I just don't know where the time is going. We are already half way through November. It will be Christmas before we know it. I for one am no where near ready for Christmas. With the economy the way it is, I know I am going to scale down this year. It is time to realize what Christmas is really about. It is not about the presents, but it is about family and friends. Time to relax and enjoy one anothers company. It is not time to fight the malls and stress out about things. Our church is planning a live manger, caroling and serving hot cider the week before Christmas. I am looking forward to this. Our church keeps getting closer and closer. More people are stepping up and helping out at fellowships. When times are tough, it is such a blessing to belong to a loving church. We lift each other up and draw close to one another. Today we are having our Thanksgiving potluck. There will probably be 150 people there and I am in charge. I am a little nervous, but I am sure everything will turn out great. I have so many helpers and everything always works out, so there is no need to worry.
Well, it is 8:30 and not one trick or treater. I am surprised, last year we had quite a few. Darn, that means I will have to eat the little packs of M&M. Oh, well someone has to do it. Melissa is out trick or treating with our neighbor Kelli. Kelli has 4 little ones and could use the help. Hubby and I are watching USC football. They are getting beat by Oregon. My daughter in law will not be happy as she is a big USC fan. Tomorrow is a big day at church. We are celebrating 2 years since our church merged and became Living Truth. I need to be there early as I am in charge of the "Pancake Potluck", which will take place before the service. We are making several kinds of pancakes, banana, choco. chip, blueberry with all the toppings. Should be nice. Glad we are having nice weather.
It has finally cooled off here in Southern California. I am sure enjoying the cool evenings and the crisp mornings. I am thinking of soups and chili. We had the best dinner at my son's and daughter-in-laws on Monday. She made pork chops with gravy over noodles. For dessert we had red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. Yum Yum.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 38 years. We have three grown children, Alisha, Wesley and Melissa. A son in law a daughter in law and 5 super grandchildren. After living in Southern California almost all our lives, we moved to Kansas. It has been a big change in our lives and we have handled all the challenges well. I have decided to get back into blogging and detailing all of our adventures in the midwest. I love the Lord, my husband, my family and my friends.