God is good, all the time: All the time, God is good.
This past week has been wonderful! The men were home most of the week, getting projects done around here. We took off from academic studies. It was a relaxing week in a lot of ways even though it was busy.
|A sign in the pottery shop|
The yard has had its fall cleanup- the last mowing and leaf pick-up. It looks so nice!
One day the men cut up six bushels of apples for me which I made into sauce. They helped to turn it through the strainer also. We got around 63 quarts. We like a thicker sauce so I poured a lot of liquid away. Most of the sauce went into the freezer. I canned seven quarts.
That same day, we three teachers of our class at Kid's Club took five of the girls out for the evening to Polka Dot Pot in downtown Winchester. PDP is a pottery shop. You can book a party and paint pottery. We each did a mug except one girl did an ice cream cone trinket "box".
Thanksgiving Day didn't seem like it . Okay that sounds weird. But I was hoping for family time, playing games, etc. We just each went our own way, doing whatever and waiting for the evening when others were coming. Thomas' mom, my parents, my sister Verina and family and my sister Joanna from NC came for a 6:30 supper. Of course it was a very short evening. Gobble up the turkey and be stuffed. Ha.
Joanna stayed for the rest of the week and left today. We enjoyed having her with us for a few days. Last weekend my sister Rachel was here with "her very own boyfriend" (as my five year old niece put it.) And in Oct my brother LeRoy and his friend Darek from Poland visited awhile. What a privilege to have family visit us!
|And friends! Nathaniel came to visit.|
Toward the beginning of the month the younger boys and I had the privilege of visiting different artists. They set up a tour for people to come watch them work and/or see their handiwork. The things the boys enjoyed most were stained glass art and wood turning.
|Melvin's art work. The boys enjoy artistic things.|
|These things were lying close to one another on the coffee table one day and I couldn't resist the photo. Melvin made the axe.|
|Puzzles are my weakness and this one was especially fun!|
|Mama's Christmas cactus|
Are you caught up in "the Christmas spirit"?
Why or why not?
I don't want to judge you but challenge you to look deeper. Read Colossians 2:16. And I Thessalonians 5:21.
Excuse the random photos. :)
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