This morning I am thinking of all the people who perished on 9-11. Truly it was the scariest day I have experienced in my 64 years of life. Take a moment to say a prayer for the families who lost their loved ones on September 11, 2001. Never Forget.
1 Back to the Chick Fil A Mac and Cheese. I guess I am in the minority here as most people just love the dish from our favorite chicken eatery. I prefer Panera's myself.Do a taste test and let me know!
2. Have you ever had a stretching year? I feel this has been one for me. I have had several hurts lately that make me want to lash back and defend myself. But God is telling me NO so I am trying to be patient and let HIM orchestrate the endings that will bring Him Glory. How easily we are offended....well I sometimes am. I tend to have a tender heart ( My children would debate that.:)) But I do hate to cause anyone pain. I want to be the first to apologize even when I feel I was not in the wrong. What is all boils down to is pride. I could use a bit more humbleness and God is giving me opportunities to practice that fruit of the spirit. Is is easy? No I have to make a decision every day to keep my mouth shut and carry on. Confrontation has never been my style but somedays I wish it was!! I remember the movie You've Got Mail where Kathleen could never remember a clever come back for Joe Fox. He told her that when you do zing someone yo have an instant regret That is so true. Better to just keep silent. So if you have any extra prayers today, say a few for me.
3. I had to run to Hobby Lobby for some white DMC...how I ran out of that I do not know. I have been doing a lot of Christmas stitching that involves snow so I guess that answers that question. Kroger is next door to Hobby Lobby and they had a huge pile of Pumpkins for sale. It was my first pumpkin sighting for this season. They are so cheery, you cannot help but smile when you see them.
4.One bright spot on the horizon is a trip to Gulf Shores on the 13th. It is truly our happy place. In a perfect world I would have a little condo at the beach and just travel from mountains to Alabama to Gulf Shores.Fingers crossed there will be no hurricanes in the Gulf that week.
5. If you want a good description of what it is like to live in Alabama aka Tornado Alley, read the Book, What Stands in a Storm by Kim Cross. It is a story of the super cell outbreak that raked Alabama in April 2011. While we had not physical damage here, our major power grid was wiped out an we were without electricity for five days. We faired much better than most so I am not complaining. Fortunately we had a Gas Hot Water heater and we were able to bathe comfortably.
6. I received my Fall Mrs Meyers Scents and I have to say that Acorn Fig is my favorite. It reminds me of an old Aromatique Fall Scent called Peppercorn. One of my all time favorites with Smell of Christmas coming in a close second. I seldom see Aromatique items any moe but they were popular in the 1990s.
Well that is about all that is rolling around in my head this morning. Hope you all have a good week.