Hey sweet things! Just popping in here before the weekend hits to give a few quick updates. (And share some cute harvesty photos with ya!)
First... to the dozens of you that missed out on the Names of God Christmas tree garlands.. YES I will be making another big batch. I didn't realize how quickly 20 would go. Sorry about that. Should have doubled it I guess. I am hoping to get them done and listed by mid October and I'll post it here as soon as I hit "list" in my shop. I know a lot of you want me to take a list... but to be honest I just can't do that right now. I am feeling a little overwhelmed in a few other areas of my life, so I'm just going to have to keep it first come, first serve. I know you guys understand.
white or gray pumpkins on plates. Simple and sweet. I scored these at Trader Joes and love them. Plus, I was very careful with my grocery shopping so that I could bring home a batch of pumpkins and I'm pretty sure Dave Ramsey would be proud of my careful efforts!!
decorate with them. I had never done that before... but always wanted to. I'm not 100% sold on having them on both sides of the door but my man will let me know what he thinks tonight and if he thinks it's a little "much" I'll rip 'em down. (They're kinda squished in that corner... you know? But also still cute. So I don't know.)
stacked these pumpkins (gourds?) also from Trader Joes and now I'm done with pumpkins until Halloween. (First pump!) I'm hoping not to kill those mums. I'm awfully good at killing live plant-type things.
just what kind of day prompted those words. (grin.)
words and prayers... I was watching TV the other night and my heart started racing like crazy. I couldn't breathe and it felt like it was going to pound right out of my chest. I'd also been feeling really, really tired the past days before (which is very unusual for me- ordinarily I could power a small town with my energy level). I just hadn't been feeling right... like something I had swallowed just hadn't gone all the way down and I've had no appetite for days. Just kind of "full" in my upper chest so of course I began freaking out that I was experiencing some heart attack symptoms. Adrain made me call the doctor and after answering all their questions, they got me in for an EKG. (Which was mostly fine since it wasn't happening at that moment.) They are however, going to hook me up to a 30 day monitor if it happens again. Oh goody! They also tested my blood levels and some other things, and I'm super low on iron and vitamin B again. I swear. Is this what happens when you get old? Sheesh!
Just so you know.
Such as... I can't always see what's around the next bend in life... and I often lose hope while I'm waiting to find out. We can't always know what's going to happen next with our health... our finances... our relationships, or our living situations. And it causes worry. Anxiety. Fear. The encouragement that pops in to my heart at that exact moment is this; Hebrews 11:1 "Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see."
Don't you just want to absorb that truth? Faith. Gotta have faith when you can't see what's next.
Much love to you all this weekend friends,