Once again, I am running a little late. We has a fun but long day yesterday, and this morning I went back to bed for a while after I woke up. But it’s never too late to stop and recount the good things God has brought into our lives. We take time to do so every Friday with Susanne and friends at Living to Tell the Story. Please feel free to join in!
1. Dinner and games with the family. Jason and Mittu invited us and Jesse over last Saturday for nachos and games and visiting. Mittu also made these wonderful chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter icing–and sent a few home with us!
2. Day trip. Some of you are familiar with Jan Karon, author of the Mitford books set in a fictional small NC town. Last fall, the Mitford Museum was opened in the elementary school Jan attended in the town of Hudson, NC. It’s a little over 3 hours away from us. I am a big fan of Jan and her books, but my friend, Melanie, is a super fan. We wanted to visit the museum ever since we heard about it and finally went yesterday. We also enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the nearby Vintage Cafe and Bakery. I’ll post about our excursion one day next week.
3. My husband, Jim, graciously chauffeured and accompanied us even though he wasn’t familiar with Mitford or Jan’s writings. It was nice for Jim and Melanie to finally meet after only hearing about each other for so long.
4. Safety on the roads in bad weather. Rain was forecast for the whole day yesterday. It wasn’t too bad in the morning, but in the afternoon we kept getting notices of thunderstorms, flooding, and possible tornadoes. Thankfully we didn’t experience flooding or tornadoes, and were safe with the heavy rains and slick roads. I was doubly glad that Jim was driving.
5. Reward points. We decided to pick up pizza on the way home. When I started my order on my phone app, I saw I had enough reward points for two free medium pizzas.
We came home and ate pizza, and I had the German chocolate cake I had brought home from the Vintage Cafe. We watched a little TV and then crashed. Thus my tiredness and extra nap this morning. I don’t know why traveling makes me tired when I’m not driving, but trips usually wipe me out! But we had a great time and I am looking forward to telling you more about it.
I hope you have a good Memorial Day weekend. I am abundantly thankful for the sacrifices made by those who have gone before that we might enjoy the freedom we have today.