We've been enjoying yummy, simple suppers most nights. These meals are the most "doable" in this season for us, so I plan for them. We just had the Sweet Soy Chicken and Rice from The Family Flavor—those green onions make it taste so fresh. While we're on the subject, I can't recommend this cookbook enough. So many of the meals are simple, fairly quick to prepare, and they don't require obscure ingredients.
I finished knitting my Lila sweater! This is my first "successful" sweater, in fit, style, color, all of it. I've learned that my knitting time is best spent making things that are simple, classic, well-fitting, and neutral. And Lila fits all the criteria. I took some quick photos with my phone, but I'll write a full post about the sweater soon after I get some better photos of me wearing it.
Eating doughnuts, just because. Today, I went on a "doughtnut-date" with a friend (That other reason doughnuts happen: one of the best doughnut places in our area is only ten minutes from us). Question: Do you spell it "doughnut" or "donut"? I prefer the former, since it seems a little more literal, but I think I might be in the minority? I've thought about this a lot, actually ;)
Nicholas and I have gotten into the rhythm of working together at the table on a regular basis. I love it. And I've started a new Bible study! A part of the study involves writing out all of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, and writing things out is the best way for my to retain truth, so I'm excited about that.
And, I'm leaving tomorrow for Minnesota to see one of my closest friends get married. It will be a wonderful weekend, and I can't wait to see what a beautiful bride you'll be, Lauren!
As a home cook, I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen everyday, and lately, I've been finding so much joy in trying lots of new things in the kitchen with items from our garden, ingredients purchased locally, or new recipes made with my sourdough starter.
Every January, I assemble a blog post of sorts that catalogs our year. Largely organized in list-form, I touch on the big and little things, events and thoughts and experiences that shaped our life over the last year. I do find this incredibly helpful as a sort of reflection, a glance back on the Lord's faithfulness, to show me, time and time again, that He is a good God. And with that mindset, I feel less encumbered as we continue on into the new year, more ready to face a full year of new, fresh days, with the heart attitude that regardless of what the days will hold, mundane or exciting, difficult or good, I can walk into the future with hope and trust in Him. Plus, I do enjoy looking back on a lot of the little details of our life, the ones that make me smile or think, Oh, yes! We loved that! What a little joy in our life.
There's a lot of heaviness in the world right now.