A Whole Bunch Of Nuthin’

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Some days writing a post for the blog is harder than others. There are days where the words just flow. And then there are days, like today, when there’s so much on my mind that I don’t really even know where to begin. So here are a few things that I’ve been thinking about this weekend.

I love the beautiful fall weather. I love looking at it from inside my warm house. I’m not really an outdoorsy person, but I love the beauty of it. The leaves crunching under your feet. The 30-degree temperature changes in one day. The impending holidays with family. It’s good for my soul.

It’s hard to watch a friend struggle with something that I can’t fix. I’m a fixer. I like to see people smiling. I like to try to make things all better. I feel lost when I can’t. I’m feeling a little lost today.

I had my first cheat day from my diet. I’m taking one day every two weeks. Supposedly it’s supposed to help restart my metabolism. I hope so. After three weeks with no grains or no sugar, I was really looking forward to my grandma’s homemade sourdough bread and a chocolate Xtreme Blizzard. I had both. Today I feel a little nauseous.

I love watching my friends lives. I love seeing their dreams lived out. I love watching them build their families and raise up a strong household. It gives a great example for those of us who are watching and waiting for now.

Cheesy Christmas movies are starting! I love a cheesy movie, but the Christmas movies are probably my favorites! I looked ahead to next weekend on my channel guide and saw that I will be able to turn on the television at any point next weekend and find a Christmas movie full of cheese. I’m perfectly okay with that.

I got my friend a great birthday present. I love it when I can find something that I think is perfect for them. I try hard every year, but this year it just kind of fell into my lap. I love it when that happens.

Pumpkin season closes out today. At some point over the next couple weeks I’m taking my parents out for dinner to celebrate. I’ve got a pretty good place in mind, and I think they’ll both love it!

It’s harvest time. They just left with combines full of beans from the acreage around my house. Now the land looks a little vast and empty. Maybe it’s the coloring for the day, but the work is done. The seeds were planted by my dad and someone else came in and harvested it for him. Just a little reminder that we may never see the fruits of our labor. We’re just called to be a light, to plant the seeds and to open the doors and welcome people in. One day the harvest will be done…as long as we plant the seeds.

Right now that’s all on my mind plus lots more, but I’m not going to put you to sleep.

So what’s going on in your worlds right now?

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