|New England in October... a few years ago|
Sorry for the silence around here, I have numerous pantry posts and book posts and even tea time posts swirling around in my head. However, after we returned home from our WONDERFUL vacation with our kids, we had an amazing number of appointments and errands to run.
Then the pesky back spasms returned to me for over a week (making sleep difficult) and both hubby and I came down with the flu which has been going around (he much worse than me since he is also dealing with extremely high mold spores in the air right now).
I feel like I'm just beginning to peek out of a fog. I send out a very hearty than you to the blog friend who thought of me and sent me a "gift". It was like getting a hug from God in the midst of gloom. I thank Him so often for you all. It is just a peek into what the Heavenly City will be like with friends around (I told Stephanie that it was fine with me if it looked like Colonial Williamsburg!).
This morning as I was driving, I thought of the way Elijah crashed physically and emotionally (I Kings 19) after his huge victory over the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18). This is one of my favorite stories from God's Word as I have "been there and done that" so many times.
In this case, the week with our family in Colonial Williamsburg and all that went with it was a highlight of my life. So... it is not surprising to me that a couple not so great weeks followed... especially when I became too busy to spend time in the Word or talk to Him other than a Help! here and there.
At this stage of life, busy-ness brings tension and concern and even a little worrying here and there. I get ultra sensitive about little things and tend to actually understand my hubby's pessimistic outlook on life. Fortunately, it never lasts. :)
I was telling a friend recently that I'm ready for winter to come this year. With it usually comes a season of staying home, reading, cooking, baking, watching favorite DVDs now and then, etc. Now... I am certain that by February, I will be staring longingly at the empty garden and feeling the need to do some thrift store shopping. But right now being still sounds good.
I'm feeling better and I think things are calming down around here... God willing and the creek don't rise... I'll be posting more.