Oh for a good pot of tea!
I am grateful for so many teas to enjoy!
I made 4 batches of chocolate chip cookies for Christmas.
I am thinking I will have to do another just for my Husband.
He really likes them and feels 'gypped' sometimes when I give
all of ours away!
(If you saw our pantry and how much we have in it,
you would see why I don't keep as many cookies!)
Then I made chicken and biscuits.
The chicken was just perfect.
The gravy needed a bit more seasoning,
I think because there was a lot less chicken juice,
as I baked less chicken this time.
But the biscuits with gravy and a bit of salt and pepper was great!
DV I will be in NYC and meet my Husband there for dinner
on Thursday, so the leftovers of this meal
we will enjoy on Saturday!
(soon we will be fasting for Advent/Nativity but not until Nov 28th
as our Christmas is January 7!)
I am enjoying the books Homecoming and Dicey's Song,
both published in the early 1980s, before computers were in as much use,
not to mention cell phones/smart phones, tablets and all the things we use now.
It's nice to read about when these were not here,
how it was when I was growing up.
I am really glad I did all the baking and cooking.
I am learning a lot about, how do I describe it,
I was thinking about it as I was reading the Church Scripture readings
plus some of 1st John.... that sometimes God lets those you love
go through hard times and that we may be totally dumbfounded about
why it seems or looks to be going a certain way but then you realize that
God may be doing something in the life of the one you love through the
circumstances you do not understand and sometimes it's best to wait,
to be quiet, to try to trust God, just like a child has to do both
growing up and trusting those who know more, all at once.
It's a shifting world we live in now; I had enjoyed
some youtube videos, with the "best classical choral music"
and it was deleted and I wish I had saved the playlist of them,
it was such nice music.
That's a small example of how much this world shifts,
but you know what I mean. So much.
But yet God does not shift.
Basic practicality and common sense does not shift.
The ocean's tides come in and go out.
The sun rises, the sun sets.
Not all shifts and not all is lost
and, as Tolkien speaks of,
no one can destroy the beauty of the stars.