Monday, October 31, 2011

Multitude Monday 858-872 (Halloween edition)

The weekend didn't start off so great.  Friday after work it began with an argument filled with my selfishness and miscommunication in which I was also a pretty big jerk.  But by the time the Cardinals won the game, things were improving much to the grace and forgiveness from my husband.
Saturday and Sunday were what autumn weekends are made for.

Some morning chores. 
An afternoon drive. 
Carving pumpkins.

Red baseball shirts.

First teeth.


College football on t.v. that went into overtime. 
Intergenerational worship.  
Pasta in the oven.  
New friends over for lunch.  
Little boys in costumes.  


Trunk-or-treat.

My heart is full on this Monday morning, ready to start the day, the week, the upcoming month with a bigger heart of gratitude and less room for complaints and comparison.  It is a choice, a choice I too often fail to make, but each day is a chance to try again.  So I thank Him this morning for  
blue skies 
and orange leaves, 
fun-size Twix bars 

and the continuous nudge to get out of my comfort zone and be pleasantly surprised.

4 comments:

  1. pasta in the oven is one of my ultimate favs! I'm so grateful for your realness here, it makes me feel like I'm not alone. :)
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

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  2. could those boys be any cuter in their little costumes? nope, i'm pretty sure not!!!! and this is a good list, full of good gifts, and i love the simplicity. it's what being thankful is about, eh?

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  3. My grandparents lived in Moline for a long time and I was born in Chicago when my dad was in seminary there. Small world!

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