“Rejoice always, pray continually”

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Our next court date is December 9th.  Unlike what we’ve done so far [a 24 hour continuance due to one party’s unavailability and being asked if I wanted to contest what was happening– absolutely] this will be much more interactive and involved.  I refuse to utter another word in this department, just wanted to bring my readers up to speed.

Despite being totally drained from my day, I am so glad I forged onward and accepted a ride from a member of our church to the annual Thanksgiving service and tree lighting.  Talk about a cathartic experience.  From the looks of it we collected lots of canned goods for Loaves and Fishes and the message truly resonated within my soul– I felt like the sermon had been written just for me.  Essentially it involved giving thanks for ALL the things in your life, even the monumental challenges and obstacles, because those difficulties could “teach us through the toughness.”  I left lighter than I was when I arrived.

After church I felt significantly better….and realized that I hadn’t had a substantial meal in quite sometime– nutritional snacks can only get a pregnant woman so far– so I went to Il Cortile for a mozzerella sampler and a pasta entree.  Three different mozarellas were presented to me and all were delicious.  I was unaware of the distinct differing flavors within the mozzerella genre.  My pasta dish, the beef cheeks ravioli, tasted quite good as well.  It’s strange I gravitated towards this because I am not a big meat person, especially when it comes to a stuffing for a ravioli.  However the way the meat was cooked/seasoned pleased my palatte and the sweet wine reduction sauce was great.  I’m no culinary expert but it seemed like that sauce would work very well with numerous other foods too.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who opened their families and homes to me for Thanksgiving.  Although I am utilizing my day for quiet reflection– and packing!– those offers are truly appreciated.

With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,
Sloane

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About Cocktails With Hemingway

I'm blunt and opinionated. Virtually everything I say or do is a contradiction but I'm not a hypocrite. I never hesitate to speak my mind and never fail to leave an impression wherever I go. You love me, you hate me, but you'll never forget me.
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