Believe it or not, my flowers are still blooming. I took these photos over a week ago but the flowers still look the same as we've had such gorgeous weather.
I had a fantastic weekend away with my dear Bible school girlfriends. We shared stories and photos, laughter and food until well after midnight on Friday night. On Saturday we toured the new campus of Crandall University then had lunch at Cora's, a fantastic Canadian (eastern only!) breakfast and lunch chain restaurant. My friend, Lois and I enjoyed more shopping after lunch. I even bought a few Christmas gifts.
When Lois and I arrived in Moncton we got a bit lost trying to find a store and I noticed a clicking noise on the front tire as we drove out a parking lot. I pulled over and discovered the head of a half inch bolt sticking out of the centre of the front passenger tire!! Oh dear. What to do. I called Murray and he suggested we go to Canadian Tire to see if they could repair it and if not, replace the damaged tire with the full sized spare one. Sigh. I was so shook up and disappointed we'd miss our time to shop.
On Thanksgiving Sunday our choir sang a piece about giving thanks to God in all things and this song had been going through my head all week long. Even while I was driving down the street. And I realized that this was one of those times that I needed to thank God for this small 'bump in the road' on our trip and also to be thankful that we didn't have a serious incident while travelling at 110 Kilometres per hour on the highway! God is so good.
Off we went to Canadian Tire down the street but they were very busy and couldn't fit me in so suggested OK Tire further down the street. I drove so slowly as I was afraid the tire would go flat or burst. Thankfully they could fit me in and they were able to repair the tire for only $27.00! My first shopping expense. Yippee!! This all put us out by an hour and a half of precious missed shopping time mind you! But we got out of there and shopped for a while before we went to our friends house. We got lost trying to find her house too and had to ask directions, twice! I don't know my way around my home town any more!
All in all it was a great time and I got home shortly after 7:00 pm on Saturday. I didn't want to be driving in the dark so that was a blessing too. I have so much to be thankful for!
Here is a photo of our group while at Crandall University.