What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, February 02, 2007

TGIF


I used the last of my leftover Thanksgiving turkey up yesterday, concocting this delicious turkey and brown rice soup to warm up Matt's infirmed insides. He came home from work 'early' yesterday, after having worked 8 hours instead of his usual 10. Despite his throbbing head, sore throat, and stiff joints, he wants to travel to NY this weekend! Silly, devoted man. Matt's condition, along with Andrew's sickyness...I would prefer to stay home, but...why would THAT make sense? ;-)

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Yesterday, after putting Andrew to sleep and preparing Corynn for sleep after a few much needed moments of Papa time, I hit the road. Destination:My dear friend Nancy's house. (Of course, being the devoted and selfless wife that I am, I did make an OJ and Sprite run...HA!) Nancy and I figured it had been since NOVEMBER that we had last crocheted together. Such a pity, too! I just love getting together with her. I got two more squares started well and I learned how to make rounds. I also discovered why the poncho I have been working on hasn't been WORKING. I got the wrong weight of yarn so it is BACK to the store for a different yarn before I can get that poncho STARTED, let alone finished.

I left her house after midnight (Thankfully, she is only 10 minutes away!) very well refreshed. I have needed that, what with the sickness that has been going around here, the stresses of our non-progress in the moving department, and the weight I have had on my heart for some of my loved ones. Ah-friendship. It does my heart good.

Of course, staying out so late allowed me to sleep in...until 7:18 when Corynn came in and said, "Mama! There is someone at the door!" What?!?!? Are you kidding, Corynn? Is there a REAL person at the door?

Sure enough. I threw on some clothes-not having time to brush my teeth OR my hair or putting my CONTACTS IN (thankfully, looking in the mirror at my first chance revealed a not-too-disheveled girl) and greeted the two heater guys. For those of you who don't know, I am BLIND AS A BAT without my contacts so it was a miracle I even made it to the door! So that was fun.

BUT. Now the childrens' room has HEAT. Finally. I keep struggling to be soley grateful that the heat is WORKING now and we had a mild winter. I have to be honest, though, I have to FIGHT to push down the thoughts about us having this problem since NOVEMBER and it only being fixed NOW and then remembering the many nights when I laid the children to bed with four layers of clothes on them.

I am grateful though, VERY grateful.

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I am off of the computer now to work out, shower, laundry, pack and then CROCHET before we head out. I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend!
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4 comments:

smilnsigh said...

I hope Matt is really all better, sooooon.

'MN'

Tammy L said...

Your soup looks beautiful!! Great photo! :)

Helpmate said...

Oh, I can just taste your soup right now! How wonderful it must taste. There's nothing like a warm soup on a cold day!

Rebecca said...

I love to make soups because you can NEVER go wrong and they warm you from the inside out. Always a hit!