Tuesday, November 30
The Holidays Are Here!
Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. I hope it went well for all of you! We spent the holiday with my husband's family, and a good time was had, and delicious food was eaten. A new vehicle was purchased. A brother-in-law is healing. Just your typical holiday. Right now, it seems so busy. I feel like I have no time at all to get things done! I truly miss my housewife days. I really enjoyed it, and I felt like I was good at it...probably the first time I felt that way about anything. I miss having time to do my typical holiday baking, which I love to do so much. Sigh. Such is the life of a working woman...just have to trudge through the days and try to get to retirement, when I'll be happy again! Really, though, there is much for which to thank the Lord, including our jobs. We both have relatively good health, all of our family is still with us, we have a roof over our head, food on the table and in the pantry, and even the occasional toy. Most importantly, I'm thankful for what God has given us all, if we choose to accept such a gift. That's the biggest thing to be thankful for--the promise of an eternity spent with the One who created us!
We are seeing our first snows tonight. I doubt it will accumulate, but it is still pretty. The air holds that fresh snow scent, and it is refreshingly cold. We went to a viewing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, pt. 1, tonight, and when we came out of the theater it was sleeting pretty heavily. It was a pretty good adaptation of the book, according to hubby--I have read all of the books, but it was a while ago and I don't really remember anymore! Oh well. It is not a movie I would recommend for younger children, but I think that teens and older would be fine. Overall, it was an enjoyable movie date for us, and the second half of the movie should be the best half.
Christmas Is Coming
Obviously, we think of what we are thankful for this time of year, and look forward to celebrating the Christmas in a few more weeks. I try to give thanks to the Lord every day for what He has provided, because it can all be gone in a flash. Psalm 100 is a psalm of thanksgiving: "1Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 2Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."