Here's the pictures from yesterday!
So as mentioned last night in my short blog post,
a friend (who had not been to my place before) came with her charming
infant son for lunch. He has the most wonderful expressions and the most
She brought me those gorgeous flowers, so so kind of her.
We had (left over that had been in freezer but it thaws just like it was just made)
lamb and rice with yogurt and a green salad with toppings.
And lovely rose tea that I had gotten in Luxembourg 2 years ago (funny it feels longer than that!)
I admit to ordering some more tea last night.
Yes, I who have so much of it already.... but I have gift and tea making ideas
and I admit to buying my own birthday present (a tin of tea, one of the BEST I have ever had
EVER that I had at our hotel in Luxembourg every morning for breakfast)
Here's two pictures of the breakfast and tea at that hotel
(sadly the hotel itself was not as good but the breakfasts were amazing)
Blue of London by Palais Des Thes
So I am really excited that I will have a tin of this tea
DV for my 42nd birthday.
I used my Grandma's set of silverplate for the meal last night +
some serving spoons from another collection that I got in MI at the thrift store.
I was really tired and felt like I did not do as 'high/fancy' a job of
table setting as I could have... I ended up (2 nights ago) not sleeping well
but my friend is very gracious and it all went well.
I am really glad to have her over!
My Husband had some good things happen that he told me over dinner
(I love how even having organic chicken nuggets looks 'fancy'
with candles, table cloth, napkins and dishes! funny!)
and I felt hope swell within me,
maybe the unbloggable can be resolved in time?
We will see... I really liked the above quotation above
(from newly published book) and it reminds me also of the important
"spiritual rule" I guess you would say, which is:
don't imagine good or bad for tomorrow, just be with God today
for we don't know what tomorrow brings and it's actually
I find unhelpful or even harmful to dream about a beautiful future
or a future one dreads suddenly... it's more about trusting God
and being with Him today and slowly learning how to not worry
about our tomorrows.
Of course I still hope but at least I know what I need to aim for,
being in the present with God and seeking Christ....
and His mercy...
May God help us all!