A former roommate of years ago once said to me,
the only thing I need to accomplish this day is having time with God.
She later became Valedictorian so she clearly did a lot other than
her religious devotions.
But I've never forgot her rule of thumb as it were.
So last weekend was busy, I made a great meal.
Hope to blog about it later;
a pasta dish with lots of garlic, veggies and for dinner,
it was mixed with clams.
During Great Lent on the weekends Mr. Husband and I
will have a lighter fast, meaning we have shell-fish for extra protein.
I love how weekends can be used to replenish and restore one,
though I find them also often quite full and busy amidst this.
But still, we had a great dish Saturday and Sunday night
we split a seafood dish are our favourite diner and
it was really lovely.
We had a date and planned our week.
How is that I am always super behind these plans?
Seriously. It all sounds so good and then well,
it never happens.
I am really not that good at self-discipline and esp. not on Monday mornings
after a very full weekend.
I think I need to just schedule Monday mornings as that to NOT schedule.
I made cake and cupcakes to share with my NJ far-away church family;
it was the Feast of the Cross (loved my prep for the Sunday School lesson on it).
I hope to write this week about the cake, so more on that I hope soon!
The reason I failed on my morning plans:
So NJ a few years ago had a huge bed bug problem;
actually when I was in NYC last week I saw one half of a bed frame
on the side of the road for trash and in white was written 'bed bugs'
and a month or so back down my street I saw a truck that
advertised exterminator services, including bed bugs.
So needless to say, we freeze for 4 days any used books that come in our house
from this area of the world and I just took out my
They are all put away now and I read a bit more in the book
by Molly and am processing her very different life;
I forget so quickly how different those who are basically secular live
and it takes me a while [to process]...
Anyway, I am writing up thoughts as I read her book and think on things.
I may not pick this book up again though till after Great Lent
as I only have a few weeks left and need to do some more
focused Lenten reading.
I am thinking of the first prayer book I had and
that it had the
They are really good prayers.
Very concise Christian Lenten Meditative Prayers.
Good to take note of on this busy Monday...