It's Thanksgiving week...and I'm feeling more grateful already! Grateful, of course, for all the blessings in my life, but also for the 50+ people that will be sharing the day with us in a combination of food, football (real and virtual), fun, crafts, and music. The logistics are a challenge this year but that just adds to the excitement!
I have two turkeys thawing: one 20lb and one 25lb. Seems no matter how much turkey I cook, we never have enough leftovers. And who wants to cook on the Saturday after Thanksgiving? I'm going to check and see if the grocery store sells turkey leftovers :-)
How come I didn't know that The Wizard of Oz is on some channel almost every Sunday?
Okay, the Kindle is fabulous. It still has a bug or two that I think should be addressed in the next iteration, including a navigation system that's a little less than intuitive, but all in all it gets an A- from me and I'm on my third book already, with two more loaded!
And I have no doubt that the Kindle will make the hours on the flights to and from Hawaii a lot easier for me to handle. I love going there, but I hate getting there, and any distractions that keep me busy for longer than five minutes are very welcome.
If I'm REALLY lucky, American Airlines will be showing The Blind Side on the flight over the Pacific!
I'm sorry that we'll be away from our church family on one of my favorite days of the year: the first Sunday of Advent. I'll try to console myself with the sights and sounds of wave and tropical sunsets, but really, nothing replaces celebrating Advent with those we love.
From this morning's worship...
It is enough that Jesus died, and that He died for me!
Have a great week with your loved ones, giving thanks for blessings none of us deserves but which have been lavished on us by the Lover of our souls...