Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Gas Prices They Are A Climbin'


That is the price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Central Missouri.  Diesel is at $3.09 per gallon.

The reporters who keep saying there is no inflation, obviously aren't buying food and gasoline.

While I'm updating, I'm happy to share that we had a great time with our families over the weekend.  We are so very blessed.  It has warmed up a little bit here, with temperatures in the 30s.  They are calling for rain the next few days, but they are also promising temperatures in the 50s!  I think a nice warm rain sounds wonderful! 

The kids are enjoying a week off from school.  But we get baby turkeys tonight at 6 p.m. so they have been staying busy!  Thanking the Lord for warmer temperatures, which definitely keeps our propane bill down.  Propane is our biggest expense in raising turkeys.  Those little birds have to be kept warm!

So, if you're one of the lucky ones with this week off, please enjoy it and enjoy spending time with your family.  And, if you're like me and working every day this week, be thankful for being employed.  There are many out there who would love to be working today, and can't find a job.

Hebrews 12:  1-2   "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

Lord, help us to run this race called life for your glory.  Help us to keep our eyes on You, our hearts focused on You.  And help us to always be thankful to You in every situation.  I love You, Jesus.  And I ask all things in Your name.  Amen!


  1. Gas here is a dollar a litre-for regular unleaded...which would be 3.78 a gallon US. We always have outrageously high prices for gasoline and Alberta is a huge oil producer, it never makes sense. If we are going to the States, we try and cross the border almost empty and fuel up in Montana because it's drastically cheaper...and then on the way home, we fuel right up again before crossing the border. It's so dumb!

    Glad you had a good Christmas...we did too and are enjoying a lil quiet time today. Even though we kept things low key, somehow it's just exhausting...maybe all the visiting? We enjoy it-we're just worn out!

    Take care, friend!

  2. PS-Thanks for sharing about your gas prices and hearing about the babe turkeys...I love to hear about what life is like in different parts of the world. It's how I travel...:)

  3. our gas prices jumped to 2.95/gal this morning. I swear, they are going to push our already hurting economy even worse if the gas companies don't stop with their prices. I mean seriously, they show record breaking profits when they say they have to raise prices b/c the cost to produce rose... um... then you shouldn't have record breaking profits. Ok sorry you get to read my rant :)

  4. filled up "Black Betty" our feed p.u. and it was 100.50...ugh! Cyril, Oklahoma!

  5. Beautiful prayer!! Yes.. we're a bit concerned about this gas price thing also. Already discussing some options on a few things if it should get too bad. We always joke that we could turn Amish very quickly. I'd hope not to go to that extreme, but we will have to make a few changes!
    On a better note - A Blessed & Happy New Year to you and your family. --Tammy p.s. those vanillas were a huge hit - I thank you again :)

  6. Bought gas before I left for Buffalo this morning...$3.19 a gallon. If I hadn't had a kid at the AMTRAK station, I'd have stayed home!!