Thursday, May 26, 2011

This Week on Gberger

This week, I
1.  finished the second draft of my book on Family-Centered Care
2.  completed two half-days of filming with Paul (of Paul Dudley Photography)
3.  quietly celebrated 20 years of marriage to my best friend
4.  got new shoes (I think I did this at the same time last year - it must be spring shoe fever!)
Check these babies out! They are black, with silver holographic dots all over them.
Memory-foam insoles - comfortable for walking (3 miles on their first outing)!
5.  prepared to return the blue jeans which - although the same size, by the same manufacturer, as my favorite jeans - DO NOT FIT! Can anyone explain that to me, please?
6.  feel as if I've lost 5 pounds (due to #1 & #2 above)
7.  feel as if I've gained 5 pounds (due to #5 above)
8.  watched the season finale of Modern Family (sorry, Oprah)
9.  loved stolen moments spent reading Personal History by Katharine Graham (& highly recommend it!)
10.  discovered McKenna Ryan's art-quilt gallery, where classes are available in my community. Not a fabric shop (though they offer some of their own fabrics), a gallery! Check it out here -the art quilts are too beautiful for words:

I was guided in my work this week by a helpful, centering quote from the Gospel:

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.
You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you.
Remain in me, as I remain in you.
Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own
unless it remains on the vine,
so neither can you unless you remain in me.
I am the vine, you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit,
because without me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me
will be thrown out like a branch and wither;
people will gather them and throw them into a fire
and they will be burned.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.
By this is my Father glorified,
that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.”
What a blessing and humble privilege, to be a branch on that Vine, tended by His Vine Grower. I pray that my work will glorify our Father, and bear much fruit.

Now, it's time to relax and really celebrate that anniversary over the holiday weekend! I hope you have a great weekend, too!


Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the shoes. I have no explanation for that. Your body is morphing? :)

Grandma J said...

Happy Anniversary, Karen.

I love those shoes, and don't worry about the jeans, our bodies settle after a while.

Modern Family wins out here too.

Anonymous said...

Loves this. You are wonderful j your week sounds lively. Hug Greg n have a great time;) xx mother tucker

ChiTown Girl said...

LOVE those shoes!! I can never find cute shoes like that for my big, fat feet. :( My family always calls them my Fred Flintstone feet, and they always say they're as wide as they are long, kinda like squares. I'd get mad, except it's true. :(

Mary Potts said...

Oh, the joys of being over 50! LOVE Modern Family too. Have a great weekend. You have lots to celebrate with your best friend!
hugs to you

Karen said...

1.cute shoes!
2. jeans manufacturers can't be trusted! They make us think we are the crazy ones.
3.bravo on the first draft. WOW!
4. ditto on the filming. WOW again.
5. 20 years is a wonderful gift and accomplishment.
6. Love the bible passage. Good reminder to stay in the vine.
7. Much love and enjoy your special weekend.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Jeans, like almost all our clothes are made on machines...and machines, just like people mess up. :)
Your shoes are cute and sparkly, like YOU!!!!
Your post made me smile and laugh.
Have a beautiful weekend with your sweetheart!!!!

Kay said...

Love your shoes. Very sassy and sparkly! I'm glad you've gotten so much of your work done on your project! : )I get annoyed every time I buy clothing. I will carry four of the same item in the same size to the fitting room and maybe one of them will hit the mark and the rest of them leave me thinking "what's the deal?". So sorry you had trouble with your jeans. Jeans are a pain.

Enjoy your weekend, friend! : )