Monday, November 24, 2008

Little bit of this, a little bit of that and some thoughts on Thanksgiving

Hello there!

Could you give me just a second while I wipe the dust off the keyboard?
Good!
I guess it has been a little while since I last posted. My typing and my brain both feel a bit rusty.
What is new with you? Can you believe Thanksgiving is Thursday?

Here is a random list of things from the last couple of weeks:
1. I was in an accident. I am ok, the other person is ok. The cars? Not quite ok. I backed into someones door while they were in the drive through line at Chick-Fil-A. Did not see them at all. Thankfully it was an incredibly kind and gracious military woman. She was in her uniform and everything. Turns out she grew up about 20 minutes from me. I apologized profusely and made a general fool out of myself about the whole situation. I am thankful no one was hurt and our insurance will take care of it all!

2. I cooked and participated in two of the kids Thanksgiving feasts. Which reminds me...I have always loved Chick-Fil-A, nothing beats their sweet tea and sandwiches. Their coleslaw is tasty too in my opinion. But now I love them even more after they generously donated 200 nuggets for my daughters kindergarten feast. I don't know the exact dollar value of 200 nuggets, but I am pretty sure it is not cheap! Way to go Chick-fil-A.

3. We bought Kung Fu Panda and have watched it approximately 20 times. We also bought Charlie Brown's Christmas and Thanksgiving DVD's too and have watched them about 20 times as well!

4. My younger sister in Ohio gave birth to a little girl on the 10th. My daughter now has a girl cousin to play with and help her fend off all the boys in the family!

5. This week the kids have no school! Yeah! No packing lunches, homework and the kids can stay up later and sleep in later! My in-laws are here which means my husband and I may even get to go out on a date! In fact, tomorrow my husband and I are going to go on a date and out to a Jon McLaughlin concert! Should be fun!

Thoughts on Thanksgiving:
On Sunday our pastor spoke from Psalms 107. He talked about the tough times most have been experiencing lately; economy downturn, devastating affects from hurricane Ike, illnesses in the church family and deaths. He talked about how it came make one want to say "Forget it!" when it comes to Thanksgiving. He posed the questions I am sure lots have been asking lately, Why should I celebrate Thanksgiving and What can I be thankful for? His answer? God's unfailing love. Not matter what has happened and is happening, God's love for us never wavers and if it is all we can be thankful for, it is enough.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Psalms 107:31: "Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men." (NIV)

Take care,
Julie

5 comments:

Becoming Me said...

I'm so sorry to learn about your accident, but glad you are ok. ANd YEA! about your sister's new baby girl. I didn't know she was expecting!

Love you, Angela

Suzie said...

I guess Im missing out Ive never even seen a chick a fil. Im glad your both ok

Kristin said...

glad you are back! i just got caught up - sorry about the accident, but so glad you are ok. and yes, i miss chick fil-a. living in the south - that's a comfort food.
and yeah for your sister! i am so happy for her. congrats on your new neice. please tell her hello and congrats for me!
happy thanksgiving friend!!

Bubba's Sis said...

Well said, Julie! Every time I catch myself feeling down, I remind myself of God's unfailing love. It IS enough!

Happy Thanksgiving!

D... said...

1. I'm so glad you are ok and no one was hurt!

2. Chick-Fil-A Rocks! That is so awesome of them!

3. We bought it too but it went into the Christmas gift pile. We are so mean that way. ;)

4. Congrats on the new addition to the family! My younger sister gave birth last month. It'll be awhile before I meet my new nephew tho. I'm sad.

5. Yay! for no school! I hope you & hubby enjoyed your date.

Amen on your Thanksgiving thoughts. God always makes sure we have enough. It might not be enough to our standards, but like you said, His love is enough.