That’s the sound my loaf of pumpkin bread made a couple hours ago when I tried to get it out of the oven with only one oven mitt on. It slid to the floor and the entire top half popped up in the air and settled back down into the pan. It’s a mess, but it tastes good. I’ll just serve it in a bowl with a spoon–warm and drizzled with butter–and pretend it’s Pumpkin Crumble.
The pumpkin plop was just the latest in a long line of things that have not gone well this afternoon/evening. I am surprisingly okay with this. Just wondering if maybe I should go to bed before anything else happens.
Before I forget, last night’s chat with the Fully Engaged gals at church went super-well. At least I thought so. They were great and just listened to me talk and talk. They smiled and laughed and I even got them to ask questions at the end. The church bought my books for all of them, so that was fun too. God answered my prayers and then some–I honestly had nothing planned to say, and the Spirit just filled me right up as I went. I love that.
Bible study was great this morning. One thing in particular Beth said just hit me upside the eyeballs (forehead, whatever). It’s just between God and me, but let me just say He spoke LOUD and CLEAR.
You ever have something happen and you wonder why God would just allow something so…wasteful? We had $350 in a medical savings account with Gabe’s company and didn’t think to fill out our reimbursement forms before he quit. Now it’s too late. The money’s gone. Then I got a year’s supply of contacts in the mail today. The rebate says I had to order the product within 90 days of my last eye exam. It’s been 93. $30 gone. Took the girls to the grocery store tonight. Bought 2 boxes of Capri Sun Waters (among other things), looked at the receipt in the car, they charged me for 3. No way I’m going back in there with all 3 girls during rush hour. $1.99 gone.
Maybe the lesson is–it’s just money. No biggie. Or maybe the lesson is–pay more attention and you won’t lose so much money.
Had a little meltdown this afternoon. Feeling better now.
Tomorrow is Family Fun Day. The girls are off school. My brother and his wife and 3 kids are meeting us at the zoo at 10. We’ll stay for a couple hours then grab lunch. Naps (at our place) for Nina and Gavin. Mom, Dad, Bethany and Stewart are coming after lunch. Chicken tacos/mexican dip/pumpkin crumble for supper. Jess is bringing a real (and most likely undamaged) dessert. I’m excited.
You know what I remembered today? October was supposed to be Adventure Month. Ha! It’s been an adventure all right. Though not quite (at all) what I had in mind.
Gabe has been gone since 2 this afternoon. He went to a Toby Mac concert in Ft. Wayne. He’s not answering his phone and it’s after midnight. Praying all is fine. The girls and I have shared lots of games and giggles (and dip-n-dots) tonight. I like Girl Time.
TTFN! LYLAS! (Don’t get me started…)