This past month started out with a continuation of beautiful fall weather. We had a wedding anniversary on one Wednesday; the day was perfect. But by Saturday morning, we had a definite change in the weather. Hubby told me he thought we had 2+ inches of snow on top of our car. Some parts of central Indiana had over three inches.
A New Website
Toward the end of October, I received an email from a writer that I used to follow. She felt a nudge from God to create a Christian online magazine for children. About StarLight Magazine – StarLight Magazine (jean-matthew-hall.com) She was looking for writers to submit stories, games, and devotions to her and those working with her for possible inclusion in this new children’s Christian magazine. I submitted one of the Children’s Moments messages in an edited form. A day or two later, I received an online copy of the November issue. She also emailed me, thanking me for the submission and saying she would get back with me in January.
Our church hosts a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday before the actual holiday. I used to help in the serving line. One year, I cut pies for those dining. Last year, I rolled silverware (plastic) in napkins. I was going to do that again this year, but things got complicated and confused for me. I did send plastic grocery sacks for those working could use them for the carry-outs.
Due to our son’s work schedule, he works every Friday of the Thanksgiving weekend, he comes home on Saturday, and we have the traditional meal then.
An Interesting Weekend
Thanksgiving did not go as we planned or wanted it to go. Roger came in with a back problem. What we planned to have for dinner did not 'pan out/ Plan "B" went by the wayside. We wound up having a simple meal. The important thing was we were able to be together.
On Sunday morning, I received a text message from my friend who facilitates our Sunday school class. Her husband was not feeling well. Was I going to be at church and could I teach the class. We were starting a new devotional-type book for Advent. I managed to do some research on the focus of the first devotional. I reread the second and third ones and had some ideas of how to lead the discussion. The group was small, but they were receptive to the topics.
Where Has This Year Gone?
Am I the only one asking that question? As I sit here typing this, I see so many things I should be doing but just don’t have the oomph to manage getting started. Some days, I have some energy, but it doesn’t last very long.
About those Doctor's Scales!
I had two doctor appointments at the end of the month. At the first one, I stepped on the scales to find out that the scales DEFINATELY did not like me. Therefore, I am sincerely trying to stay away from cookies and candy. I am also trying to cut out snacking, (we seem to do a lot of that around here.)
Remember the reason for the season we are beginning.