Thursday, November 18, 2021

Thursday Things

It's a cool 45 degrees this morning, but the sun is shining and it's a beautiful Thursday here on the tallgrass prairies of southwest Missouri!

Monday I worked around the house; on Tuesday I went to Walmart and did a little Christmas shopping while the guys in tire and lube rotated and balanced my tires. 

While there I ran into my oldest granddaughter and got to see her engagement ring in person (it is gorgeous!!!) and had lunch at Sonic with my youngest son. 

I ran out to the park both Monday and Tuesday evenings to take photographs. I've scattered some of them throughout this post.

I had lots of company on Wednesday. Amber and Mercy dropped by in the morning, and Tony and Nicole and their children a little later (I ended up having lunch with them). Then, my friend, Carla, came over in the afternoon. Amber would have stayed longer, but Silas had to be at Children's Mercy in Kansas City. They are hoping to get his new prosthetic finished up before the end of the year. 

I found out this morning that Connie Hultquist passed away. Thank you to everyone who has been praying over her and, please, continue to remember her family.

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I still have no idea what I'm doing. For the past decade and a half, it has been John and I's tradition to spend Thanksgiving in Kansas City at our youngest daughter's. Many a Thanksgiving evening you would have found us downtown for the annual Plaza Lighting Ceremony or at Crown Center for the annual lighting of the Mayor's Christmas Tree. For us, there was nothing like officially kicking off the Christmas season in our beautiful hometown area of Kansas City! 

Now, without John, I don't know that I'm up to much of anything this year. No matter what I end up doing I know that someone is going to be disappointed, but I also know, that I can't be everywhere at once and I'm just going to have to do what need to do to make it through. Please pray for me for clarity, wisdom, and direction as to what I should do.

Well, I had more that I wanted to share, but time is getting away from me and I've got other things to do. 

I hope that you and yours are having a lovely Thursday and that your day is going well.

Until next time...



  1. I'm always so taken with your photos. Is that a kestrel I see up there? Such neat birds! My thoughts (for what they're worth, not much lol) are that you should do whatever brings you the most comfort. I think all those who love and care about you will support and understand whatever you decide.

    1. Thanks, Jean! And, yes, that IS a kestrel that you see up there! They are so pretty! And your thoughts are worth more than you might think. Thank you! And, yes, I agree. Thank you!


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