What’s Up and What I Am In To Right Now

Hey there,

Just a note to say life has been busy.  You, too?

Reminds me of the Mary Englebreit quote:

.  Life is just so daily

But I want more.  Not just the daily.  I want more of Him, not more of busy.

The other morning I was starting my day and was feeling a little overwhelmed.   A little discontent.  Not feeling it.  This gospel.  The trusting.  The good news.  Giving Thanks.

Then I ran across this quote:

We give thanks to God not because of how we feel but because of who He is.

Ann Voskamp

Yes. Now that is a quote to sink your teeth into and live!  I want to thank Him for who He is.   Not how I feel. Yeah, baby.

This is what I want my mind to rumble tumble around on.  Who He is.   Not the daily-ness of life.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
2 To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning
And Your faithfulness by night,

Psalm 92:1-2

How about you?

Talk soon,

PS  Oh, before I go, here are a few Sursees I have found in the past two weeks.  These are what have been holding me captive and keeping me from writing. Ha!

“The Lego Movie”

This is super fun.  Whether your kids are big or small, it is fun!  Made me laugh out loud a few times.  Loved the humor and the song- “Everything is Awesome.”  It is super fun to see Lego sets that our kids had- brought back tons of memories. A very clever movie.  Rent it or watch on Amazon Prime tonight!  A fun movie you can watch with your kids or not.

These browniesOutrageous Brownies

WOW! are these good.  Barefoot Contessa’s Outrageous Brownies.  Some gal pals and I are having a big wedding shower soon and I was experimenting with a dessert for the party. Something that would be easy to prepare and feed a bunch.  These are the IT dessert for me! Chocolatey.  Rich.  A small bite is enough for happiness which is good news for my waist!  Make them for your next get together.  You will be glad you did.

Clean out your garage

We did this over the Labor Day weekend.  Not really what I wanted to do, but we did, and I love it!  I can get my car in there now and we donated a bunch of stuff. Feels good to get rid, pare down and clean out.  Walk, don’t run and do this!  Very freeing.

Watch the movie, “That Thing You Do”

Watched this with the youngest guy before he went back to college. A great movie.  Great music.  Makes you want to be in a band.  Real Bad. This movie doesn’t get old, and I get teary-eyed every time when the kids hear their song on the radio for the first time, “You, doin’ that thing you, Do!”

Talk soon,

Sursee Gal


  1. Jana Maroney says:

    Going to put that movie on our “watch” list…. never seen or heard of it 🙂

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