Thursday, September 01, 2016

So Happy...lunch time and normal routines

Yesterday was really nice.
Mr Husband's summer student has left, he can
resume his regular routine of working from home
Wed/Fri... and so I breathed a sigh of relief,
made a fun lunch of veggie burger, fruit and green salad...
For dinner it was simpler, bread and watermelon....
and for me a green smoothie :)
In the morning Mr Husband emptied the dishes from the
dish washer... all felt back together and in rhythm...
We even went swimming in the morning together at the local
summer outdoor pool!
It's like I woke up to all the delights of just having my husband home
and making lunch for us...
I am trying to slow down and savour the homemaking in this;
recently read a bit by Fr. Alexander Man who talked about 
being fully aware of what we are doing as we are doing it;
to focus our attention on it;
I want to learn more of how to do this....
I must of slept wrong though, last night, 
as I woke with pain between the shoulder blades, 
under the neck, as it were. Ouch!
But a hot bath with salts will help that and is in the plans for today!
I had a simple lunch...
Trader Joes Peppermint Hot Chocolate
and an English Muffin with PB & my cousin H's homemade
strawberry jam!
With my pretty tea cup for my 39th birthday!
Hard to believe this year will be year '40' but I am doing my best
to accept it with a sense of excitement,
and am calling it '40 with a flourish' :) 
It will indeed call for a tea party or two I think! :)

I decided that today was a good day to 
celebrate, and so I got out our white and gold rimmed plates!
I hope to make a really good casserole later today and finish up edits
on my third article....this one being more on 
the Mother of God, the beginning of a 6 part series.
I hope that it will be something helpful and comforting to others;
I am doing my best to include, in these essays, parts of daily life
and how our life can be lived in light of God's mercy
and that we can have help in our day to day struggles and even 
battles, that go on often in the dark, in our hearts,
where we seek to learn to pray,
and learn what it means to be in relationship with
God who made and loves us.
Well, I have a list a mile long and a day a yard short!
I do hope you are having some moments of peace today,
no matter what today brings...
for in all things, there God is with us. 


karen said...

I hope you are feeling better now! I love that your hubby is home once more. Mine has an administrative position replacing a faculty one and I miss the fluidity of his schedule. We are adjusting to the new normal! Lovely settings as always.

Nancy McCarroll said...

Just visited your FB page and find it good! Good! Keep writing and I am. Looking forward to your writing on the Mother of God series.

You niggled me to keep up with my writing. I created another blog a few years ago, .path to Writing, and have neglected it. So ...

Your table settings are lovely, your food looks luscious, and know you are glad to have your place back. Always different when someone else shares your space.