MIA – But Only Temporarily

I just wanted to pop in this evening to say, “hi”, and to say that I’ll be missing in action off and on this week.  Since we had our family outing on Friday, the semimonthly mega-shop is going to happen tomorrow.  Dani and I will be headed to town to tackle the shopping, but we need to be home early for a family outing tomorrow evening.  Fun times!  No Menu Plan Monday post this week….We will be eating, of course, but with a few outings planned here and there, Thanksgiving Day, and just a generally busy week in our home, my meal plans need to be made day by day this week.  My freezer is well supplied, as is my pantry, so we will be in good shape!  Most of my shopping list tomorrow will be for our Thanksgiving Dinner.

Dani will be headed back to Lisa’s on Tuesday morning, and I’ll be finishing up some homemaking tasks in preparation for our Thanksgiving dinner, as well as tending to some other needful things. Wednesday will be devoted to a bit of food preparation, preparing my table decorations and washing up the china.

My plan is to drop in on Tuesday for a chat.  I already have several things I want to share with you all, and I’m mindful of the fact that I owe you a couple of promised recipes, too.  I’m planning a Library Builders post for Tuesday as well, this time favorites for girls ages 7 – 11 or so.  I have added a page to the web site so that all of the Library Builder posts can be found in one place.  I hope that those of you interested in building your own Heritage Libraries will find it a helpful resource as it grows.

Anyway, that is my plan; but as you know we do need to hold our plans loosely in case the Lord sends something different along for us.  It’s important that we make plans, we just need to remember to hold them loosely.

Speaking of plans……..Please don’t forget, my little blog here is approaching a milestone soon.  Dani let it slip that there will be a “contest” of sorts, and it’s very important to me that those of you who come here regularly are rewarded for your friendship.  The only way I have of knowing that you’re here, though, is if you leave a comment now and again.  No need to comment to this post, or any post in particular, just do leave a comment or two (or more if you like!) sometime soon.  You do not need a xanga account, nor a blog of your own, to comment; just an email address will allow you to leave a comment.  Thanks so much!

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27



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32 comments to MIA – But Only Temporarily

  • I have been taking notes on your Library posts and appreciate so much your making these available to us. 

    May you be blessed with safe travels during your shopping excursions….people tend to get a little more rushed this time of the year between now and New Years, say your prayers as you get in and out of your car each time.

  • Dear Cheryl:

    just a note to tell you that I do so enjoy your blog, it is a daily inspiration.

    God bless:)


  • Hi Cheryl,

    You will be miss but I understand. I think it will be a busy week for all of us. Happy Thanksgiving.


  • I’m thinking the grocery stores will be quite busy tomorrow.  I am headed that way too.  🙂

    I do enjoy your blog very much.  It’s always an inspiration to me.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your treasures.


  • I really enjoy reading your blogs! It’s been inspiring, to say the least. Have an enjoyable week preparing for Thanksgiving. We had ours last month here in Canada so everything now is Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!! Love it!

    God Bless,


  • Have a blessed Thanksgiving!   Jenn

  • Hi Cheryl,

    I’ve been reding your blog for about two weeks now after having found it linked from the Monday Menu Planning website. You don’t know this, but your blog has been a real blessing to me. I’ve struggled in my personal life with an issue about going to church because of the clothes that I have to wear. When I read in an area ofyour blog about that very issue, I knew that I was meant to read your blog. It was as if God himself were telling me what I needed to hear and it brought tears to my eyes when I read that. We never know what impact our words will have on others. I hope today is a blessed day for you. Thank you for writing this blog.


  • You have us all on the edge of our seats :laugh: how exciting! Can we guess what the contest is for? :fun: Maybe it’s for one of your goofy sheep? :giggle:

  • Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Cheryl!

  • I will miss you Cheryl:(. Will you be able to get a picture of your table “dressed up” for Thanksgiving? Have a wonderful, busy week my friend!!!!

  • Cheryl,

    I don’t even remember how I found your site, but I read it every morning!  Your post about being satisfied with your kitchen really changed my attitude about my own home.  My situation is somewhat different from yours…my husband is retired/with disabilities ( he had a heart transplant in 2000), our children are grown and don’t live close by.  We have a nice home, very well built, safe, and sturdy…but there *were* many things that I would have liked to change.  After reading that one post, my attitude is now.  Why want what I don’t need?  My kitchen works fine.  I don’t need to tear it out and redo it just because it would be more stylish.  I have plenty of storage and counter space and many small appliances to make my tasks easier.  I did get a new range and refriderator (much needed)…so now I am very fine with it.  I enjoy a clean kitchen and cooking/creating in it.

    I love the gentle way you talk of your family.  What a difference the world would be if all children were treated that way.  We also prepare on Saturday for a calm and peaceful Sunday. 

    Again, thanks for the gentle way you see and describe your world.  :wave:


  • :sunny: I will miss you but understand…this is such a busy week!
    Have a wonderful and blessed week and a very Happy Thanksgiving!!
    Thankful for you and your wonderful posts!

  • This will also be a busy week for me. If you have any tips on preparing for a holiday done in your home, please note those in your Tuesday post. I do all 3 major holidays here and I really enjoy it, but feel there are some things I could be doing to make it more special. Little things really…

    Have a blesssed week of Thanks and then we can, like our Canadian friends, concentrate on Christmas. How about a holiday series on your blog???? I am just full of ideas to keep your life overly full:fun:

    Blessings, Bren:heartbeat:

  • Hope ya’ll have a great week, Cheryl! 


  • We’ll be travelling this week, so I wanted to pop in now and wish you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving.  I have so much for which to be thankful, including all of my “bloggy friends”, of which you are one. 🙂

    Mrs. C

  • Hope you have a wonderful week! Can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures. I agree we would love to see a picture of your Thanksgiving table all decked out! May God Bless you and your family during this special time of year!

  • Praying you get all done that you want and that you have a blessed Thanksgiving.


  • Have a wonderful week as you prepare for Thanksgiving. God bless!

  • Hi Cheryl,

    I am from Saskatchewan Canada, and have actually been reading your blog since July.  Your posts always challenge me to be a better wife, homemaker, and christian.  I find myself thinking ‘Am I looking well into the ways of my home?’ on a daily basis.  Thankyou.


  • I was thinking I would be hypocritical if I come here to post just to win a contest because I rarely post on anyones blog but I want to thank you for your wisdom… you see, I am having a neighbor problem right now and it was making me angry…. He is too lazy to shovel off his own walk… he uses my walk instead. I have a bad back and I was resenting this but ( and I don’t remember which post it was ) after reading your blog one day peace came over me and I thought to my self,” Now I can sit here feeling anger over this or I can let it go. He might have a reason for NOT shovelling his walk and who am I to judge” So now I see him walk up and down my walk I still feel some resentment BUT I remind myself that things could be worse.

    So you are definitely a good influence on others.


  • LOL I meant Louise from Alberta, in that last post… I am not Lousie. haha

  • Cheryl and family:

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for. I had my dinner last night it was wonderful. Shawn has to work this Thanksgiving and so I am going with my family to eat at Old Country Buffet Grandma won’t let anyone else make the meal so that is why  I have one on the Sunday before so it doesn’t interfere with hers. I understand the mia this week it is going to be a busy one but know I am praying for you and your family and have safe travels. Your site is so rewarding.


  • I also found you through the menu link.  I enjoy reading your posts!


  • Hello!

    I’m new here…….I found you through a friend’s blog and have enjoyed reading your site. I am very interested in your Heritage Library and hope to read more on that as I have time.


  • Cheryl,

    Thanks for all your efforts to post so regularly – I always look forward to reading your blog.  Have a blessed Thanksgiving!  

    Debbie in KY

  • I am blessed by your blog & have been reading it for about a month.  Xanga takes quite a while to load on my dial-up so I only have time to read & not post.  Thank you for your example!!!  What many might find mundane tasks & a bore to share them, is rather info. to equip us younger women to run our households.  I’m glad you answered my unspoken question of whether you teach your boys to cook/clean.  Also I’m curious to know how Lisa has been running her household despite her bedrest.  Would she mind you sharing?  I am expecting as well (# 5) & am just a few weeks behind Lisa & it would be helpful to hear her example.

    Thank you,


  • HI there.:)  I just wanted to thank you for your blog.  I have been reading it for a couple of weeks now.  I don’t remember how I came across it.  But I am learning alot from it.  Your a great example of Titus 2. Thanks.:)

    Here is my blog.  I am sure you already have a lot to read.:)



  • I love reading your blog.  I have signed up for one but have not written in it yet.  Your’s is so inspiring and love the homemaking tips and the great recipes. Penny in Co

  • Cheryl ~ I had planned on us having a nice long mocha again [just me and -er- your blog! ;o)], but I got a call from my in-laws. We are quite excited that they decided to come for a visit over Thanksgiving after all … but it means I’ll have to postpone my good, long, thorough, catch-up read!! But I did want to pop in and post a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your precious family. I know you’ll have a sweet time together.

    PS I saw your finished shawl. L*o*v*e*l*y!!

  • Have a great week and a wonderful thanksgiving. Its 6pm central time and I couldn’t get the website to come up. Just thought you might want to know. I get a “service unavailable” message. 🙁 I hope that doesn’t mean its going to be a big pain for you.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!


  • Fairly new reader-love your blog. I love the homemaking posts and all the pictures. I also love the fact that you write everyday. I know when I come by there will be a new post.

    I’m thankful I have found your blog.:wave:

  • Mama Cheryl,

    You and your family are such a blessing to me. I don’t think you have any idea how much you touch so many lives. I tell all of my internet friends about you, and urge them to come join your blog, too.

    I have been terribly busy getting ready to move, and I have missed ‘visiting’ with you every morning. You are an integral part of my day, so this early Monday morning, I am trying to do a blog catch up.

    Dani sort of keeps me in the loop, but I still miss YOU.

    I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Back to my moving boxes!

    Lots of love,