Friday, January 1, 2010

3 Favorite E's & 1st McLinky!

At the ripe old age of (swipe my hand in front of my mouth so you really can't hear the BIG number), I never want to stop learning. And by learning, I mean EVERYTHING about life.

I don't intend to go back to school, no new career change in my future (I hope), no big changes on the radar here.

But I definitely want the 3 E's: embellish, enrich and encourage(ment).

By embellish...I want to continue to "beautify" my life, my world. You know me, if I'm not painting, "reinventing" something or rearranging my home, then I'm really not feeling content. I love that type of change! I guess if you can look at this area (for me) as both a strength and a weakness. I just can't an addiction! And I LOVE IT!

By enrich...I want to grow spiritually, deepen my relationship with the Lord. I believe God knows that I put him first, I simply want to be positive. I love kids, kids I know, kids I don't know. When you were growing up, did you know someone that you just knew if you needed could trust them. Not just to assist you in your need, but you could count on that person to protect you under any circumstance. I aspire to be that person. Our family will be enriched this year with the birth of our first grandchild. And if I get started now on the excitement here...this post changes altogether (you can go to see my "lolli" blog at

By encourage(ment)...I want to encourage others, I want to be encouraged by others. And by that, I mean in every facet of life...teach me to try new recipes, teach me a new computer trick, teach me to expand my thought process...get my drift? No one has ever accused me of "being inside the box" (giggle here), but I do feel like I could do, could be, so much more! WOO HOO, I still wonder what I am going to be when I grow up!

So, as a first step out into the wild blue 2010, I am hosting my FIRST McLinky! Feels pretty big to a mature lady that has very little computer knowledge...but here we go.

I want to see one of your 3 E's from your blog post that is your favorite from your blog on * embellish * enrich or * encourage(ment)

Can't feels like Christmas again and I opening the "big" gift! Dime...your turn!


  1. What a great post, Donna! You know me, I'm all about the "embellishing" part too! Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year! This looks like a lot of fun, Donna - I added a link to some of my family's favorite recipes - hope you enjoy!

  3. Thanks girls...keep 'em coming! This is SO interesting to me.

  4. Hey Donna! I'll link something soon. And you're going to have to teach me how to do the McLinky...I'd like to link up our Bible verses that I'd like to memorize this year.

    And...the last of our Christmas decorations are going in the attic this afternoon, so...when is that party you were planning to cheer us up from having to pack up from Christmas?

    By the way, you are a great encourager!