Cool Whip- How much is too much?

I think we have this debate every time I make pumpkin pie. Ted pulls the Cool Whip out of the fridge, grabs the biggest spoon he can find and proceeds to pile on his pie about 4 times what I consider the normal amount. I recall asking him once to use a "moderate amount" of topping. I think it was because we had just half a container available to serve everyone. He graciously responded by decreasing his serving to about double what I would normally serve. If Cool Whip were healthier for us I don't think I'd mind... and if the kids didn't imitate Ted's serving size I would think about it even less.

Fortunately for all of us Ted approaches crafting musical arrangements the same way he makes his pumpkin pie- with creative and lavish ideas that he just keeps scooping on top.  When Ted showed me the last files of the Christmas music he recorded, I was amazed. I figured sooner or later he would run out of tricks, slow down, get sloppy or soon begin to repeat himself. After all, how many different ways can you play a huge trapezoidal instrument that takes forever to tune? Well- now he's proved to me that, with the Spirit's inspiration, there are at least 10 new ways, because each song on the Christmas album has it's own texture and mood. There are surprising changes to tempo and feeling tucked into every song on the new album. So get ready to enjoy your favorite Christmas songs in a whole new light because Ted has layered the songs on "Comfort and Joy" full to overflowing! I am already praying that as these CDs are mailed out across the United States, these gorgeous songs of old will help your family celebrate anew what an abundant and good life we have been given in Christ.

And Ted-  Go ahead, have another scoop. No more debates. I'll just smile and thank our wonderful Father for the overflow.

(A Thanksgiving post by Donna)

6 comments

  • Renee H.

    Renee H.

    Love it! :)

    Love it! smile

  • Leaha Yoder

    Leaha Yoder

    Hey Mom COOL WHIP-HOW MUCH IS TO MUCH? that made me laugh! What I am really tring to say is that I love it! Good going Dad on your music! :) Like the way you play!

    Hey Mom COOL WHIP-HOW MUCH IS TO MUCH? that made me laugh! What I am really tring to say is that I love it! Good going Dad on your music! smile Like the way you play!

  • The Wabash Cool Whip Experts

    The Wabash Cool Whip Experts

    There is NO SUCH THING as "too much" Cool Whip. :)

    There is NO SUCH THING as "too much" Cool Whip. smile

  • Katheryn

    Katheryn

    Definitely made me smile. Thanks Donna for seeing through God's eyes and encouraging me to do the same.

    Definitely made me smile. Thanks Donna for seeing through God's eyes and encouraging me to do the same.

  • Mjc

    Mjc

    Donna...you blow me away with your eloquence...all I could think is... how blessed my brother is to have a wife, with the giftings you have, right beside him...encouraging, helping and serving him so that he can accomplish what he wants to accomplish and live as he wants to live...for Christ and family...God bless you...every one!! Love you sis

    Donna...you blow me away with your eloquence...all I could think is... how blessed my brother is to have a wife, with the giftings you have, right beside him...encouraging, helping and serving him so that he can accomplish what he wants to accomplish and live as he wants to live...for Christ and family...God bless you...every one!! Love you sis

  • donnayoder

    donnayoder

    Thank you all for your kind comments. :) This is so much fun.

    Thank you all for your kind comments. smile This is so much fun.

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