your Keurig coffee maker from Shawn & Wendy for Christmas and I already love it!! Will post a picture of it on my next post.

    Sending you big hugs. xoxo

  4. Happy New Year to you, too, Denise. Blessings, Diane

  5. Oh Denise, the food market looks like so much fun. And you have a Keurig? I've been so tempted but haven't taken the kcup plunge yet. I sorta feel it coming in 2011. lol

    I know this past year was a hard one for you. YOu went through so much. I'm praying for you my friend and believe 2011 has good things for you. God loves you and created you with PURPOSE. Keep weeping forward.
    Love ya bunches,
    Mike and I have talked and hope to find kayaks in the spring. If we do... we'll have to get together! Oh what fun that would be!!!
    Love the dollie on your sidebar. You making her??!!!

  6. DH bought me a Keurig for Christmas and has had so much fun trying out the different flavors. You might want to check out Van Houtte. They've got some awesome flavors on their website too.

  7. I too love this store...but don't get there often since it is about 45 minutes away.It has some great glad you got your fix. :)
    And I have heard so much about the Keurig coffee pot...but wondering how you like the one cup at a time? What if there is a large group for dinner?
    Love you girl...and I am looking forward to what God is going to do in your life this year.

  8. My hubby loves his Keurig better than me, I think...

    I love your ending thought and offer it back to you...with an added blessing of abounding hope!


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