Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits

How can it be possible that we are over the half-way point of November?! And Thanksgiving is next week!

I've managed to keep up with the Giving Thanks Challenge by adding each day to the list in my sidebar, and it's been a blessing. I appreciate the intentionality of coming up with something different each day; sometimes it's easy to get stuck in a rut of thanking God for the same things.

And the waning days of November mean two things near and dear to my heart are coming:


Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

(Get those Pumpkin Lattes outta here!)

And OH.MY.GOODNESS! When I went to find the picture above, I discovered that Starbucks now has Limited Edition Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream, sold in grocery stores.

On their ice cream website it is described as "a swirl of Mocha and Peppermint ice creams adorned with rich, dark chocolaty chunks."

Excuse me a moment while I wipe the drool off of the keyboard and have a moment of anticipatory silence!

In a little--okay, a lot!--more serious vein, I've been pondering something from my pastor's message a couple of Sundays ago on envy. He said, "Envy questions God's sovereignty; we want what God has given someone else." I'd never thought about it quite that way. Very convicting, and it certainly makes "petty jealousy" an oxymoron!

Finally, judging by the 6 million-plus hits, I'm apparently the only one that had never seen this before yesterday. Absolutely incredible. Their balance is amazing beyond words.

Have a great Tuesday!


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quilly said...

You may have my share of peppermint mochas and peppermint mocha icecream.

These dancers are amazing! Thank you for sharing this incredible video.

Joyce said...

I hadn't seen that video either...really amazing!
Thanks for sharing!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I hadn't seen that video either ... thanks for sharing it as it's amazing!

sara said...

yea!! Booked for the Holidays!!!

I love my pumpkin spice latte!!!! and am not a peppermint fan. :(

Well, I had never seen that video either...WOW! So beautiful!


I too am thrilled about the peppermint Starbucks...yummmmy. Can't wait to have one! Do you not think that man and woman without limbs was not the most awesome thing you have ever seen? Amazing!

Liz said...

Oh, I like you, Linda. We have some very important things in common: books and peppermint mocha. I heard about the new ice cream. I'll probably need to buy at least one container during the season.

Cathy said...


Anonymous said...

I recently went into Starbucks, and there were Peppermint Mocha samples. I don't drink coffee, and I lamented that fact. The employees made me a kiddie cup of hot chocolate with peppermint in it.

Oh my word. Starbucks' peppermint hot chocolate tastes like melted Andes candies.


Oh man...I need a Starbucks fix. Good thing I'm off this week!!!

Barbara H. said...

I hadn't seen that video -- amazing!

I had to come peek at your Thanksgiving sidebar. I've been keeping up with mine but not, I'm afraid, visiting many other people's.

Cindy said...

That is an amazing video. Wow.

p.s. I'm having another cookbook giveaway at my blog if you're interested!

Kim said...

I meant to comment on this yesterday! I LOVE the peppermint mocha at Starbucks!! And ICECREAM that flavor?! Oh MY!!

Looking forward to this!!