Well, the camera batteries are still dead. And I still haven’t purchased more. BUT, you know what? It’s OK. “No pictures” really isn’t the worst thing in the world. Frankly, I’ve not seen too much outdoors to take photos of lately anyhow. My FAVORITE season of the year is fall! I love it! A very close second is winter. However, the short span of time between when everything falls off the trees and the first good snow, that one comes in favorites list somewhere after summer and just slightly before the rainy season of
Anyway, it’s the first Friday in December. Everything is brown. Everything outside is a bit chilly. My oven is broken. BUT, I’m enjoying my warm home. And pink-faced children when they come in from an outdoor romp. And serving LOTS of hot chocolate. And candy making. And getting ready for Christmas. And just being thankful to God for all that He has given me to be thankful for (and for those things I don’t really want to be thankful for). Some days I feel that I’ve a right to complain about all the drear around me, but honestly, if life didn’t have broken ovens and seasons of brown, would the toaster oven be appreciated? Would the brilliant colors of flowers and leaves and birds and bugs? Or, would they all be so commonplace that we would simply take them for granted? For me, I believe the latter is most likely the true statement. So, I thank God for brown and for broken ovens and for blahness and for the opportunity to really be able to appreciate the little things in life.
By the way, I think I have some really fun posts brewing as we get closer to Christmas! I had better put those crazy batteries on the grocery list, eh?