That is my feelings about today. This is supposedly the official end of summer. The temp isn't quite cool enough yet, but it is getting there. Now when the leaves start doing their grand show, this girl will be one happy person. I have ALWAYS loved the fall. I used to say it was because my birthday is in the fall, but no, it is just my kind of weather. It gets cool and the air has a certain feel about it. It feels so good to go out and you get this little tingle on your face and the air smells so clean kind of like I remember when we took one of our trips out to Utah, Idaho and that area. When you took a deep breath all you could smell was clean air.
I attended a Beth Moore class a few weeks back. Missed the last one because of my new found career, but I have continued to do the book study here at home. One day, my study was from Psalm 130. Let me tell you I feel in love with that particular Psalm, particularly verse 7. And from reading that verse, my love for God went up about umpteen million billion points. In my paraphrase it says, " God's love in everlasting and his redemption is full." That tells me that He loves me longer than forever and that He forgives ALL my sins (of course, I have to ask His forgiveness), not just some of them, but ALL OF THEM. I know that God's favorite thing for us to do is to love others as much as He has loved us. But that verse just about knocked my socks off. Don't ask me why that verse at that exact time. I don't know. I think it is what I like to call a "God thing." I have been having a lot of those lately and it just makes me feel so wonderful. I know my Redeemer lives.
God's beauty and goodness is another reason I love the fall. No one can duplicate the colors He paints on the trees. They are so vibrant and so pure and so, so, so . . . I can't even come up with the words to describe them.
I guess football has gotten here in full force. Alabama won, the other school won, Jacksonville State really pulled a biggie and little old Oakman High won. Guess that about covers my knowledge of football.
Life in the gift shop is going great. I have an idea working in my head for the baby section. It needs a make-over and I hope Melissa will let me do what I have in mind. Some of the baby items are so cute that I keep trying to find expectant friends and family to buy for. I know I have Jimmy Dan and Gina and Libby and Jay. Some of the things are in the keeping category rather than clothes. Seems like they always get more clothes than baby can wear.
Our collegiate things are coming in and Melissa and I began setting up each school's displays. Wish we had room to do local high school displays, but we are not big enough to afford to stock items to cover all 7-8 schools in the county. Maybe we can think of something. We keep things for people to buy for patients, but people don't realize that hospital gift shops carry things for other people as well. Next time you need a gift try your local hospital gift shop. You might be in for a surprise.
Time to get back upstairs and get our meal (late lunch/early supper) ready. Got most of it put together already, but still got the potato salad to make.
Have a good week and enjoy God's upcoming display.