Because it sure feels like April or May! Well, it did anyway. I think today was the last warm day we're going to have for a while. Oh well...*sigh*...it was nice while it lasted. I went for a walk today and it was so nice to feel the sun on my arms, yet it was breezy enough to not be too hot, and I got to wear flip-flops. (Apparently my feet aren't ready for flip-flops yet though, because I got a blister on the side of my foot from the strap...ouch.)
This Saturday is Valentine's Day...wonderful, Hallmark holiday that it is...well, I blogged about my opinion of Valentine's Day last year, and it's still the same, so there you have it.
I get to work Saturday anyway, my friend wants me to babysit for her.
And I got a Valentine's/thank you card "from" the baby I take care of...and her parents, you know, since she can't really write yet. So, I discovered it on the kitchen island about lunch time and opened it, went "awww!" and promptly got all sniffly because I get that way about some things. I don't cry very much at all, but when I do it's usually when I'm trying to talk about something I feel really deeply about, or it's something like an unexpected note like this. I'm hopeless. :p *sniff*
Let's see, what else is going on? Oh, I got a chance to listen to this sermon by Alistair Begg. My cousin told me about it, and I had time at work this morning to listen. I thought it was really good. There's a summary here. To sum it up slightly, he was talking about keeping Christ crucified as the point of the gospel, which I spent some time thinking about, because although as Christians we know that, it doesn't always come out in what we would tell someone else, or even what's preached in churches. I know it's certainly preached in our church, but I've been to several where the sermon is mostly about believing in Jesus Christ, yet they never really say that there is more to it. Certainly there's believing, but as Begg put it, (I'm paraphrasing) if people are just being good because they don't want to go to hell, because that's all they've ever had shared with them, what then was the point of Christ dying on the cross?
We are hopeless sinners, and totally unable to be saved apart from His grace, and His mercy in dying on the cross. It's not just a choice of going to heaven or hell, it's realizing what wretches we are on our own and that we need forgiveness. It's so simple, and yet it's the root of the gospel. We needed Christ to pay the debt we owed, and it was through His taking our sins on the cross that that's accomplished. Anyway, Begg did a much better job of explaining all that than I did, so if you have time, listen to what he had to say. :)
Oh, hmm, I need to look for sewing patterns, because Hancock Fabrics has Simplicity patterns for a dollar each this weekend. So I think I'll run by there Saturday before I babysit. I'm also going out for lunch with a couple of my friends. Hmm...I should probably get the ironing done tomorrow because I might not have time on Saturday.
I'm crocheting a baby afghan for a friend who's expecting a baby in a couple months. They thought it was going to be a girl, but found out yesterday that it's a boy! :0
Oookay...well, luckily the afghan will work for a boy too, because they weren't going for very frilly, girly colors anyway. But...I just ordered some leopard-print ribbon yesterday morning...so I guess I'll have 5 yards of leopard-print ribbon for...something! Because I'm not going to put ribbon on a boy's afghan. But anyway, I've got it about two-thirds done, so it shouldn't take much longer. Hopefully not anyway! The baby shower is on the 28th....so I've got fifteen days to finish it.
I'm also trying to find a nice JanSport backpack on eBay...my current backpack is starting to fall apart. Oh noes!!! Not good!
I usually get one at Aldi when they have them cheap (fall), but of course that's also why they fall apart fairly fast, they're not high-quality. My dad has a JanSport backpack that he's had for years and it's still in one piece. So I'm hoping to find a nice one like that, but on eBay in case they don't last as long as they used to (because nothing does anymore) and they're slightly expensive new.