This is my favorite blanket. My mom made if for me. She isn't really all that crafty, but a few years ago when it was all the rage to tie fleece material together to make blankets and pillows she made several for the grand kids and one for me. It's my first choice when I want to be cozy and warm. The teapot was a gift from my daughter, the book of blessings from the church library. I want to prepare my heart for the month of November which starts tomorrow with All Saints Day. I can start by remembering some the blessings of the past month.
1. The Last Summer flowers clinging tenaciously to the vine in the fall storms.
2. Decorating for the autumn season.
And as October comes to a close, doing a little "tweeking" in anticipation of Thanksgiving.
3. Freshly baked muffins and women's retreats
I needed to bring four dozen muffins for the women's fall retreat so I tried a couple of new recipes, one was pumpkin nut and the other Cinnamon Crumb. They both turned out delicious and I added two new recipes to my cookbook.
At the lodge with some of the lovely ladies from our church.
4. A Basket of fresh baked bread.
My sister-in-law passed through for one evening with two of my nieces. They were on their way to Hawaii and had stopped to meet up with my mother who was going with them. I cooked spaghetti for the whole family. This was just the perfect month for baking and my daughter-in-law baked these wonderful bread twists to share. Can't you just smell the heavenly aroma? They tasted as good as they looked.
5. Time with extended family.
Seeing my children with their cousins for even such a short visit was the best blessing of all.
I will be glad and rejoice in thee; I will
sing praise to they name, Oh thou most high.