Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Surprises

Since moving to Las Vegas, NV I've struggled with the warm weather. I love snow, white blankets that remind me that Christmas is near. I've had trouble getting used to twinkling light in palm trees and caroling in short sleeves.

God must have known that this Christmas has been especially difficult for me. I just wanted to ignore the whole thing. He sent snow...4 inches of snow to remind me that all is well in the world.

My children built snowmen, sprawled on the ground making snow angels, and had snowball fights. Todd and I went for a long walk around the neighborhood and caught snowflakes on our tongues. We threw a few snowballs too.

I am so grateful for this Christmas surprise. I needed it. My family needed it. Thank you, God for the lovely gift.


Speaking of giving gifts, I think I've found the perfect thing for the women in my life....a pajama gram. Isn't this awesome? I can send my mom or my sister-in-law pajamas in an organza hat box. I would love to get something like this...hint, hint, the red, velvet ones would be great.

If I order by the 23rd the comfy pajamas will be delivered in time for Christmas morning. They also have kid pajamas that come with a stuff doggie and a dog house. I can't get over how cute I think this is!

The best surprise of all is for something wondrous to happen to someone I love.

I can't say who yet but I have a close friend who's been contacted by the Oprah Winfrey Show!

She responded to a question on Oprah.com a few months ago...just for the fun it. It's the law of attraction at work. Be careful what you ask for. Now a producer wants to speak with her and possibly book her as a guest on an upcoming show!

I am still in shock, praying and visualizing her sitting on Oprah's stage. The world will love her and her sense of humor as much as I do. Her time is coming. I can feel it!

Have a Merry Christmas everyone. Remember to give and be gracious and grateful, not just now but all through out the year.

God Bless all of you!

11 comments:

Francis Scudellari said...

Hi Lisa,
We got hit by (another) snow storm here in Chicago ... not as welcome or as surprising ... but I'm glad the white stuff gave you all a Christmas pick-me-up. Happy Holidays!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Oh, Lisa, I love you!

Lisa McGlaun said...

Francis,

My oldest son is talking about moving to Chicago and he hates cold weather. I told him he might want to rethink that idea...:)

Merry Christmas,
Lisa

Lisa McGlaun said...

Linda,

Love you, too! I have a Christmas present for you. I saw it yesterday and had to get it for you.

Merry Christmas,
Lisa

Theresa H. Hall said...

I knew someone wished for a white Christmas and it was you. I never knew it could snow in Las Vegas. It was you! Ha. While you're at it, I need a miracle, please. Huge happy financial surprises. More than my bank can hold, quickly and in peace. Record or book deal. huge gigs for my husband and his group, a great publishing company to want me to stay at home and write. And be healthy and safe and everything right in my world. Have i covered the bases? Please put in good words for me because you seem to make things happen. Good luck to you and your friend.

Helene Moore said...

Hi Lisa,
It's nice something wonderful happened just at this time of your life.
Happy and Healthy New Year.
I'm waiting for Oprah too! Ha
A Healthy and Happy New Year.
Love and kisses Helene

Tasha said...

*Sigh* I wish I had more time to blog because...if I could, I'd make mine just like yours! Such great reading. New reader...wave!

Lisa McGlaun said...

Theresa,

I'll send up the prayers right now. I'm wishing for that publishing contract for myself and several of my friends. I'll just put in a blanket request for great things for all the talented writers I know and love (including me, please God).

I don't know if we will see snow like that again, at least not while I live here. It was amazing.

Peace,
Lisa

Lisa McGlaun said...

Theresa,

I'll send up the prayers right now. I'm wishing for that publishing contract for myself and several of my friends. I'll just put in a blanket request for great things for all the talented writers I know and love (including me, please God).

I don't know if we will see snow like that again, at least not while I live here. It was amazing.

Peace,
Lisa

Lisa McGlaun said...

Theresa,

I'll send up the prayers right now. I'm wishing for that publishing contract for myself and several of my friends. I'll just put in a blanket request for great things for all the talented writers I know and love (including me, please God).

I don't know if we will see snow like that again, at least not while I live here. It was amazing.

Peace,
Lisa

Lisa McGlaun said...

Helene,

Hugs and kisses to you too my friend. I'm hoping my friend gets great news about Oprah. It would be so great to turn on the TV and see here there.

Peace,
Lisa