Apparently I'm forgetful, since I am just now realizing I didn't post anything yesterday. Maybe I wasn't feeling especially grateful. I spent the day with my friend cooking. I had a couple sacks of pears I received from another friend whose tree is exploding with winter pears. They don't can that well and aren't the best for eating raw (maybe a bit unripe) but there were a ton of them and they made a delicious pie! Somewhere in between everything I went to another friend's house and got a haircut for next to nothing. She did it for free last year as a sort of wedding gift. It just occurred to me to actually go back and pay her for another cut. I really like what she did - but so far not even Bret noticed - and I think it's pretty different! We'll see if the ladies at church tomorrow have anything to say about it. But anyway, I think I can say that for yesterday I am grateful for generous friends. I spent much of today peeling and cutting more pears - for future pies. I also made a couple quarts of pear juice. I still have another sack full. Maybe pear sauce next week? I don't need any more jellies or I might try my hand at pear butter. I did find a recipe today for pear honey - basically really thick but viscous pear puree.
Okay, now for today. Today was great! I spent the morning attending a World Wide Leadership Training for church. I LOVE our leaders. They are not only funny, but also very wise and in tune. They get it. They get it all. They totally know what reality is like and yet they still believe in doing our best and believe we CAN do our best. They really do have an eternal perspective and a Christ like approach to leadership. I am grateful for good leadership and I hope to be a better leader myself.