For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:11-14


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I'm back...did you miss me?

This has been a non stop busy month for me full of stress, work and changes. Every time I thought I'd update my blog, something else got in the way. Today, however, my work is as caught up as it's going to get for the moment and we are having a snow day! Yes, SNOW!! :) I am loving the weather we are having, cold and snowy.

Let's see, what can I tell you about life here over the past month. We've been super busy with school, trying to stay on top of everything has proven to be more of a job than I had anticipated, but I think we have it under control. :) My job with Gling has been very busy trying to get ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes. I LOVE my job, getting paid to cook and create is amazing.

Our homestead is as ready for winter as it's going to get. The snow came early this year. This week we've been blessed with over 6 inches of snow and frigid temperatures...this mornings temp was 17 degrees. The high today is 31. So far, the animals are fairing nicely. I was super worried about the meat birds, but they did fine last night. They'll be in the freezer in a matter of weeks (possibly days if the weather continues to be winter-like), that will be wonderful!

Hunting season has come and gone here, for deer anyway. No luck for my guys this year. Such a bummer! They spent a week at elk camp, 9 days actually. Saw a few animals but nothing that could be shot at. They had a wonderful time though and that is just as important as the meat in the freezer as far as I'm concerned! I LOVE that my hubby and son have that time, even if I do miss them terribly when they are gone.

Last week we bought a new-to-us SUV!! WAY overdue, we've lived out here for 8 years and have needed 4 wheel drive every winter. Until now, if there was ANY snow on the ground, I stayed home or ended up in the ditch. Yesterday, I was able to take the kids to their classes and do my grocery shopping without any trouble! We got a 2003 GMC Yukon. I LOVE it! Feel absolutely spoiled!

So far, my hubby is still working. We are praying that continues. It's all in the Lord's hands and we are trusting that HE will see us through whatever is in our future. It's a good place to be, that's for sure!

Thanksgiving is in just a couple of days and I have baking to do. Cheesecake, pumpkin pie and cinnamon rolls....I LOVE Thanksgiving. I think I just LOVE food!


momoflots said...

Yes!!! I did miss you!!! Don't you LOVE the snow!! Time to slow down and play a bit!!! So sorry it's been a time of stress for you :0( !!! I also am thankful my hubbie is still working and am in the same place - trusting God will provide! We don't have a four wheel drive and live near the top of a big hill so I'm at home - praying like crazy for my hubbie and boys who are all driving off to their various jobs. My oldest boy works at a tire shop so he worked 18 hours yesterday with no breaks and faces the same again today!! I can't help but wonder why people don't think to get ready for the snow until the snow is on the ground!!! Enjoy this snowy break and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Blessings to you and your family this holiday week!


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

You sound busy but blessed! Happy Thanksgiving :)

Cinnamon said...

Yes I did :-)


Freedom Acres Farm said...

I commented that YES indeed I had missed you about 2 days ago! Sometimes I hate computers!! I miss hearing your Thankful Fridays!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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