I hope everyone has a happy holiday weekend! Somehow I am not having to cook a turkey again this year. Maybe it was because of the great gravy mishap of 2003…one word — wallpaper glue. We are blessed enough to be attending 2 dinners this weekend at family members houses. Mike’s family is gathering this evening. I think in total there will be about 17 of us in attendance and that doesn’t even count Mike’s sister and her husband who live in Ottawa and are not making the trip this weekend. What a big family, eh? And then on Sunday afternoon my sister is hosting (but i think my mom is cooking) so we will gather there to eat some more. Mmmmm, my mom’s stuffing and gravy are unmatched! Too bad her cooking skills did not rub off on me. I guess I haven’t practiced enough. I am a decent baker though. I make a mean pan of brownies and some very “moundy” chocolate chip cookies.
On another note, we seem to be having some difficulty finding a place to rent while we build our house. The problem seems to be the lease or the cats. I knew those two things would snag us. I’m not sure what we are going to do yet. I’m trying to have faith but time is ticking away quickly. We haven’t given up hope yet though.
Have a great weekend! I don’t know about you but I certainly have a lot to be thankful for!
So this morning after Chloe went down for her nap I re-discovered something. Toast is one of my favorite foods. in fact I had three pieces with home made jam. It’s good bread from the superstore…just the cheap stuff that is store made and not sliced yet so you can make them as thick or as thin as you want. I prefer thick and toasted until very dark but not burnt. Mmmm, toast. It’s not one of the things that I usually list as a favorite food but it really is…cereal too. I love cereal. My sister and I have lived on cereal for years. When you just can’t find anything else to eat, cereal is a great meal replacement. (Although convincing your husband that cereal is a great substitute sometimes gets you a strange look.) It’s just becoming socially acceptable now what we’ve known for years. It’s good for you to eat cereal!
For the third time in about a year, and the second time in a few weeks, I think our house has sold. But this time I think it’s really true. I’m excited but if it falls through again, I will be prepared (so i think). So the hunt is on for an apartment to live in while we are building our house. we have to be out by November 10th…that is scary people! That means I have to get organized and pack. I don’t like packing AT ALL. but really, who does? The thought of level floors and walls, less maintenance for Mike once it is built, and no draft coming down from the attic freezing us is a nice thought. There are things I will miss about this charming old house. Afterall, it was our first house and the place we brought Chloe home to so there are some sentimental things here. But new houses make new memories!
Off to Michelle’s birthday pizza party tonight. Yay, I don’t have to cook! I hope there is ice cream cake…that is also one of my favorites.
Erin I hope you get your garlic fingers with no bacon and you can keep em down. Hang in there!
Isn’t it horrible what happened in that Amish school house yesterday? I really can’t believe that there have been 3 school shootings in the past week…I mean, I believe it but I don’t want to believe it. When we were young and in school, we never heard of such a thing and then in the last few years there have been so many innocent school children murdered. I have to say I blame the media for the recent ones. I know people want to know what’s going on but I can’t help but think that alot of these recent shootings are copy cat events. Seeing them on tv and thinking “that’s a way to solve my issue” and following through with a similar act. I found myself imagining what these poor parents were going through…not knowing for hours if it was thier child or not that had been shot or killed. I had to stop thinking about it because it was so overwhelming to me. Being a parent makes these things SO much more horrific. My heart was breaking.
My next thoughts were how long until these things start happening closer to home? I’ve grown up watching things on the American news that were awful and I always remember my parents saying, “don’t worry, things like that don’t happen in Nova Scotia.” And I felt secure.
But now that I am a “grown up” (and i use the term lightly) I feel less secure in some ways about the state of the world. But I am also glad to know that things are happening according to God’s prophecies. Not that God wants people to be shooting school children but I just mean the whole state of the Earth with the wars and the unrest and the sin in the world that seems like it might smother me some days. But most days I feel peace because even though my Bible knowledge isn’t as great as it should be, I can see that God knew this was all going to happen eons before the dawn of time and I know that He is still in control. The King is Coming!
Now this probably didn’t come across as organized and might not have made as much sense as I intended but it was something I needed to ramble about.
How excited am I about Mike Wingfield’s Bible prophecy conference coming up at the end of October? Last time he was here I was amazed at how much I didn’t know and I can’t wait to learn more!
Ok, this one’s for the mom’s out there who have more experience than i do. How do I get my daughter to eat vegetables and fruit? I used to get some in her by feeding her Jr baby food…but she totally wants nothing to do with that anymore. She won’t eat cooked fruit or veggies that I prepare unless it is applesauce and really isn’t interested in what we’re eating unless it’s bread, crackers, cookies, or cheerios. These are her food groups. I’m afraid she won’t be getting enough vitamins from her diet. I used to not worry because I thought it was just a stage but it’s a loooong stage and I don’t want her to not be healthy. any advice or tips out there would be appreciated.