to have enjoyed a rather ordinary day instead of the normal Thanksgiving hustle and bustle of cleaning the house, preparing rolls and pies a turkey and all the trimmings. We’d decided that the Thanksgiving potluck after church Sunday followed by another delicious Thanksgiving dinner at the community dinner last night where 461 were served an abundance of food – for which Ed helped to peel 150 pounds of potatoes, was sufficient and we didn’t need to stuff ourselves with another big meal.
for a husband who is constant, steadfast, intelligent, hardworking, kind, supportive, giving, a man of integrity, and a kindred spirit in many ways.
I am so deeply grateful for Ed!
for tonight’s simple soup and bread supper with a ramekin of pumpkin pie filling for dessert.
that we didn’t need to travel anywhere on this very blustery, pouring-down-hard, rainy day.
for peace and quiet. Ed’s not into sports so we don’t subscribe to any channels. When it rains hard our tv doesn’t pick up reception. We started to watch a movie but after a bit we both realized that we’d rather read.
for time to spin on the great wheel today as well as finishing up the last portion of another braid of alpaca/silk roving, getting it skeined, bathed and now it’s hanging to dry. This 4 ounce skein has approximately 562 yards. Finally closing in to having enough alpaca spun to weave material.
These turtles were all spun during morning walks (spell corrector changed morning to boring, ha!)
for so many good books to read! Currently reading Madeleine L’Engle’s “Bright Evening Star”, Timothy Keller’s “Hidden Christmas” and David Brainerd’s journal from 1740’s. Normally there’s also a fiction book in the reading stack one was finished a few days ago. I’ve been wanting to reread some of Elizabeth Goudge’s books which means a trip to the public library.
for relatively good health, especially when I consider how many people struggle with their body every single day.
for a year of growth, challenges, and new experiences which are leading me into a deeper relationship with God.
most of all for the love of Jesus Christ, the solid rock of the foundation of my being.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! And if you don’t live in the States, that you had a wonderful day anyway!