It is 9:15 am on a Monday morning and I have already packed a lunch, gotten Little Man off to school, washed a load of laundry, emptied and filled the dishwasher, AND I'm dressed. Okay, they are yoga pants, but I didn't wear them to bed last night, so... Oh, and my teeth are brushed!
If that isn't impressive to you, you don't
know me very well. It's gonna be a great Monday! In a little while, a
girlfriend is coming over for some coffee and nisu. I can't wait. This
started a new schedule working evenings at my job; while there are
challenges with working late with the kids, God has blessed us in this
change as well. All of a sudden my calendar is overflowing with coffee
dates and lunch dates with dear girlfriends who I rarely get a chance
to see. It feels so good to get together and actually sit down with a
flesh and blood girlfriend instead of only having cyber-chats.
the kids are sleeping in regularly. Little Lady has started getting up at 9
am. Can I get an Amen here? Seriously, that is huge. And since the
bus doesn't pick up Little Man until 9, it makes the mornings so relaxing and
easy to get things done, like getting dressed!
the weekend snuggling with my babies and reading Little Man Bible story
after Bible story. He loves his Bible. I love that he loves it.
also got to go out on a date with my man. My In-laws gave me a gift
certificate to an amazing restaurant for my birthday and we made
reservations, got dressed up, dropped off the kids with their Aunt and
Uncle and went out. Wow, it was so good. I had an Italian Basil
Mojito, a beet and fried goat cheese salad, osso bucco, and for dessert
chocolate hazelnut semmifreddo with dark chocolate ganache. Plus half
of Huuby's dessert, butterscotch pudding with caramel sauce, sea salt and
whipped cream. I should have taken pictures. It was one of the best
meals I've had in a long time. YUM.
I wish I had
some good cooking to share with you all, but Hubby and I have both been
working nights for the past week, so its been lots of quick and easy
stirfrys and risottos. Tonight is gonna be meatloaf, which is always a
favorite in this household. I have great plans to make baked eggplant
parm, wild rice burgers and sweet tater fries, and the best soft
pretzels with a white cheese sauce. I will take pictures. Promise.
I just finished a great book called Your Beautiful Purpose by Susie Larson.
I think you all should buy this book and read it. It is full of
relevant verses and quotations and great knowledge pertaining to the
season of our lives and finding God in everything. I am all out of time
to write a decent review, but I'll leave you with a quote that has been
speaking to me this week.
forgetfulness cause spiritual blindness and deafness. But when our
mouths open in praise, our eyes look up too. That's when our next
horizon comes into view. And when we look ahead through faith's lens,
our ears more clearly hear the Shepherd's voice telling us, 'I've been
with you. I'll be with you. This is the way. Follow Me.'"