Cyber Monday is pretty much over now... we survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Sunday (actually the first Sunday of Advent).
I was devastated to lose my internet access on Sunday afternoon and evening. I don't know what happened this morning... I didn't get on the computer till mid-afternoon. I have been catching up since then.
Made some bread today. I am working on my own recipe for one loaf of bread. Trying to make it with different ingredients each time. Today I used sunflower seeds. I tried to make a crust of flax seeds, but they didn't stay on. :-) Will have to knead them in next time. I took the temperature of my bread loaf this time... to see if it was done. I watch America's Test Kitchen a lot, and they said that bread is a certain temperature when it is done. Mine was 180 degrees, but I couldn't remember what it was suppose to be. I haven't checked on that yet. :-) [While looking for the link, I did several search terms and couldn't find the temperature that way... I will continue my effort another time.]
I am fond of County Fairs and when I started trying to enter things for the exhibits, I would look at the food items, including breads, and wonder how they judged them. They open a loaf of bread to judge it... I have no idea what it is suppose to look like to be a winning exhibit, yet. I want to see the fairs have samples for people to try... especially the winners. What does a winning entry taste like? I want to know...
I didn't have a Thanksgiving, but some years are like that. I remember one year, when I had kids, that our meal was stew. It was a good year.
I discovered the option to offer prayers at one (then two) of the Christian Teams at Etsy this weekend. I was impressed by a recent program on Focus on the Family about a Thankfulness Journal and decided to say thank you to GOD and then added a small prayer for blessing on those who love Him. I am wanting to add more prayers/praises now... this may be a good thing or a bad thing. It depends on what GOD is trying to achieve and who is reading them. :-) It helps to remember all the blessings we have in the middle of our hard times... it changes our perspectives.
I watched most of It's A Wonderful Life over the weekend.... need to see that again... and dig out more of my VHS tapes. I discovered that my DVD player doesn't work anymore. VHS is fine as long as the machine works and it doesn't eat the tapes. I like them... you can't flip through like a DVD, but it is still the movie. And it is relatively cheaper.
I love that movie. It is my all time favorite. It shares so many concepts about life and GOD and how important every person is to our existence. I don't think angels are like Clarence, but it is a nice movie. When we look at the changes in our society, we can see that America is becoming "Potterville," and that is not a good thing. I don't think we can change that direction anymore, that is what prophecy tells us is coming.
Christmas is really close... and I can't catch up. It will be another race to the finish.
Enjoy your holiday season... I have been hoping that everyone will find some good in the days ahead, share what they can, and find the love of GOD and the salvation of Jesus.