S is for Snail’s Pace or Full Speed Ahead!

Before I move on to ABC Wednesday, The American Sniper DVD Giveaway winner is announced here.

I’m adding some sunshiny photos from my walk yesterday east of Seattle at Juanita Bay Park that have nothing to do with snails or speed!

Life at this old house is speeding ahead and moving slow at the same time…

Our son’s wedding is just 40 days away. Things are speeding ahead with all the plans and things that need to get done before that day. We are headed to Eastern Washington soon to wrap up some things we need to do for the wedding.

Dear’s last day at his current job is on May 29th. That seems to be moving at a snail’s pace along with the prospects of his next job. The company that bought Dear’s company decided to let his department go. Dear has been at his last conference for this employer in New Orleans and the time he is away has moved at a snail’s pace. There is a possible job out there that needs results from some trials that seem to be moving slowly for us, too. Time will tell if we need to speed up the job hunt process.

The road ahead for us is in the hands of our creator. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” Psalm 23:6 (NKJV)

My soft food diet is moving ahead at a snail’s pace as far as I’m concerned. I really enjoy biting into things that need some good chewing. But…I am very thankful for the ease of this procedure I had before our insurance runs out.

I’m past the speedy part of dropping pounds in my de-fluffing program. Now the pounds will continue to drop off but at a snail’s pace. So…I still need to count out the chips to have with salsa that I allow myself to enjoy at our weekly date at the local Mexican dive. Sad but true, chips will have to wait for a little while longer until my mouth completely heals but I can eat the salsa!

I’m ready to sink my teeth into something like this next dish.

In the meantime this could be included in my soft diet…Sangria!

Lots of the letter S in this recipe!

Sooner than I know and a few days before the wedding I will leave my fasting time behind and embrace the feasting time that a wedding celebration brings. After the wedding we will have family staying on for some vacation time at our home and my sister’s home in the Seattle area. That will be a time of feasting and celebrating, too.

I’m linking up to ABC Wednesday  originated with Mrs. Nesbitt and carried on by Roger and the ABC team. Thanks!

If you came here looking to see who won The American Sniper giveaway on my blog click on American Sniper or scroll down one post!


About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

17 thoughts on “S is for Snail’s Pace or Full Speed Ahead!

  1. A very fun post full of Ss. Love your pink dogwoods in the header. Life does have its fast and slow times, often simultaneous as you’ve shared. Hope all the waiting has good results. Our times are in His hands.

  2. Lucky Melissa!

    You found a lot of ssss’s to weave into your post…I’m smiling. You almost have me persuaded to start a de-fluffing program myself…with that talk about the ‘speedy part of shedding pounds’. The slow part isn’t all that appealing though. 🙂

  3. What a great scripture to focus on during a time of a job search! Goodness and mercy WILL follow you so whatever happens you know God will work it out for your good.

    Love your sunshiney pic!

  4. Sounds like your procedure went well and that you are on your way to crunchy foods soon! Job search is so often a slow process. We do have the comfort of our Lord’s timing which may take a little adjusting to!

  5. What an enjoyable read, ‘snail’s pace or not’.
    I loved the picture of the bridge, I’m rather fascinated by bridges, and am always curious
    about where they lead too?
    The food looks delicious and healthy, apart from the chips.
    I like the recipe for the Sangria, must try it !
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  6. Having lived in that “snail’s pace” that involves a husband’s place of employment being sold, I can relate to the uncertainty that it entails. Isn’t it a comfort to know that He is directing our steps? “Oh for grace to trust Him more.”

    I am glad that you’re continuing to recover well from your dental surgery. It seems a wise thing to wait on the chips, but they do look so tempting!

    I continue to follow your wedding countdown! Good times!!

  7. Yes, God is our Source all the time and not any company or person. Praying that it all becomes clear.

    Congrats to your winner!

  8. Thinking of you during this trying time for you and your Dear. Glad to hear that your mouth is healing. Safe travels as you prepare for the wedding.

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