May 12, 2010

A Good Week

Even though it's been rainy and stormy for days now, it has still been a lovely spring week. These fresh radishes and spring onions came from my uncle's garden. We stopped over there with DD to say hello before they went out of town, and you just never leave their house empty handed. Such generous people! The beautiful ceramic pot and flower in the photo were Mother's Day gifts from my girl, and this is the dandy dish she made for me that day...

...eggplant Parmesan, one of my all time favorite things. She did a great job with it! My DH made an amazing chicken salad and homemade three-cheese bread for lunch that day too. So, so good! Our church service was lovely as usual, we watched some good movies, I talked for a good while with my own mom, and I felt very blessed this Mother's Day - as always.

While DD's been home, we've tried lots of great recipes from my new favorite cookbook, Cook This, Not That. Pictured here - a grilled Portobello mushroom sandwich with red onion, blue cheese, and red pepper mayo. Then smokey baked beans, which are cooked with bacon, beer and other wonderful things!

The other thing we've tackled since DD has been home, (besides shopping of course!), is getting all of her "stuff" organized and purged. Here's a snapshot of what landed in our dining room this week, therefore the need to organize - and I'll bet a lot of you can relate!

I decided to make it a little more fun and do a home version of the Clean Sweep show, by putting up signs for the various piles. But who am I kidding, there's not much fun in this job!

Making a little progress? But it's a concern that the give away and trash piles are the smallest!

Now is this girl purging...or strolling down memory lane as she goes through old school papers?!

We have so enjoyed this week with our daughter. She is officially a senior in college - my goodness. She'll be student teaching this year! Life is screaming past us it seems. We could not be any more pleased with our girl and all her hard work at school. It has paid off in many ways and this summer she will be doing 3 jobs for her college, plus babysitting for a little extra cash as well. Thank you Lord for a child who is willing to work! And more than that, thank you Lord for a child who loves you.

"But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey his commandments! The Lord has made the heavens his throne; from there he rules over everything." Psalm 103:17-19

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