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Kimberly and I invited a core member and assistant from L’Arche to our home for Thanksgiving.  The core member chose to go to another person’s home, so we had one guest.  I cooked a turkey (which is going to last us two quite a while!), sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie… and made potatoes and stuffing from mixes (without even hiding the boxes!).  I had bought a good-sized pumpkin for halloween, which we didn’t carve, so I cooked it for Thanksgiving.  A LOT of puree.  I took half of it to L’Arche for them to use.  We used a pretty autumn tablecloth and napkins that my sister gave us. 

I had to work in the afternoon, but enjoyed the midday with our guest.  We’ve never had someone over for a holiday celebration, but it made things feel festive for me.  My extracurricular remodeling and studies have been neglected for three weeks, and I’m trying not to let the potential guilt push me to live out of that motivation.  Today feels okay to me… not stressed or sad.  I hope I can keep in touch with my soul and live out of a place of health… a thankful spirit that springs from a pleasure for the good in my life rather than forced thanks to a demanding God who gives to us not from joy in our pleasure but to get repaid with eulogies.

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Posted November 25, 2007 by janathangrace in Uncategorized

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