Inspiration, Saturday work-around-the-house day, outing for Gran and Pa. The little things that made up this past week for me, actually!
Slow cooker potato bake. Peeled and sliced potatoes and sweet potatoes, grated cheese, garlic, bacon and garlic aioli sauce in layers. 4 hours on High. Voila! It was tasty and creamy. One of the best parts was it had the kitchen smelling divine all Saturday afternoon. The slow cooker always makes me feel in control in the kitchen. If dinner is underway then my day is on time. When dinner is underway in this appliance at 0900 in the morning - well, I'm just very happy!
Older children were all busy outside mowing and doing garden work and Jedidiah just wanted to be helpful so I set him to cleaning out the bottom level of our pantry. Children just want to be helpful and included. Give them a job, give them the guidelines and let them go. Within their limitations of course. A small job like this was messy and heavy but he loved it and then decided to climb inside the pantry and hide for awhile ...
Adore moving furniture for an extra special vacuum session. This is before the mat was deep cleaned. Ragdoll cats and black labrador hair means I do this often.
Emmeline nearly mowed this guy into the grass. Yikes. So glad she saw him. He arrived at the back door proudly to be shown off. He very patiently had his photo taken by many, was filmed for Instagram and then put back in a tree near where he was found. He was a patient lizard.
Friday, my usual day with my Mum and Dad, was extra special because we took Pa out too. Pa doesn't get out very often at all. There still isn't anything like a toasted sandwich and a good iced coffee at a simple cafe. A cafe I'll add here, that isn't in the very middle of a busy shopping centre thoroughfare ... what is that? where are the good ole' cafes with booths and cosy eating areas away from the madding crowds and simply smelling of good coffee and traditional food. Anyway, that's my week. How was yours?
A simple life with never a dull moment. One day at a time as unto the Lord. With quietness and His grace first.
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.