Ugh. I. am. so. FULL!!!
Of thanks, I mean.
You totally thought I was talking about food, didn't you? Admit it!
Well, in all honesty, that wouldn't have been an entirely WRONG answer... :P
I did eat well this past weekend. A wedding feast on Saturday, a Thanksgiving family feast on Sunday, more feasting and snacking on Monday, McDonalds on the drive home Tuesday... yikes.
I'm thankful that no matter how we feel about our financial situation, our dinner table never seems to be affected. And while cleaning out my fridge is often one of the most revolting tasks, I'm reminded with each and every "science experiment" or container of "dog food" that I have more than enough.
I'm grateful for family to share special meals with. My own husband and children make each meal we can have together a special time, but there's just something about being together with my parents or The 'Man's family yet, too, that makes it feel like a celebration whether it's an actual holiday or not.
I'm thankful for safe travels to and from The Big City yet again. We'll be making that trip a little more often than usual this fall because between now and Christmas there will be a FAMILY WEDDING to attend!! I'm grateful my sister-in-law grasped the concept of biblical femininity early on in a way that so many in my generation haven't, and stubbornly held to her beliefs even though had she been more
brazen assertive, she might have been dating and married off years ago. I'm grateful she waited on God's perfect timing instead of stepping in and "helping" Him along like we are so often wont to do. I'm so excited that she's been almost literally swept off her feet by a wonderful, godly man.
I'm grateful for new experiences and grandparents that have interesting ideas of how to spend some of our time with them! This weekend we toured the Western Canada Aviation Museum ~ something we didn't even know existed until just a few years ago and had never checked out. Lots of old planes, and most importantly, a REAL retired cockpit for the girls to play in!!
I'm thankful the colours of fall are STILL sticking around! Normally, the best time around here for colour would be about the middle of September, but thanks to the weather we've had, there are still plenty of golds, oranges, and reds to enjoy! (and still even an amazing amount of green!) The forecast doesn't look quite as nice this week, so I'm guessing that will end very shortly now, but it's been so wonderful to be able to enjoy the beauty of the season much longer than we normally get to!
There are just so many things to be grateful for! I could go on and on, but speaking of food and fridge-cleaning.... I have a menu and grocery list to make.
What are YOU most thankful for this week??
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Ugh. I. am. so. FULL!!!
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