Oh…What A Day In The Day Of Me…

Today was going to be a full day, I knew that. Making a crock pot of chili, church, dinner, baking Christmas cookies, preparing for small group,  setting table for small group, getting grandkids to bed. I could handle all that. Add in the furnace not working when we got up this morning. No problem. Jerry made a fire in the wood stove.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOh oh…one of the glass panels on one side slipped down and then fell toward the fire! There was a large log burning brightly and nothing to keep the fire inside! Jerry put on some fire proof gloves, reached in, grabbed the burning log, ran across the room to the door. Our grandson, Armon, was holding it open for him. From the porch he threw the burning log into the front yard. Okay, that took care of part of it. We’d let the rest of the fire die down and then Jerry could fix the glass panel. Thank goodness it’s not a very cold day today.

We didn’t feel right leaving the house empty with the fire still burning and being open to the rest of the house…so someone needed to stay home from church. Thinking of the zillion things I had to do before the small group folks arrived I suggested Jerry take the grandkids and go to church. I admit I was surprised he agreed to that! But he did and it was just what I needed! Some peace and quiet to myself! I actually got a lot of work done in that hour and a half! I even had dinner ready to put on the table as they walked back in the door! Jerry really appreciated that!

The grandkids and I cut out some Christmas cookies in the afternoon, baked and decorated them! About five o’clock our small group folks began arriving. We were sharing supper together on this day because one of our group, Dianne, is leaving us by moving back home to Canada. We’re going to miss her so much! Diane made a salad and served it individually to us in the living room. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter we finished our salads we sat at the table and enjoyed two kinds of chili.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA White chicken chili, made by Rose and regular chili, made by me. Both kinds turned out delicious! Rose also brought corn bread. Donna brought home made bread and crackers with cream cheese and a cranberry topping (I think). It was soooo good, you couldn’t eat just one!

I must stop here and say how well behaved our grandchildren were! They stayed in the sunroom and watched TV, Haleigh was upstairs. They ate whatever they wanted…and drank tea. They hardly bothered us at all! I’m very proud of them.

Sharon brought dessert! Oh my! DELICIOUS!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA She’s beginning to serve it here. It’s chocolate cake and a whipped cream topping in layers.

It was a very good evening to end a very busy and mixed up day. Since I missed the sermon of the morning, the folks basically shared it with me with their own understanding of what it meant. It was from Matthew 1. Genealogy of Jesus! Sound boring? NO. They said the pastor brought out the details of the folks in the line of Jesus. Oh my, there were some really crooked and messed up folks in His family line. Point? It doesn’t matter to God what a person has done in their past. He forgives and forgets… We’re all pretty messed up but God loves us and gave His Son for us.


About allinadayofme

I can't believe I'm in old age! I'm now in my eighties! I'm a child of God, wife to one, mother to five, grandmother to 15 plus two granddaughters-in-law! I'm a great-grandma now! I'm a sister, aunt, cousin, friend and neighbor. I'm a housewife and former ESL tutor. I love reading and writing. I've just retired from writing and editing a newsletter, Prime Time News, for seniors. I love genealogy, traveling, birds and animals, blogging and taking pictures.
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4 Responses to Oh…What A Day In The Day Of Me…

  1. cgslawson1 says:

    So true, Anita. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Sue Husted says:

    Thanks for sharing your moments. I think you and Jerry did well with your emergency and still having your group, entertaining and all. Real life situations happen and we don’t usually here about the negatives. You did wonderful to turn some mishaps into a positive celebration of Christ. He sure shines from your life, and in the grandkids. Blessings from Sue who is blessed by your blog.


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