Friday, June 10, 2016

About today....

My husband is really sweet. 
With various things (including the Feast of the Ascension of Christ) going on, 
I was not able to clean like I had hoped and frankly was overwhelmed by it last night. 
So what did he do this morning? 
He got a start on the dishes and got them to a point where it was not as messy. 
Then I finished them after he went to work. 
I really appreciate my sweetie and how thoughtful he is! 

So, got groceries delivered.
My cousin H and her son W are coming DV
beginning of July...
I am now stocked with good food that is easy to prepare,
frozen things.... one of the things I love about hospitality is how 
we offer things according to the person you are with...
I am also relearning again the phrase:
"perfect can be the enemy of the good" by stocking up on some
pre-made things, including 'guilty pleasure' tater tots for a brunch party I am 
hosting DV in a week, frozen crepes and a simple egg bake recipe that I can do the day of...
I got 2 mangoes by mistake in my grocery box.
And I had bought some pre-frozen baguettes for later, for nice meals
and 3 of the 4 were broken by the time they arrived, so
I got refunded for those 3.  
Our freezer and fridge is well stocked right now...
I am excited to have people over...
I think I am so into creativity and the depth of things, the art of it, 
that I can forget that one can whip up a wonderful feast without having tons of
energy or time to do so. 

I am slowly reading CS Lewis' letters.
1916. He's reading, living in a house, and loving all the right books,
and the beauty of a book well bound.
I can read 2 pages and feel so rested.
I don't know how it will read when it is later in his life, but
I am loving the innocence of his youth and how he is loving good books 
and classical music. 


Juliana said...

I like your bookstand! That is a handy thing.

Jennifer Hays said...

That book stand is a great idea. I'm sure you'll find it comes in very handy. What a great husband, starting the cleaning for you. He's a keeper. :)

GretchenJoanna said...

It's always heartwarming to hear about husbands thinking of doing these little things that mean so much!

Heather LeFebvre said...

Ah!!! Every time I hear you talk about this letter book I want to read it!!! Can't wait to do so....but must hold out to working on the piles in front of me for now.