It's Friday... I'm running late and justifying my post for the start of Sabbath time. I really haven't quite decided ALL of the boundaries of a Sabbath, so I write letters, write posts, and do things I am wondering about. No one can just sit and do nothing. And this is my circumstance right now. Someday I hope to get better at doing Sabbaths GOD's way... whatever that is.
I finally made my Thanksgiving egg rolls - out of pulsed veggies and thick bean soup I made this week. I also made bean "dip" out of the other beans I had on hand, for the extra "chips" I made using the last of the wontons. The egg rolls turned out pretty good. I fried them as raw bits of veggie, including some rutabaga, and they actually cooked enough. Add BRAGGS soy sauce and it was a great idea. I have some frozen now, for later. :-)
I decided to not go food shopping, so that means using up what I have. I made soup with a bunch of the frozen veggies I had from earlier shopping... a way to keep it longer and have it available later in the month. I am trying to see what options I have with my own frozen veggies. When I buy them in the market, I figure they will last as long as needed. I don't prep like a commercial business, so I am learning what I can do.
It's time to make the shopping list/s for December. I have been noticing what went down in quantity and needs to be restocked. I have been trying to decide how much I need of everything. I'm hoping to get my back-up pantry to a reasonable place in January, for the 2021 year. I can't do a whole year yet, but I am trying to get as much ahead as I can.
With CHRISTMAS part of the December to-do, I hope to get as much as I can done the first week of the month. Mailing, ordering, Christmas cards, decisions about what to give. I gather all kinds of things and then see what my mailing budget is... sometimes there isn't enough to send what I would like to send, so the choices have to be changed.
I don't get replies from anything these days... online, emails, USPS, etc. It is a prayer issue for me. I trust GOD "for the end of this story," so I just do my part and wait to see what happens. It's a learning experience for my perspectives about GOD... and people. It shows me the problems of internet control. And unsaved people who want to rule the world.
We assume everything is honest, legitimate, trustworthy, real, private... but, it isn't always the case. We see how people with no morals put cameras in rentals. The black market grows without our knowledge or permission. I don't know what that will mean to our future, but we know it isn't going to be good. Think: It's a Wonderful Life without the good.
America is becoming one of those dark places.
This weekend is the end of the month and so many things need to be done yet. I am still praying about WT and what to do. I made some decisions about cancelling emails that aren't essential, but I also am going to try a suggestion I found somewhere that says to have a separate email address for all these sign-up options. That seems pretty wise, and will keep the spam out of the necessary emails.
Monday will have to be the day of decision for me and WT. :-) One person can only do so much, especially without the funds to make changes. I always say that we can only do our best... the rest is in GOD's Hands.
I may see you again on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or... I need to find a public, Christian, space and this seems to be the best option for me. It's one of the decisions I am working on.
That seems to be the focus so far.
WT is meant to hand off to GOD's choice for it. I just wanted to have more done before that happened. We can't change the past, only the future.