Ok pumpkin is back! Evidently many pumpkin fields flooded this year causing a smaller harvest. But Walmart and HyVee have pumpkins and pumpkin puree in stock again and hopefully will throughout the season. Just in case they run out, I stocked up!
Also I thought I should note that I've had a CRAZY week. On top of having a ridiculous amount of work to do this week (I worked some on both of my days off) I had some sort of short-lived stomach flu Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. I'm a children's pastor. We have Wednesday evening program. That was the first thing I said to Spencer after getting sick the first time. So as I said my week was... crummy in part.
Then I got two phone calls that really turned my week around. One was just a phone message from a former professor and beloved friend. He just asked me to call him back sometime and let me know he'd been thinking of me and praying for me. I don't know why that made such a difference, but it really did.
Then the same day a gal from another church in town phoned to let me know that her pastor had attended our Trunk-or-Treat event last year and had loved it. The pastor had asked her to phone and find out how they could serve US during the event this year! I couldn't believe it. They offered money, volunteers, food, whatever we needed.
It just reminded me how simply things like a phone call to let me know I was being prayed for and a phone call from a church willing to serve made all the difference in my week.