Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Week-Beginning

The past two days were made for a blog post. Mama and Daddy went out of town for their 20th anniversary. They left on Monday morning and got back this afternoon.

We really did have a wonderful time. I made chocolate chip cookies yesterday afternoon...no catastrophes. I heated up the casserole (Chicken and Broccoli, for those of you who are wondering) For those of you who aren't: read the story; get the recipe. Anyway, heated up the casserole...no catastrophes. I even remembered to put a cookie sheet under the baking dish so it didn't bubble over onto the bottom of the oven. This morning we had turnovers and fried eggs...no catastrophes. I even remembered to heat the oven to 475 degrees and then, when I put them in the oven to turn it down to 400 degrees. And, while the eggs didn't flip the way I wanted them to (were not restaurant-perfect circles) hey, they were fried eggs and they tasted like it. There were a couple more visits to the casserole dish (lunch and dinner tonight)....no catastrophes!

We also cleaned the whole house...I'm talkin', the whole thing! We dusted every room, vacuumed every room (and the stairs) cleaned the bathrooms, did all the laundry in such a way that there was nothing dirty when they got home (not even a dish towel), packed the boys' suitcases because we're headed to Atlanta tomorrow to be with family for Thanksgiving, cleaned the kitchen, etc. It was so much fun to get it all ready for them.

But, you know that a blog with the title "conversations on the mercies of the Lord in our day unto day lives..." can not have a blog post that doesn't talk about His wonderful mercies to us. Yeah? Yeah.

I was really nervous about going to bed last night without Mama and Daddy being here. So, I purposely stayed up late knitting so that I would be nice and tired and just fall right to sleep instead of imagining the bands of bad guys that might be coming up the stairs, or the fire that might happen in the middle of the night...and speaking of fire, "did I turn off the stove after dinner, or not?" So, I was very tired when I went to bed at 11:00 last night. And, the Lord was so good: I always sleep better when it rains. I don't know why, I just do. And the Lord sent rain last night. Not a thunderstorm, just a steady, calm rain. So, I didn't hear any weird noises...just the rain and I went right to sleep and didn't wake up until this morning. My first thought when I woke up was, "oh! it's morning! The Lord is so good to us." He truly is so good.

And so, as we enjoy this Thanksgiving week may we be mindful of all His goodness to us and be truly thankful.

"All praise to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than we can ever ask or think!"

I do hope all our Talk Time readers have a wonderful week...giving thanks to our gracious Father who has blessed us so richly and done such great things for us. We have every reason to be a truly thankful people. And, if you didn't read Mrs. Higgins' post the other day...don't miss out on some wonderful reminders of "all His unspeakable gifts to us."

In Him, with much rejoicing for the great things He has done,

p.s. Lord willing, when I get back from Atlanta (after a nice vacation with, Lord willing, lots of time to read) I'll have some book club posts, with many quotables :)


NovelTea said...

Sarah -
What a sweet thing you are! I can't believe you are so grown up to "keep house" all by yourself! I honestly still think of you as the little girl who came to my house and played hair and makeup for a week!

I'm glad you were safe - I know the feelings you must have had - have had them my self!! But, indeed the Lord is gracious to us, in so many, many ways - and for that, I am so thankful!!

Have a wonderful holiday with family!

Love, Brielle

Miss Blair said...

Brielle, I love it when you comment on the blog :) It was fun to come home to this note from you.

Honestly, whenever I imagine coming to visit you I always think about playing hair and make-up and wearing all your beautiful shoes!! (guys, she's got some shoes and they are SO. MUCH. FUN. to wear :) So, I think I should come visit for a week and you can still play with me and fix my hair differently every day :) It would be fun!!

I do hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Lovingly in the Savior,