Em’s DayBook – Vol. 30
“O my God, teach me to be generous, to serve you as you deserve to be served, to give without counting the cost, to fight without fear of being wounded, to work without seeking rest, and to spend myself without expecting any reward, but the knowledge that I am doing your holy will. Amen.”— St. Ignatius of Loyola
I hope and pray you all are well. Marque left yesterday for two more weeks and we have friends visiting. But today’s a school day, so I’ll make this quick!
Linking Up With
Elizabeth for Marriage Monday! I am thinking about starting a couple link ups or series. I’m thinking on it. I was going into Blog-pression about all the link ups stopping… sigh. I know it’s a hard thing to commit to. <3 We shall see. I am on the hunt for link-ups to motivate me to blog.
- Cooler days. High 70’s and low 80’s is cool right? lol
- The weeding out of false friends.
- That my husband has a good job.
- My Child, who is so wonderful!
- My Faith, Mother Mary and all the Saints. So blessed.
- Being creative.
Today, I found myself wishing I was a housewife in the 60’s or something. I miss entertaining and dinner parties – you know the old-fashioned kind, that don’t involve people hanging in the garage or on a driveway. Sigh. Real plates and people dressed nicely. Sigh.
When I was little, there were always people over, playing cards and chatting. We always had other people’s children in our rooms on palettes. It was a charmed life in so many ways.
We had a little get-together for my child’s birthday (which is later this week) because his daddy will miss his birthday. Just a couple friends of his and their families. Wonderful! I miss entertaining. Sigh
I was seriously mourning the loss of the Marriage Monday Link up. I thought, when she ended her Godly Wife series, that she was done with Marriage Monday. But I’m happy to report she isn’t. YAY.
Today’s post is so great. And it’s on many of our minds lately, isn’t it? FOOTBALL, and what to do during football season. Sigh. lol Check out her post called Marriage on the 50 Yard Line!
For those of you who don’t like football, try watching it with your husband. It’s good to support him by watching it – even if it is part of a game. I don’t mind football, but I’m not an all day, sit in front of the TV gal. But – I do sit for a while and then continue with homing and crafting. Read her post. It’s great. I challenge you to accept her challenge!
In My Kitchen
I haven’t posted in a couple weeks. We have tried SO MANY new recipes. Christopher is making scrambled eggs these days. Here are a few new things we have done.
Trisha Yearwood’s Skillet Apple Pie. I did not put quite as much sugar AND next time, I’d probably make my own filling from scratch. But this is soooo good. He made it for a dinner party when we had friends from Israel visiting.
Cauliflower patties (and one rendition with squash and cauliflower).
Both Pumpernickel and Sourdough bread (using mixes from the Prepared Pantry).
This is the pumpernickel with eggs Christopher made in it.
This is the sourdough. Nice huh? Mixes are easier… and help build confidence.
The other big thing is we are really cutting back on carbs. Marque is off carbs. Christopher and I have really cut back. Of course, the first week he lost six and we lost three each. But – still it’s a loss. YAY! My point, you will be seeing a lot of low-carb recipes.
AND I love Jessica’s cook book.
- Our World.
- My child.
- Health & Finances of our family.
- For Stick-to-it-ive-ness!
- Christian Women – that they may learn to comfort and not judge.
- For all my friends who are sick or suffering illness of any kind.
- For you!
This is a picture from Christopher’s party. Great group of kiddos.
I will rejoin the weekly wrap-up crowd for school. But let’s just say we are having a much better, more relaxed year this year.
Oh and one more. Our visitors. Christopher made her breakfast this morning:
Anyway – you all have a great day.
Love & Hugs.