Time to get to bloggin’! I have been away too long! Time flies when you’re having fun, or working hard at two jobs and school ;) Let’s see, in the last post, I was thankful for my awesome friend Emily, so that leaves me off at the 27th. Tuesdays are sometimes hard for me, with Mondays, it is the start of a new week, and Wednesday marks the halfway point, and then Friday is right after that, but Tuesdays, it’s kind of a bummer day…not quite to the middle of week yet. So last Tuesday I was thankful that I had a quick moving, productive day–I got a lot done and the day went by quickly. Sometimes that is all it takes to be thankful! :)
Wednesday the 28th I was so very thankful for my two twin cousins!! It was their birthday and they turned 20!! I can not believe that they are not teenagers anymore!! I remember when they were born and visiting them up in Chicago. These two women are very special in my life–I have been blessed with a very close family, including all of my cousins. I grew up spending summers with my 3 cousins and my sister, we were all inseparable! There are so many memories with Abigail and Andrea and I am so thankful that we have grown up together and been able to share our families. They each are so unique and each have wonderful gifts and talents that the Lord has given them. I have seen them mature and grow in the Lord in such an amazing and beautiful way. I am so very blessed that these girls are not only my family, but also my friends!! I love you both!
Thursday the 29th, I was thankful for my crock-pot! That thing is one of the coolest inventions ever. Whoever came up with that deserves a candy bar. I always forget I have it and then when I do pull it out, I usually end up going overboard and making tons of stuff. Thursday I made pulled-pork in the crock-pot, and tons of it! I tried a recipe with Root Beer in it…don’t laugh, it was actually really good! I had so much left over, so now my freezer is full of pork! Yum! And I hardly had to do anything! Just threw everything in the pot! Please leave me a comment if you have any good crock-pot recipes, I am always looking for new good ones! :)
Friday the 30th, I was thankful for good deals!! I am not sure why I have never set foot in a Big Lots, but that has now changed! That place is amazing! Such good deals on home stuff, crafty things, and just about anything you could think of–I found an apple corer/peeler/slicer for only $5! And promptly went home to make homemade applesauce!! I love finding good deals and I definitely found some at Big Lots!
On Saturday the 1st, I was thankful for my GPS in my phone…yeah. I am pretty directionally challenged, and really have trouble in places I am not familiar with. I went up to Purdue University to watch a play that was being interpreted by my mentor, and I do not know my way around Purdue…at all. So I was very thankful that my awesome phone has a GPS in it and gave me very handy turn-by-turn directions! It was very helpful and I even got to the play on time! (And the play was amazing by the way…I love any live theater and it was even better that I got to see it interpreted!)
Sunday was my family day–so very thankful for any time I get to spend with my family and this Sunday was our annual tradition of going to Beasley’s Apple Festival. It is a cute little fall festival with good food and even better apples. They have craft booths and a corn maze, and we all had a good time with each other (I think…you might have to double check with my sister :) ) I got some amazing apples to make more applesauce with, and ate an amazing apple dumpling! It is a great kick-off to the fall season, and spending that time with my family makes it even better. I am definitely blessed!
AND…today. Today I am thankful for peace. I have had continued peace about a multitude of things happening in my heart and life. I am so thankful that the Lord has given me this gift and I all I can say is that I am very thankful Him for that. There have been a lot of changes that have happened recently and some that are coming, and through it all, my Savior has been consistent. He is the one constant in my life and the peace that I have had been given is amazing. Everything that has happened recently has all had a purpose and has fit together perfectly. I hope that I will remember this time of peace how the Lord is at work when my next struggle and challenge comes! I am praying that I continue to trust in His timing, wait for His plan to come to completion, and for continued peace, surrender and contentment!