Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Light . . . In Its Various Forms

Today I am thankful for . . .

1077.  The gift of Baking Cookies with My Boys to Give Away Tomorrow.  On Thursday will be spending time at the charity we bake for every-other-week, but this time we're doing something different.  We're bringing a bunch of sugar cookies, icing and decorations with us so that the kids at our ministry location can help us decorate and eat them.  I think it's going to be a lot of fun!  I love spreading the light of Jesus in simple ways like this.

1078.  The gift of Seeing A Light At the End of This Tunnel.  I'm having a very strange December, and I can't say that it has been pleasant.  I wish I had more time to blog about everything that's been processing in my brain over the last couple of weeks, but as you can tell, I can barely get a post on here with three things I'm thankful for this month without having to "back-date" the post.  Perhaps after all the Christmas activity is over, I'll be able to spend some time "de-frag"ing (like, de-fragmenting the tiny pieces of my brain and putting them into logical thoughts) on here and let you in on what I've been processing of late.  All I can say is that I will be thrilled when 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 21st arrives, because then it's break time from ALL SCHOOL--for me, my boys, my husband, my co-workers, my other students--it will be wonderful.  I don't think I've ever needed a break from "the norm" more than I have this particular December.

1079.  The gift of A Brighter Kitchen.  For about 2 months or maybe even more (this is no joke:( . . .), my kitchen has been "lit-up" by one 100-watt incandescent light bulb.  What was supposed to be lighting it up is two large, bright, fluorescent light fixtures.  Unfortunately, for about two years, one of those lights hasn't worked.  In fact, in the 6 years that we've lived here, the one fixture right above my sink has only worked for about 1 year of the entire time.  We replaced both light fixtures with very expensive new ones about 2 years ago, but then the one that we had problems with from the beginning, continued to give us problems, "burning out" only weeks after it was installed.  My husband is no electrician, but yet he is very handy with electricity.  However, he wasn't able to get to the bottom of the problem until recently.  After several trips back and forth to various locations to try to get parts and advice in order to fix the problem, he finally was able to get what he needed, and do what he needed to do.  We now have a very bright kitchen and believe it or not, just that simple fact literally brightened my day and my mood.

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