Today was a good day. A really good day. Looking back on it, there were so many blessings all strung together in a really beautiful way.
My day started with church. We had a beautiful church service and the message has just stayed with me all day. I was met at the door when I got home by a darling little miniature schnauzer who was giving out kisses. There is something so great about getting greeted at the front door by a dog. I played with her for a while, until she had me laughing so hard that I had to stop. She is such a character and seems not to understand nor care that she is only less than a foot tall.
A friend of mine at church has a standard schnauzer and we were having a lively conversation about the variety of interesting things about the breed. We were talking about the fact that they are so verbal and will look at you so seriously while they are talking to you. They are dramatic, funny, stubborn, opinionated and seem almost human at times.
I am kind of doing the vegetarian diet right now. I got my cholesterol test a couple of weeks ago, and I have had to suppress my love of bacon. So I made up a big salad for lunch and some homemade veggie tortilla soup for dinner. Day 1 went pretty well. I have another test at the doctor in about 10 days so I am hoping this will have some good effects.
I got to stitch for a while tonight. It was actually raining a cold drizzly rain this evening. So it was so nice to stay indoors and stitch. It was actually cold enough earlier today that I actually had to turn on the heat. I have heard several other people say that they have had to turn on the heat in the past week, but this was the first day that I felt the need. I am concerned that it is going to be an early and cold winter.
Before I sign off for the evening, I want to share something that I read today: "The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you." I think this is beautiful and quite comforting.
Have a good Monday!