“The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”
i clearly need to reconcile my stance on things.
i tell ya’ll i want to keep things simple yet why is it that right after halloween. and by right after halloween i mean the very next day. like november 1 rolls around and all of a sudden i’m almost, dare i say, frantic about being ready for christmas. did you feel it too?
what is wrong with me?
it’s like we throw out the carved pumpkin and log in to find pinterest is nothing if not a winter wonderland reminding me that it’s only a few weeks away. and by ready, i mean in my spirit and my family room. like all of it. i want a peaceful spirit, an expectant heart and a minimally yet intentionally decorated home. are you with me?
now do not get me wrong, not even for a moment. the last thing i want to do is hustle bustle away the season. herein lies the problem and the reason for the tension within me. i want to enjoy the entire season of being thankful….i do not dare want to rush through november but ya’ll, why can’t there be just a smidge more time. the calender leaves me no other choice but feel a tad rushed. just a tad.
and let’s not even talk about the fact that for a photographer and a noonday ambassador, october and november are the april for tax accountants. like hello. meanwhile i will rise up and call blessed my friends who just so happened to post a full flippin month of recipes that i have bookmarked! i’ll tell you that i did not hang my head in shame while i threw, not one but three, frozen chicken pot pies ( from trader joes, which carries a level of redemption does it not) in the oven, sliced some fruit and called it dinner. i even went so far as to share the fact that when i head out again in a couple weeks that they might just see these little yummy pies again. yes my friends, that is the reality of this month.
i’m really on a roll. get a load of this. i reminded dan that just last year i was quite successful in my victory, also known as the thanksgiving turkey, so how ’bout this year we head to my folks & i’ll bring the sweet tea & rolls. taking one for the team, he graciously took me off the hook. i mean i’ve already proven myself. are you still with me?
this could be the reason i’ll never be a star blogger. foodies. that’s where’s it’s at.
anyways. i absolutely love the splendor of fall. the golden leaves & the breeze. and i pray i never cease to be amazed by november. and i’ll let you in on another little secret– it truly brings me much peace to listen to the casting crowns station on pandora. you have no idea.
one last glimpse of fall around our home. i have the reputation of never turning on the heater/having windows open even in the dead of winter because i love fresh air/and freezing my family….so, after i pulled the aforementioned glorified frozen dinners from the oven…this is what i found. true story.