Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! Food, family, food, laughter, food, reminissing, hugs, food... did I mention the food? Thanksgiving is pure joy!
So with about 20+ folks coming to our house for supper this Turkey Day, I've been busy these last few days. I've been knee deep making apple and pumpkin pies, going to the grocery store, cleaning the back patio, prepping the appetizers, popping a Valium or two... No, not really! Really!
I'd like to blame it all on the winter quickly approaching, increasing lack of sunlight, and cold weather. But we live in the desert so it's 78 degrees with sunny skies every day. So there goes that excuse!
And maybe I'll get into the source of my blues later, but for now let's just say that it sure is hard to tell what God is saying sometimes. Prayer can be really hard. Especially when it seems to be an all one-sided conversation. When I'm just not hearing any reply. It's hard to understand just what in the heck He's saying. And sometimes I feel like I'm listening so hard, all I'm hearing is my own breathing and tears. And then I remember that I've told my kiddos several times, that if you can't hear the answers to your questions, perhaps you're asking God the wrong questions. So I try to change the questions. But He seems to keep taking me to the same place.
That's a lot of rambling, but that's all I got right now. Sorry.
So when the dog bites or the bee stings, I simply remember to turn to a couple of my favorite things.
In my case this time, I turn to photography and my girlie!
She asked if we could go take pictures together.
And I automatically wonder, how much longer is my girl going to want to spend time with me?
So of course I indulge her.
Photography and my girl!
Surely that will help lift my blues!
She grabbed our little Nikon snappy.
I grabbed my SLR and my new toy, a 100mm macro. (By new, I mean, photography on a budget. I rented the lens for the weekend and had a little fun fooling around with it!)
And we took a little walk around the neighborhood, and we stumbled upon this.
Or their furry backs.
Do bees have backs?
Or the pollen on their legs... don't miss that either. It's just so incredible!
It'd be a shame not to soak up all this gorgeous beauty God has set before us.
I'm still going to be listening hard to His whispers.