Monday, August 29, 2011
We weathered the tropical storm relatively unscathed. We had no power for 12 hours but it actually turned into a wonderful day of board games and "roughing" it for our family. I certainly wouldn't want to live without power, but once in a while it is good to live without our modern gadgets.
Today I'm thankful for Blessings #611-625
♥ Being prepared. It's not often that you get a chance to prepare ahead of time for no electricity.
♥ The gift of apples and pears from a friend's trees.
♥ An unexpected credit at the doctor's office which paid for the visit.
♥ A friend who bought me this gadget a garage sale a few years back. Tomatoes go in the top, crank, and sauce comes out one side and seeds and skin the other.
♥ Finding out that Stephen's endocrinologist participates in Dan's new health plan. We love her and have used her for years. I wasn't looking forward to finding a new one.
♥ Selling enough bread to help us out with gas money for the next week until Dan gets paid.
♥ Again, the provision of tomatoes from another friend.
♥ The taste of apples right off the tree.
♥ Nathan who is living his dream this weekend. He slept over at the firehouse for two nights as they were on standby for potential hurricane issues.
♥ Nathan is also feeling better after a few days on prednisone. He had some sort of allergic reaction to the sun and had a rash everywhere and was swelling from his neck up and wheezing.
♥ Beautiful skies.
♥ My filling fell out on Friday and I have a gaping hole in my tooth. Thankful that though I can't get into see the dentist until today, I've had no pain.
♥ A day of board games under the shelter of a porch.
♥ Finding joy in the simple things in life.
♥ God's protection.