As if the fact that I made two dozen homemade rolls and four pies
for a Thanksgiving dinner for eight people wasn’t a bit excessive…
today I made a two layer applesauce cake slathered with pink colored cream cheese frosting
and topped it with multicolored sprinkles.
Newest granddaughter’s BIRTHday is tomorrow,
so I made a BIRTHday cake to bring up to the hospital…
just like I did when her big sister was born “two and three fourths” years ago,
as she likes to say.
I am so excited I can barely put two words together that make sense.
BUT, I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little green journal…
-money to pay the bills
-groceries…more than enough to eat
-comfy and warm new slippers
-consulting with youngest daughter, (the family pie baking expert), via text messages as I baked the Thanksgiving pies
-Handel’s Messiah, so full of the Word of God, playing in the background as I bake
-a wonderful Thanksgiving
-talking to faraway siblings on this first holiday without our mama
-going to the holiday parade downtown with family and friends
-getting to see my sister and spend a fun evening with the family at my nephew’s house
-preapproval from the county for our church building project
(THANK YOU BLOG FRIENDS WHO HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR THIS!!!)
-long time friends in town and able to come to church with us and lunch together after